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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.

Beauty Expert Kristan Serafino

“Beauty Products Save vs. Splurge” with Kristan Serafino

“Beauty Products Save vs. Splurge” with Kristan Serafino To spend or not to spend…that is…

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“How To Choose A Hairstylist For Your Wedding Day”

Brides Magazine: Hair by Kristan Serafino How to Choose A Wedding Hair Stylist In my…

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The Sun’s Coming Up…Like A Big Bald Head.  This provocative collection of photographs by Norman…

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A Beauty Pro Segment is among my favorite television segments to watch on lifestyle programs.  I love to learn about the latest and greatest beauty products, trends, and tips that a beauty expert has in their bag of tricks.  But wait…. when it’s yours truly about to step in front of the camera on LIVE TV to share beauty & lifestyle tips the enthusiasm turns into butterflies in the pit of my stomach.  Lucky for me, New York Live’s popular hostess Jackie Reid was there to help calm my nerves.

Check out the video above to see some of my “Beauty Pro tips” your “Beauty Resolutions in 2014″.

Beauty Segment Suggested Products:

Ritual Cleanse: Premier 100% organic, fresh-pressed, raw juices.

Dentek Mouth Guards:  The only over-the-counter dental guard with a forming tray.
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Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow: Unlimited eye shades with a luminous & versatile palette.

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Moroccanoil Hair Masks:  A revitalizing treatment that quickly repairs weak, damaged, or color-treated hair.

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Clark’s Botanicals: These revolutionary skin care products feature “Jasmine Absolute,” a precious essential oil that naturally re-balances the skin.

Beauty ProWant to see my New York Live Segment on “Beauty Products Save Vs Splurge” Click 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



“The Perfect Messy Bun With InStyler Celebrity Hair Stylist Dean Banowetz”



How excited was SerafinoSays when our very good friend and Celebrity Makeup Artist David Maderich had the opportunity to interview InStyler Celebrity Hair Stylist Dean Banowetz?  REALLY EXCITED!

Dean shared with David his secrets for creating Gwen Steffani’s perfect messy bun with his favorite InStyler Amazing Rotating Iron. 

David: How can a woman update her look for fall – messy buns seem to be the in thing this season.  How can a woman achieve this style herself?

Dean: Messy buns are great if the hair has texture first. Texture gives the hair great movement.

David: How does the InStyler factor into this?

Dean: The 3/4 inch Instyler is great for putting texture in the hair. After it is curled scoop the hair up into a bun on the top or back of the head. Spray your have with a spray shine such as Joico’s Brilliantine Spray Gloss or Aquage’s Beyond Shine to accent your color and texture.

“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


“Interview With Artist Craig Collins On A Norman Reedus Shoot”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

Recently I worked on a photo shoot for grooming and styling the hair of  Norman Reedus, star of AMC’s hit show Walking Dead.  For those zealous Zombie fans you might know Norman as Daryl Dixon, the crossbow wielding character.  I was excited for several reasons; 1) I absolutely love working with Norman, a gentleman and professional, 2) the magazine we were shooting for  is one of the Gold Standard to have your name in print, (Coming Soon) 3) We were shooting in the coolest artist’s studio that was much different from the typical cavernous, sterile photo studio.

The artist behind the studio is Craig Collins.  “Craig’s paintings and pastels are informed by his personal experience of  having lived in Los Angeles for ten years and now in New York City.  Craig uses a range of media to create intimate explorations of the relationship between his surroundings and  the formation of his social identity.  Having worked late hours in two of the greatest cities, he has seen everything between startling beauty and the absolute perverse.  Inspired by the streets, Craig ingests the psychological and physical landscapes of the city.  His compositions weave together his fascinations with the human form, facial expressions through layered portrayals of personal struggle and hardship. Craig’s work investigates the divergent energies of Los Angeles and New York City; vast and laid back with energy respectively.”

SerafinoSays thought it would be informative, inspirational and fun to interview Craig to learn what’s behind  his artistic genius….

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“Wish You Could Look Gorgeous For Good Morning America”



Just imagine having to look fresh and fabulous in front of nearly 5 million people… at 7:00 AM.  For me a couple terrifying expressions come to mind; Mission Improbable and Inconceivable Truth.

The hosts and guests of ABC’s Good Morning America put their fate and faith in the highly capably hands of Celebrity Hairstylist Patrick Alemi.  Patrick is one of many scurrying behind the scenes concealed, but whose contribution is invaluable.  Patrick is the GMA Department Head for Hair & Makeup.  Each weekday morning before we hit the snooze button on our alarms, Patrick and his team of artists are on their way to a third cup of coffee while making Robin, George, Lara, Sam, Josh and dozens of daily guests & celebrities look their BEST each and every morning.

Patrick’s office, just down the hall from GMA’s main studio, bustles with people and activity throughout the morning.  Live television is demanding, and unforgiving, as every moment is orchestrated down to the second.  Consequently, Patrick is challenged every morning to perfectly style many of the hosts, including that morning’s guests, all within a narrow window before they are whisked away to the set and on-camera.

Patrick has enjoyed an illustrious career in television, motion pictures, stage, runway, and celebrity styling.  It is unlikely you have not experienced Patrick’s brilliant styling.  Just to name a few of his projects; Men In Black 3, Sweet Home Alabama, Spider-Man 3, A Beautiful Mind, or, Law and Order, Sopranos, Saturday Night Live, All My Children, The View, or, Phantom of The Opera, 42nd Street, Kiss me Kate.

Patrick is kind enough to share with SerafinoSays an insight into his morning routine, which includes a few tips-of-the-trade we can all put to good use.  We look forward to seeing more of Patrick and learning from his experience as he visits SerafinoSays from time to time over the coming months.

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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


“J.Mendel Fall Fashion Show 2012″



The world’s most glamorous celebs call on Charlotte Tilbury to create iconic, red-carpet looks. She counts Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and countless others as clients and friends. She has worked with designers such as Cavalli, Givenchy, Armani and Moschino as well as working on editorial shoots for magazines like Vogue, W Magazine and Love. And each year Charlotte works with the world’s top designers to create the cosmetic colour palettes for their fashion shows.

SerafinoSays interviewed Charlotte backstage when she partnered with Maybelline to create the stunning looks on the runway of J.Mendel.

Let’s hear how you can create the Runway Looks:

 

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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 Blonds Fashion Show”



SerafinoSays had the privilege of interviewing Jan Arnold, the visionary behind CND Creative Nail Design.  Not only did Jan share the inspiration behind the nails at the Blonds Fall Fashion Show, but she shares tips and the patent design created by her father.

Jan has made CND an “A-Lister” on the world’s red carpets and runways, particularly in the exhilarating venue of New York Fashion Week, where her team preps thousands of custom-nails for top designers’ catwalk collections every couture season.

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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



“Elle Magazine Style 360 & BeBe Fashion Show”



SerafinoSays was thrilled when we were granted back stage access at the BeBe Fall Fashion Show 2012 Collection.  But it was not until we caught up with an old friend and Celebrity makeup artist Viktorija Bowers that we knew this would be our best show yet!

Not only did Viktorija grant us an interview, but she shares how she created the runway look, the perfect red lip and her signature style of how to create the perfect skin for everyday.

Oh! We almost forgot, she gave SerafinoSays the very Face Chart that was used back stage for all of her team to reference.  We feel so lucky…Giggle!

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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


“Lela Rose Fall Fashion Show 2012″



Have you ever wondered how a model’s skin looks so radiant walking down the catwalk? SerafinoSays interviewed Bevin who was partnered with Arcona Skin Care backstage at the Lela Rose show.

Let’s hear how to create glowing runway skin:

The key to ARCONA’s effectiveness is its active ingredients and the way they are combined and processed. Cosmeceutical-grade ingredients, such as enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids, are formulated to work synergistically to deliver powerful results. These active ingredients are cold-processed at very low temperatures, in small batches, to keep them active and effective. Because cold processing is labor and time intensive, most skin care products, even the expensive ones that may begin with quality ingredients, are heatprocessed, which ultimately leaves nutrients lifeless and ineffective.

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“Milly Fashion Show Fall 2012″



SerafinoSays was backstage at the Milly Fall 2012 Fashion Show when we bumped into Celebrity Manicurist Candice Manacchio for CND Nails.

Let’s hear with Candice had to say about the nail trends for Fall 2012:

 

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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


“Camila Alves Interview”



SerafinoSays had the good fortune of speaking with Camila Alves during New York City’s Fashion Week. Let’s hear what Camila had to say about her hand bag line Muxo, working with her Mom and who her favorite hair stylist is….Giggle!

Here are some fun hair styles I created for Camila this week.

 

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“Celebrity Colorist Jason Backe of Ted Gibson Salon”



SerafinoSays got an exclusive interview backstage at New York City Fashion Week with celebrity colorist Jason Backe of Ted Gibson Salons.  Let’s hear what Jason had to say about the Hair Color Trends on the runways of New York City Fashion Week.

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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


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