Name: Pina Rinaldi
Title: Senior Stylist
Company: Shear Serenity Salon
Where are you from, and why did you choose to become a stylist?
I was born and raised in Nanuet NY. Being that my mom is a hairdresser and my father a barber I grew up being surrounded and watching this profession develop and see relationships between professionals and clients develop. I loved creativity and the satisfaction of making someone’s day brighter just by simply making him or her feel good!
How did you end up working at Shear Serenity?
About 8 years ago my mom met Samantha in a nail salon and started conversing with her about her salon in Pearl River and about how she was currently looking for a new assistant. My mother ever so kindly offered my assistance and very soon after their conversation I was on the phone calling Samantha in regards to the assistant position…and the rest is history!
What is your biggest accomplishment in your career so far?
I have a few but my biggest accomplishment aside from others would be mastering my biggest fear of doing men’s haircuts.
What is your favorite product right now, and how would you recommend to use it?
Right now my favorite product is Semi Di Lino (Alfaparf) Soft mousse. It works great with blowouts, styling, or even when wanting to your leave hair natural. It calms frizz while keeping your style of choice in place without the feeling of product build up and still has enough hold to last you.
Do you have an absolute favorite part of your profession?
The relationships we get to build with our clients and the satisfaction that comes with making someone happy with the way they look!
What would be typical “you” outside of work? Hobbies, activities, etc.?
Outside of work I spend most of my time with my baby boy and fiancé. Typically you will either find me cooking and entertaining for friends and family or venturing outdoors looking to experience and try new things… I love a new challenge so I tend to set myself up with new projects from time to time!