The newest styling tools aim to do more than simply curl or smooth hair. Some of the latest improve hair quality as well, says Janet Taake, senior vice president of merchandising at Ulta Beauty. High-tech add-ons, like digital-thermometer gauges, are prompting many consumers to trade up to newer models. Retail sales for hair appliances, which includes stylers, dryers and trimmers, gained 1.74 percent to 74.6 million units in 2012, says Virginia Lee of Euromonitor International. Here, some new tools that promise to heat up the category.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)