COLOR ME HAPPY: Sharon Dorram, colorist to socialites, celebrities and just about every gorgeous blonde in Manhattan, is branching out. On Wednesday, Dorram, along with her team of assistants and five stylists, will occupy the space that formerly...
COLOR ME HAPPY: Sharon Dorram, colorist to socialites, celebrities and just about every gorgeous blonde in Manhattan, is branching out. On Wednesday, Dorram, along with her team of assistants and five stylists, will occupy the space that formerly served as the John Frieda salon, at 30 East 76th Street. The salon, which has remained vacant for the past two years since Frieda found bigger digs at 797 Madison (between 67th and 68th Streets), will also bear the John Frieda moniker.Dorram, currently head colorist at the larger John Frieda salon, has worked out a deal with the mass consumer products king that keeps her away from the fiscal responsibilities of owning a business--like paying rent--but in the heat of the glamour. Dorram's parade of followers command an astounding six chairs."This is John's space, and it is his salon; it's just showcasing me. I do not have a financial stake, but I give my blood, sweat and tears to it," Dorram said of the new salon. Dorram wouldn't name which stylists the salon will feature "since they're still working at their current jobs."For those who recall the 76th Street salon's cramped quarters, never fear. "We have knocked down every single wall, and now it's all windows and all light," said a salon rep. Frosted glass doors, dark wood floors, cherry-wood cabinets and floating stations "give the feeling of being in someone's uptown apartment," the rep continued. Dorram said the new space will serve as "an exclusive environment rather than a big factory. It is small and intimate."Dorram got her start 17 years ago with colleague and colorist Louis Licari at the Manhattan salon La Coupe. She then went on to work with John Sahag, Frederic Fekkai, Oribe and Peter Coppola before landing at John Frieda 4 1/2 years ago.Prices with Dorram will remain the same at the new salon, ranging between $200 to $400 for highlights and starting at $175 for a single process treatment. Cuts at the salon will begin at $175.CURLS, CURLS, CURLS: For some, straight hair just won't do. These customers can look to Gooey Goo, a sculpting wax designed especially for curls from the five-item Curl Friends line, founded and designed by Antonio Soddu, a co-founder of Bumble and bumble and currently director of hair design for several Hollywood films and Off-Broadway plays. Gooey Goo will retail for $14 and be available starting late August in select salons in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, as well as through curlfriends.com and sephora.com.STAGE LEFT: Nioxin, maker of hair care products for fine and thinning hair, is launching a week-long educational event in the form of a four act play to feature Bionutrient formulations, a complete system of hair care products designed specifically for fine or thin-looking hair. Titled "Purely Nioxin," the play, written by Nioxin founder and chief executive officer Eva Graham, will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. It begins June 8. The play will be based on what women experience once they use the all-natural, fine- and thinning-hair treatments. Nioxin is sold in fine salons and spas nationwide.NO, NO, L'OREAl: Pouring cold water on recent acquisition talk, Rolf Kunisch, chief executive officer of Beiersdorf, made it abundantly clear at the company's annual shareholders' meeting Tuesday in Hamburg, Germany, that Beiersdorf's management is not in favor of a company takeover by a global competitor such as L'Oreal. He noted that Beiersdorf's main brands grew their sales by 15 percent in 2001, Nivea by 17 percent. "That's more than all our competitors could accomplish last year."SIGNED: Wella AG has confirmed that it intends to acquire a majority stake in Tony & Tina, as reported on page 1, May 31."
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews