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.
@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)