Celebrating over 25 years as a licensed professional and understanding that beauty is "more than meets the eye," Candice Rios (formerly Jackson) creator of Beauty 912 has a great amount of experience in the real world of beauty to share.
Currently located in NYC, I am a licensed Cosmetologist and licensed Cosmetology Educator. Some of my certifications include Lash Lifts, Microblading Artist (NYC Licensed), Laser Hair Removal, Reiki practitioner and Aromatherapist.
You have seen some of my makeup and hair artistry on celebrities including Susan St. James, Ray Benzino, Dee Snider, TV shows The Chew and The Early Show, music videos with NAS and Damien Marley, magazine covers Connecticut Bride, Espera, American Photo and Beauty Handbook, Fashion Week with Richard Chai, DKNY, John Varvatos and print ads such as Target, Samsung, Snuggle, Le Mystere and Chase.
I've been a blogger, beauty writer or guest expert for publications such as American Salon for PBA, BeautyAddict.com, She So Baad, American Baby, Demographics Magazine and Examiner.com and has appeared as a guest on The Sexy Party Show, The Sip n' Chat Movement and Crime Prevention 101 with Susan Bartlestone.
As a firm believer in giving back, I have volunteered my makeup services to Broadway Bares, coordinated fundraising events for the MAC AIDS Fund, AIDS Project New Haven, Safe Horizon and the American Red Cross. I have also been a member of the Cut It Out program and the New York Women’s Association speaking out against Domestic Violence.
I am currently a member of the Professional Beauty Association and Senior Select certified.
I completed 1500 hours of Cosmetology course work at Roffler Academy in Connecticut, majored in Business and Finance at the College of Westchester in New York and obtained my Private Career School Teacher's License from The University of The State of New York in New York City.
I continue to further my education taking on such classes and certifications as Microblading from Real Eyez Beauty, Extractions the Dermatologic Way, Recognizing Dermatological Conditions & The Psychology of Appearance at Institut’ DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics in Atlanta, Georgia and have even taken speech and voice lessons at New York Vocal Coaching to improve my speaking and presentation skills.
To advance my focus on inner beauty, I decide to become a certified Reiki practitioner by completing Reiki level I & II and Master/Teacher techniques for stress reduction and relaxation to improve health and quality of life at the New York International Reiki Center and with the Lisa Powers Academy in NYC and became a Reiki Master & Teacher under the Lisa Powers Academy. I studied with the International Certified Aromatherapy Institute to become a certified Aromatherapist to utilize and understand the use of essential oils and plant extracts for beauty care, relaxation and overall well being.
As a certified Life Coach I am available for private and group coaching and consulting for beauty industry professionals, students and institutions.
In 2014 I become a Professional Beauty Association State Captain for New York and then for Connecticut in 2016 taking the extra step to be an advocate to help uphold the professionalism of the industry. I was also a featured professional in their 2015 I AM campaign in American Salon.
For a complete list of credits, full portfolio and booking requests send an email to email@example.com or call (203) 809-7497
Makeup/Hair: Candice Rios, Photo: Keyvan Behpour, Model: Esther D. Courtesy of Barbizon NYC
For makeup/hair Contact Candice (203) 809-7497
For photos Contact Kvon Studios (203) 258-5287