We are so excited here at Manhattan Wardrobe Supply as we put the finishing touches on MWS Pro Beauty. The 9th floor boutique will offer the same one-stop shopping experience for professional makeup and hair artists that the original MWS offers wardrobe and costume professionals.
MWS PRO BEAUTY: Who are we?
Tommy and I have more than a half-century of experience as wardrobe professionals, plus over a decade operating Manhattan Wardrobe Supply, giving us an encyclopedic knowledge of the many wardrobe products available. While we have a rudimentary knowledge of the art of makeup and hair, we readily admit that it wasn’t enough to create the store that we envisioned. Like the cavalry riding in, Academy Award-winning makeup artist and co-author of the Makeup Artist Handbook, Mindy Hall, had time off between films.
Among the skills she brought us was project managing, experience gained through remodeling three homes. “It has been great to be involved in the early stages to help facilitate and guide the space,” she said. She also rounds out our knowledge of the products and their full range of application.
Mindy modestly says that “my footprint will be layered in at MWS Pro Beauty” along with several other industry professionals and colleagues that have given us valuable advice.
MWS PRO BEAUTY: What services do we offer?
MWS Pro Beauty also has a three-chair hair salon that includes areas for hairstyling, washing, and even a designated makeup chair. The salon lighting is specially designed by Minardi Color Perfect Lighting with Eco Lite products. It is in a private area, yet with plenty of natural light. We are offering ½ day, full day, weekly and monthly rentals. In addition, we will be hosting special events such as demonstrations and classes.
The entire store is a model of modern design: crisply lit with glistening glass shelves and stainless accents. Even the floor is finished in a polished brown concrete with golden hues that makes you feel like you are walking into a French mountain village. The lighting is bright and cheerful and designed to highlight the products on the floor along with being welcoming for the shopper.
We hope you’ll stop by and take a look at MWS Pro Beauty.