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Flower Power!

Grab Anything Fun That Can Be Pinned In Your Hair With A Bobbi Pin. Who Says Accessories Have To Be Store Bought??

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Twisted Sister…..

Make Sure Your Curly Hair Is Treated With Kit Gloves. Don’t Touch Curls Until They Are COMPLETELY DRY! This Will Help To Eliminate Those Frizzy Ends.

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Fringe Benefits!

Want To Draw Attention To Your Eyes?

Nothing Screams LOOK At Me Then A Heavy Fringe!

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Got Bounce? Use your BIG Round brush to create extra volume, movement and texture.

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Growing out your hair? Try a fun new color to get you through those rough phases when you just want to cut it all off.

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When Back Combing Hair…

Secure The Tease At The Root To Avoid Floppy Hair.

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“Cosmpolitan Magazine & Macy’s Share Their Love of Latinas”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

SerafinoSays had the distinct honor to attend a Private Blogger Breakfast to hear about the launch of Cosmopolitan for Latinas from Editor-in-Chief Michelle Herrera Mulligan. It was hosted by Macy’s Herald Square, its flagship store in New York City, where the Bloggers also learned about the inspiration behind Macy’s tribute campaign, Brasil: A Magical Journey.

Cosmopolitan for Latinas launched May 1, and promises to be the premiere magazine dedicated to latin women, latina beauty and fashion tips, and the sexy latina lifestyle!

After you check-out Cosmo for Latinas at your newsstand or online, and don’t forget to connect with them by Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, THEN discover Brasil, and let Macy’s be your guide on a Magical Journey. Celebrate the enchanting culture’s bold colors… exotic scents… sensual textures… and natural sensations that make Brasil a burgeoning global inspiration in beauty, fashion, food and designer accessories.

Every Macy’s location across the country will join in A Magical Journey; Brasil with exciting events from fashion shows & cooking demos to live music & dance performances. Only Macy’s could make this season more hot! hot! hot!

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Behind The Chair – “ZINK Cover with Krysten Ritter”



What is a Renaissance Man?  One definition would be a person whose expertise spans a number of different subject areas.  As an example, a person who is an author, musician, model, playwright, songwriter, actor, and screenwriter.  Since few people can claim such a wide array of accomplishments throughout an entire career… I would consider my above example as defining a bonafide Renaissance Man (or in this case woman).  I have the pleasure of knowing such a person… Krysten Ritter!

When ZINK magazine called a few months ago asking me to work on their Cover Shoot featuring Krysten Ritter, I jumped at the opportunity to work with such a talented and rising star.

For such a young age, Krysten Ritter has compiled an impressive body of work that encompasses film, television and music… and she gives you the sense that she is only getting started.  Krysten’s career began when she was discovered at the age of 15 by a model scouting agent in a local shopping mall in Shicknshinny, PA.  It wasn’t long before it became clear to casting agents that her outgoing, bubbly and naturally hysterical personality would make for an easy transition from modeling to acting.

A recent accolade for Krysten was her critically acclaimed season on AMC’s award winning series television drama/comedy Breaking Bad.  Additionally, she has appeared in the films Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), What Happens in Vegas (2008), 27 Dresses and had recurring roles in the television series Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and ‘Til Death.  She was featured in “Valley Girls”, an episode of The CW series Gossip Girl.  In 2010, she appeared in the romantic comedy She’s Out of My League and the television series Gravity.  And if that isn’t enough, Krysten co-wrote and stared in the independent comedy BFF & Baby.  She also composed and performed music for the film.

Next on Krysten’s list of accomplishments is a return to TV in ABC’s Apartment 23.

SerafinoSays shares how to achieve Krysten’s look:

1. Begin by applying a dollop of Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler to wet hair.  Always apply products starting from the back of your head, and begin the application at the mid-shaft of your hair to the ends.  Then apply the remaining product in your hand to the front of your head.  This will eliminate over use of product around the face causing hair to be limp or weighed down.

2.  Blast your hair about 80% dry using the Salon Tech ionic turbo 3300 blow dryer.  Complete the drying process by smoothing your hair with a round brush.  Note: Since Step 3 requires the use of a flat iron that will further help to smooth the cuticle, it is not as critical to have the perfectly smooth hair after the blow dry.

3. To create volume at the root, begin by using your Kiss Silicone Protexion Flat Iron. Place the iron at root of the hair then rotate the iron 180 degrees (this should look like you are writing an upside down U).  As the iron glides down the hair, flip your iron upward at the ends to create a kicky, flippy texture.  To create a more natural look, leave some of the ends straight and randomly flip others.

4.  To enhance the texture, finish with a blast of Kaaral Pink Up Spray Gloss.  One of my favorite applications of spray shine is to hold your arm straight with the blow dryer (nozzle off), squirt the spray gloss directly into the airflow of the dryer.  The movement of hair from the dryer will cause the spray gloss to be distributed through the interior of the hair and not just this outer layer.  This will create incredible texture, shine and add a new dimension to your hair cut.

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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


Behind the Chair – “Prestige Cover with Matthew McConaughey”



It’s 9:00 am on a Friday in a seedy section of Los Angeles and I am completely lost.  My street navigator is directing me in circles and I swear it is beginning to sound agitated.  What is so frustrating is that I can see traffic in the distance, but I cannot figure out how to reach any of the cars.  I begin to get nervous thinking I am trapped in a maze of empty warehouses, then, it occurs to me, it isn’t any scarier than taking a shortcut through the Bronx when going to Yankee Stadium.  Finally, I notice a dilapidated pickup truck parked next to some buildings near the approximate location of my photo shoot.  I inconspicuously circle the block a few times like I am approaching a crime scene.  I tentatively park in front of the pickup truck. Then I proceed to get out and ask the grizzled ole’ man leaning against the tailgate if he can send me in the right direction of my shoot.   Clearly, I look out of place.  My hair is styled, makeup on, navy blue dress, tights, killer accessories and boots.  The man by the truck smiles and says, “It was pretty obvious the first couple times you circled the block that you are lost young lady.”  I was strangely disappointed that my surveillance was so conspicuous.  He chuckled slightly and asked if I was here for the Matthew McConaughey shoot.  How could he tell?  Possibly it was the knee high boots.  More likely, it was because I was the first woman displaying any style that passed by these warehouses in days, weeks or possibly years.  It seems my new friend works at the warehouse that is the location for today’s shoot.

Within 10 minutes, several cars pulled up alongside the building and we all followed the man into the warehouse.  I honestly expected the warehouse doors to open up into a bohemian studio; chic, artsy, with an espresso bar like many NYC and L.A. studios.  Much to my surprise, when the doors opened it revealed a decaying, disheveled warehouse that looked as if it was stolen from a set of Warner Bros.  It was TOTALLY cool, and full of possibility.

The point of sharing this saga is so you can better appreciate the depth of creativity behind the scenes of a seemingly simple photo shoot.  The following images show Matthew McConaughey dressed head-to-toe in a designer suit, glasses, shoes and accessories, looking as if he was strolling the streets of Milan.  Although, I certainly wish that was the location, he was plopped in an abandoned warehouse, using the “interesting” props found lying around.  Sure does make for some great images.

“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

 

 

 



Behind the Chair – Cigar Aficionado Cover Shoot with Matthew McConaughey



Does it get much better than this?  An exquisite cigar, a 1958 Cadillac, picture perfect weather, and Matthew McConaughey. All the necessary fixings to make for a memorable photo shoot.

Since you couldn’t join me, the least I can do is  share a few hair and skin tips….

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