Meet The Team

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 Monique, Isabelle, Chelsea 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, Isabelle or Chelsea!

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!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Say hello to Emily and Ili, the owners and creators of Foil Me, which began in early 2014.

Ili is a serial entrepreneur having started three successful businesses. His background is in IT and because of this he is now our go-to Logistics Boss!

Emily's background is actually a high school teacher where she taught Italian and English from years 8 to 12. When Ili and herself began Foil Me, she was on child-rearing leave with their second son.

Emily and Ili saw a need for pre-cut foil that would make hairdressers’ 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 good friend, Amy, was also a hairdresser. Emily saw how hard she worked and how laborious it is to be a hairdresser 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 currently using and what would be their ideal foil and based off of this, they created the aptly named (and in hindsight, tremendously clever) very first foil – the Grip Me Original. 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 @foilmefoils that it really took off and continues to grow every month! Foil Me is now stocked in four countries across the world with two more currently being discussed with stockists.

 


Hi Foil Me lover! My name is Emily Ciardiello and I’m the co-founder and creative director of Foil Me.

I have two feisty boys who are almost 8 (Orlando) and almost 11 (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! 

I am a transcendental meditator and have been for about five years and it’s definitely been my saving grace with the extremely busy and chaotic work schedule I have! It has also helped me cope with the death of my father in April 2015 who died of cancer. I love how we can use our influence to help others in the community, so in 2017, we teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and for the past three years we have helped raise over $50,000 through 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.’ I absolutely love our Foil Me lovers, our team and how creative we can be with our business! See you on Insta, in person or on Facebook!! Xx

 

                                                                                                                           

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 and Logistics Boss. It’s my job in Foil Me to make sure that Emily and our team can do their job so I help with the logistics, growing the business in other countries as well as Australia and ensuring our foils (and brushes) 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. When I’m not helping Foil Me achieve world domination, I’m doing most of the school pickups for our two high energy boys and cooking while Emily works tirelessly for Foil Me. In my spare time I like kicking back and watching a B Grade action movie with a nice glass of whiskey or playing a PC game. I’m also a Transcendental meditator which has been a real life changer for me! Cheers!

     

       Hello! My name is Monique and I am the Administrative Director for Foil Me! 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 almost 5 years now, and 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. 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 attending musical gigs when I can! 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 xx

    Hey everyone, my name is Isabelle and I’m the social media genie at Foil Me!! I’ve been with the team since May 2019 and I absolutely love working in such a close family-like environment!! I graduated in a Bachelor of Media and Marketing, and I love all things content creation and social media!! When I’m not working at Foil Me, I love spending my time with friends, moving my body by going to the gym, going for walks in nature and dancing to music! I love to get creative as I have my own podcast and YouTube channel, which I share my passions for health, wellness and fitness! I’m passionate about Creating Your Reality as I love all things law of attraction and manifestation (I believe I manifested my job at Foil Me!!!). Since working at Foil Me, Em, Ili and Mon have shown me Transcendental Meditation, which I practice daily and I LOVE IT. I’ve already seen amazing benefits since beginning my practice in September 2019, as I cannot imagine my life without meditating now!!! It’s the key to success and I can clearly see how it has been such a determining factor as to why Em and Ili have been so successful with Foil Me!!! I’m so excited to see where my path at Foil Me takes me!!!! 😊 With love, Bel!! xx

    Hello! My name is Chelsea and I am the administration and graphic design genie here at Foil Me!
    In 2017 I graduated from my Bachelor of Media degree and knew straight away that I wanted to work as a graphic designer. I love art, photography and just about anything that lets me be creative. And that’s part of the reason why I love working at Foil Me! I love how innovative and forward-thinking Foil Me is and I am so grateful to play an important role in bringing those ideas to life!
    Outside of Foil Me, I love to go camping, hiking and just hang out with friends at the local pub. I’m also a massive computer nerd and an avid gamer- I’m always looking for something new to add to my collection! I also love to travel! My two favourite countries I have been to are Japan and Vietnam. I’m always thinking about where I should go next!
    A quote I live by is “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius, as it reminds me that life is not a race, and if I work hard and put in the effort I will achieve my goals no matter what.
    Have a creative day! xx

      Say hello:

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      Telephone: 0423 403 899

      Email: hello@foilme.com.au

      Facebook: www.facebook.com.au/foilmeaustralia

      Instagram: @foilmefoils / @foilmefoils_emilyciardiello