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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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Red Carpet Hair



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While my recent posts have been mostly Men’s Grooming, I still love the uniquely different challenge of Women’s Hairstyling.  Getting the chance to style both handsome men and gorgeous women is the beauty (pun intended) of my job.  This past week in Atlanta I had the pleasure of being the lead hairstylist for aTVfest, an international event focused on design, creativity and innovation in television and media production.  The three-day festival is screenings, workshops and award presentations for professionals from all areas of content production, including broadcast, cable, Web, social media, music videos and advertising.

The list of celebrities was diverse, giving me a chance to work with today’s and tomorrow’s stars.  This list included;

Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film, including four Emmy nominations. After standout roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best-reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and in 2011.

Britton returned to the small screen in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s, “Nashville,” earning her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” for which she received her third Emmy nomination. She was most recently seen in the film, “The To Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. She also appeared last summer’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

- See more at: http://www.atvfest.com/honored-guests#sthash.isr0PSHT.dpuf

Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film, including four Emmy nominations. After standout roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best-reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and in 2011.

Britton returned to the small screen in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s, “Nashville,” earning her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” for which she received her third Emmy nomination. She was most recently seen in the film, “The To Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. She also appeared last summer’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

- See more at: http://www.atvfest.com/honored-guests#sthash.isr0PSHT.dpuf

Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film, including four Emmy nominations. After standout roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best-reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and in 2011.

Britton returned to the small screen in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s, “Nashville,” earning her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” for which she received her third Emmy nomination. She was most recently seen in the film, “The To Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. She also appeared last summer’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

- See more at: http://www.atvfest.com/honored-guests#sthash.isr0PSHT.dpuf

Four-time Emmy nominee Connie Britton who received the Icon Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television.  Connie had standout roles on popular series “Spin City,” “24,” “The West Wing,” and “Friday Night Lights.”  Most recently Connie has starred in “Nashville” and “American Horror Story.”  Connie also has a remarkable film career and most recently can be seen in “The To Do List,” alongside Andy Samberg.

The Rising Star Award went to Megan Boone who currently stars in the new hit drama “The Blacklist,” opposite James Spader.  “The Blacklist” received a 2014 Peoples Choice Award nomination for “The Favorite New Television Drama.”  Mega has also been seen in a recurring role on “Law & Order:LA” and in the films “Step Up Revolution” and “My Bloody Valentine.”

Attending aTVfest screenings and participating in discussion panels were Josh Henderson, Emily Bell and Emily Bett Rickards.  Josh and Emily star as John Ross Ewing and Emma Brown on “Dallas,” the continuation of the hugely popular series that topped television ratings for 13 years.  In its third season, “Dallas” is again among the top rated cable programs.

Emily Bett Rickards is a young actress that made an immediate impression with her audience.  Originally cast as a one-episode guest star on the hit series  “Arrow,” the fan reaction to Emily’s role as Felicity Smoak, a computer wiz, resulted in a regular role opposite the series star Stephen Amell.

I would say if I had to work a long weekend, this was the way to do it.  :-)

Connie Britton/ Megan Boone  (All Makeup by: Lori Hamlin Penske)

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Emily Bett Rickards/ Josh Henderson & Emily Bell

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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



“Zombie Makeup Tutorial”



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Just in time for Halloween, a doable Do-It-Yourself  into a terrifying zombie. (Zombie Makeup Tutorial)

When is a DIY project truly DIY project? Answer, when you can actually “do it yourself.”  I have tried countless DIY projects from food recipes to household crafts and they typically run over budget or well outside the capability of the novice.  Well, I found the perfectly scary Halloween DIY project designed by Greg Nicotera, the brilliant make-up designer from AMC’s The Walking Dead and fellow special effects artist Andy Schoneberg.

I was searching online for last-minute Halloween costume ideas when I was thrilled to find a zombie make-up video produced by the Emmy Award winning designers that create hundreds of terrifying zombies for The Walking Dead.  I read the instructions, watched the video and compiled the shopping list required to paint your face a ghastly undead hue.  While buying the on line and my local beauty store I decided to test the simplicity and accuracy of the instructions by videoing myself (without rehearsals) following the step-by-step instructions.

I was pleasantly surprised that the how-to guide left nothing out and was simple to follow.  I particularly like that the instructions weren’t so constraining that you couldn’t personalize the make-up to divulge your inner most zombie.  After lying out all the times it took no longer to finish my zombie make-up than it takes to carve a big pumpkin.  The shopping list looked lengthy at first glance, but most households will already have many of the items required.  The blac wig was my addition. (One of the perks of being an editorial hairstylist is having a closet full of wigs).  You can get the same unkempt effect whether you are using your own hair or a wig.  All you do is apply conditioner directly to your hair.

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My love of all things zombie originated when grooming Norman Reedus for various photo shoots, red carpet events and Comicon for his hit TV show The Walking Dead.  For those of you that don’t watch, Norman plays the crossbow wielding, good ol’boy Daryl Dixon, who is The Walking Dead’s foremost zombie killer.

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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

 



The Green Goblin



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I know of few actors that command an audiences’ attention more than Willem Dafoe. Willem has set a new standard for darkly eccentric characters.  His keen yet menacing acting style and distinctive voice are always present whether he’s playing Sergeant Ellias, the detached  solider in Platoon, or the diabolical Green Goblin determined to destroy Spiderman, or Gill, the boorish yet ambitious fish helping to plot Nemo’s escape from the dentist’s tank in Finding Nemo.  Willem Dafoe has over 80 films to his credit with 2 Oscars nominations and another 24 wins and 16 nominations and too boot he has done it all with incredible hair! (Clearly a hairstylists observation of Willem Dafoe’s Hair…..Hee-Hee!)

I had the pleasure of grooming and styling Willem’s hair  for the premier of his latest independent film “Jameson First Shot.”  This is not the first time I have worked with Willem and he’s one of the actors I always look forward to the next time.  Unlike his film persona, Willem is genuine, intelligent and modest.  As intense as Willem Dafoe may be onscreen, he is 10X’s more gentlemanly off screen.

Side note:  Everyone knows I’m a comic book junkie but I still can’t believe I work with the Green Goblin! :)

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“Beauty Products Save vs. Splurge” with Kristan Serafino



“Beauty Products Save vs. Splurge” with Kristan Serafino

To spend or not to spend…that is the question.  If you’re like me you balance your spending to achieve the best results.  As an example; to achieve a chic style on a modest budget you can combine an H&M shirt, Forever 21 pants, Zara jacket, then a Prada bag.  Voila…you look fine enough to stroll into the offices of Vogue.

The same goes for beauty products.  And the popular host of  New York LIVE, Lilliana Vazquez asked SerafinoSays to show her audience the secret behind the best save and splurge beauty product buys.

Visit this link to discover which beauty products are best to buy from your local drugstore and which are worth spending a few extra bucks for the best results.  By learning to balance your beauty budget you get the most bang-for-the-buck and the end result is comparable to a shopper with an unlimited budget.

 



Healthy Hair Tip: Hair, Scalp & Skin Protection from the Sun



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Healthy Hair Tip:  Hair, Scalp & Skin Protection from the Sun

I’m here to provide you a healthy hair tip to keep you hair, scalp and skin protected from the sun.  Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to shop for new sundresses, shirts, skirts, shoes and swimsuits.  SerafinoSays offers these words of caution; “Save room in your budget to prepare your hair and skin for the summer… or suffer the consequences!”

No matter how cautious you are your hair, scalp and skin are daily exposed to the summer season’s menacing qualities such as intense heat, dry air, chlorinated water, ultraviolet radiation, salt water, humidity and sand.  When precautions are not taken to help protect the hair and skin, or if exposure to the negative elements is left untreated, then the summer’s unwelcome elements can cause wrinkled skin, brittle & cracked hair cuticle, liver spots, and forms of skin cancer. 

SerafinoSays has “Pro Tips” that will increase your awareness of summer’s potential dangers and educate you on the best preventative measures.  Following these Pro Tips will assuredly keep your hair, scalp and skin looking and feeling healthy all summer long!  And all it takes is a little extra TLC and a commitment to live healthy.Healthy Hair Tip

How to Keep Your Hair Healthy

Use Conditioner Properly – A conditioner helps to restore moisture to the hair and repair damage to its cellular structure, but using conditioner improperly causes it to be completely ineffective.  Conditioner must be left in the hair for no less than 2 minutes before rinsing.  The longer the better because hair treatment products need time to penetrate into the hair shaft to be effective.

Less Blow Drying – The combination of summer’s heat and wind absorbs the hair’s natural moisture.  By adding excessive blow drying you further evaporate the moisture from the hair shaft leaving it dry, brittle and frizzy.  Summer is a great time to experiment with hairstyles that allow the hair to dry naturally.

Te-Tangle Before Brushing – Salt water and chlorine causes the hair to tangle leaving it tattered and broken after brushing.  After towel drying the hair, apply a Bumble & Bumble Leave In Conditoner to the tangles then gently comb the hair.

How to Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Oil Regularly – Apply coconut oil on the scalp to prevent and treat dry scalp that left untreated results in flaking and loss of hair.  Gently massage the coconut oil all over the scalp for 4-6 minutes, and then let it set for an additional 20 minutes before washing and conditioning the hair.

UV Filters – Use styling products with added UV protection to protect the scalp.  This Pro Tip is particularly important for colored hair since UV protection products help prevent color fading.

Wear a Hat – The simplest and one of the most effective methods to guard your hair, scalp and skin from the harmful elements of the summer sun is to cover up.

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy

Sunscreen, Sunscreen and More Sunscreen – A recent study proves the use of sunscreen slows the skins aging process.  That’s all I need to hear!  Frequently apply powerful sunscreens with SPF ratings greater than 30 and that also block both UVA and UVB light.

Eat Your Way to Protection – Remember the old adage, “you are what you eat.”  Well snacking on foods rich with antioxidants offer a protective effect for the skin.  These yummy foods include blueberries, seeds, nuts, tomatoes, yellow & orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apricots, bananas, etc.

Photesensitivity – A big word meaning sensitive to light, such as the sun’s light.  It can be triggered by the intake of certain drugs such as antibiotics and diuretics, which can cause skin to be sensitive to sun and prone to sunburn.  Talk to your doctor about this possibility of sun sensibilities caused by medications.

 

“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


“Ponytail Hair Tips”



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Ponytail Hair Tips

I was quoted in Cosmopolitan Magazine today… YIPEE!

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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



“Emmy Rossum’s Beauty”



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Emmy Rossum’s red carpet beauty was enhanced by Dior’s Celebrity Makeup artist Ricky Wilson and by yours truly styling the hair.  The stunningly beautiful actress attended the annual New Yorkers for Children spring dinner dance while looking glamorous in Dior.

Emmy Rossum is counted among the very, very few in entertainment that has achieved success as an actress, singer-songwriter, and beauty icon.  From acclaimed acting roles in the film Mystic River, and the musical lead in Phantom of the Opera, to the persevering Fiona Gallagher on Showtimes smash hit Shameless, to Emmy’s new album, Sentimental Journey, she always delivers a memorable performance.  And if this triple threat isn’t enough, the world’s leading fashion houses and beauty editors consider Emmy an ideal women to model the latest fashions.

I thought you may enjoy learning how such a wonderful opportunity to work with Emmy came about.  It begins with a call from Emmy’s publicist, Jeffrey Chassen, asking if I was available to style her hair from a charitable dinner event.  A publicist’s role is to be the liaison between their talent and the media.  A publicist promotes their clients brand and makes them more visible within their market.  Of course I jumped at the chance to work with Emmy.

When I arrived at Emmy’s we immediately evaluated her dress and accessories before discussing how the hair should be styled.  The hair and makeup stylists typically have very little time before their client has to depart for the event so you get down to work quickly.  We tossed around a few ideas such as a classic chignon or the hair swept to the side.  I then suggested we go for something a little less predictable, while still stylish.  I envisioned Emmy with a hairstyle that enhanced her high cheek bones and facial structure while also drawing the admirers attention to Ricky’s cat eyes and full pink lip.  Equally important is the element of the stunning Dior dress, which needs to be complimented by the hair and makeup.

Emmy agreed with my vision and we agreed the hair should be half up and half down.  I first straightened her hair, while keeping the sides slicked tight.  I then pinned the hair just below the crown.  I added subtle height at the crown and smoothed the remaining hair so it appeared to effortlessly cascade over the sides pulled back.  This would give her hair the perfect blend of modern and chic.

She looked absolutely gorgeous!

Make sure to check out Emmy’s new album here.

“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

 



“Grey Hair”



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Grey Hair

One area of aging where men have a distinct advantage over women is grey hair.  While the cause of grey hair is the same in both sexes, societies perspective on grey hair differ significantly.  Grey hair on a man is considered distinguished.  Not so much on women.  Silver foxes are even considered sex symbols.  Look no further than George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Ted Danson, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Mark Harmon, and Steve Martin to name only a few.  Heck, even Ben Affleck and President Barack Obama rock the grey.

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The cause of grey hair is the same in men and women alike.  And, the lasting result greying hair has on the hair’s texture is also similar in men and women.  There is also no difference in the hair care treatment necessary to keep aging hair healthy, shiny and supple.  But men typically do not care properly for their sophisticated looking greying hair.

SerafinoSays is going to explain to men the why’s and how’s of caring for grey hair.  If we take a look at what causes grey hair then we will better understand the need for grey hair care.  Hair gets its natural color from a pigment called melanin found in the cortex of each hair strand.  The distribution of the melanin granules into the cortex determines the hair’s color.  Unfortunately, like many aspects of our body, over time the production of melanin diminishes.  Each individual genetic makeup determines the rate of the pigmentation loss in each hair follicle that results in hair turning grey, and even white when the production of melanin stops.

The loss of melanin production to the hair’s cortex contributes to the lack of moisture in the hair shaft hair.  This lack of moisture wreaks havoc on the texture of the hair causing it to become dryer, course, wiry and even curly.

Since there is no cure for grey hair, men need to learn how to adapt to the new texture of their hair and take steps to keep their greying hair healthy.

Here are steps recommended by SerafinoSays:

Step One – Moisturizing Shampoo

Out with the old shampoo and in with the new moisturizing shampoo.  Maintaining moisture in a hair shaft is the most important way to maintain your hair’s health.  Well-moisturized hair is less brittle, and brittle hair can result in accelerated or greater hair loss.  Moisturizing shampoo works with the hair’s natural oils to retain moisture in the scalp, root and individual hair follicle.  Apply a quarter-sized amount of moisturizing shampoo to damp hair. Massage the shampoo into your scalp, and follow with a warm water rinse.

Step Two – Moisturizing Conditioner

Conditioner adds to the natural moisture of the hair and helps retain the shine, and intensity throughout the day.  Dry hair requires a conditioner that contains a high amount of essential fatty acids that makes dry hair more pliable.  By using a good moisturizing shampoo with a good moisturizing conditioner you are taking two stpes forward toward healthy grey hair.  Apply a quarter-sized amount into your palm, and massage it into your hair.  Do not apply directly to the scalp, as it does not need treatment.  Leave the conditioner on for three to five minutes then rinse away the conditioner with cool water.  Dry your hair by patting and gently rubbing with a towel.

Step Three – Add Shine

Grey hair lacks moisturize leaving the hair shaft looking dry and dull.  By adding texturizing paste, pomade or creams you will not only add shine, but create a modern texture to a hairstyle.

When preparing products to apply to your hair, I recommend placing a dab of the product on your finger tips and emulsify.  While many applications tips recommend you first apply the product to palm of the hand, it is your finger tips and fingers combing the product through the hair and not not your palm.

SerafinoSays Pro Tip:  It is the finger tips that are manipulating the hairstyle not the palms.  Begin at the back of the head and massage the products towards the front. By beginning at the back it will eliminate any over application to the hair line that might cause the hair to appear as it has to much product. Style hair to desired look.

Here are a few must have products when I style my male celebrities:

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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

 



“Blow Dry Secrets”



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There is a right way and a wrong way to achieve a great blow dry, and my good friend Jill Seiman asked me to share a few of my favorite products.  Jill, who is a featured contributor to the extremely popular blog Babble.com, was writing a story titled “10 Products to Maintain Your Blow Dry.” Naturally I was thrilled when Jill asked me how a pro achieves a great blow dry, so I eagerly shared a few of my blow dry “Pro Tips”.

In addition to reading Jill’s posts on Babble.com, I encourage you to check out Jill’s own Blog…Glamamom.  Personally, I LOVE reading about her endless ventures with her sons, while she miraculously manages to always look so chic and stylish.  Just see what Cosmopolitan Magazine had to say about her.

“Jill Seiman is the mom about town. From what to wear and where to go with your girlfriends, to places to go and things to see with the kids—she’s the wonder woman who covers it all. “Cosmopolitan

“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



“Food For Healthy Hair”



Food For Healthy Hair

As a child growing up in an Italian home it was authoritatively ordered, imperative and compulsory to eat.  Eating wasn’t just “eating.”  Eating was a loud, animated and gregarious celebration of food.  There was no way of avoiding it… Mangia!  From assorted nuts, cheeses and olives, to pastas, meatballs, and gravy, to pastry, breads, and fruits, to wine, Anisette, and Sambuca, my grandmother, mom and the usual gaggle of aunts made certain there was a wide selection of food on the table.  Today some might argue that a daily bowl of pasta and meatballs might weigh heavy on the carb intake, but my mother always complemented a meal with a healthy main course of vegetables and protein. (Food for healthy hair)

I can still hear my mom yelling, and sometimes threaten with the ol’ wooden spoon, to “finish your chicken and vegetables and don’t forget to drink all your milk or you won’t grow to be tall and strong.”  Seems reasonable today, but as a young kid I was preoccupied with scheming how to bypass the veggie and bird portions of the meal and dive directly into the dessert.

I also vividly remember by grandfather reiterating what my mom was saying, but his reasoning was less appealing.  He shouted, “Finish my chicken and vegetables; it’ll grow hair on your chest.”  Grandpa never took the time to adapt his adage to the audience.  Grandpa, I love you, but I am sure happy that was not one of the side effects of eating healthy food.

Many years later, I not only regularly pour myself a tall, cool glass of milk, but I actually prefer vegetables and protein dishes.  Evidently the shared wisdom of my mother and grandfather left an indelible impression.  Who knew!?

Healthy Hair Food: Poultry

  • Our fine feathered friends, particularly chickens and turkeys, are a source of high-quality protein that leads to healthy hair.
  • Weak, delicate hair is the result of a diet lacking adequate protein or with low-quality protein.  In addition, excessive protein deficiency can result in loss of hair color.
  • Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bio-availability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.

Healthy Hair Food: Eggs

Health hair doesn’t care how you order your eggs; scrambled, fried, or over easy.  All it cares about is that you order eggs, since eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find.  Eggs also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.  I guess that’s why I never met an ugly chicken.

Healthy Hair Food: Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.  Since a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, you’d be wise to include carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad.

Healthy Hair Food: Dark Green Vegetables

Popeye the Sailor Man didn’t eat all that spinach just so he could have healthy hair, although he could have.  Spinach, like broccoli and Swiss chard, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.  And why do you care about vitamins A and C?  Because your body needs to produce sebum, which is a result of a healthy diet of Popeye’s favorite energy booster.  The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body’s natural hair conditioner.  Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.  Forget goggling over Popeye’s muscles, next time check out his hair.

Healthy Hair Food: Low-Fat Dairy Products

Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth.  They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.  Two benefits for the price of one!

If you are looking for some healthy hair foods “to-go,” try throwing a yogurt or cottage cheese cup in your bag when you head out in the morning to snack on later in the day.  You can even boost their hair benefits by stirring in a couple of tablespoons of ground flax seeds or walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.  Have fun being your own mad scientist!

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


“Garnier Blow Out Bar & Style Event”



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Written by: Kristan Serafino

SerafinoSays is ALWAYS excited when one of our fellow hair stylists is recognized by a leading brand for his celebrated talent and charisma.  But when they also add to the event a FREE blow dry we are over the moon.

Make sure to stop by the Garnier Fructis Blow Out & Style Station to try out the latest Garnier products, get you hair styled and maybe if you are lucky Tommy will share some of his Celeb secrets! :)

See you there!

“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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