At Foil Me HQ we love to assist you with your enquiries quickly and efficiently, and hear any feedback you may have for us!
If you’d like to call and speak with either Charlotte, Monique or Emily, just call the number below. Alternatively, you’re welcome to email us. You are also welcome to visit one of our social mediums, where you can private message Emily, Monique, or Charlotte!
Ili (co-founder and logistics) is also happy to help with any shipping/logistical questions you may have!
Sweet regards, happy foiling, and have a creative day!
Emily & the Foil Me team!
- The Owners
Say hello to Emily and Ili, the co-owners of Foil Me, which began in 2014. Ili is a serial entrepreneur having started 3 successful businesses. His background is IT and because of this he is now our go-to Logistics Boss! Emily's background is actually a high school teacher and she started Foil Me with her hubby, Iliano, in 2014 when she was on child-rearing leave from her permanent teaching position for the Department of Education and Child Development in South Australia. Emily and Ili saw a need for pre-cut foil that would make hairdresser’s lives easier! It was Ili’s idea to start the business after he saw foil in Emily's hair at the hairdressers. She had always loved the hair and beauty industry and her best friend, Amy, was/is also a hairdresser and Emily saw how hard she worked so they decided to bring the idea of pre-cut foil to fruition! They “interviewed” hairdressers around their local area as well as Amy about what they were using and what would be their ideal foil and based off of this, they created the aptly named (and in hindsight, very clever) very first foil – the Grip Me Originals. Emily went to approximately 8 salons twice a week here in Adelaide, leaving samples with them and returning in a few weeks to hear any feedback and the resounding answer was ‘I love them!’ Foil Me progressed nicely for the first 8 months here in SA, but it wasn’t until Emily started an Instagram account for Foil Me that we really took off and it continues to do so!!
Hi Foil Me lover! My name is Emily Ciardiello and I’m the co-owner and creative director of Foil Me. I have two feisty boys who are 6.5 (Orlando) and 9.5 (Raffaele) who keep us on our toes - there is never a dull moment with those two around!! We also have two cats (Baci and Leo) who are total opposites of each other – Baci is a silver with chocolate spots Ocicat and she is quiet, placid, affectionate and comes to you when you call her; Leo is a Bengal who is quite vocal, a little neurotic, rarely cuddles up to us unless he wants something and walks in the opposite direction of you when you call him! I love Asian food with Thai and Vietnamese cuisine being at the top of the list! Beef Pho used to be a fave of mine, but now I’m obsessed with traditional Vietnamese and Thai spring rolls and chicken wings. I am a transcendental meditator and have been for about 4 years and it’s definitely been my saving grace with the extremely busy and sometimes chaotic work schedule I have! It also helped me get through the death of my father in April 2015 who died of cancer. I love our Foil Me lovers, our team and how creative we can be with this business! I’m also so proud that we can now use our influence to help others in the community by teaming up with National Breast Cancer Foundation last year and this year to help raise funds and awareness by organising our huge event ‘Pink October’ where you can find more information here. A saying that I created and that helps me when tough decisions have to be made/to stay grounded is ‘Don’t lose your kind during your grind.’ It’s been an incredible journey so far and I can’t wait to reveal our next project/s we have been preparing!!
Hey all I’m Iliano (but you can call me Ili or Illy like the coffee if that’s easier!) and I’m the co-owner of Foil Me along with my wife Emily. It’s my job in Foil Me to make sure that Emily and our team can do their job. So I’m the logistics boss helping to ensure our foils arrive safely to customers all around Australia and the world. I’m also the IT guy configuring our websites and making office laptops and devices run smoothly. Sure it’s not the most glamourous of work but I’m not one for the spotlight anyhow! When I’m not helping Foil Me achieve world domination I am ensuring Australian restaurants have an ongoing supply of American Nacho Cheese sauce as part of our other business Muchos Nachos. Our cheese is probably best described as ‘liquid gold’! I’m also quite domesticated at home, doing most of the school pickups and cooking while Emily works tirelessly for Foil Me. Our 2 high energy boys also ensure that I have very little spare time for the things I enjoy, like kicking back and watching a B Grade action movie with a nice glass of whiskey.
Hello! My name is Monique and I am the ordering and marketing assistant here at Foil Me HQ! I am a (not-so fiery) redhead who has a great love for my family, getting out in nature, and dumplings (who’s with me?!)! I have been apart of the Foil Me family for just over 2 and a half years now, and whilst I could talk your ear off about why I love Foil Me both as a brand and as a career, the passion and pure intention to help make other’s lives' easier is why I love what we do. Along with assisting on our @foilmefoils Instagram account, I run our International Instagram account - supporting our lovers across the world and connecting them to all things Foil Me! Outside of Foil Me, I am an avid believer in creating your own happiness - which is why I practice Transcendental Meditation, spend quality time with loved ones, exercise and use music in particular as a creative outlet, along with completing my Bachelor of Arts degree this year (2018). Some words I live by are: ‘Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take that step.’ - Unknown. This quote reminds me of two things. The first is that small actions can create big results and the second is that sometimes, tip-toeing is enough. It was lovely to e-meet you! Thank you for supporting Foil Me and I hope you have a wonderful day/evening ahead of you. Sweet regards, Monique
My name is Charlotte, I am 22 and I have a massive passion for all things creative! I love design, art and particularly photography, which I have been experimenting with since I was 13. My fave food is 100% pasta and I love being with my family and friends, as well as keeping up to date with my fave tv shows, which is currently Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Grey’s Anatomy! I also love playing with my dogs and I am currently obsessed with audiobooks and podcasts - my top ones are This American Life, Serial, Casefile and The Hamish & Andy podcast (I am a total nerd for true crime!!). At Foil Me I am the graphic designer and also an administrative assistant, which is a lot of fun and always changing and developing. I also help to maintain the @foilmefoils social media as well as my own account @foilmefoils_behindthescenes, which keeps our Foil Me lovers up to date on all the happenings inside and outside the office! I love working at Foil Me because we are always coming up with new ideas and evolving ourselves which keeps it exciting! I love the quote “everything happens for a reason” as it gives me comfort when going through hard times that it will be worth it in the future.
Telephone: 0423 403 899
Instagram: @foilmefoils / @foilmefoils_international / @foilmefoils_behindthescenes / @emilyciardiello_foilmefoils