Tina Alberino

Hair Stylist Female Tampa, Florida, US
My Website: Portfolio
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/tinaalberino
Mayhem # 1983759

About Me

I am a licensed, experienced cosmetologist. I specialize in nails. (More specifically high fashion, fantasy nail enhancements.)

For my port, go to www.tinaalberino.com...or Google me, I'm everywhere.

NOTE: I'm having a baby in December 2012, so I'm taking an extended hiatus from spa work to focus on ensuring my second child turns out as well behaved as my first. I am going to be freelancing to keep myself busy. If you have any upcoming shoots you feel you could use me for, shoot me a message!

Because of the nature of my work, I require advance notice for shoots. Very rarely I can accommodate last-minute requests. If you have a last-minute shoot going on, please message me. Just keep in mind that my schedule may not allow for me to participate (or that I may not have enough time to gather the necessary materials to build the enhancements you're requesting).

I have an obscene amount of equipment, a lot of which are hazardous chemicals that require proper storage and ventilation. Because of this, I cannot work on set most of the time. Because it can be so time consuming, my work is done the evening before the shoot. That way, the models can arrive on set and go straight into hair and makeup. This usually works best for everyone.

My partner in crime (Sinful Makeup Artistry) have been looking for a photographer that shares the same vision as us to collaborate with us regularly. We can do hair, nails, and makeup for shoots. We are just looking for specific things in our images that most photographers can't (or won't) deliver. You can see my port for the types of images I require. All I ask for out of a shoot is two or three close up images of the nails, usually near the face or offset against certain wardrobe pieces. What I get is usually the same images the models receive: far off, full body, or headshots...all of which are useless to me. :( Because I've been disappointed (and have gotten ripped off completely by photographers that didn't bother delivering any photos to me at all) this year, I'm currently taking VERY SELECTIVE TF.

My rates are $30 an hour with a one hour minimum. High fashion/fantasy nail enhancements usually require between two and four hours. Basic manicures with plain polish take 30-45 minutes. Plain nail enhancements take 60-90 minutes. Custom hand-painted art can take up to an hour.

I work by appointments. I schedule ample time for my work with models but please understand that I have regular paying clients on my schedule as well. If your model does not arrive within fifteen minutes of their appointment time, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to perform the services requested on them. I assure you that if I can work them in I will, but I will never inconvenience my clients for a model that didn't have the courtesy to arrive at her appointment time. I will refund half of my fee to you if they arrive late or don't show at all.

Models: I know a lot of you are agency represented and can't wear artificial nails. If you wish to have them removed after your shoot or fashion show, I'll be happy to do that for you. Soaking off the enhancements takes about an hour. It is painless and non-damaging. It can be done in the salon during normal business hours and costs a $10 product fee.

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If I haven't added you as a friend, it is because I have never worked with you. I use my friend requests as a wait list and my friends list as a reference list. If you need references, message any of the people below with any questions you have. I have worked with each of them at least once. :)

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