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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews