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Flawless Makeup and Hair by Black Rock Barber & Beauty

By Marina Jokic

Alexandra Medina began her professional career as a hairdresser and cosmetician in 1991, first at Supercuts in Westport and quickly transitioning to owning her mobile hair service. Because of her budding talent, it wasn't long before she established herself as a first-rate stylist in the Fairfield community. During that time, Medina also had the opportunity to gain extensive makeup application experience by managing the prescriptives counter at Lord & Taylor in Trumbull.

Freelancing was another way that Medina cut her teeth in makeup application for Estee Lauder and Sun Kissed Glow. Moreover, her impressive makeup portfolio included work for three of the most prestigious cosmetic pharmaceutical companies: Vichy, LaRoche Posay, and Lierac. Not only is Medina skilled at women's skin care but also in men's skin care thanks to her work for the shaving company Anthony Brand.

"Our a la carte menu along with our special promotions and friendly informal atmosphere are what sets us apart from our competitor," Medina said. Black Rock Barber & Beauty also gives back to the community. Medina herself devotes one day per week to giving free haircuts to senior at the local nursing home as a way to show her business's commitment to the local residents.

Black Rock Barber & Beauty is an a la carte salon, which means you have a wide range of beauty services to choose from. The salon offers the usual haircuts, styling, and coloring but also facial waxing, traditional and airbrush makeup application, and after-hours services. Black Rock also works closely with their neighbors at Sunkissed Glow organic airbrush tanning. Mobile services are particularly convenient for weddings and private parties, and Medina is happy to travel to your home or an alternate location for a reasonable fee.

"Our small but very quaint shop is for the individual who is looking for that one-on-one personal service," Medina said. Clients particularly like the personalized attention and professional advice they receive directly from Medina. Black Rock Barber & Beauty is an official retailer for Motives Cosmetics, a popular and high-end makeup brand that Medina is proud to represent in her salon.

"Our color palette and decor are very clean and crisp with a beach vibe since we are a walk from Saint Mary's By the Sea," Medina said. The salon is also very kid-friendly, and offers affordable children's haircuts as well.

Although Medina appreciates walk-ins, appointments are highly encouraged especially during the traditionally busy weekends.

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