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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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Secure The Tease At The Root To Avoid Floppy Hair.

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“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”

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“Monday Makeover With @kckalmar”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

While planning for her wedding @Kckalmar was seeking Twitter tips from one of the top Celebrity Wedding Planners and host of  WeTV “I Do Over”, Diann Valentine.  Diann is famous for sharing Celebrity Wedding tips on Twitter to her followers.  Since @SerafinoSays and @DiannValentine conduct regular Twitter banter on wedding hairstyles it was exciting when @kckalmar decided to reach out to both of us for a fresh post-wedding hairstyle. @kckalmar had been growing out her hair in advance of the big wedding day so it was a perfect time to consider alternative looks.

Before SerafinoSays makes a recommendation for a new hairstyle, we want to understand the personality of our friends.  This is accomplished through a series of questions that help SerafinoSays decide which of the three categories best describe our friend;

  • Whisper: This means you want a trim on your ends and keeping your color as close to your existing hair color.  You look the same as when you walked in the salon except your hair feels healthy and shiny.
  • Talker: You go back to the office and people notice your new style but it’s a style that is not too dramatic that they don’t recognize who you are.  An example could be you keep your length and add shorter layers or your sweeping fringe is now just above your eyebrows.
  • Shouter: Heads are turning when you enter the room.  You have just cut your one length hair into a pixie cut.  You walked in a blonde and you are going home a red.

The recommendation process begins with the Inquisition, followed by the Diagnosis, and concludes with our Hair Solution.  Let’s see what is in store for @kckalmar… [Read more...]



“Monday Makeover WOW Moment with @ThatTweetThing”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

On August 20th, SerafinoSays was asked to provide suggestions for a hairstyle makeover for our friend @thattweetthing.

SerafinoSays suggested fringe to show off her beautiful eyes and redirect the attention to her voluptuous lips by adding soft layers around her face that open up and frame her face. In order to make her new cut & style flow naturally with movement to the hair, we suggested seamless layers and  bringing up the length approx 3″.

WOW! @ThatTweetThing confidently used all our recommendations and the result was…she looks gorgeous!

@ThatTweetThing, check back in with us for your Holiday makeover.  We love to work with women willing to embrace change… Giggle!

“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

 

 



“Monday Makeover with @ThatTweetThing”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

For those of you that follow us on Twitter you may have noticed our weekly #NailChallenge with friends @Thattweething and @dinahsaur74 .  Each week we encourage the others to create exciting new ways to paint our nails.  Who knew spending Sunday evening painting my nails could be such fun…Giggle!

@Thattweetthing loved the results of our creative little nail competition so much she thought why stop at her nails and decided it was time to change her hairstyle.  Of course, @Thattweetthing didn’t have to look any further then her friends at SerafinoSays to help her create the new look.

Before SerafinoSays makes a recommendation for an alternative hairstyle, we want to understand the personality of our lovely client.  This is accomplished in part through a series questions that help SerafinoSays decide which of the three categories best describe our client;

  • Whisper: This means you want a trim on your ends and keeping your color as close to your existing hair color.  You look the same as when you walked in the salon except your hair feels healthy and shiny.
  • Talker: You go back to the office and people notice your new style but it’s a style that is not too dramatic that they don’t recognize who you are.  An example could be you keep your length and add shorter layers or your sweeping fringe is now just above your eyebrows.
  • Shouter: Heads are turning when you enter the room.  You have just cut your one length hair into a pixie cut.  You walked in a blonde and you are going home a red.

The recommendation process begins with the Inquisition, followed by the Diagnosis, and concludes with our Hair Solution.  Let’s see what is in store for @ThatTweetThing… [Read more...]



“ShopNBC Guest Host Kristan Serafino”



SerafinoSays is thrilled to announce that our editor Kristan Serafino will be a Guest Host on ShopNBC, appearing this Wednesday, July 18th.  Kristan has partnered again with Kiss Products, manufacturer of the finest professional and consumer hair care tools.  On ShopNBC she will introduce the Red Pro Tornado 360, a revolutionary new blow dryer.  Kristan is scheduled to appear twice during the Beauty Solvers segment that airs live at 2:00PM [EST].

The Red Pro Tornado 360 is aptly named for it patented 360-degree rotating air booster nozzle that creates spiral airflow.  This technological advancement is the key to several exclusive benefits including:

  • Reduces heat damage to hair and scalp by preventing any single spot from overheating, without sacrificing the desired temperatures to dry the hair.
  • Dries hair quicker and more evenly since the powerful spiral airflow separates and penetrates the hair evaporating moisture quicker and eliminating damp spots.
  • Smooth, effortless blow drying, or as Kristan likes to say, “no more one-arm workout.”  The airflow from the rotating nozzle covers an area 4X’s larger than any other blow dryer on the market with a conventional nozzle…without any wrist movement!  No more shaking of the wrist and arm, so you can leave the workout for the gym.

So join us in encouraging Kristan to “break-a-leg” and have a great show!  Don’t forget to watch ShopNBC and have your credit card handy…giggle!

Make sure to wish her luck on @SerafinoSays, her FB Fan Page or leave a comment on this blog post.  We are sure it will make her so happy :)

About ShopNBC

ShopNBC is a cable home shopping network owned in part by NBC Universal.  The network launched in 1991 from its base in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  ShopNBC was originally noted for higher price points compared to the competition, but in the past few years expanded into sales of household items, consumer electronics and health & beauty products.

“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

 



“A Dog’s Day”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

Do pet owners really look like their pets?  A SerafinoSays slant to this philosophical question is whether pet owners and their pets share similar hairstyles?  While the topic is certainly not unfamiliar, it never fails to bring a smile to our face.  After a friend showed us a dog food advertisement above, we laughed and decided what a fun blog post.

If you follow SerafinoSays on Twitter, FaceBook or Pintrest then you know I am fond… OK, OK, I meant to say obsessed with my dog #Ringlett.  Of course, it would be fitting my dog has great hair.  Ringlett has thick luscious locks of hair (Shi Tzu have hair, not fur) that flows regally as she prances about.  But why did I choose this particular pet?  Was it a subliminal influence that guided me toward a pet that shared my general features, or did I pick a pet that complemented my passion for hairstyling since I really love styling Ringlett’s hair for every event, holiday, season?

What about you?  Take the challenge by comparing head shots with your pet.  Is this silly?  Of course it is, but at a minimum it will bring a smile to your face.  Go ahead and compare images with an unbiased eye and then confront the age old question; do you look like your pet.

“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


“Happy July 4th”



Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, biscuits, and a slice of apple pie is the perfect lead into the fireworks celebrating Independence Day.  (A brief history lesson; The United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.)

SerafinoSays has written blogs honoring the symbolism of Independence Day, Fleet Week, Uncle Sam, and praising our military.  For this patriotic holiday we wanted to link the day our country chose to seek its freedom with beauty or lifestyle but we also didn’t want it to come across awkward or being discourteous.

Therefore with a healthy dose of respect to the principle behind the Fourth of July, we decided to have some fun by celebrating a few of our favorite products based on our country’s theme of red, white & blue. (Another brief history lesson; These three colors purportedly represent the ideals and beliefs of our Founding Fathers. White represents purity and innocence, red represents hardness and valor, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.)……. [Read more...]



“What I learned from the US Military”



Written by Kristan Serafino

SerafinoSays does not make a habit of re-posting old posts, but in honor of tomorrow’s Independence Day, we thought it would be OK to share “What I learned from the US Military” one more time…

Let me just come right out and say; Memorial Day Weekend in NYC is one of my favorite holidays. It is the one weekend a year that the United States Navy dock their ships along the Hudson River….And with the ships come all the sailors & marines…Woo-Hoo!

I spent a couple evenings this long weekend with my sweetheart at an outside cafe, where I could not help but notice how impeccable each and every military personnel was groomed as they confidently walked the sidewalks.  My sweetheart engaged a few in conversation about “military guy stuff,” while I happily sat and stared.  I know, I know, a little on the stalker side, but they are just all so gorgeous in those uniforms….Giggle!

I realize the military has a well enforced dress and grooming code, but it got me thinking.  What if we all took pride in how we looked every single day of our lives.  What if we spent the extra five minutes in the morning making certain our hair was styled to perfection?  What if we took the extra two minutes to apply an extra coat of mascara to enhance our eyelashes?  What if we left the house with chip-less nail polish and pushed back cuticles?  What if our clothes were always ironed and styled as if we stepped out of the pages of a magazine?  What if we polished our shoes so no scuffs were visible?  What if our handbag wasn’t so stuffed that it weighted us down, shrugging our shoulders?

I’m not really sure what the “What if’” would be like in my fantasy world, but I do know that each and every soldier we spoke with beamed with pride as they spoke about their dress preparation, as well as being in the military.  Not one seemed to have a complaint about their daily regimen and conformity to be one unit.  They walked with their heads held high, with an overwhelming sense of pride.

Aside from honoring our heroes that defend the United States of America with this brief post, maybe we can better appreciate the benefit of taking pride in oneself.  The benefit of confidence, pride, and honor…. Just sayin’

“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

 

 

 



“Product Review”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

Sometimes our job at SerafinoSays fills us with immense satisfaction.  This is one of those days.  Mandel Beauty Products submitted their new line of shampoo & conditioner to our product review board.  While the review board unanimously concluded to  endorse the hair care products, that’s only part of the story.  You see, not only does Mandel Beauty Product’s  shampoo & conditioner make you look good, but feel good too.  And by “feel good,” I mean that feeling a satisfaction you get when doing a good deed… [Read more...]



“3 Ways To Change Your HairStyle”



Written by Kristan Serafino

My very good friend @DailyDimmick suggested rather than just post my blogs to Twitter, that I become more engaged with my @SerafinoSays followers.  I must admit, it was great advice because I have met many new friends.  My growing network and I actively share opinions on a wide-range of topics from economic & financial issues, inspirational quotes, fashion sensibility, travel, nail challenges and my personal favorite; beauty! :)

After posting one of my daily Beauty Tips (posted daily at 3:30pm), @Wh1pper and I became engaged in a constructive hair discussion.  After requesting an image of how she is wearing her hair now, I was totally inspired to write a blog post on a few hair suggestions.

3 Ways To Change Your Hair Style [Read more...]



“How To Beat Summer Heat”



Written by: Erica Hungerford

During the hottest days of the summer the last thing any of us want to do is spend more time than necessary under the hot air of a blow dryer. In all honesty, I often wonder why bother when it seems the second your freshly blow dried hair exits the comfortable confines of an air-conditioned building it instantly begins to curl and fluff in the sticky humidity.  This seems to be one of the beauty curses of summer. Any attempt to beautify ourselves on a hot summer day is hindered by the unavoidable sweat and humidity. It’s a constant battle between beauty and the heat…

But here are few tricks to beat the heat this summer… [Read more...]



“Marylin Monroe – Iconic Beauty”



“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” Marylin Monroe

“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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