Despite a tanking economy, celebrity hairstylists are expanding their beauty empires, explaining that women still need to look and feel beautiful now more than ever. Upper East Side darling Paul Labrecque has taken over the salon and spa at Core: Club, the exclusive members-only space located at 66 East 55th Street. The salon, unlike the club, is open to the public, but clients can use Core’s facilities, such as its 24-hour gym and magnificent dining room, with a guest invite from Labrecque. The spa, which offers private showers and dressing rooms for each guest, is reason enough to visit.
Warren-Tricomi is also not letting the gloom of Wall Street affect expansion: On the heels of opening a salon and retail outpost at The Plaza, the duo has landed at Miami’s hottest new hotel, The Fontainebleau. Located inside Lapis Spa, the 2,500-square-foot Warren-Tricomi salon was designed by Richardson Sadeki, who also designed Lapis, and offers cuts, color and style services from its six-chair space. Both Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi plan to make trips throughout the year to Miami, rotating between there and their Manhattan; Greenwich, Conn., and West Hollywood digs.
Meanwhile, Oribe, the Miami-based hairstylist who has helped transform the personas of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez into modern-day sex symbols, is launching Oribe Hair Care. Targeting all hair types, including color treated, fine, dull and normal, the line includes four shampoos, four conditioners and several styling products. Priced from $29 to $49, stores include high-end salons, Bluemercury and C.O. Bigelow.
Frédéric Fekkai is branching out, too, making sure its brand is being covered on both coasts: Fekkai, owned by Procter & Gamble, has signed celebrity stylist Renato Campora to serve as media spokesperson on the East Coast, reporting on tips, trends and red-carpet style. Also on the West Coast is the new Gavert Atelier, owned by celebrity colorist Stuart Gavert, which reopened last month with a new look, feel and concept. The salon’s $500,000 renovation includes the new Nagomi Hair Spa, which offers treatments to address all kinds of hair problems, including hair loss, chemical damage and dehydration caused by aging.
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