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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)