PURE ARROJO: Hairstylist Nick Arrojo dropped by the new PureBeauty at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., Saturday to launch his namesake product line’s two-year exclusive with the Regis Corp.-owned chain and its sister stores. Arrojo unveiled the line last year with 12 items, but said the assortment is growing to 18 with Thermal Protector, Color Save Shampoo and Conditioner, Hair Repair Masque and Setting Spray among the upcoming releases. His book, “Great Hair,” is hitting shelves this month, too. The line, however, is still available in Space NK, which had an exclusive agreement on the line over the last year, and at Arrojo Studio and arrojostudio.com. HANDS DOWN: Procter & Gamble is again leveraging its earnings across categories, this time bringing beauty technology into household products. Dawn Plus Hand Renewal, a dish-washing product, uses skin technology (specifically FNA, the active ingredient borrowed from P&G Beauty) to improve the look and feel of hands in just five uses. Dawn Plus Hand Renewal now retails at drug, mass and food stores for $2.99. SELECTIVE DEPARTURE: Cristophe Cervasel has left Selective Beauty, a Paris-based beauty manufacturing and distribution firm he founded along with Corrado Brondi in 2000. Cervasel, who was chairman of Selective Beauty USA and a board member of the French holding company, said he decided to move on after Perfume Holdings, a subsidiary of the Milan-based investment group Investindustrial, acquired 72 percent of his company in May. Cervasel said on Tuesday that he would like to remain in the beauty industry, but he offered no specific plans. CLARINS MOVES: Clarins Group USA has named Caroline Pieper-Vogt senior vice president of group business development, a new position. She was most recently senior vice president of marketing for the firm’s Clarins Brand Division, also overseeing its MyBlend business. Additionally, the firm has hired Maria Dempsey as senior vice president of marketing. Pieper-Vogt will explore new business territories and new beauty brands in her role, the firm stated, such as organic brand Kibio, and will oversee new brand strategies and introductions. She’ll also oversee the public relations, education and consumer relations efforts, as well as distribution channels such as TV shopping and Clarins-on-Campus. Dempsey, a 20-year marketing veteran, who was most recently a consultant for British brand Myface Cosmetics, will be responsible for Clarins Brands’ marketing, creative and merchandising departments, as well as Clarins’ e-commerce business. She previously had worked at HM Mane Solutions, John Frieda and Lancôme.
FIRMENICH NOSES: Fragrance supplier Firmenich has named Pierre Negrin and Fabrice Pellegrin perfumers for its fine fragrance teams in New York and Paris, respectively. Negrin and Pellegrin were raised in the South of France, and Negrin, who has more than 20 years of experience in perfumery, has worked on the creation of scents for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Sean Jean and Tom Ford. Previously, Negrin worked for fragrance suppliers Quest and Givaudan. Pellegrin worked at fragrance suppliers Robertet, where he began his career, and most recently at Mane, where he spent more than 12 years. He worked with brands such as Thierry Mugler, Azzaro, L’Occitane, Diptyque and Antonio Banderas.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)