Once a taboo subject, the conversation about women losing their hair is bubbling to the surface.“Thinning hair isn’t just an issue for men,” said Jim Markham, founder and product developer for ColorProof. He added that hair loss or hair thinning is a reality for 40 percent of women.Markham, who launched ColorProof in 2011, has a history of solving hair problems — he’s been involved with five hair-care companies including Pureology, which he sold in 2007 to L’Oréal. That brand was credited with being the first premium line exclusively for color-treated hair. He’s also been a pioneer in the burgeoning sulfate-free, salt-free hair-care movement. Together, his companies — Sebring International, Markham Products, ABBA Pure & Natural, Pureology Serious Colour Care and ColorProof Color Care Authority — have generated more than $1.4 billion in combined retail sales under his ownership and continue to grow.“One of the number-one questions asked of me for all these years was about what can be done for thinning hair and hair loss and other than vitamins there wasn’t much we could suggest,” explained Markham, who prior to his product creation, life was a celebrity stylist counting Frank Sinatra and Robert Redford among his clients. “When I learned this staggering statistic [40 percent of women with thinning hair and hair loss], I had to do something to help. Hair loss isn’t something women should just have to live with.”His entry into the market is BioRepair-8 Antiaging Scalp & Hair Therapy Kit, which combines preserving color with tackling thinning hair and hair loss without caustic ingredients. He borrowed concepts from skin care to devise the three-step system targeting the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level. The result, he said, regenerates the scalp, improves strength and density, and delivers thicker and fuller hair. One of the main goals is to remove the sebum build up that clogs follicles. Markham noted that the formula was curated for women’s specific needs because they lose hair in a different manner than men and also often have color-treated locks. “Before this there were no options for those with color-treated and thinning hair,” he said.Every product in the BioRepair-8 Antiaging Scalp & Hair Therapy Kit works at the cellular level using ingredient technology including the brand’s proprietary AG-Stem Cell Complex.The complex is derived from apple and grape to deliver the age-repair power of active plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue. Alpha Hydroxy Acids — up to 4 percent — gently exfoliate and remove sebum and dead skin cells, increasing microcirculation.A blend of eight natural DHT Blockers neutralizes and stops further absorption, preventing follicle minimization. Biotin and copper peptides work to repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and phytonutrients, proteins and thickening agents add supersonic volume, strength and health. ColorProof’s Advanced ColorLast System deliver the color protection.To boost the sensorial experience, the BioRepair-8 Shampoo does double duty as aromatherapy with essence of fresh lime, eucalyptus, mint leaf and rosemary. The Anti-Thinning Condition and Stem Cell Scalp Serum contain tea tree, juniper berry, mint leaf and spice. Like all ColorProof products, BioRepair-8 is 100 percent free of sulfates, salts, gluten, parabens, keratin and any known carcinogens. It is also 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.The system is sold in participating ColorProof salons and online at Colorproof.com (www.colorproof.com) priced at $44 each for the shampoo and conditioner and $38 for the scalp serum. There’s also a scalp exfoliating brush selling for $6, which is designed for use in thinning areas to stimulate the scalp for optimum exfoliation.Products addressing hair loss are a booming business with new ingestibles, scalp tattooing and hair treatments entering the market at a rapid pace.
@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)