Wow, 2018 has been an absolutely incredible ride!! What exactly did 2018 bring Kristy’s Artistry Design Team? Here we go!
-On the commercial/production front, we completed a short film for the Cannes Festival and also completed our first Feature Film that will be aired next year with several more with us being slated!
-We also were signed onto and began working with NBC International and also Fox News Headquarters out of New York!
-We’ve done commercials with Pepsi & Marriott & a production with Dick’s Sporting Goods all since the start of September that began the busy Fall Bridal season where we broke records. In one weekend alone, from Friday to Sunday, our amazing team completed 17 weddings that had a total of 245 services in just those 3 days. So we have been quite the busy team this year!!
And for something REALLY exciting to talk about.. earlier this year when I traveled to L.A. I studied under Gulnara Chekoeva, part of Georgiy Kot (world famous hair guru). As the week unfolded I was asked to be on the very first U.S. team for a world hair competition that is held every year in Russia. I accepted and off to Russia I went!! Our team had some intense training as we had to take a sculpture hairstyle that takes 2 hours and condense it down to 30 minutes. (I was assigned to sculpt a rose out of a live model’s hair.) It was an absolutely incredible trip, and the experience of a lifetime! I’m so proud to say that out of 30 countries, our U.S. team placed 6th! :)) It was absolutely incredible to be on the first U.S. team and it was an honor to represent the Red, White & Blue! I have to give a huge shoutout to our team and managers that ran Kristy’s Artistry Design Team seamlessly while I was away (during peak Bridal season, no less)!! I seriously can’t praise our team enough. They really rock. God is so good to us and it’s nothing but GREAT things ahead!!!
All that being said, it’s been our best year yet, and we have so many exciting things planned for 2019! Ray and I were thrilled to recently throw an end of year/Christmas celebration earlier this month for our incredible team, and their significant others that support the amazing craziness that comes with doing the careers we all adore! It was a wonderful evening where we got to glam up and soak in an amazing year, enjoying each other and celebrating!
A big thank you to Kelly Sucharski at Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant for providing an awesome place and hands down, terrific food! Thank you to Richard Gregory at Sprinkles Custom Cakes for the delicious and beautiful cake! Thank you Vincent with DeMarco Films for taking our evening’s photos! And a huge thank you to our awe inspiring admin, Jaimz Dillman, that rocked the decor and did an outstanding job with all the gifts and party planning from A-Z, along with Lindsay Crum (whom we also adore!). You both rock!!!
And I want to give the biggest shoutout to my better half, my saving grace, my hero, my #1 cheerleader, my backbone and love of my life, Ray Alonzo. He is the reason I can do all that I do. He tirelessly gives me and all of the girls on our team his very best always making sure we have what we need. He loads up our kits, unloads them, replenishes them and does whatever we need while always praying for and over us while also watching for our safety. He is a rock in this ever growing foundation and helps manage this large team of wild, crazy, estrogen filled, talented beyond belief, loving team of artists. Our hats and hearts are off to you, Ray. You are so adored and appreciated by all of us, especially me!
My heart if overflowing with joy and thankfulness looking back at this year! We appreciate all of you that love and support us, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store!
From Myself, Ray and our entire team, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!
Have a GORGEOUS kind of (holi)day! XO