Like its cosmetics counterparts designed for facial application, Alterna Haircare’s new Caviar CC Cream Leave-in Hair Perfector, launching in May, is meant to provide a multitude of benefits with a simple application. “Very often we are looking at skin care and skin-care technology to see if we can pull anything interesting for future launches,” said Joan Malloy, president of Alterna Haircare, adding that the company launched a beauty balm specifically for blondes about a year and a half ago, helping steward the alphabet trend into the hair category. “A lot of companies struggled with the BB cream trend because the consumer didn’t understand it. It took a while. Now that they do understand, we decided to go after the trend of CC’s,” said Malloy. Similar to CC creams for face, Alterna’s most recent launch is multifunctional, with a focus on “perfecting” the hair and offering additional benefits. “It’s both a treatment and a styler and works on dryness and uneven texture for all skin types.” The cream, $25, which contains caviar extract, vitamin C and a blend of marine botanicals, will be exclusive to Sephora and could generate over $1 million in its first year at retail, according to industry insiders.
To advertise the item, in June the brand will roll out national ads featuring a voluminously coiffed Katie Holmes — who the brand signed on as ambassador and co-owner in February — with the tag line, “Transformation in Just One Step.” Holmes’ hair was done by Max Pinnell and makeup by Gucci Westman for the advertisement, which was shot by Tom Munro. “Before partnering with Alterna, I always thought I needed many products to make my hair look good,” said Holmes via e-mail. “When I tried the CC Cream I was impressed that this one cream could be utilized in so many ways. I’ve used it as an overnight deep treatment, a blowout cream, and it keeps my ends looking healthy and frizz-free throughout the day.” Of the product’s marketing campaign, Malloy said, “Our message is one step, 10 benefits.” Among them, according to Malloy, are added moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, hair strengthening and a light hold.
Regarding the growing trend of skin-care-inspired hair-care launches, Malloy said, “The idea of ‘the science of skin care’ is the stake in the ground that this brand was built on. This is nothing new for us. We plan to continue to look for inspiration not only from skin care but from other places.” Molloy added that air-powered computer keyboard cleaners inspired the brand’s Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast, which launched in 2011. “For us inspiration can come from so many things, both beauty and nonbeauty categories,” she said.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion