L’OREAL GETS CENTRIC: L’Oréal USA has established a new distribution arm, SalonCentric, which will be comprised of L’Oréal’s distributorships, including Maly’s, Beauty Alliance and Columbia Beauty Supply. Paul Sharnsky, former senior vice president and general manager for the Professional Products Division (LPPD), has been promoted to president of SalonCentric. SalonCentric will be headquartered in Clearwater, Fla. Also within LPPD, Pat Parenty, senior vice president/general manager for Redken, has been named brand president, LPPD. Parenty will assume full responsibility for all LPPD brands including L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, Matrix, PureOlogy and Redken, and will report to new LPPD president An Verhulst-Santos. Karen Fuss-Zipp, most recently senior vice president of marketing for Redken and PureOlogy, has been promoted to vice president and general manager, U.S., for both brands. Shae Kalyani, most recently vice president, Integrated Communications for Redken and PureOlogy, is now vice president, marketing, U.S., for the brands.
PHARMACA PRES: Mark Panzer has been named the president of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy Inc. He was most recently chief operating officer of the Boulder, Colo.-based company, a role he will retain along with the new position. Panzer joined Pharmaca after serving as the chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Rite Aid Corp. Pharmaca operates 23 pharmacies in Colorado, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. NEIL GEORGE: Beverly Hills-based salon Neil George is expanding its hair care collection with the launch of three new styling products: Detangle Nourishment Spray ($24), a leave-in conditioning and protectant spray; Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil ($42) for dry and damaged hair, and leave-in Volumizing Spray ($24) for fine hair to add lift to the root area. Items enter stores in March, including Space NK @ Bloomingdale’s. KLORANE TARGETS U.S.: Klorane, the leading hair care brand in European pharmacies, has just landed online distribution at Bloomingdale’s. In its quest for a bigger slice of the U.S. pie, the Pierre Fabre-owned brand is launching the Papyrus Milk Anti-Frizz range, which uses ingredients from Eastern Spain to smooth and protect hair. There’s a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in formula, each with papyrus milk, that will sell for between $13 and $18. RUSK GOES GREEN: This April Rusk is launching two heat appliances that have been designed to help reduce consumers’ carbon footprint. There’s the Str8 Iron, which features ceramica-coated paints, a phalate-free power cord and an energy-saving hibernate mode that cools down the iron after 10 minutes of idleness. The Blow Dryer uses 23 percent less energy with equal performance to original dryers, low wattage and soy ink on packaging. Each will sell for $135.99 and will be available at Ulta stores and salons nationwide.
KMS MOVE: KPSS Inc. has relocated the headquarters of its hair care brand KMS California to Studio 1452, a 7,500-square-foot facility containing offices, a salon and a training academy in Santa Monica, Calif. Studio 1452 will also house the Western sales divisions for KMS California and Goldwell, another KPSS-owned hair care brand. Studio 1452 was designed by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Narduli Studio and constructed by Hinerfeld-Ward. Mary Freeth, vice president of international marketing, heads the KMS California corporate team at Studio 1452.
COIFFEUR FOR A CAUSE: Sam McKnight is putting himself on the block. Appointments with the reputed hairstylist, together with those of other beauty professionals, are this month being auctioned in aid of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and the Alzheimer’s Society in the U.K. Manicure maven Marian Newman, colorist Gary Burke, a fashion stylist and a photographer will also offer their services as part of McKnight’s pampering package, which is dubbed Sam McKnight HairCare. Sealed bids for five appointments will be accepted between Feb. 10 and 17 via email@example.com. Sessions with McKnight et al will be held in London’s Spring Studios in March and April.
THE RIGHT NOTES: Musical chords and fragrance accords worked in harmony in London earlier this month. Prestige fragrance brand Clive Christian hosted the final of The Sound of Perfume, which saw students from the Royal College of Music compose classical works inspired by three of its scents. Ikuyo Kabayashi’s composition dubbed Stay Gold, which was meant to recall the No. 1 fragrance, was the overall winner, while Erick Flores’ The Last Rose of 1872 and Vlad Maistorovici’s Transcent, inspired by the 1872 and X scents, respectively, also took home cash prizes as contributions toward their studies.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty