Candice Rios is located in New York City, and has more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She is a licensed cosmetologist, licensed cosmetology educator, makeup artist, aromatherapist, and reiki practitioner. You have probably seen her hair and makeup work on television, magazine covers, fashion runways, in print ads, and music videos. Her artistry has been used on Oprah, Eating Well, Parents, Flanelle, Vulkan, Solis, Connecticut Bride, Clarisma Beauty, Wear This Love Shapewear, PepsiCo, ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV, and VH1.

She has blogged, written about beauty, and served as a guest expert for several publications. She has also been an on-air guest for podcasts, radio, and television programs. Candice is a firm believer in giving back, and has volunteered her makeup services to Broadway Bares. She has also coordinated fundraising events for the MAC AIDS Fund, Safe Horizon, and the American Red Cross. She has spoken out against domestic violence as a member of the Cut it Out program, and the New York Women’s Association. Candice currently volunteers her time as a Lipstick Angel at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and is a member of the Professional Beauty Association.

In 2014 she became a Professional Beauty Association State Captain for New York, and for Connecticut in 2016. She was a featured professional in the Professional Beauty Association’s “I Am” campaign in American Salon in 2015.

Candice completed her cosmetology education at Roffler School of Hair Design in Connecticut, and is a licensed cosmetologist in Connecticut, California, and New York. She majored in business, and finance at the College of Westchester in New York, obtained a teacher’s license from The University of the State of New York in New York City, and went to New York City’s International Reiki Center as well.

You can visit her at Blush Salon in Westchester County, New York for highlights, haircuts, balayage, and eye brow service. You can read more about her in these publications:

Flanelle Magazine – The Matriarch
Vulkan Magazine – Golden Joinery
O, The Oprah Magazine – Spring Hair Colors

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