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“How To Choose A Hairstylist For Your Wedding Day”

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“How To Choose A Hairstylist For Your Wedding Day”



Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 5.45.41 AMBrides Magazine: Hair by Kristan Serafino

How to Choose A Wedding Hair Stylist

In my job I’m exposed to a diversity of talented and creative people.  They include celebrities, athletes, executives, artists of all nationalities from around the world.  And while my response to this exposure ranges from awe, to respect, to giddy, you may be surprised what group I most admire.  Brides!  With no advance training a bride is expected to instantaneously know how to manage dozens of unfamiliar tasks on a budget.  A challenge for the most seasoned CEO, COO, CMO or CFO.

A bride will spend months preparing for one of the most anticipated day of their life…not to mention the years spent fantasizing about a fairytale wedding.  Among brides decisions are dates, site locations, photographer, videographer, caterer, musicians, florist, not to mention the entire beauty side of the equation such as the bridal gown, bridesmaids gowns, tuxedos, hair, makeup and the list goes on and on.  Some brides have the luxury of turning to a wedding planner to help guide them through this maze.

As a professional hairstylist, I have watched the bride’s selection of her beauty team become increasingly more important in the overall scheme of wedding planning. And, while I’m admittedly partial to the value of hair & makeup stylists, I truly believe the heightened attention to this artistry is justified. – See more at: http://blog.weddingstar.com/fashion-friday-ks-perfect-hair/#more-10204
As a professional hairstylist, I have watched the bride’s selection of her beauty team become increasingly more important in the overall scheme of wedding planning. And, while I’m admittedly partial to the value of hair & makeup stylists, I truly believe the heightened attention to this artistry is justified. – See more at: http://blog.weddingstar.com/fashion-friday-ks-perfect-hair/#more-10204

A brides selection of her hair and makeup team is becoming increasingly important among the long list of wedding tasks.  And while I am admittedly biased, here are just three reasons why beauty is important.

  1. The trappings surrounding a wedding serve a single purpose; to frame the beautiful bride, the center of attention.
  2. Guests will “Ohhhh & Awww” over the grandeur of the event, but all eyes are on the brides gown, hair and makeup.
  3. The most prominent memory captured forever in photographs and video are images of the bride.

My absolute favorite wedding site, Weddingstar (www.weddingstar.com), asked me to share my professional insight working with brides.  I thought what better insight can I share than advice on how a bride can best prepare to have perfect hair for her dream wedding.

Just click here  for all your wedding bridal hair needs

 



Bridal Beauty Event



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Bridal Beauty Event

Tis the season to be married!  And with it come engagement parties, bridal showers, bridesmaid luncheons, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and even morning-after brunches.  Phewww!  Where do you find time to look your best?

If you happen to be in New York City on May 29th then the Clear Clinic is hosting a one-stop solution to your problem.  Brides, maids, mother-of-the brides, guests and wedding experts will learn the best techniques, services and products to look and feel your best.

Celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino, founder of SerafinoSays.com, has provided the event with a Complementary Haircut or Bridal Trial to one lucky attendee.  Kristan has styled the bridal hair on the cover of Brides magazine in over 15 issues, including its iconic 75th Anniversary Issue.  Kristan’s latest celebrity wedding was featured on the cover of People magazine when she styled both Matthew McConaughey and his bride Camila Alves.

This beauty wedding event is the brainchild of the Derm Duo; twin sisters Diana and Laura Palmisano, experienced dermatological PA’s and beauty authorities from Schweiger Dermatology located in Manhattan.  Everyone is welcome so feel free to stop by and enjoy the activities.

Attendees will receive beauty-filled goody bag, discounts and have a chance to win these amazing prizes:

  • 1 complimentary haircut or bridal trial with Celebrity Hairstylist Kristan Serafino.  Recently styled Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves for their wedding, as seen on the cover of People Magazine.
  • 1 free makeup trial by Fashion Week Makeup Artist, Ashlee Glazer (Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang)
  • 1 week of unlimited fitness classes by Fitness 305
  • 1 Dysport Treatment with Diana – $550 value
  • 1 Luscious Lips Treatment with Laura – $850 value

Make sure to stop by and say hello to all our friends hosting the event with Kristan.

I Am Staggered, USA, LLC (#1 Men’s Wedding Website; over 1 Million served in 2012)
LaVaan (voted as one of the top 10 places to host a bridal beauty event by Brides Magazine)
Ashlee Glazer (Fashion Week Makeup Artist)
Neocutis (luxury skincare brand)
305 FitnessJeff Tisman Photography (specializes in wedding photography)

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino



“Preston Bailey Weddings”



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Preston Bailey Weddings

Preston Bailey Weddings are best described as extravaganzas.  This Valentine’s Day will be no exception as the brilliant design team will shine atop the Empire State Building.

Preston Bailey is recognized as the premiere wedding and event design icon.  On February 14th Preston Bailey Designs will create the spectacular decor for the Annual Empire State Building Wedding Sweepstakes.  Three lucky couples will win their dream wedding held at the top of the Empire State Building.  And what makes this year’s event the most spectacular in its 19-year history is Preston Bailey will wed his partner Theo Bleckman.  To add a special flair to the wedding, their dear friend Joan Rivers will officiate the ceremony.

This year’s event is particularly special to SerafinoSays since the team at Preston Bailey selected little ol’ me to create the memorable hairstyles for each of the four wedding parties. (All hairstyles below were styled by me…Hee-Hee!)

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For those of you that don’t know, I have assembled an  exciting and unprecedented portfolio in bridal hair.  I have styled the bridal hair for over 15 covers of Brides magazine, the world’s leading wedding publication.   One of my most memorable covers of Brides was the prestigious 75th Anniversary edition, which is Brides magazine most successful issue worldwide and widely considered the iconic bridal image.  I was even shocked, then thrilled at the sight of the image on a billboard while traveling in Thailand on a photo shoot.

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My most recent celebrity wedding came this summer when I was honored to style the hair for Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, which was featured on the cover of People magazine.Preston Bailey Weddings - Hair by Kristan Serafino - SerafinoSays.com

I have been fortunate to style hair for nearly every imaginable situation, but I admit to having a special place in my heart for bridal hair.  Being so intimately involved with a bride’s family and friends on a woman’s most memorable day has become some of the highlights of my career.

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And if all this excitement was not enough, Preston Bailey’s team selected Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Cosenza for the Empire State Building Wedding Sweepstakes.  You have probably all seen Lauren applying makeup to VS Angels in numerous videos for Victoria’s Secret, or while flipping through the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine you caught a glimpse of her makeup tips, or enjoyed reading one of her “Beauty Dares” on Makeup.com.  But my guess is you know her from her notorious beauty blog Divaliscousblog.com

To round out the glam squad, Lauren has brought on the super talented Christina Amador, an award winning bridal beauty makeup artist!

How lucky am I to work with these incredibly talented super stars! :)

About Preston Bailey and Preston Bailey Designs
Preston Bailey is recognized as the premiere event designer and taste maker and has more than 30 years of wedding and event experience under the auspices of his namesake company, Preston Bailey Designs.   He is best known for his ability to completely transform generic (sometimes no more than a shell) spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. His one-of-kind events have attracted such notable individual clients as Donna Karan, Jennifer Hudson, Matt Lauer, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Uma Thurman, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Catherine Zeta-Jones as well as members of several royal families.  In August 2010, Preston partnered with Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute to create the first-of-its-kind online course, which was later adopted by over 2,000 academic institutions.  Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design certification program offers students the opportunity to learn the step-by-step process and techniques utilized by this industry pioneer.  As a follow-up, Preston launched a Floral Design Course series in February 2012.

As an author, Preston has written five bestselling books: Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, Celebrations and Flowers, which was published by Rizzoli in September 2011 and is already in its second printing. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs is a privately-held company and maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

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“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


Kristan Serafino Partners with Gilt Groupe



Photographer: Ed Hafizov / Hair: Kristan Serafino / Makeup: David Maderich

Written by: Linsey Jones

Kristan Serafino partners with Gilt City, the online lifestyle destination curator, to develop a compelling beauty experience.  The result of the collaborative effort is a choice of two Hairstyling & Makeup offerings; Wedding Day Beauty and On-Location Event Styling.

For the Wedding Day Beauty offering, Kristan joins forces with accomplished makeup virtuoso Robyn Tamura.  Kristan has styled the cover of 20+ Brides magazine, including Brides prestigious 75th anniversary issue known worldwide as the iconic bridal image.  Her bridal work was most recently featured on the cover of People magazine when she styled the hair for the Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey wedding.

Together they will style the bride, groom and up to four others in the wedding party.  On the special wedding day Robyn and Kristan will expertly style the makeup and hair, and then stay with the bride for touch-ups from the photographs to the ceremony to the reception.  Exclusively for Gilt City, this $7,500 Wedding Day Beauty offering can be yours for $2,399, a savings of 68%!

Photographer: Shira Weinberger / Hair: Kristan Serafino

For the On-Location Event Styling, hairstylist Kristan will recreate for you the identical personalized styling she provides her celebrity clientele.  Beginning with a special consultation session with Kristan you will select the perfect hairstyle that complements your wardrobe, accessories and venue.  On the day of the event – whether a holiday party, charity gala or just a special night out – Kristan will arrive at your home, or on location, to style that perfect look you.  Exclusively for Gilt City, this $750 On-Location Event Styling offering can be yours for $319, a savings of 57%.

Kristan has styled hair for virtually every major award ceremony and a long list of A-list celebrities including Naomi Watts, Krysten Ritter, Princess Caroline

Hair: Kristan Serafino / Makeup: Lauren Cosenza

About Robyn Tamura

While as an executive at Estée Lauder Companies, Robyn worked for the Origins, Estée Lauder and Clinique brand becoming Clinique’s Director of Strategy and Creative Development and Global Beauty Director. In this position she taught makeup application throughout Europe and Asia, in the Middle East and South Africa.  As a makeup artist Robyn’s corporate clientele includes Giorgio Armani, Chanel, philosophy and Vogue.

Gilt City strives to deliver to their member’s exclusive, one-of-a kind experiences from access to exclusive events to beauty and wellness packages and everything in-between.  Gilt City is a division of Gilt Groupe, the innovative online shopping site offering coveted brands and products at insider prices.

Hair: Kristan Serafino

About Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Gilt Groupe, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home décor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino

 

 

 



“Summer Wedding Hair”



Hair: Kristan Serafino/ Makeup: David Maderich

Written by: Kristan Serafino

Summer is a perfect season for a bride & groom to put a twist on ritual and formality by having a casual outdoor wedding.  If the notion of hosting a stuffy, formal affair just isn’t your style, then express yourself in the backdrop of manicured gardens, ocean beaches, blooming fields and rustic countryside.  The theme of a casual summer wedding opens up a whole range of chic styles, innovative menus, and fanciful invitations.

The lightheartedness of a summer wedding is the best choice for bubbly personalities full of fun.  It’s a chance to skip some of the more common traditions in favor of light fabrics, floral accessories, tousled hairstyles and even sandals.

The bridal  image above is the breathtakingly beautiful Nadia.  SerafinoSays‘ editor Kristan Serafino was privileged to style this bride’s hair for her very special day.  Congratulations Nadia!

Do you have bridal hair questions?  Regardless of your venue, SerafinoSays will gladly answer any wedding day hairstyle question you submit in the comments section.

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


Daily – “What Do The Jonas’s, The Fatone’s, Sherri Sheppard, Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass & Shaquille O’Neal Have In Common?”



What do Kevin Jonas, Joey Fatone, Sherri Sheppard, Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass & Shaquille O’Neal have in common?  OK, they are all entertainers, but that’s not the answer I’m looking for.  They all rely on the same person to orchestrate the most momentous event of their lives; the revered wedding and event planner… Michael Russo!

SerafinoSays had the rare opportunity to interview Michael Russo back stage during New York City’s Bridal Market.  A rare opportunity since Michael is a highly sought after personality, and particularly so this time of the year.  When Michael is not planning the weddings for the likes of Danielle & Kevin Jonas,  Kelly & Joey Fatone,  & Sherri Sheppard, then he is holiday decorating the homes and offices of the rich & famous including Shaquille O’Neal, Lance Bass, Kathy Griffin, and Trump Tower.  When Michael’s not designing or decorating for an event, then you might catch him filming segments for HGTV, E News, The Knot or Style Network.

With an inimitable sense of style and an industrious work ethic, event planner Michael Russo has fashioned a remarkable resume that suggests experience far beyond his years.  The prodigious and prolific Russo, whose career in the industry has spanned over a decade, has built his reputation as an in-demand event planner by creating stunning special events.  His palpable energy and meticulous attention to detail has made him a favorite among countless high-profile clients – from stars of the silver screen and the TV screen, to the stage and sports arenas, Michael Russo’s body of work truly runs the gamut.  While his youthful spirit keeps him connected to the latest trends, he possesses an innate sophistication and elegance that is apparent in his body of work.

Due to his notable style and flair for orchestrating the most unique events, Michael quickly became popular with Hollywood’s brightest stars and some of the nation’s most influential people. Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Us Weekly, Distinction Magazine, and Newsday are amongst the most recent sources showcasing Michael’s talent.  In speaking with many industry jetsetters, the thing that sets Michael apart from other event planners is his desire not only to be creative, but to create elegant magic.

When it comes to orchestrating dazzling special events, Michael Russo’s passion coupled with his expertise results in unprecedented events.  Sophisticated Weddings… Premier Corporate Galas… Custom Home Decorating; you name it, and the creative talents displayed by Michael Russo will inspire you.  His unsurpassed personal attention will turn any of your dreams into a wonderful reality.

Let’s hear what the “Go To Wedding Guru” had to share with SerafinoSays.com

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“True Beauty isn’t about perfection.  By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


Daily – “SerafinoSays Interviews Bridal Designer Rita Vinieris for Rivini”



SerafinoSays was fortunate enough to head back stage for an interview with Rita Vinieris, designer of Rivini Rita was inspired after seeing the painting “Scene Galante” by Giovanni Boldini.

The collection was filled with Organza, French Lace, feathers, elderberry color in saches and layers, layers, and more layers of ethereal transparency.

Let’s listen to Rita’s inspirations and personal suggestion for buying the perfect wedding dress.

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“True beauty isn’t about perfection.  By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino

 



Daily – “Let’s Play The Memory Game”



So today was quite a day. While we dutifully paid homage to Prince William and Princess Katherine, it’s time for us to relax and unwind from the day.

So, let’s play a game…..

Ok… well maybe not the exact game of memory, but let’s match the hat with what looks closest to it.

PS.  I am not poking fun nor am I trying to offend those who wore these hats.  I just thought it would be fun to see what could have possibly come from these hat inspirations.

Please cast your vote & send in your favorite hats!!!!

Hat or Wedding Cake?

Hat or Owl?

Hat or Captain Jack Sparrow?

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Daily – “The Royal Wedding”



Good Afternoon SerafinoSays readers.  Sorry for the late post, but I was attending a very important wedding.  Well, not as much attending as viewing.  For those of you that have been living in a closet for the last few weeks, you might have missed the everyday countdown to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. [Read more...]



Brides – Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, something for your hair?



Every bride dreams of achieving elegance on their wedding day. To realize a beautiful symmetry where the hair accentuates the makeup, which accentuates the dress, and so forth. But how in the heck can an engaged couple afford their dream? Brides-to-be, fret no more! Let me be the first to give you a wedding gift of my professional styling consultation.

I have had the distinct privilege to style the hair for the covers of leading bridal magazines in the world, bridal fashion shows for national television, and celebrity weddings. All I ask you to do is submit a picture of your wedding dress (or if your dress is a closely guarded secret, submit a similar style or description) along with a picture of yourself. If chosen, I will post a picture of the hairstyle I recommend along with step-by-step instructions on how to easily achieve the look. Don’t leave such a critical decision to the collective styling of the bride’s maids, or the local glamour shots at the mall.

 

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.”      Kristan Serafino


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