Seneca Fashion Alumni, Kaitlyn Simmons launches Boutique Men’s Shop in Bermuda

All smiles: Kaitlyn Simmons, left, and Lianna Masters, co-owners of Banter & Steel (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Congratulations to Seneca Fashion Alumni, Kaitlyn Simmons for launching Banter & Steel, a men’s apparel and lifestyle store co-owned with her sister Lianna Masters. Kaitlyn graduated from the two-year program 2009 and late worked as a buyer for Gibbons Company, while Lianna’s background is in business administration. Both have long had ambitions to open a store.

Banter and Steel, sources brands from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, they have carefully curated a selection of contemporary clothing, workwear, accessories, gifts, home and grooming products for men.

Banter and Steel (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Banter and Steel (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Co-owning sisters: Kaitlyn Simmons, left, and Lianna Masters (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Banter and Steel (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Photos courtesy of the Royal Gazette in Bermuda.

The co-owners have been on buying trips to brand showcases in New York and will be travelling to Las Vegas in August to view the spring/summer 2020 collections. They also do extensive research online.

Brands include Montreal’s Bosco Uomo suits and Lief Horsens shirts, Rustic Dime chinos and T-shirts from Los Angeles, Far Afield shirts, T-shirts, shorts and swim trunks from the UK, Fulton and Roark grooming products from the US, bags by American manufacturer Hook & Albert, and bags, wallets and phone cases by Australian maker Bellroy.

We are #SenecaProud of your entrepreneurial journey, Kaitlyn! For more of this story, visit the Royal Gazette

Careers in Cosmetics Techniques and Management ​#CTM

Did you know that #SenecaFashion has a Cosmetic Techniques and Management Program?

The two-year Cosmetic Techniques and Management diploma program will immerse you in a thriving industry with skills and knowledge that employers and clients value. From practical makeup techniques and skin care analysis skills to marketing and management knowledge, you will learn various aspects of the cosmetic business and develop your talents as an artist. This program offers both, a fall and winter term start date with different delivery options. Graduates of this program can enter some of the following careers:

  • Beauty adviser
  • Marketing assistant
  • Cosmetic co-ordinator
  • Freelance makeup artist
  • Freelance demonstrator
  • Distributor
  • Account executive

Here is a sneak peek of some of the looks from our styling techniques class. Make-up and hair courtesy of Rebecca, Risa, and Xiaoting #SenecaProud #CosmeticsCareers