BARNEYS BROWS: After 10 years as Garren’s brow Guru, Robert Sweet William Halke has joined Barneys New York as its official brow go-to guy. Halke can be found on the specialty store’s lower level at the Brow Studio at...
BARNEYS BROWS: After 10 years as Garren’s brow Guru, Robert Sweet William Halke has joined Barneys New York as its official brow go-to guy. Halke can be found on the specialty store’s lower level at the Brow Studio at Barneys. He will be available for his trademark tweeze-only service Wednesday through Saturday, beginning this week, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Wax is for cars not for people,” Halke said of waxing for the face. Fees run about $55 for a 15-minute sitting. Halke was one of a handful of brow specialists in the early-Nineties who saw the importance eyebrows have in “sculpting” the face, long before it became a mainstream beauty treatment.
WELLA’S U.S. LAUNCH: After being carried in Europe for nearly 30 years, salon hair care marketer Wella has brought its extensive System Professional collection to the U.S. The line, which includes problem-specific hair care items and styling aids, ranges in price from $9 for the Color Saver Emulsion to $38 for the Power Mask. The U.S. salon version features “upgraded formulas and a more aesthetically appealing packaging design,” according to Bill Decker, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Wella Corp. Industry sources said the line could bring in up to $20 million in first-year sales.
MALLY RALLY: Mally Beauty is off to a strong start. The line of cosmetics inspired by makeup artist tricks — and created by celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal along with beauty industry veteran Don Pettit — sold out in 45 minutes of its one-hour QVC debut March 5. More than 19,615 units were ordered. “We are thrilled with the response, but certainly not surprised,” stated Allen Burke, QVC’s director of beauty merchandising. During the presentation Roncal demonstrated makeup tips and tricks of the trade to QVC viewers.
SHISEIDO SUMMER: Shiseido created its first summer makeup collection, inspired by Tom Pecheux’s vision of the “deep tones of shimmering sand and ocean water.” Pecheux is color creator for Shiseido’s the Makeup brand. The limited-edition summer collection, which will launch in May, features four products: Multi-Shade Enhancer, a five-shade, pressed face powder compact; Silky Eye Shadow Quad, which features gold, bronze and brown tones, and two shades of lip gloss. The collection is priced between $20 for the lip glosses and $32 for the Multi-Shade Enhancer.SAVING FACE: Mary Kay aims to help women reverse the signs of aging — wrinkles and other imperfections — with the introduction of the TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set, a two-product system designed to remove dead skin cells and reveal smoother skin. The company is touting clinical results that show women who used TimeWise three times during a one week period reported a 73 percent reduction in the appearance of fine lines. The system includes Refine, a mixture of exfoliating crystals commonly used by dermatologists, and Replenish, a tea-infused formula designed to smooth skin after exfoliation. The products, which launched this week, sell for $30 and $25, respectively.
CARTIER MOVE: Gail Barnes has been promoted to national sales director of fragrance for Cartier North America. She will oversee the company’s sales division in her new post and report to Anthony Ledru, assistant vice president of accessories and fragrance for the Cartier and Montegrappa brands. Barnes joined Cartier in 1998 as regional director for the mid-Atlantic region and the Canadian market.
GIVING BACK: The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has allocated an $80,000 one-year grant to the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to foster awareness of the benefits of early detection. The grant marks the 10th year that the program has received funding from the beauty firm’s foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The grant will support initiatives such as the Free Mobile Mammography Program at the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. The mobile van will make stops in neighborhoods across the New York City area to provide access to free mammograms and breast exams.
SUNDAYS RULE: Louis Licari will begin opening its doors every second Sunday of the month, beginning this Sunday. Salon hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The move further affirms the salon trend of staying open the entire weekend to accommodate demanding customers.
SHINE ON: This month, mass hair care brand Schwarzkopf introduced a revamped version of its Citré Shine line, featuring new formulas and updated packaging. The new formulas include citrus extracts (a blend of key lime, grapefruit and mandarin orange), multivitamins (B5 and panthenol) and strengthening proteins (comprising hydrolyzed vegetable protein and silicone), which are said to strengthen, moisturize and nourish the hair. The line’s offerings include shampoos and conditioners for normal hair, dry and damaged hair and color or permed hair in addition to special treatments and styling products, such as Intensive Repair Deep Conditioner and Nourishing Milk Revitalizer. The line ranges from $3.79 for a shampoo to $5.99 for the Shine Miracle Polishing Serum. New tangerine-colored bottles replace old packages.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion