Personal Style: Kristan Serafino

02/09/2011 1:57:03 PM


This bi-coastal stylist travels between New York and Los Angeles to tend to her growing list of celebrity clients and collaborate with fashion photographers. After training at the flagship Toni & Guy salon, Serafino rose to salon manager and also was named a finalist in Toni & Guy’s photographic awards during her apprenticeship.


My coolest photoshoot: I styled hair with legendary photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino for a global Dolce & Gabbana print and TV ad campaign.

My favorite tools and products: Salon Tech’s 450 Flat Iron and 2800 Feather Light Blow Dryer, and Jonathan Product Dirt and Style Perfetto straightening lotion.

The best thing about my job: The way clients look at themselves in the mirror after I have styled their hair. They see themselves the way I see them … beautiful!

The best job I ever had as a hairdresser: The daily education I received while transitioning from assistant to stylist to salon manager at the Toni & Guy flagship salon. It truly gave me the foundation to become the hair stylist I am today.

My favorite outfit: Anything I get on sale. The clothes seem to fit better when I get a deal!

Most people would be surprised to learn: I accepted an athletic scholarship to college!

My favorite trend ever: The beehive hairdo my Mom proudly wore for years—epic photos!

My mentor: There are just too many to point out one. I always have my eyes and heart open for ingenuity from inside my industry, as well as outside.

I am inspired by: I don’t have to look any further than outside my front door. I live in New York City, which is a pool of daily inspiration.






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