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Fabulous Hair, Head-Turning Gele & Flawless Makeup ! The Scoop on Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro hosting Segun Gele & Lyzadora

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BM-Pro-Banke-Meshida-Lawal-Segun-Gele-Lyzadora-Makeup-Master-Class-BellaNaija-Beauty-02-435x600BM|PRO recently hosted two of Houston’s greatest beauty experts, Segun Gele and Lyzadora in a beauty event in Lagos geared to sharing their key skills and tips of the trade with enthusiastic Makeup Artists, Beauty Therapists, Hairstylists as well as women who wanted to learn beauty trade secrets just for the fun of it.

Banke came up with the idea randomly on a Monday, kicked off the campaign with Segun and Lyzadora on Tuesday and by Friday. Everything was put together in just 3 days! It was a jam packed event at the BM|PRO Flagship studio in Dolphin Estate. Baileys decided to sponsor the event in support of their Brand Ambassador, Bella Naija Weddings also came in as co-sponsors – co-editor Ink gave a brief social media talk – and it was a Magical, fun filled event as chorused by most of the delegates – for only 5,000 Naira!

Look out for the fun photos below where we’ll walk you through the fabulous event!

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The beauty experts of the day! Lyzadora, Banke Meshida-lawal & Segun Gele

Smiiiile! it’s the BM|Pro Team!

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The Baileys team didn’t want to be left out! LolBM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 07

Yummy Baileys was served…BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 012

Makeup artists arriving … but first, let’s take a selfie 🙂

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Segun Gele, Gifty’s Daughter, Banke, Omon of Beauty Cook, Lyzadora

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Banke introducing the special guests …
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The participants were split into 3 different rooms, one for each beauty expert.

Lyzadora – a makeup artist and hairstylist, focused on hair! I mean, look at hers, it’s gorgeous! She said being from Texas, they love big hair! She also mentioned that the new trend in bridal hair is ‘not too stiff’, but still stays in place throughout the wedding day!

Side Note: (Remember the over-gelled bridal hairstyles from the 90s?! – *shudders* Lol)BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 017 Before…BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 018 BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 021BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 022After! Pinned up perfection. 

She advised us to use longer hairpins as the shorter ones tend to move out of place faster.

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An elaborate up-do…BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 023 BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 024 BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 026 BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 025

The back view of another amazing style…BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 027

Smiles after another great session!

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3 Quick Social Media Tips for MUAs

1. Name: Have a name that truly represents your brand, and make sure it’s uniform on all social media platforms.

2. Photo Quality: Invest in a good quality camera phone at the very least, a good camera if you can afford it, and a professional photographer/retoucher for your portfolio photos.

3. Personality: Have an engaging online personality so you can truly connect with your followers. Inject humor, stories, and don’t be afraid to show other sides of you, e.g. cooking, family time, but make it deliberate and ensure it doesn’t overshadow your work.

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Now on to the CNN-profiled Segun Gele.

His story is very very inspiring!

He shared how he met Banke on their first ever bridal job – he did the hair and she did the makeup. He later moved to America, where he had to work as an apprentice. While there, he was disheartened to learn that even to shampoo hair you need a license, as he had been an experienced hairstylist for years in Lagos. Not discouraged, he started from the bottom and eventually launched his business full time.

A wedding in Chicago eventually propelled him to greatness in the Nigerians in America scene. After tying gele for a major socialite from Atlanta (someone who was known for wearing fila as no-one could tie her gele), he made $275 after tying gele for each person for $5… He left to Nigeria the next day for a break, but unbeknownst to him, his name was being heralded back in America as ‘Segun Gele’… and that’s where the legacy began.

Touching right? …

Now back to the session – He immediately put the ladies to work! Lol

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Sharing his tips and tricks…
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He wasn’t left out of the gele magic Lol…BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 041Now last, but Definitely not the least – Banke Meshida-Lawal. Banke, who ties gele and does hair as well, focused on makeup on that day.
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The finished product!

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Posing with a participant, her gele done by Segun …

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The beauty enthusiasts were watching intensely and taking notes…
BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 051Voila … the finished product! Gele was by Segun Gele.
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After all was said and done, the participants connected with each other and took home some gift bags.

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Oh! How could we forget to mention, there were ‘small chops’ and drinks served throughout the day, so everyone had a relaxing time while learning.BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 058BM Pro - Banke Meshida Lawal, Segun Gele, Lyzadora Makeup Master Class | BellaNaija Beauty 043Till next time…

xoxo

Ink for BN Weddings

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12 Comments

  1. Ogey!

    July 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Aww my fabulous baileys girls. As gorgeous as their brand.

  2. beatrice

    July 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Lyzadora is such a huge talent Gosh! Love her skin and hair. Big ups to others too

  3. Nu

    July 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Thumbs up ! well done to the BMPro team,Pls how do we get informed about susequent events like this i’ll really love to be in attendance.

  4. Amh

    July 4, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Me likey . Talented team, segun gele, the genius lyzadora and banke .

  5. Isioma

    July 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I #lovethis, so good to see style influencers coming together to teach their talent and help others achieve their dreams. #whattheworldneedsnowismoreofthisamen!!!

  6. BellaNaija.com

    July 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    @z
    our new site is pretty easy to use. All you have to do is keep on scrolling down. Then click on next page and go on from there…

    Alternatively, if there is a particular category you are interested in, e.g beauty, just click the menu bar on top or type in the url bellanaija.com/beauty and you will see all the posts there.

    Thanks!

    • Ms_Oyinkansola

      July 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Bella naija,for internet explore users like me its terrible.i had to download mozilla to be able to access easily your new site.i was alredy frustrated and about giving up on d site b4 it occured to me to try mozilla.

    • BellaNaija.com

      July 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Hi ms_Oyinkansola, so sorry for the inconvenience. Please send us the screenshot. Thank you! bella(at)bellanaija.com

  7. lizzy joshson

    July 5, 2014 at 12:44 am

    wow.this is amazing.lovely wow funke i see you oooo.learn well.

  8. Iamnephiza

    July 5, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Ok so nothing from Aunty Banke? We want to hear her story too naw .

  9. sum1special

    July 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

    MUAs of Life.

  10. paula

    August 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Wht if sm1 wants to learn ll dis. Both make up n hair styling … how will d persn reach you people

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