Kelsey J. Patel Launches ‘Magik Vibes’ Subscription Box

Kelsey J. Patel, Hollywood’s leading wellness and REIKI expert and sought after spiritual empowerment coach, has launched a quarterly subscription box called the Magik Vibes Box. This seasonal spiritual subscription box is filled with Reiki and Patel’s healing “magik,” allowing recipients to connect with their intuition and intentions each month. The box delivers the opportunity for daily self-love and mindfulness practices, intention setting and healing ritual experiences in the comfort of one’s own home, a niche that Patel has become known for in the wellness space.

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The box is intended to bring Patel’s highly sought after workshops and Reiki healing to all who seek it, wherever they may be. While the main focus of the box is about new and full moon rituals, it is also intended to aid the fast-paced modern individual in slowing down and creating an indulgent and meaningful month ahead. With step-by-step directions and guided meditations, including a self-love letter ritual, it’s no surprise that celebrities including Constance Zimmer and Jamie Lynn Sigler are already on the waitlist for the Magik Vibes box.

The box, which retails for $135 and contains items collectively valued at $360, includes guided I am Centered meditations, a custom I am Willing journal, soy I am Loved new moon candle and I am Connected Full moon candle, I am Calm therapeutic essential oil, a set of four healing crystals, sage bundle, palo santo and a custom-made Heshima scarf. Each element has been curated by Patel, filled with Reiki and energized with love and intention. The contents of the box have been ethically sourced from North America to keep the box’s intentions as pure as the rituals themselves. The scarf, the only item from overseas, is a custom-woven scarf from a Kenyan non-profit supporting refugee women in Nairobi.

“Inside this box, you will find the magikal tools I have discovered, been taught and worked with in my own life over the past ten years of my sacred journey,” says Patel. “Each color, content and element inside this box has been hand-selected and is intended to support the journey to bring about the ultimate healing, shifting and spiritual uplifting.”

Each item will assist with personal growth and consumers are provided step-by-step directions on how to work with each item. The beautifully bound, organic, recycled I am Willing journal encourages one to sit with their thoughts, reflect on life’s experiences and current belief systems and put it in writing. The custom guided meditations create shifts in state of mind and can bring on a deep state of peace that is necessary to reduce stress and increase acceptance. The white sage, a powerful and ancient herb, helps clear out negative energy when burned. Aventurine, one of the crystals in the set, assists with following the heart’s desire and brings abundance.

Future boxes will always include new and full moon rituals, however, the meditations, crystals, accessories and other contents will always change based on the energies coming up, offering specific tools and items that will aid in the transition and shifts happening at that time.

The limited edition quartlery box is currently available at https://shop.kelseyjpatel.com/products/magik-vibes-box. The next box will ship mid-December and is available for pre-order. A 10% discount is offered for annual subscription. For more information, images or to interview Kelsey J. Patel, please contact Rebecca Reinbold at 310.383.1051 or Rebecca@RebeccaReinbold.com.

5 Ways to Perfect a Carefree Style

A carefree summery style may appear effortless, but creating a look that stands up to a busy, fun-filled day still requires some simple work.

Keep your skin in top condition and your hair and makeup on point with these tips from the beauty experts at Macy’s to help you look and feel your best.

Protect your skin. If there’s only one skin care product you use, it has to be sunscreen. Not only is daily SPF important for avoiding sunburns, it also helps prevent wrinkles and spots caused by sun damage. Apply early and often, and don’t be fooled by a cloudy day. Even when skies are overcast, those UV rays can inflict plenty of harm. If you’ll be out for an extended period, consider a stylish hat to lend extra protection to your scalp, ears and face. Also remember to cover or apply sunscreen to often-overlooked places, such as the tops of your feet.

Get that glow. While you’re using sunscreen to prevent damage, adding a bronzer to your daily routine can help give you that sun-kissed glow. Preventing sun damage doesn’t have to mean looking less than golden. Create the look of healthy radiance with Clarins Sunkissed Summer Bronzer Compact. This trio of tropical leaf-embossed powders warms the complexion while an iridescent pop of coral brings a beachy glow to cheeks.

Go for all-day eyes. When you’re embracing a laid-back look, a fully done eye can be overkill. A basic tint and some mascara is a simple way to achieve a put-together but fuss-free style. Using a waterproof formula can give you the confidence that your lashes are in perfect condition and ready for whatever the day may bring. If you have a favorite formula, check to see whether a waterproof version is available.

Make it matte. For lip color that lasts from sunrise to moonlight, matte lipstick is the real deal. In addition to being long-lasting, matte lipsticks pack an intense punch of color perfect for a bright and cheerful lip. If a little sparkle or shine is more your thing, go ahead and add a light layer of clear gloss and give yourself bonus points if one layer or both include SPF.

Explore new ideas. Switch up your look and unlock new favorites with Macy’s Beauty Box, a $15 monthly subscription to beauty’s most wow-worthy products specially chosen by beauty experts. With a variety of products from the best brands ranging from eye shadows to mascaras to lipsticks, each month you’ll receive five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 beauty coupon available for use in-store and on macys.com. (Family Features)

Top 10 Cities Most Welcoming of Whiskers

Dallas sports fans helped the city rebound to the top of the "Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America" list. To honor this accomplishment, Wahl is sponsoring the city's most devoted fans, The Mavs ManiAACs.

Dallas sports fans helped the city rebound to the top of the “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” list. To honor this accomplishment, Wahl is sponsoring the city’s most devoted fans, The Mavs ManiAACs.

If you’re a guy with scruff, you may be interested to know some cities are more welcoming of your whiskers than others. The annual list of “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” from men’s grooming leader Wahl is here, and this year a southern city is the hottest haven for the hairy.

1. Dallas

The big D is known for having some of the biggest sports fans. These Dallas devotees are also known for their follicular fortitude. For example, The Mavs ManiAACs, a beloved brood of bearded basketball fans, are one of the reasons the city jumped up two spots from last year. The city’s music scene, beard-friendly workplaces, and multiple beard and mustache clubs also didn’t hurt in achieving the title of America’s No. 1 hairy haven.

2. Atlanta

For a city that once rose from the ashes, Atlanta still smolders with style. In fact, game day grooming for its sports teams often includes extra face flair, proving you’ll find fuzz on more than peaches in the ATL.

3. Washington, D.C.

The U.S. capital’s rich facial hair history may be why the city has hovered near the top of the list for the last few years. Notable figures boasting winning whiskers include General Burnside and Abraham Lincoln, whose statue at the Lincoln Memorial proudly boasts a full beard that he likes to “reflect on” daily.

4. Minneapolis

Could infamous cold winters have something to do with abounding facial fuzz? We think this means of survival is also a statement of manly fashion in the Midwestern city once graced by late “Minneapolis sound” and facial hair icon, Prince.

5. Seattle

Built on the logging industry, the lumberjack beard never lost its touch in Seattle, making it a top 10 facial hair contender for four years running. What’s more, beards and brews naturally go together, and Seattle is known for brewing up great beer as well as its better-looking counterpart, the beard.

6. San Francisco

The capital of cultural bohemianism, San Francisco has a rich hipster culture, which all but demands a sweet ‘stache and complementary skinny jeans. The land of fog and all things fabulous is home to the Golden Gate Bridge and a gold rush of facial hair catapulting them up four spots this year.

7. Portland, Ore.

Portland may be a well-kept secret; however, it’s no secret it’s a hip and happening place boasting food trucks aplenty, coffee shops galore and facial hair for days. The largest and rapidly growing city in Oregon is rich in history, and has more bearded bicyclists per capita than any other U.S. city.

8. Detroit

Known as the heart of the American auto industry, Motor City revved up a hot 26 spots to make the top 10 list. Could this be because all good mechanics have rockin’ beards? Since this city is on the upswing with thriving arts and architecture, we think facial hair is there to stay.

9. Houston

“Houston” was the first spoken word from the moon, meaning it’s only right that Houstonians sport out-of-this-world facial hair. Speaking of sports, the city is home to six professional major league teams, and we all know athletes like to show off unique scruff — thank you, #FeartheBeard.

10. Chicago

Not all pizza and hot dogs, the Windy City means business when it comes to tall buildings and street style that’s inclusive of facial hair. With scruff becoming more widely accepted in the workplace, it’s not surprising Chi-town jumped up eight spots to make the top 10 list.

Didn’t see your city in the top 10? Check out Wahl’s complete list of “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities” for 2017 at https://grooming.wahl.com/community/whats-new.

Whether or not your city made the list, every guy can do his city proud. As the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair, Wahl is looking to sponsor the most fantastic of follicles with its annual Wahl Man of the Year contest. The winner will receive $1,500 and be featured in a national ad. The contest runs through Sept. 28, 2017. More information, including how to enter and official rules, can be found at OfficialSponsorOfFacialHair.com. (BPT)

Dry Society Styling Lounge Present Prom Special & Styling Tips

ENJOY 25OFF ALL HAIR AND MAKE-UP SERVICES FOR GIRLS GOING TO PROM

Dry Society Styling Lounge is Austin’s most exclusive and luxurious styling lounge providing red carpet service to its clientele with couture styling and beautiful long-lasting blowouts.

Prom is almost here. So, you have found the perfect dress and shoes. Don’t forget. The perfect outfit also needs perfect hair and make-up to complete the look. For the entire month of April and May, girls going to prom will receive 25% off all blow-outs, styling and makeup services. Look absolutely stunning at prom this year with a signature ‘Mane Event’ blowout, chic up-do or eye-catching braids from Dry Society.

Let Dry Society Styling Lounge’s beauty experts help cultivate your entire look with makeup services such as: Full Face, Glam Ready, Eyes Only and Glam To Go. Always on top of the latest fashion and beauty trends, Dry Society is your one stop shop to look fabulous at prom. Airbrushing and eye-lash extensions are available upon request. Below are a spring beauty and hair trends that are sure to make you the most stylish girl at prom.

Spring 2017 Beauty & Hair Trends: 

Sleek Up-do:

2017 New York Fashion week designers sent their models down the runway with sleek yet elegant

up-dos. This retro-inspired trend would look perfect with an evening gown and an edgey cat-eye.

Tousled and tucked back waves:

A stunning hairstyle that looks great on everyone takes a new twist. This half up, half down hair

style is the perfect compliment to delicate, shades of pink make-up.

Mesmerizing Braids:

Whether you decide on an up-do or to leave your hair down, braids are making a big comeback this season. Pair with an ombre eye or a bold lip and you will be sure to stand out in the crowd.

April & May 2017
Monday- Wednesday 9am to 6 pm
Thursday- Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 10 am to 5pm

DRY SOCIETY STYLING LOUNGE
10622 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758

To book your appointment or for more information, please call Dry Society Styling Lounge at 512-906-0759 or visit www.drysocietystylinglounge.com.

Check out Dry Society’s Instagram for all of their latest work and styling tips at @dry_society.

Teen InFluential Spotlight: Amber Bernstein Has Beauty and Brains Running Through Her Veins

Photography courtesy of Brian B. Hayes / Shandrew PR.

Amber Bernstein is a model and entrepreneur.  She was attracted to the modeling business at a very early age, with agents approaching her at eight years old.  Not content just working in front of the camera, Amber started her own online boutique aimed at teen fashion and accessories, AmberBernsteincouture.com.

We caught up recently with her to chat about her life as a model, the importance of goals, and ways to spend spare time in impactful ways. In the near future, catch Amber on a cover of Maxim and on TV this coming holiday season in the sequel to Beverly Hills Christmas.

Read the Exclusive Feature Amber Bernstein Has Beauty and Brains Running Through Her Veins written by Ms. Nicole Glenn, our Editor of Teen InFluential.

InFluential Magazine Hires Jr. Beauty Editor, Veronica Hageman

Veronica Hageman

Veronica Hageman

Austin, TX – March 15, 2017 – President William Jackson of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential announced today that Veronica Hageman has been named Jr. Beauty Editor to provide direct assistance to Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential.

Hageman is a Beauty Consultant and certified Makeup Artist who hails from the Fashion District of Dallas, Texas. With a passion for fashion and all things beauty, she aims to service her clientele with the latest and greatest product trends and techniques on the market today. A graduate of the CMC Makeup School, she specializes in Editorial and Special Events Makeup Artistry. Her brand knowledge and expertise keep her on the cutting edge of the Beauty Industry. With her warm personality and intuition, she brings joy and beauty to every client she meets.

“Veronica’s industry expertise ensures she is well qualified to assist in supporting our goal to bring to our expansive readership, relevant and trending topics related to beauty.  Under Kelli’s and Veronica’s guidance, our Beauty department is positioned for and will work tirelessly to achieve, greater InFluential brand awareness and accomplishments.” said Jackson.”

About InFluential Magazine 

Founded in 2011, InFluentialcaptures emerging trends on the verge of shaping our world as exemplified through avant-garde leaders who inspire us on personal and professional levels. Our benchmark is founded upon identifying key elements that positively define cultural influence and significance. In providing direct insight, resources and direction into what is now and especially what is next, InFluentialestablishes itself as the premiere and trusted source of trends sure to impact the way we live, dream and distinguish our world. In July 2015, the InFluential Magazine brand was expanded with the publication of Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential.

Visit and subscribe to InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential at www.Influential-magazine.com.

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SERIES NOIR Fashion Show Leaves Audience InSpired and InTrigued

Written By Kelli Ponce, Beauty and Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine

Photography courtesy of Kelli Ponce.

Spring Fashion 2017 is upon us and kicking off the season in perfect form was the Series Noir Fashion and Trunk Show that took place this past Sunday February 19, 2017. The event was hosted by The Jose Luis Salon + Boutique in Austin, Texas at their Domain Northside location. The luxurious boutique nestled in the heart of Austin’s fashion district is quickly becoming the premier destination for high fashion signature looks. Not only do their stylists stay on the cutting edge of fashion providing the latest hair trends and make-up techniques, they keep their front-end boutique stocked with the highest quality salon and beauty products on the market today. And let’s not forget to mention the superior collection of luxury clothing and accessory designer brands that are worth the splurge.  It made perfect sense that they not only played host to the event given it’s fashionable location and ambiance, they were also the hair and makeup team responsible for orchestrating the final looks that graced the runway that evening.

Fashion Runway Models

Fashion Runway Models

The Series Noir collection, known for its luxury street-wear style and beautifully crafted designs, is best described in two words – Uncomplicated Cool. The brand debuted their fall line that featured neutral tones, understated cotton knits, distressed fitted denim and signature statement pieces that were functional and fashionable. We found the urban designs to be chic and wearable while also giving the consumer the option to bring some much needed edge to their wardrobe. Each garment was expertly constructed to bring out a fierce yet offbeat silhouette to the female form. “I believe each garment should resonate with the wearer and be singularly distinctive”, says the designer behind Series Noir. With signature pieces that are made to be mixed and matched, the stylish aesthetic plays nicely with other designer brands yet stands out from the pack. The Series Noir woman is bold, daring and unapologetically unique with a strong sense of self and style.

Fashion Runway Model

Fashion Runway Model

According to the Jose Luis Team, the clothing was the main inspiration behind the hair and make-up looks. “We wanted a true collaboration between the designer and Jose Luis Salon”, says Master Stylist Teresa Romero. To highlight the collection and bring an elevated architectural element to the Series Noir woman, the expert stylists created a fashion forward look that was bold and editorial while remaining understated as to showcase the designs.

Trendy Hairstyle Individually Selected by Each Fashion Runway Model.

Trendy Hairstyle Individually Selected by Each Fashion Runway Model.

In order to mirror the sophisticated structure and urban elements of the collection, Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla created hairstyles that expressed the same form and functionality of the clothing. Elements such as the exposed metallic hairpins provided the necessary architectural feel which gave the styles a fresh unique edge. The hair looked amazing from all angles and was certainly the perfect contributing factor on the runway. It certainly had us anxious to try this look at home.

Fashion Runway Models.

Fashion Runway Models.

The make-up look, created by Master Stylist Teresa Romero, was designed to bring an editorial feel to the overall composition. A smooth skin pallet was created using an airbrush technique followed by a strong contoured cheek bone using Jose Luis’ signature make-up line. Their signature eye color in Goldfish was used to accentuate the eyes creating an urban chic design with an artistic pop. Oribe Illuminating Face Powder was lightly dusted to highlight the cheekbones and give the eyelids a sleek wet look. A Strong brow framed the understated eye while the lip remained nude with only a subtle hint of sparkle.

Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Buitron, Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and  Jose Luis Makeup Artist.

Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Buitron, Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Jose Luis Makeup Artist.

Jose Luis Salon + Boutique created a personalized intimate setting for the event while providing a fresh and clean aesthetic in perfect harmony with the designer’s wishes. The show captured the feeling and excitement of New York Fashion Week leaving the audience inspired and intrigued. Be sure to visit www.seriesnoir.com to get your hands on the hottest trends fresh off the runway and ready to wear this fall season. To learn more about Jose Luis Salon + Boutique, visit them online at www.joseluissalon.com or any one of their three Austin locations.

Girls Day Out – Spa & Food

Written By Ingrid Garner

When I think of places I want to go and escape for a bit, I don’t usually think of downtown Austin. Surprisingly, and above all, most thankfully to InFluential Magazine for drawing my name as the winner of the gift certificate, I was able to kick off my GDO with a most excellent hot stone massage at NAAVA Salon & Spa on 6th Street.

Entrance to NAAVA Salon & Spa on W. 6th Street in Downtown Austin

This 75-minute treat was enhanced by the use of fragrant essential oils (I used lavender and orange) that brought much needed relief to my stubbornly sore muscles. An option for prolonged pampering, though you may find it difficult to get off the table later, can be an added a foot or scalp massage for an additional $20. For bone-melting tranquility, cap your massage with Reflexology for $40. After coaxing myself to get up, I was served a very refreshing glass of cucumber water…a very nice touch indeed. I felt such serenity afterwards, I forgot I was in the middle of downtown when I came floating out. Quick note: if the trek downtown doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can also visit their Arboretum location. NAAVA offers a host of salon services for hair and nails and can even step up your beauty needs on your wedding day. All NAAVA salon and spa offerings can be found http://www.naava.com/.

Waiting Area

Waiting Area

Color  Bar

Color Bar

After my blissful hiatus at NAAVA, I trekked down 6th Street to meet my gal pal Nancey for brunch at Italic. After being served a complimentary cocktail of Prosecco and orange liqueur, we studied the menu to see what would tickle our eclectic palate. This was not an easy task given the salacious choices. Their brunch menu features French toast, breakfast risotto, egg sandwiches, and braised lamb hash. Plus other regular items like pizza, salads, and pasta are available. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Sunday. To see other food offerings and events, visit their website at http://italicaustin.com/.

The Mani & Pedi Room

The Mani & Pedi Room

Not a bad way to spend a GDO or any day for that matter. Food and relaxation, what more could a girl ask for.

Viva Day Spa to Host Grand Opening Party for Newest Location at Domain NORTHSIDE | September 14

–Guest Are Invited to Celebrate the Opening of the Third Location on September 14 –

Viva Day Spa is thrilled to celebrate its third location at Domain NORTHSIDE with a grand opening party on Wednesday, September 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy an evening of spa specials as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka and mini spa services such as:

  • Chair & foot massages
  • Mini manicures
  • Mini facial treatments
  • Lip or chin laser hair removal sessions
  • Cosmetic injectable consultations

Guests can also take advantage of exclusive Grand Opening specials. For every $300 spent during the party, guests will receive a $75 spa voucher. Plus, guests who book a med spa treatment during the event will save 25% when they pre-pay and schedule for a later date.

As part of the celebration, Viva Day Spa will also be giving away incredible gift packages, including:

  • SkinCeuticals product basket ($500 value)
  • Eminence product basket ($350 value)
  • Vivafy Spa Package ($275 value)
  • Cosmetic injectables voucher ($650)
  • Free Night Stay at the Archer Hotel  ($250)

Guests will also have the opportunity to meet esteemed New York designer Eli Halili whose distinct line of high-end jewelry is available exclusively at Viva’s Domain NORTHSIDE location.

Viva Day Spa’s third flagship location offers a carefully curated menu of medical spa treatments such as cosmetic injectables (Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Kybella), photo rejuvenation (IPL PhotoFacial), micro-needling by SkinPen, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and laser toenail fungus removal. The new spa also has a retail space featuring hand-selected artisan gifts, cosmetics, premium hair care and skin care lines, and high-end jewelry.

Viva Day Spa was founded in 2005 by partners Laurie Aroch, Maya Aroch, and Shannon Mouser with the idea that a first-class day spa should deliver the finest services for the mind, body, and spirit in an environment that is warm, relaxing, and – above all – unpretentious. Viva Day Spa offers an array of individualized spa services for men and women with classic and current techniques in massage, skin care, and natural nail care. Viva Day Spa has two other locations in Central Austin (1811 West 35th Street) and South Austin (215 South Lamar Blvd.)

Wednesday, September 14

5 – 8 p.m.

Viva Day Spa at Domain NORTHSIDE

11601 Rock Rose Ave Austin, TX 78758

Anyone interested in attending must RSVP to RSVP@vivadayspa.com

Feel Ultra InFluential with NAAVA Salon and Spa

Feeling relaxed, refreshed and beautiful is always in style. We invite you to experience your preference of spa treatments at NAAVA Salon and Spa, the luxurious top-rated full-service salon and spa located conveniently on West 6th Street in beautiful downtown Austin and Research Blvd. in the picturesque Arboretum.

As part of the InFluential Package, you’ll experience your choice of a refreshing 60-minute facial, a soothing 60-minute Swedish massage, a relaxing 60-minute manicure and pedicure, or a stylish haircut or blow-out. Step away from your tailored NAAVA experience feeling InFluential and ready to go forth conquering.

To enter and win this InFluential Package from NAAVA, make sure you’ve connected with us on Facebook, you’ve subscribed to InFluential Magazine, and show us on Facebook at @influentialmagazine what was your most relaxing activity during the month of July using the hashtag #InFluentialExperience. A winner will be chosen on Sunday, August 7.