INTO THE NIGHT: Hairstylist Mario Diab has partnered with Equinox in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood to offer styling tips on how to turn gym hair into hair fit for a night on the town. On the first Monday of each month during the summer months from 6 to 9 p.m. Diab, who hails from Dubai, will transform the reception area of the 69 Prince Street Equinox into a satellite salon where he will likely talk about the benefits of using Arctic Chill, a styling product by Profound Beauty LLC, which helps tame frizzy hair and sells for $29. Diab also operates an eponymous salon located on 62 Crosby Street in SoHo.
TRIPLE THREAT: David Evangelista is celebrating a recent expansion of his salon at the Cornelia Day Resort located at 663 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The salon now boasts 14 styling stations (up from five), and employs five colorists, eight stylists and four makeup artists, who also do brows. The salon uses L'Oréal Professionnel color and sells a Japanese hair line called Boce, which Evangelista said is "the best hair product in the world." One of his to-die-for treatments, he said, is the Cleansing Clay Scalp Treatment, a 60-minute "deep cleaning for the scalp and roots" that costs $110 and includes a blow-out. The self-proclaimed triple threat — "I do hair, makeup and style clothing" — has also just written his own show that's all about "pushing the beauty ball forward." Stay tuned.
ARROJO GROWS: Nick Arrojo has planned quite an expansion to his salon located at 180 Varick Street in Manhattan — it's growing from 4,000 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The space will include two retail stores — one will be an Arrojo concept store filled with Arrojo products, the other will carry all Wella, Sebastian and Graham Webb items and aids — an Arrojo cosmetology school and an academy for advanced hair training and the group's creative offices. The project should be complete by the end of June. Also, the hairstylist's first book, "Great Hair," covering hair care and styling, is due out in September and is being published by Saint Martin's Press.
PAUL MITCHELL UPDATE: Paul Mitchell has been very busy. Most recently, the company acquired the manufacturer of its hair color, Renbow International, based in Reading, Pa. "We're very happy and pleased with the acquisition...because it guarantees continuity of supply, and provides us control with our color formulation and manufacturing moving forward forevermore. In today's world, we believe that to be important to our long-term success and growth," said the firm. Also, the company has just launched a professional tools line, which enters salon this month. The new Paul Mitchell Express Ion Dry v.1 is a blow-dryer designed to break up water molecules and infuse them into the hair to help restore moisture balance, which will result in 60 percent reduced blow-dry time. The Express Ion Style 1.0 is an iron that features silicone grips to condition hair and promote superior shine. Both tools use Express Ion Complex, a blend of silicone and ceramic, and infrared heat to gently deliver heat to the inner hair cortex. The iron will retail for $225; the dryer will sell for $190. In 2009, expect to see a luxury product line from Paul Mitchell, one that was inspired by a $150 Japanese shampoo, according to John Paul DeJoria, the company's co-founder.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)