Hello, my name is Valerie (Val) Nusskern.
I am a Cosmetic Junkie! It
all started when I was thirteen and my mother was a cosmetic
buyer for a drug store chain. She would bring home samples
and I would play in them. My mother only wore lipstick but
I became addicted.
I wouldn't wear make-up in public until I was sixteen
and really found my passion for make-up and it's many uses.
I started out professionally doing make-up for Arizona
Opera in 1978 as an assistant to the head artist. She was
a guest artist and recommended me to the Santa Fe Opera
company as an apprentice wig master and make-up artist.
I apprenticed for two years and then began to travel the
country representing her wig company.
As a result I was sent to many opera houses including
San Diego Opera, St. Louis Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and
Dallas Opera Theater. I continued to travel and eventually
went to Lake George Opera where I met my future husband,
Randy. He was a volunteer on the make-up crew.
After fulfilling contracts I moved back to Glens Falls
to be with him and start a family.
Randy and I moved to Round Rock, Texas (near Austin) in
1983 and returned to Glens Falls in 1997. While in Texas
I pursued my aesthetician license and worked with small
theater groups. I also received my nail license and cosmetology
After training as a color educator for Goldwell and traveling
central Texas teaching, I found I had a real love of color
in all aspects.
After we made the decision to move back to New York and
re-establishing a salon in Glens Falls I wanted to get back
to my passion for make-up. My eye for color has led me back
to my first love, Make-up. I researched an area I felt many
salons and department stores left open for the customer.
I finally found a company that met skin care needs as
well as personal color needs. I invested and then went for
training in Illinois.
I brought back what I feel to be the most innovative and
cutting edge make-up any woman could find. I can blend the
widest variety of cosmetics that suit a variety of needs.
I hope you'll check out our selection
or visit me in the boutique so
I can show you how much fun you can have blending
your own cosmetics. I recently have added custom
blending for body and bath products.
How much fun can one woman have? As much as