North shore women collaborate for pre-prom prep event

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Port Washington's Jen Forman and Jen Deluca and Greenvale's Jean Chriss Camilletti collaborated for a prom prep event on Sunday. (Photo by Jessica Parks)

A red carpet look just got a lot more attainable with the help of three North Shore women who offer affordable beauty options.

Port Washington’s Jen Forman and Jen Deluca and Greenvale’s Jean Chriss Camilletti have all taken their experience in the beauty industry to begin cost-effective beauty and wardrobe endeavors for women of all ages and all walks of life.

On Sunday at Blo Blow Dry Bar in Greenvale, one of the six salons in the Northeast that Camilletti owns, teenage girls could cover all the bases for prom with a pop-up shop of high-end dresses for rent from Charlotte’s Closet and affordable jewelry from GlamMom New York.

Charlotte’s Closet, founded by Forman in March 2016, is based in Port Washington, but its dresses can be seen across the country through its online store.

While she has dresses for women at any stage in their lives, her focus is on teenage girls who do not have as many rentable retail options available to them.

This was not the first event of this type that Forman has held with Blo Blow Dry Bar, which is a franchise with locations nationwide.  She recently held a pop-up at the company’s locations in Texas.

Camilletti, who had been in the fashion industry for 35 years before opening her first location in Greenvale in November 2014, also owns two locations in Boston, one in West Hartford and two in New York City.

The blow dry bar offers seven different blowout options, all for under $45. While the salon has a year-round hair menu, in the summer and around the holidays it introduces seasonal options.

GlamMom New York is an accessory company co-founded and owned by Deluca, who was in the fashion merchandise industry for a number of years. She said she opened the company as a gift to mothers who deserve to spoil themselves.

She said the jewelry she sells can be seen at retail stores like Anthropologie and Free People, but she can sell items at a lower price because she is not paying for a brick and mortar location.

Forman said it is all about making teenage girls feel comfortable in their own skin. At Charlotte’s Closet, she offers a wardrobe package where girls can switch out their dresses each month and she hopes to begin including some of Deluca’s jewelry.

She said she wants to introduce women to beauty companies that they can trust where they get the products and service they need to feel their best.

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