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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia