Shear Serenity Salon is raffling off a super cute, cherry red FHI Heat Backpack filled with some of our favorite haircare products! (Valued at $150) - IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray - IGK Laid Back Defrizz And Anti-Static Spray - IGK Sold Out Curl Priming Basecoat - Scruples Silk Serum
How to Enter: - Stop by Shear Serenity Salon and purchase your favorite retail products! - You will be given 1 (one) entry per product purchased. - Matrix Shampoo & Conditioner Duos are only sold together and count as one product.
The Raffle will run from February 12, 2021 to March 31, 2021! We will annouce the winner on April 1, 2021.
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.
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)!
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, wealways 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!
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!
We are cleaning up our collections, and cut the prices on selected jewelry! All jewelry on sale is displayed in the salon, and these pieces are no longer available in stock. See pictures + prices below.
Get yours before they're gone! Swing by or call us at 845-735-3900.
Soma is back in our salon! If you like products that are fully organic, vegan, alcohol-free, sulfate-free and hypoallergenic, these products are meant for you. The products we carry are these:
Color Protect Shampoo - Give your hair color a boost of vibrancy and up to six more weeks of freshness. As with all Soma shampoos, the pH range is between 4.5 to 5.5 to guarantee that your hair cuticle remains closed - locking in colour. This Sulfate-Free shampoo helps to detoxify your hair while providing organic based proteins to ensure a healthy post-colour recovery.
Color Protect Conditioner - Another major contributing factor causing color fading is UV degradation. To help reverse this, Soma has added Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, a highly active organic UV absorber, and Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) seed extract a free radical neutralizer. Colour Protect Conditioner instantly improves hair condition with essential oils and proteins.
Prism Spray Shine - Recharge fading colors and supercharge highlights with Prism Shine Enhancer. Protect your hair from humidity and static fly-aways. Lightweight and non-greasy pure silicones also make Prism a great addition to flat iron styling.
Solace Anti-Frizz - Close split ends and control frizz, while adding amazing shine and lubricity to unmanageable hair. A unique alcohol-free blend of the most natural and purest organic silicones makes Solace a lightweight and non-greasy alternative for shiny hair without the hold.
Rage Out Styling Creme - Piece and section medium to long hair with this Alcohol-Free, anti-frizz styling crème. Put some guts and texture back into medium length styles, and piece or separate longer styles to add dimension. Humidity resistant resins and pure silicones create weightless brilliance and maximize color retention without any flaking.
Gravity Hair Straightener -Formulated to straighten coarse, curly or wavy hair. Anti-frizz and protein complexes leave the hair soft, smooth, and shiny while remaining resistant to humidity. Made with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, a thermal protector and frizz eliminator.
Quote from Soma "For more than 30 years, large corporations have monopolized the professional hair care industry, sacrificing product integrity for mass marketing, branding, distribution and diversion into major retailers. Today, one hair care company is going back to the industry's roots - to a time when protecting your hair and stylist's work came first. For the past 17 years Soma has combined its grassroots philosophies with modern innovations to develop and deliver a full range of Organic hair cleansing, conditioning, styling and finishing products of superior quality. At Soma Hair Technology, we understand the complexities of hair and offer our clients honest to goodness haircare products!"
2016 was a huge milestone for Samantha Diliberto and Shear Serenity Salon. We had been in business for 10 years! We decided to celebrate our anniversary with a glamorous hair showcase combined with a fundraiser. Together with Penguin Plunge we are making The Glam Up & Give Back event happen June 9th at Knights Of The Columbus We had huge visions about this event and how we wanted to transform KOC to something completely out of the ordinary. That's when we were lucky to get in touch with Matt Toubin and Shine Events Inc. His company's specialty is to transform rooms from the ordinary to the extraordinary, and they are literally making our dreams come true!
Get to know Matt & Shine Events Inc a little better:
Where are you from and how did you get in to the business you are in? I’m originally from East Meadow Long Island and I started as a DJ in college. I have always loved music and that led me into DJ'ing.
When did you start your company? We started up inFebruary of 2007, and the rest is history!
What is your biggest accomplishment so far with your company? Overall, I feel that we have built a great brand, a complete brand, where clients can work with our team to create an unforgettable, one of a kind event. As for a single accomplishment, we transformed a tennis club in to an amazing “Bring the outdoors in” event. We were on site for 24 hours and our entire team worked tirelessly to create an amazing event.
Do you have an absolute favorite part of your profession? Of course! There is no better feeling than seeing a family celebrate one of the biggest days of their lives. Knowing that you and your team had something to do with that is an incredible feeling.
What would be typical “you” outside of work? Hobbies, activities, etc.? I love being a Dad and husband. Best time I can spend is with my kids and my wife. Soccer, fitness, music and cooking would be some of my spare time passions.
Where are you from, and why did you choose to become a stylist? I grew up in Nanuet, NY. I choose to become a stylist in high school because I always had a passion in hair. I was chosen for a program at BOCES Rockland, and decided to give it a chance.
How did you end up working at Shear Serenity? I ended up working here when a friend from hair school worked here, but she was leaving to go to college. I got her position as an assistant straight out of high school, and been here ever since.
What is your biggest accomplishment in your career so far? I think my biggest accomplishment so far is building up my clientele to what it is now, and feeling comfortable with my work that I provide for them.
What is your favorite product right now, and how would you recommend to use it? My favorite product that I really love and always loved is the Loma Nourishing Oil Treatment. I use them on almost all my clients before blowing out their hair! It smooths out the hair nicely leaving no frizz, and it gives a great shine.
Do you have an absolute favorite part of your profession? My favorite part of my profession is creating a look that my client comes in looking for. I love a fun before and after transformation, and seeing the clients reactions to their new look.
What would be typical “you” outside of work? Hobbies, activities, etc.? Outside of work you can typically find me hanging out with my family, fiance, and friends. I love to both cook and go out to eat. Right now my life is occupied by planning our wedding!