The making of a photo shoot

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PHOTOSHOOT WITH JITTY VASQUEZ DELA CRUZ AND KAY The excitement of making a photo shoot has always given me an extra stamina. From the time that I am thinking of the looks that I would like to make, the hairstyle and make-up to the clothes that my model will going to wear plus the location of course that will insure the message that I would like to project. It is an ongoing process of thinking about several looks you can do in one model on the very same day. The change of make-ups and hairstyles on one model to achieve different looks will save you a lot of time and effort. LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT MODEL To be sure that you … Read More

How to hide freckles by make-up

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Thanks to our reader Melanie Anacan i adrees the question: What is the proper make-up with a little bit of freckles? Freckles are natural physical characteristic of some people commonly to those with lighter skin or hair. They are harmless conditions of the skin and some even called this as little beauty marks.

Beauty is just around the corner

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This is a blog i have written for TRIBE1946, a dutch Filipino magazine   The concept of using organic beauty products is not really new to Filipinos. The Philippines is rich in natural resources and is sitting on a gold mine of well-recorded and traditionally well practiced knowledge of natural products that people especially in far flung provinces don’t need to go to the city for their beauty needs.

Beauty is not only skin deep

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This is a blog i have written for TRIBE1946, a dutch Filipino magazine Many Filipinos believe that the idealization of fair skin originated during the Spanish colonization. The desire for white skin or the “mestizo look” was thought to elevate their status symbol as upper class citizens since men and women in this category mostly have fair complexion. Preference for fair skin is seen as more attractive evidence of which can be seen in the existence of favoritism for Filipino Tisoys < mixed native Filipinos and white ancestry> in the Pinoy entertainment industry, local beauty competition and the mass media. Frankly, I feel sad about it. For in reality, this indigenous Malay race is gifted with a nice olive brown … Read More

loreal color trophy 2011

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L'Oréal Color Trophy winnaar

Winnaar grazia publiek award in de l’oreal color trophy 2011! Zondag 16 oktober was het dan eindelijk zover, de finale van de L’Oréal Color Trophy. En wat voor een finale, behalve dat de Color Trophy één van de meest belangrijke kapperswedstrijden van Nederland is werd deze editie ook nog eens op de mooiste locatie in Nederland gehouden, namelijk Koninklijk Theater Carré. Niet alleen de locatie was bijzonder, de gastvrouw was namelijk niemand minder dan Sylvie van der Vaart!

A talk with Jitty

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FOR ME, A DAY SPENT HAIRDRESSING IS A DAY I FEEL ALIVE” Says Jitty. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME … THAT IS MY MOTTO FOR MY LIFE” picture: Jitty 1982 Manila, Phillippines   foto: Jitty 1982 Manila, Filippijnen …FROM CUTTING THE HAIR OF CHILDREN ON THE STREET IN THE PHILIPPINES TO PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL HAIRDRESSERS ASSOCIATION, AND, NOW, OWNER OF THE SUCCESSFUL AMSTERDAM JITTY’S HAIR AND MAKE-UP SALON IN AMSTERDAM …

World Class Creativity is just a Friendship Away

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Fashion Show Michael Cinco Paris Haute Couture Week I don’t have any idea that Michael Cinco, a friend base in Dubai will give a show in Paris until I‘ve learned from Albert Andrada, a long time friend of mine that he is going to Paris. I thought all the while that he will just visit and I said that if we can meet. Without seconds he said yes and the excitement begins. He said he will go to Paris for Michael Cinco’s Haute Couture Show. His show will be in the opening of the Paris Couture Week. It is by invitation only and Albert said that he will secure one for me. The original plan is that my partner Ronald … Read More

Documentary 10 years jitty’s hair and make-up

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10 Years jitty’s: the movie Amsterdam based Jitty’s Hair and Make-up celebrates its 10 year anniversary. For over 30 years Jitty has been working as a hairdresser. To celebrate this we’ve made a documentary about Jitty’s Hair and Make-up and the early days of Jitty’s Vasquez Dela Cruz Hairdressing career in the Philippines. The result is a touching movie which we  are gladly to present to you. Great news is that there is also an English version.  Although some interviews are in English, those which are Dutch spoken have English subtitles. We used You-Tube subtitles which we uploaded. This technique is great since whatever screen you are watching, the subtitles look great. You only need to turn them on in … Read More

10 Years Jitty’s this is my story

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With more than 30 years in hairdressing business and beingsuccessful in two continents plus winning the L’Oreal Color Trophy Competition and this years 10th anniversary of our salon in Amsterdam, that’s a lot of reason to celebrate. It has been a long journey indeed and I am so proud that my heart is fi lled with joy concerning my career that I am happy to share with you.