- organic vegan ingredients - cruelty free
- "alcohol free blend of eco-rich silicones"
- lightweight, but still adds shine
Close split ends and control frizz, while adding amazing shine and lubricity to unmanageable hair. A unique, alcohol-free blend of eco-rich silicones makes Solace a lightweight and non-greasy alternative for shiny hair without the hold.
November's "product of the month" is Matrix Biolage Keratindose.*
*Get 1 Free Miracle Treatment with your appointment at Shear Serenity Salon when buying this product.
WHAT IS IT?
Damaged, over-processed hair lacks softness and shine. Formulated with Pro-Keratin and Silk, our treatment for damaged hair is targeted to care for over-processed, weak or fragile hair. When used as a system with the Keratindose Shampoo and Conditioner, formulas provide nourishment and cleansing while balancing moisture for over processed hair. Hair is 90% more conditioned after one application.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Paraben free leave-in lotion provides instant silkiness
- Restores your hair's shine and manageability
- Your hair is protected, frizz and fly-aways are tamed
HOW TO USE?
After using Keratindose Shampoo and Conditioner, spray the Pro-Keratin Renewal Spray onto wet hair and style as usual. Spray on dry hair as a finishing product for extra conditioning and softness.
Name: Kelsey Connelly
Company: Shear Serenity Salon
Where are you from, and why did you choose to become a stylist?
I was born and raised in Palisades NY, and was influenced in many ways to become a stylist. For one I grew up around an amazing hairstylist, who just happens to be my sister. Apart from the fact that I was raised around the profession,
I'm very attracted to the artistry and creativity of it all. No where else can you make a living creating art everyday in an open and supportive environment. Being able to make people feel and look beautiful is also a very gratifying experience.
How did you end up working at Shear Serenity?
I ended up working a Shear Serenity through my sister, who graciously gave me a job throughout high school as an assistant. I quickly fell in love with the industry and all of its amazing opportunity and have been doing hair ever since!
What is your biggest accomplishment in your career so far?
My biggest accomplishment in my career was participating in our 10th Anniversary Glam Up and Give Back Hair Showcase. We were given the opportunity to showcase period styles throughout the decades through hair and fashion. Ive never had a more gratifying feeling than to watch a model with your complete vision walk in a full staged runway show. Not to mention that i was able to help raise $10,000 for various 3 sick children & their families.
What is your favorite product right now, and how would you recommend to use it?
My favorite product right now is the "My Secret Blow Out Spray." Not only does it cut your blow dry time in half, but it acts as a heat protectant as well as giving you tons of body and shine.
Do you have an absolute favorite part of your profession?
My absolute favorite part of my profession is be able to create art as my job everyday! We as stylists are artists who are lucky enough to make a living by doing what we love.
What would be typical “you” outside of work? Hobbies, activities, etc.?
I have to think about this one, lol (I literally do nothing)!
Bronde Is The New Blonde
Shear Serenity Salon is home to Pearl River’s best hair stylists including our Colorist/Stylist Samantha Diliberto who shares pro tips for balayage and getting the bronde (brown – blonde) look for fall.
Sometimes we get lucky enough to color someone with naturally dark hair. If coloring, do the research to find a stylist that is not only known for being great, but known for his/her knowledge of color and that understands how to work with dark hair and not just blonde. While there are many great colorists out there, many have a specialty, like in medicine. Working with dark hair requires patience and a keen eye for detail, there is more subtlety and nuance in acquiring the right shade for brunette’s going lighter.
If someone is a hair dye virgin and just wants to experiment with “natural” or mild looking color, a glossing service is a perfect intro to color. A gloss is a quick service that is typically applied at the shampoo basin and lasts about a month. It will bring out shine and more dimension in the hair and can add depth and tone if desired.
When having a new client in the chair, we always begin with a nice little dialogue about what is going on in life and the expectations for any changes. That convo really gives me a feel for what we can achieve in the session and what will be the best fit for lifestyle at the given time.
In some cases, we will work on gradually getting the hair light vs. going from dark to light immediately over several appointments. Patience is key. Sometimes it doesn't work to just go “bronde” (brown-blonde) overnight. The integrity of the hair is always most important so I never push the hair past its limits. Giving it time to rest between sessions and proper at home care makes all the difference. The home routine is really where the battle for healthy hair is won or lost.
Things to know; Inevitably, highlighted hair can turn brassy over time. A gloss in the salon is a great quick fix.
Also, color treated hair needs a little more love than virgin, untreated hair. A good rule of thumb is, the more often you color and use heat to style your hair, the often you should use a mask and products. All hair can benefit from heat protection, particularly highlighted hair, and richer shades benefit from UV protection from fading, especially in summer!
Swing by for a consultation and/or recommendations of the right products for your hair!
June 9th 2017 - 10 successful years as a salon, celebrated by giving back!
November 2016 - Owner Samantha is hiring a new salon coordinator. She ends up hiring a native Norwegian girl, Rae. With background as a stylist and competitive dancer in her home country, and experience as marketing assistant for Meatpacking District BID. ...their connection was instant!
Over our first sushi lunch together, the planning of Glam Up & Give Back began. 10 years as a salon was a huge milestone, and it needed to be celebrated. The passion for hair and fashion was definitely a huge part of what we wanted to show at the event. Samantha's big heart for children, family and community was the reason we wanted it to be a fundraiser. We contacted Penguin Plunge, and they were immediately on board. We were going to raise money for three seriously ill children and their families. Gabriella Carney, Noah Diaz and Molly McGovern were the three wonderful children we were more then excited to help!
Over the next few months, we made phone calls, wrote emails, posted on social media and did walk-ins to get donations in the form of money, raffle prizes, clothing for our fashion show, stages, lights, decor, photographer, you name it. We reached out to absolutely everyone we could think of, and was sleeping, eating and breathing the fundraiser!
The day of Glam Up & Give Back, June 9th 2017 - we wouldn't be able to do it without family and friends! Thanks to Shine Events, Heather & Birch Floral Design, Elegant Balloons and A Creative Touch - Knight's Of Columbus never looked better!
Also the outdoor tent from the Quaranti Family that hosted live band S.R.O, our huge blow up tavern from Tavern On The Lawn that functioned as our scotch and cigar lounge, was making the event extra special!
Looking back, our fashion show dedicated to the decades from 1920's - present day was definitely the highlight of the night. The local models were shining on the runway, and dancers from Nymcheck Dance Studio were dancing to the beats of DJ Steve.
Over 100 prizes were raffled off that night, and we are so proud to say that we raised $10,000 for the three families! Thank you to everyone that came out, donated and made the extra special!
Below you'll find some of the moments captured by photographer Jennifer Hogdahl-Baisley at
Studio Three Photography.
We are cleaning up our collections, and cut the prices on selected jewelry!