A Note from A GEMINI Parent

Hello GEMINI Girls,
I’m sure you have heard this thousands of times before but THANK YOU for running such an amazing academy.  This past year has been my daughter’s favourite by far and it was because of the diversity of the Elite Program.
My Daughter has always enjoyed the photo shoots and learning the proper ways to use makeup and style her hair.  However the introduction of the public speaking and getting the chance to be an Ambassador at Conestoga Mall for Black Friday, working with Santa at Christmas, and representing Gemini at the Total Woman’s Show and the Fashion for Life event just pushed this year over the top.  It introduced her to more than just looking good and feeling good about herself.  It showed her how she can then pass it on by helping others and changing their worlds for the better even if it is just by making them smile.
I know she will use these skills as she continues on her life journey.  They have already helped secure her a position on her high school student council.  She wasn’t afraid to present herself during the interviews and knew how to remain calm and poised.  I’m sure she and her fellow GEMINI grad will be a positive force on their school’s Student Council next year.
Thank you again!  I will continue to send my friends to your Academy with their daughters.  It was so fun to see so many of them in your year end show.
Juanita Arnold

GEMINI Summer Camp 2014!

GEMINI Summer Camp is a one-of-a-kind Girl School designed for girls Ages 5-16. Since GEMINI was founded over 30 years ago, we have inspired thousands of girls in both our Summer Camps and in our Full Year Programs. GEMINI has helped spread smiles  in every shape and size. Check out some of the ‘Insta-memories’ created from this year’s camps!

The Runway:

RunwayThe first activity taught the girls how to walk on the runway. The girls learnt the latest Tips and Tricks of the runway. The instant they stepped on the runway you could see their confidence starting to build. By the end of the day the girls were walking around on Cloud 9 thrilled with their accomplishment of mastering the runway.

DIY & Spa Day:

Image-1 (3)Campers were thrilled to meet Stephanie Storm, Fashion Designer and Make-Up Artist. She helped them to make their own Lip Gloss.

Tutus

The Full Day Pre-Teen campers rolled up their sleeves and created a hand crafted and personalized Tulle Tu-Tu!

FacialsNo GEMINI Camp would be complete without relaxing facials, head massages and calming clay masks with cucumbers. A great way to learn the importance of proper skin care.

Meet a Designer:

Sweet PeachOur students were lucky to meet designer Mandy of Sweet Peach Costumes. They were able to tour through her studio and gain insight into the creative world of a designer. Some girls were able to try on some samples of items in their different stages of creation! We can’t wait to see Sweet Peach’s first line come out in 2015!

Good to Be a Girl

photo (7)The girls loved getting dressed up and doing their hair, nails and make-up however they also loved getting outdoors. Campers enjoyed the sunshine and some fun skipping.

Photo Shoot:

Photo ShootThe girls loved expanding their Passion for Fashion! Using all of their new styling tips, they were given the opportunity to style their own Photo Shoot.  They put together their outfit, choose their hair style, their nail colour, their make-up and last but not least their poses! What an exciting day for the girls as they appeared as the cover model in their very own Model Photo Shoot.  What could be more fun then staring in their very own Photo Shoot? Staring in their own Fashion Show of course!

Fashion Friday!

Image-1 (4)Fashion Show Friday is by far the highlight of GEMINI Camps. The confidence and self-esteem shown during their Fashion Show is hard to match. The girls worked as a team to develop a one-of-a-kind Fashion Show.  They selected music, outfits and dreamt up fun choreography to rock the runway. With a bounce in their step and a smile on their face, the girls put on their Fashion Show for friends and Family! At the end of the Fashion Show the girls were presented with their Photo Shoot Cover Photo!

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We measure success in the smiles on their faces! Needless to say our 4 weeks of campers had a blast at GEMINI Camp.  Are you interested in signing your daughter up for Gemini Summer Camps? We still have 2 weeks left and a few spaces available – Check out our Website to register today!

Here is our Summer Camp Video:

Celebrating Success: Make-Up Artistry Graduate Stephanie Storm

Model: Melanie P, Artist: Steph S

Artist: Stephanie Storm
Model: Melanie P
Photographer: Ema Suvajac
Artist: Steph S Model: Mel P
Photo of Stephanie S with her model before the final photo shoot.
Artist: Stephanie S
Model: Melanie P

Meet one of our recent Make-Up Artistry Graduates: Stephanie Storm  who completed the GEMINI Make-Up Artistry Program in fall 2013.

Stephanie Storm is a creative adventurist. She loves to make things. From fashion to fairy wings and everything in between, she looks forward to new design challenges all the time. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Stephanie started her own clothing label glyphiks, a few years later she started hand painting silk and making fascinators. Recently she decided to embark on a whole other adventure, making artisan crafted cosmetics that are completely natural. This next step in her creative career was a direct effect of the Make Up artistry program at Gemini Models. The idea came after extensive research and countless trips to cosmetic stores in the quest to stock her MU kit with natural, animal friendly, non toxic cosmetics. Although in its infancy, Zephyr Creative Cosmetics has already received an enthusiastic response from friends and family and in the future will be available for sale online at Zephyrcreative.net. While Stephanie continues to develop her cosmetic line, she will also focus her attention on  meeting new clients and perfecting her skill as a certified make-up artist.

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Stephanie’s Goals:

“My goals heading in to the program were to mostly to expand my creative career and enhance my fashion background with the ability to apply make up in a professional manner. I have styled a few photo shoots in my past and I always lacked a bit of confidence in my make up skills. As the program evolved and I started to make cosmetics, my goals increased to include testing my product whenever possible during class and styling my entire photo shoot with make-up that I made!”

“My future goals is to take my new skill as a make- up artist and use it to enlighten my clients and make them aware of the wonderful benefits and quality of natural artisan crafted cosmetics that are sustainable, free of toxic ingredients and environmentally friendly. In the future I plan teach others how to make their own cosmetics and let them discover the many rewards of green beauty and natural ingredients.”

Testimonial:

“Gemini Models Make-Up Artistry program inspired me to make my own cosmetics! I probably would never have ventured down this path if I didn’t take the course and receive the most amazing lessons taught by professionals that were so inspiring and motivating. Moving forward in my career I feel that I have the confidence and ability to take on anything!

“A memorable moment for me occurred during our practical exam. I was getting very frustrated with applying false eyelashes and Sarah came over and was so calm and helpful. She explained why I was having difficulty. I made the rookie mistake of buying cheap eyelashes! I felt much better and more informed after the whole experience.”

“I loved the small intimate size of the class. It was an excellent environment to ask lots of questions.”

One of the final edits.  Artist: Stephanie S Model: Melanie P

Artist: Stephanie S
Model: Melanie P
Photographer: Ema Suvajac

We loved Stephanie Storms creative make-up design for her final photo shoot! It was evident to see she had put a lot of work into preparing for the shoot and it definitely paid off.  The photos look amazing! (The photo at the very top of the page and the one to the right is the final edits from that shoot) We are inspired by her creative talent and drive for creating cosmetics that are environmentally friendly. Stephanie was a delight to have in class and we can’t wait to work with her in the future & test out her new cosmetics!

 

GEMINI Models is now enrolling for Spring 2014 make up artistry course.  Beginning February 5, 2014, this 13 week certification course runs Wednesday evening from 7-9pm.  If you have ever considered a career in make-up artistry or if you are looking to further your make-up application skills, sign up now before spots are filled!  For more information on the program & to apply visit our website: Make-Up Artistry Website & also be sure to like us on Facebook: Make-Up Artistry Facebook Page

Check out the final edits from some of our other talented students from fall 2013 make-up artistry program:

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Cat A – The Contessa Awards

Model: Cat A  Make Up Artist: Katie Foster
Model: Cat A
Makeup Artist: Katie Foster (Studio H)
Photographer: Liana Louzon Photography

Celebrating Success: Model Cat A & Makeup Artist Katie F (Studio H Salon)

Congratulations to one of our models Cat A and Katie F from London, ON (Studio H Salon) for being placed in the top 5 finalist for Makeup Artist in Canada! 

The Contessa Awards is a competition put on by Salon Communications Inc (company that publishes Salon Magazine & Elevate Magazine).  Participants are competing for the Canadian Hairstylist of the year award with different categories ranging from Make Up Artistry to Hair design and Salon Interior Design.  We are thrilled to hear that this duo made it to top 5 Makeup Artistry Category !

Model: Cat A  Make Up Artist: Katie Foster
Model: Cat A
Makeup Artist: Katie Foster (Studio H)
Photographer: Liana Louzon Photography

For more information on the Contessa Awards click here.

Don’t forget to check out Studio H on Facebook: Studio H Facebook Page

As well as the photographers facebook page: Liana Louzon Photography Facebook

Clicking on the photos to the right will bring you to the Model (Cat A’s) GEMINI Profile.

Wedding Trends Bridal Magazine

GEMINI Models was excited to see some of our models in the Wedding Trends Magazine.  The whole magazine can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/q9gA33

Here is a sneak peak of some of our models:

Model: Melanie P
Model: Melanie P
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Model: Ashley K
Model: Jan F
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Model: Conner F
Model: Blake F
Model: Brooklyn U
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Model: Ashley K
Model: Jan F
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Model: Marissa M
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Model: Shaun S
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Model: Melanie P
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Model: Vanessa B
Model: Sarah D
Model: Barbara K
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Model: Marissa M
Model: Shaun S
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Model: Marissa M
Model: Shaun S
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Model: Marissa M
Model: Shaun S
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Model: Marissa M
Model: Shaun S
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Model: Melanie P
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Model: Melanie P
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Model: Melanie P
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Model: Melanie P
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Model: Indy S
Model: Tyson F
Model: Darren R
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Model: Darren R
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Model: Tyson F
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Model: Indy S
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Model: Sarah D
Model: Barbara K
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Model: Sarah D
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Model: Vanessa B
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Model: Ashley K
Model: Jan F
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Model: Brooklyn U
Model: Conner F
Model: Blake F
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Model: Ashley K
Model: Brooklyn U
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Model: Sara S
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Model: Kim
Model: Sara S
Model: Sandra T

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Tara H- Miss Oktoberfest 2013

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Tara H

GEMINI Models could not be more excited to congratulate Tara H on being crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2013.  Tara has been modelling with GEMINI for over 5 years and we know she will do an amazing job in this honoured position!

Check out this fun article about Tara H posted on TheRecord website: http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4143432-newly-crowned-miss-oktoberfest-no-fragile-princess/

Want to see some more photos from Tara’s modelling career? Check them out here: here: http://geminimodels.com/main.php?ref=profile&model=30

Tara H - Crowning
Tara H – Crowning