My Story - Sue Cook

Hi, I'm Sue Cook, Director of Studio Secrets, business woman, beautician, nail technician and instructor, mother of two, wife, singer and fun seeking go-getter!

I've started this business because I want to spread the word and peoples access to these amazing products in New Zealand - they really do what they say they'll do.

I know what you are thinking... 'yet another product that doesn’t work'. Believe me I have been there and done that! Being in the Beauty Industry for nearly 25 years I have seen products come and go – False Eyelashes, Spray Tans, numerous Skin and Makeup Products and my favourite, Nail Remedies!

I have spent hours researching products that I can sell to my clients which really work and actually do what they promise to do.

Don’t get me wrong I have had to kiss a few frogs before I could find something that really works! Eyelash extensions were good at the time but started becoming too expensive to maintain and in my opinion, damaged the natural lash. 

I have struggled with my own lack of eyelashes and very thin eyebrows due to years of over plucking, so I decided to try the exciting eyelash serums that were new to the market. Some worked as advertised, others did not and some were very expensive!

So off I went again on my crusade to find the perfect brand that had not yet reached our shores. 

I was so excited to discover Grande Naturals MD! 

Initially I tried it on myself and saw amazing results within 4 – 6 weeks.

I immediately brought it into my Salon and my clients are now just as excited and enthusiastic as I am.

Please don’t just take my word for it – read the testimonials on our homepage from my clients!

Grande Naturals MD is a leading company in the field of cosmetic eyelash enhancing serums and hair products for thinning and damaged hair. GrandeLASH-MD is a naturally composed solution that is rich in peptides, proteins and amino acids. It is also paraben free. It is safe to use and sold in over 1000 Salons and Spas in the US alone – and still growing.

Have you ever imagined yourself with longer fuller eyelashes and eyebrows? Well I got them when I discovered Grande Naturals MD. This may sound corny but it really, really does work!

 

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My Secret Weapon from Fake to Fab
I would not try and sell a product I did not fully believe in. - Sue Cook

Want to know more about who's behind Grande Naturals?

Meet Alicia Grande.

Alicia Grande

Alicia Grande is the owner of GrandeLASH™-MD a division of Grande Naturals, LLC. Grande has been in the natural products industry for over 15 years specialising in vitamins. Additionally, Alicia worked for a decade in the beauty industry. For 5 years, she hosted a call-in health show called "The Health Buzz" on WVOX 1460 AM in New Rochelle, NY where she interviewed doctors, nutrition experts plus anti-aging gurus on health and anti aging. 

The inceptions for GrandeLASH™-MD was through Alicia's own desire for a solution for her own eyelashes that weren't as long and full as they were when she was younger. She knew three things: the product had to be safe, it had to be easy to use since she has 2 young, active boys and it had to work. She then contacted chemists that she had grown to trust in her years of working in anti-aging and beauty industry and challenged them to create the perfect formula--and tried it herself. The results were astounding! 

After being married for 15 years, her husband turned to her one night and said "Alicia, what are you doing? Your eyes look so beautiful." That is when she knew...she had to share GrandeLASH™-MD with others just like herself.


Want to know more about who's behind OFRA Cosmetics?

MEET OFRA GAITO

Ofra Gaito, a therapist and makeup artist, entered the beauty industry in 1979. During the years she lived in South Africa, Ofra worked in the field of aesthetics. She traveled and completed several courses with well-known cosmetic brands in Germany, France, and United States – including earning her prestigious, postgraduate, CIDESCO course in Johannesburg. The CIDESCO diploma remains the highest, qualifying certification in the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy that can be achieved by an individual. As a certified CIDESCO recipient, Ofra analyzes the skin as well as the body and this distinction has positively shaped her cutting-edge, career path.

After the success of her first salon and spa, Ofra opened a second salon and spa which thrived throughout the ‘80s. In the early ‘90s, Ofra expanded her business to include products distribution for European cosmetic companies in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. This growth increased distribution to over 400 new locations.

By 1994, Ofra and her husband, David, created their own line of skin care and makeup products and OFRA Cosmetics was being produced stateside. Ofra and David relocated to the United States in 1998 and opened manufacturing facilities in Ft. Lauderdale. The first OFRA Day Spa and Laser Center soon followed in the spring of 2001 and provides exclusive face, body, and hair treatments using only OFRA Cosmetics Skin Care and Makeup lines.

Today, OFRA is an internationally recognized name in the beauty industry. OFRA has a distinguished client list – including international celebrities, well-known franchises like Miss Universe, Olympic athletes, politicians, judges’ wives, prime ministers, and a variety of other famous personalities.

OFRA Cosmetics is not just another makeup company or skincare line. It is a leading manufacturer of professional skincare and makeup. In addition, OFRA is currently the top supplier of beauty kits to over 750 United States cosmetology schools and salons.

OFRA Cosmetics is not just another makeup company or skincare line. It is a leading manufacturer of professional skincare and makeup. In addition, OFRA is currently the top supplier of beauty kits to over 750 United States cosmetology schools and salons.

With 20 years of manufacturing experience, OFRA Cosmetics – led by Ofra and David – has distinguished itself as an innovator within the beauty industry. By formulating and producing exclusive skin care and makeup products in-house, OFRA does everything from product creation to testing, manufacturing, packaging, and shipping.

From beginning to end, only the finest ingredients found in nature are used such as:

  • Plant, marine, and vegetable extracts
  • Peptides
  • Lady's Mantle
  • Retinol specializations
  • Argerline (peptides from amino acids)
  • Vegetable Growth Hormone
  • Vitamin C
  • Glycolic and Lactic Acids
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Some organic compounds
  • Other natural, anti-aging, skin repairing ingredients

 

Along with supplying products to 23 countries, including the United States, OFRA continues to anticipate the latest international makeup and skincare trends and advance the beauty industry from within.

 

 

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