Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I wanted to take a minute (well let’s face it, way more than a minute, because we all know I have the gift of gab, so I hope you like to read!) to introduce myself, and tell you a little bit about me, Mirabella Magazine, and what we stand for.
My name is Christina Mirabella, and I am your typical Bostonian chick. I have a terribly thick accent, I drink iced coffee all year round, I will always root for whoever is playing against the Yankees, think using my directional is a sign of weakness, and have never nor will I ever pahk my cahhh in Havahd Yahd. But seriously lol, I am just your average, glitter flinging, unicorn obsessed, prosecco drinking, dance party having, happy go lucky, positive vibe loving Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Editor in Chief, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, and Best Friend. I have loved all things Beauty for as long as I can remember, and although sometimes rocky, my journey to where I am today has been an exceptionally fun, intermittently weird, abundantly blessed, and something I honestly never saw coming. If you told High School Christina that she would be dealing with the likes of Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, Betsey Johnson, and Kristin Cavallari, I would’ve done one of two things: option 1) I would’ve asked if my mom paid you to tell me that so I would hold onto that info long enough to stay focused and make it thru school, or option 2) I would’ve asked you what recreational drugs you were on lol. I am honestly kind of glad that things worked out the way they did for me. Today, I am thankful for the situations that hurt me, made me uncomfortable, forced me to put my best foot forward, and especially for the ones that required me to find the voice that was deep down within me the whole time. Now I never shut up, and anyone who knows me would whole-heartedly agree with that statement, but it took me a very long time to be able to use my voice for the things that I deserved, wanted, and even longer to be able to voice the things that were uncomfortable to address.
I have been a Hairstylist and MUA for the past 16 years, and can truly say that I started at the bottom of the totem pole and worked so incredibly hard for every opportunity that has come my way and for everything that I have built. I have been the lead Hair and MUA for a multitude of Fashion Week shows, Miss Massachusetts USA pageants, Music Videos, Television competition shows, Concerts, National Ad Campaigns, and more Editorial shoots than I can even count. At this point you’re probably thinking “How is this even possible if she is still in her early 20’s?” lol I wish! I am finally ok with being 32 and looking back at all of my accomplishments. I graduated High School at 17, started Cosmetology School the Monday after I graduated and have been chugging along ever since. After years in the Industry, I found myself longing for something more, but I didn’t know what exactly I was looking for. I knew the Beauty Industry was exactly where I belonged, but I had this feeling of wanting to do more, help more, reach more people. Pretty soon after those feelings surfaced, I was approached by an industry magazine about potentially working for them as a Contributor. Something about the opportunity just felt right. Without hesitation, I said yes! I soon found myself in a world where I could combine my love for all things beauty with my love for helping people. I was writing product reviews for my favorite companies, I was putting together lists of tips and tricks for MUA’s everywhere, but most of all, my voice, my opinions and my expertise mattered. It felt nothing short of amazing. After a few years of working for this publication, the Owner asked if I would be interested in taking over as she was stepping down. Was I ready for this? Was this something I could even do on my own? I honestly didn’t even think about it for more than 5 seconds before a “YES!” left my lips. Things went a little haywire from there, and there were some undesirable situations that arose, but looking back, they were stepping stones and building blocks that were needed to help me build what I have today. In 2015, Mirabella Magazine was born. Talk about a labor of love! I had poured my heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears into the first issue as Mirabella, and boy were the benefits so abundantly clear. Kelly Osbourne will always have a special place in my heart as my first solo Mirabella cover girl. What a doll! She was seriously one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I had decided that as part of my rebranding, I wanted to incorporate different aspects of not only the Beauty Industry, but of the world itself. So, we went from being a magazine solely about the Beauty Industry, to a Beauty and Lifestyle Magazine. Soon after that, we were getting notoriety and subscribers from all corners of the World…something I wasn’t sure I was ready for or even deserved in a sense? I had worked so hard, but enjoyed it so much that it barely felt like work to me. The hours of staring at my screen until going cross-eyed, editing pieces that were probably just as good 5 rounds of edits ago as they are now, dealing with different time zones and everything in between had brought me more joy than I have ever known. Mirabella Magazine is truly my heart and soul, and I am so committed to being a resource and beacon of light for whoever needs it. I take extreme pride in the fact that we are an all-inclusive, feel good, empowering publication, who constantly strives to feature all aspects of what “beauty” might be. We do not discriminate based on gender, size, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation; but we do low key kind of judge you if you can make it thru a day without caffeine or don’t feel the need to have a dance party when Whitney Houston comes on.
All kidding aside, welcome to Mirabella. A safe space for all, a shoulder to whoever needs it, a listening ear that is always available, and the producers of some really cool info. We are so glad you’re here.