With the launch of Advanced Haircare, L’Oréal Paris set out to do far more than just cleanse and condition its customers’ hair. Instead, the beauty behemoth set for itself the goal of changing consumer behavior and convincing them that a third C in the regimen—namely care—is an integral step in the quest for great hair. “The mass hair category has been fairly banal,” said Karen Fondu, president of L’Oréal Paris USA. “This is an opportunity to shift the paradigm.” To that end, the megabrand unleashed Advanced Haircare—a line five years in the making that was tested on 5,000 women and boasts more than 23 patents. Divided into Total Repair 5, Smooth Intense, Power Moisture, Color Vibrancy and Triple Resist, each of Advanced Haircare’s five sublines features a shampoo, conditioner and complementary treatment. With the help of a star-studded advertising campaign featuring L’Oréal spokeswomen like Jennifer Lopez and Lea Michele, Advanced Haircare was expected to generate a whopping $100 million in retail sales in its first year. The plan seemed to work, with the entire hair-care category posting sales gains after years of flat growth or declines. According to IRI, shampoo sales for the 52-week period ended May 19 in total U.S. multioutlets rose 2 percent to $2.6 billion and conditioner volume for the same period gained 6.2 percent to $1.8 billion. That’s called cleaning up.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion