IT’S A NO-GO: Salon Selectives’ revival has stalled. Chicago-based Selective Beauty Brands, which bought the brand from Unilever last year and attempted to resuscitate it early this year, has entered into Illinois’ equivalent of receivership. According to Patrick Caracciolo, a principal at Wadsworth Whitestar Consultants, which is managing the sale of Selective Beauty’s assets, the company is dormant and has no employees. “SBB has made significant strides to relaunch the Salon Selectives brand. However, SBB was severely undercapitalized for their ambitious start,” Caracciolo wrote in a notice describing Selective Beauty’s predicament. The company accumulated liabilities totaling nearly $8.3 million and will be put up for auction on Sept. 22, he said. Selective Beauty had expected Salon Selectives to generate sales of $30 million to $40 million in the first year of the relaunch, and according to Caracciolo’s notice, more than 9,000 retail locations had committed to start selling Salon Selectives products this year.GO WEST: Sally Hershberger is putting down Los Angeles roots once again. The influential hairstylist, who got her start at famed Los Angeles salon Arthur Johns and brandished her credentials when her name prefixed the John Frieda Salon on Melrose Place, has opened a 3,000-square-foot salon on La Cienega Boulevard. The sleek penthouse salon is above interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s offices and across the street from hip steakhouse STK, another bicoastal enterprise. The salon has 26 chairs and is staffed by five colorists and 11 stylists. Architect Nicolo Bini helped Hershberger, who wanted to bring New York’s high energy to Los Angeles in the salon, with the design. CREATIVE DUO: At the Milly show Wednesday evening, hairstylist and co-founder of R Session Tools Kevin Ryan said he has teamed up with Manhattan beauty retailer Ricky’s NYC to create an updo kit, complete with a hair bun, sponges and pins. The kit, yet to be named, is slated to launch by the holiday season. Ricky’s NYC founder Ricky Kenig, who was on hand at the show, said he met Ryan after he purchased one of R Session’s heat-styling tools, and the two became fast friends. He credited Ryan with improving tools in the kit, noting that he found a mattress material to create a better hair bun, which Kenig then had manufactured in China.WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: OloffBeauty made its backstage debut with its hair sponsorship of Joanna Mastroianni’s spring runway show. Barex Italiana and Louise O’Connor’s team from OC61 salon coordinated the hair look of the collection on Tuesday, which yielded highly textured and sculpted updos. Also making its debut was the formal launch of Umi Products’ professional hair care and styling line, which appeared at the Rubin Singer and Dolita Paris shows. Umi Products was founded by Umi Salon owner Jeffrey Dauksevich. CALM BEFORE THE STORM: The scene was surprisingly calm minutes before the Tracy Reese fashion show on Sunday. Makeup artist Mally Roncal created angelic complexions with just a hint of toughness around the eyes thanks to a brown top liner and black lower liner coupled with shiny lip products. All of the models’ nails sported a new color for Sally Hansen’s Tracy Reese collection called Tassel. CYGALLE APPEARANCE: Cygalle Healing Spa, which was opened during the spring in the resort of Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, set up shop backstage at Charlotte Ronson on Saturday morning to show off its organic face care line. The 40-item collection, which includes cleansers, toners, moisturizers, masks and serums, is priced from $16 to $67, and the products are formulated from plants and fruits that grow on the island. The spa, which was founded by Cygalle Dias, is also launching later this year a 25-item men’s line that will include pre-shave oil, shaving cream, aftershave and foot care products priced from $15 to $45.HEATING UP: Redken repackaged its six-item line of heat-activated styling aids just in time for fashion week. Hairstylist Guido Palau, who created looks for Redken at the Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs shows this week, highlighted the new look items, which will be available in a reddish-pink color the firm calls “blush” starting in November. Redken also previewed backstage two new styling aids launching in November called Blown Away protective blow-dry gel and Iron Silk straightening spray, which will be priced at $15.95 and $14.95, respectively.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)