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MAYBELLINE GOES WEST: Maybelline New York is kicking off its Color Sensational Tour in Los Angeles during Primetime Emmy week. The tour will travel to five cities through Nov. 1 helping women “Fall in Love With Color All Over Again,” with free lip makeovers, tips from top makeup artists and premiums. The tour will stop at retailers and places-to-be nationwide.
KEEPING UP WITH KALOLOGIE: The Southern California-based retail and medical spa hybrid recently opened its sixth location in Houston and will add another there later this year. The brand’s signature facial and namesake skin care products also will launch at The Spa at the Aria Resort & Casino, an 80,000-square-foot, two-level spa with 62 treatment rooms slated for a December debut at Las Vegas’ new CityCenter development. In addition, Kalologie has named Beverly Hills plastic surgeon David Hopp as its chief medical officer.
MAKING UP WARREN-TRICOMI: Makeup artist Robin Black is spearheading Face at Warren-Tricomi, a new full-service beauty studio inside the salon’s Los Angeles outpost. Makeup services at the salon will be priced from $101 to $156, and makeup outside of the salon starts at $250. Kristie Streicher will handle eyebrows at Face at Warren-Tricomi for $42 to $72.
TV AGREES WITH SALLY: Following a makeover segment on the season premiere of “America’s Next Top Model” and on the heels of last week’s HSN debut where Sally Hershberger launched Luxe Layers Blow Out Gel, the superstar hairstylist will make her third national TV appearance later this month on the E network’s “Fashion Police” in connection with the 2009 Emmy Awards. Airing Sept. 21, Hershberger will be part of the panel weighing in on the hits and misses from the Emmy red carpet.
SKIN CARE ON SALE: Cap Lesesne, M.D., of International Cosmetic Surgery is collaborating with Gilt Groupe, the invitation-only fashion and luxury Web site. International Cosmetic Surgery’s premium skin care treatments, ICS Skin Therapié, a six-item line, will be a featured sale. The sale begins at noon Eastern time Sept. 21 and will run through midnight Sept. 24. Special sets are being offered at prices exclusive to gilt.com.
RIVES KICKS OFF: Wednesday kicked off Rives de la Beauté, a five-day extravaganza in Paris celebrating the beauty industry. The happening, which spans both banks of the Seine, involves suggested walks to almost 100 cultural hot spots in the City of Light that are delineated on four different maps. For instance, there’s a stop at the Issey Miyake store that showcases the brand’s latest fragrance, A Scent by Issey Miyake. Thierry Mugler is holding interactive fragrance workshops through Sept. 18, while Perfumepaths is a fragrance-related guided walk in English. Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton has an exhibition on called “Confusion of the Senses.” And the Musée de Cluny hosts the show “The Bath and the Mirror,” highlighting beauty and bathing from antiquity through the Middle Ages.
DIOR’S PEACE SUPPORT: To help celebrate Peace One Day’s 10th anniversary this year, a concert will be held at Paris’ Grand Rex theater on Sept. 19 featuring Lenny Kravitz, Keziah Jones, Olivia Ruiz, Ayo, Kasabian and Charlie Winston, among other performers. The nonprofit organization founded by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley aims to make Sept. 21 acknowledged as the Day of Peace. In 2001, the United Nations adopted a resolution making that day one of nonviolence and global cease-fire. Parfums Christian Dior is among the supporters of Peace One Day.
DESIGNER DEBUT: John Richmond hopes his first fragrance will work (internationally) like a charm. The designer, who, with his licensee, EuroItalia, introduced a signature scent in Italy in May, will begin rolling it out in European markets, excluding France and Russia, starting in October. The U.S. and Asia are scheduled to get the fragrance in 2010. A removable padlock charm around the bottle’s neck is reminiscent of a piece of jewelry Richmond wears, and a tattoolike print Richmond sketched also decorates the scent’s silver outer carton. Blended by International Flavors & Fragrances perfumers, the scent’s floral fruity juice features notes of pink grapefruit, pear, dewberry, magnolia, white sand lily, daffodil, sandalwood, patchouli and amber. The eau de parfum will be available in 30-, 50- and 100-ml. spray versions priced at $56, $79 and $107 at current exchange, respectively. There’s also a body lotion and shower gel. According to industry sources, the fragrance will generate $1.7 million in the U.K. in its first year. Model Leila Ben Khalifa, naked save for some accessories and jewelry, features in the new scent’s advertising campaign that was lensed by Tom Munro.
COME AND GET IT!: Customer response to Frederic Fekkai’s shampoo swap — a one-day event that allowed consumers to bring in any full-size shampoo they use to get one free full-size Fekkai Advanced Shampoo of their choice — was huge. By noon Thursday, hundreds of women had lined up outside Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to trade in their old suds for new ones.