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NAHA FINALIST: Bangstyle Interview with Hillary Fry

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Beauty, events, Fashion, Nails |

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We are thrilled to partner with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) to promote all of the talented artists who are finalists for the 2016 NAHAs (North American Hairstyling Awards), the most prestigious hair and beauty award in the country. Bangstyle had the honor of interviewing amazing nail artist and, one of this year’s finalists in the “Nail Professional Of The Year” category, Hillary Fry.

Hillary Fry shows off her range of expertise with vivid designs, classic shapes, and 3D art. Take a peek at her nail art and hear more from her about her inspirations and advice for other artists!


Tiffany Stained Glass Nails

2016 NAHA FINALIST Nail Professional Of The Year


Into the Looking Glass Nails

2016 NAHA FINALIST Nail Professional Of The Year


Chihuly Seaglass Nails

2016 NAHA FINALIST Nail Professional Of The Year



Describe your NAHA Collection in 1 word. 



Where were you when you found out you were chosen as a NAHA Finalist? Describe that moment in 3 words.

Computer Face Plant


Any advice for nail artists looking to take their artistry to the next level? 

Keep reaching for varied inspiration; use every little thing that slightly sticks! What doesn’t work will fall away, so don’t sweat it. Experiment and stay educated.


Why Nails?

I’m a fan of the little canvases that adorn our digits. As fashion designer Prabal Gurung once stated, nail polish is the full stop -the final period – to a collection.


Matte finish or shiny?

You’ll find a combination of the two in many of my designs


What’s your party trick?

The elegantly artful nail and glittering with discretion


Tell us your go-to Nailstyle. Color, shape, etc.

Nothing beats a beautiful Almond or Oval shaped nude / neutral with just a bit of micro-glitter or pigment or crystals.


We’re going to Vegas! Where will we find you? Poolside, dancing the night away at the clubs, gambling, or relaxing and taking advantage of restaurants and room service?

When I’m not at PBA Beauty Week? If it’s Vegas, it’s showtime! JLo? Let’s go. Celine Dion? Bring it on.



To see even more inspiration be sure to check out all of the NAHA nominee’s on Bangstyle!



Professional Beauty Association Announces 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards Finalists

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Beauty, events, Fashion, Nails |

Local stylist selected as 2016 Finalist, People’s Choice Award Opens



















Scottsdale, AZ (May 18, 2016) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to announce Hillary Fry from Scenario Nail & Hair Design, Shorewood, Wisconsin as a 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Finalist. For the last 27 years, NAHA has recognized the beauty industry’s most talented artists. Each year artists from across the industry enter the prestigious photographic beauty competition for a chance to be recognized in one of 14 categories.

To view the full list of 2016 NAHA Finalists, please Click here.

NAHA People’s Choice Award
In addition to being recognized as a 2016 NAHA Finalist in Nail Professional of the Year, Hillary Fry and all 2016 Finalists are nominated for the People’s Choice Award. Voting will take place on the PBA Facebook page by “liking” a NAHA collection in the 2016 People’s Choice Award album. The voting process will begin on Thursday, May 19 and will close on Friday, July 1. The five People’s Choice Finalists with the most “likes” will be announced on Monday, July 11 and the winner will be announced at the event.

Event Details
NAHA 2016 will take place on Sunday, July 24 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be hosted by Tony Award-winning actor, Alan Cumming.

Hi-res versions of all 2016 NAHA Finalist images can be downloaded here.

For more information and ticket information, please visit



essie swatches: Shimmer Brights Neon + 1000th color rolls off the line!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Beauty, Nails, Tutorials & Swatches |

essie’s brights collection hits salons May 1st, and it’s brilliant.  Six spectacular colors with a hint of shimmer that richens up the palette. Plus, essie celebrates color number 1000 and it is an incredible yellow called AIM TO MISBEHAVE.  Let’s get to it:

AIM TO MISBEHAVE – celebratory caps for essie’s 1000th color release







Which shimmer bright is destined for your digits? I say the entire collection is a no brainer.



essie Bridal swatches 2016

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails, Tutorials & Swatches |

Follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, my Essie swatches usually drop there first.

Essie Bridal 2016 is the prettiest collection of bold pastelies!  With polish colors that seemingly compliment all skin tones, the colors create the moment at the alter and beyond. Love this entire lacquer collection.

STEAL HIS NAME (peach pink blush)












Swatches: essie Retro Revival – Vegas Inspired

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails, Tutorials & Swatches |

If you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, my Essie swatches usually drop there first.

Essie held a contest asking fans what colors they would bring back if they had the chance.  These six colors won out, including the “revival” of Starry Starry Night, a huge cult classic.  Specially decorated caps give an extra swanky edge to the Las Vegas inspired collection. This is a fun one!


Cabana Boy

Life of the Party

Starry Starry Night


Bikini with a Martini


Sequin Sash


Birthday Suit



Swarovski Crystal Pixie back in stock

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails |

Nail art enthusiasts – Swarovski Crystal Pixie is back in stock!

This gorgeous, newly created for nail art mix of perfect spheres and Swarovski cut crystals enhances with brilliance over full nail coverage or fades. Cute Mood is the equivalent to Crystal AB. It’s amazing to use because you can create a fade underneath and it shows the colors through the crystals.

There are three other color options that equate to black, silver and gold. All are stunning in their own right.  There has also been unbelievable demand for the product, with worldwide shortages.  It’s been two months since we were able to fill these orders. Get them while you can

Each box comes with one jar of your choice color crystal pixie, a sheet of additional Swarovski to use for nail art, and a silver funnel to return excess crystal pixie back into the container. Order yours today!