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StyleSeat Featured Professional: Kimmi Hendrix

  • Name:
    Kimmi Hendrix
  • City:
    East Elmhurst, NY
  • Salon Name:
    The Kimmi Hendrix Xperience Salon
  • Speciality:
    Hair Stylist
  • Years in Industry:
    20+ Years

Celebrity hair artist Kimmi Hendrix has been a staple in the salon industry for 20+ years. She specializes in multi-cultural tresses and is renowned for her innovative techniques in precision cutting, color and extensions. Kimmi is an NYS licensed Cosmetologist and Professional Beauty Associate. Her incredible talent and passion for hair styling is known nationwide!

Featured Work

What has been your best beauty discovery in the last few years?
MAC Pink lipstick and (even though I can barely walk in them) heels, LOL! But seriously, my most recent beauty discovery has to be hair and scalp oils by Balanced Guru. No matter the style, these products maintain the balance of healthy and magnificent hair.
What advice would you give to people starting out in the industry?
Hair is a universal language just like music. We have a gift that can relate to all races and all people. We can live anywhere on this earth where people groom themselves and make a living. Also, never stop learning! Your continued education in this field will keep you current and in business so STUDY, STUDY, STUDY.
What’s your favorite trend right now?
I love that African American women are going from chemically processed to natural hair. I love women from different backgrounds exploring with texture, so much fun. “The Bob” cut is my absolute favorite cut in the whole wide world.
If you could style any celebrity, who would it be?
Rihanna is number one. I’d love the opportunity to collaborate with the most influential style trendsetter in today’s World.

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Congrats to the Winners of Our Sole Society & StyleSeat Giveaway!

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Congratulations to the 1 grand prize winner, Amber Twitacct, and the 3 runners up, Vicki Hansen, Rebecca Barker, and Nizam Qwer, of our Sole Society & StyleSeat Giveaway!

Amber will receive 5 free blowouts from StyleSeat to be used with any beauty professional on the site, as well as $500 of store credit to Sole Society. The 3 runners up with each receive 1 free blowout from a StyleSeat professional of their choice in addition to $50 of Sole Society store credit.

Congrats again to the winners and we hope they all enjoy their beauty services and store credit!

Did you miss out on this giveaway?! Be sure to stay tuned for more upcoming StyleSeat contests soon.

xo,

The StyleSeat Team

MTV Movie Awards Best Beauty Moments

Celebrities brought their beauty A-game to the red carpet at last night’s MTV movie Awards 2014. Here’s a breakdown of our top 5 favorite looks of the night, to help inspire your next hair and makeup look!

1. Lupita Nyong’o never ceases to amaze us! She styled her hair in an off-center pompadour with short shaved sides and rocked a metallic smoky eye. She especially stunned in a turtle neck, short-sleeve black and white sequin covered dress from Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection.

Photo Credit: PopSugar Beauty

2. Shailene Woodley sported a more sophisticated look with her pixie cut slicked back and to the side. Her hazel eyes also got a boost from her matching olive green dress and lush lashes.

Photo Credit: PopSugar Beauty

3. Rihanna’s classic look showed off her natural beauty. Her tousled curls were pulled up into a disheveled updo and softly framed her elegant face. Her nude makeup also perfectly complimented her mauvey-brown lips.

Photo Credit: BeautyHigh

4. Rita Ora went with her signature matte red lip color and voluminous platinum blonde side-swept waves. A simple, yet seductive look!

Photo Credit: Elle Magazine

5. Jessica Alba stuck to a neutral makeup palette with a glossy lip. Her locks were perfectly blown out to the side with great volume. This overall style paired perfectly with her glowing olive skin!

Photo Credit: PopSugar Beauty


We want to know: Which celeb rocked your fav look at last night’s MTV Movie Awards? Comment below!


xo,

The StyleSeat Team

Coachella 2014 Beauty Inspiration

It’s that time of year again when humid valley heat and and a killer musical lineup bring thousands of festival goers to Indio, CA for the infamous Coachella. We want to help you put your most fashionable foot forward, so here is a list of the top trends for inspiration this festival month.

Top It Off

There’s a whole new meaning for “hat hair”, and the look is laid back and sexy. Add a trendy fedora or a wide brimmed topper for instant style points.

Photo credit: Felicia La Tour

Photo Credit: Studio DNA Beverly

Photo Credit: Nick Vincent

Braid It Up

Braids are a trend we continue to see over and over each season, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Do a simple braided crown or a messy side braid to keep your look chic while staying cool in the humid heat.

Photo Credit: Native Elianor

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Photo Credit: Danielle Riddle

Makeup Art

If there was ever a time to get creative with your makeup, Coachella is it. Bright colors and tribal designs around the borders of your eyes will bring some dimension to your look and are guaranteed to get you noticed.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Garcia

Photo Credit: Marquinetta McCray

Hair Jewelry

The desert setting and carefree feel of Coachella make flower crowns and headbands a must. They’re simple to make and add a fresh, spring touch to your outfit.

Photo Credit: Sabina Fetter

Photo Credit: Studio DNA Santa Monica

Photo Credit: Erika Flowerchild

Photo Credit: Felicia La Tour

Photo Credit: Empire Hair, Makeup & Photography

Dress Up Your Strands

Hair designs are big this year, and they’re a subtle touch that make a major fashion statement. Add a chevron design to your strands using the flat iron technique, or carve a cool pattern if you dared to join the short-hair movement this season.

Photo Credit: Trinity Sanchez

Photo Credit: Kat Park

Nail Your Look

Nail art is major, and mani/pedis are a must when your toes are on display in the hot sun. Take notes from these pros and get creative with your tips!

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xo,

The StyleSeat Team

Best Beauty Looks from 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards

Photo Credit: E! Online

Last night, the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas brought about many stunning beauty looks from all our fav celebs. From Taylor Swift to Olivia Munn, these stunning stars rocked some of the hottest beauty trends seen this season.

Scroll below for the top 6 beauty looks seen throughout the evening:

1. Taylor Swift flaunted an edgier look on the red carpet and looked fabulous! We especially loved her smoky blue eyes and tangerine lip color.

Photo Credit: Flare

2. Carrie Underwood channeled an older, classic Hollywood glam. Her smoky eye and shiny nude lip color complemented her stunning side-swept curls perfectly.

Photo Credit: US Weekly

3. Shakira steered towards a more natural look. Her nearly nude makeup offered a lot more attention to her voluminous waves and fancy gown.

Photo Credit: Flare

4. Jewel took center stage with her teased high pony, glossy magenta lips and subtly bronzed cheeks.

Photo Credit: Flare

5. Danielle Bradbery’s mermaid waves were absolute perfection. A touch of tangerine lip color paired nicely with her overall look.

Photo Credit: US Weekly

6. Olivia Munn sported a relaxed low bun with a pop of pink to her lips! A simple, yet gorgeous look.

Photo Credit: Flare

You tell us: Which celeb looked best at last night’s 2014 ACM Awards?

xo,

The StyleSeat Team