The newest tools and implements feature futuristic science; eye-catching, ergonomic design; inspired collaborations, and a push toward environmental friendliness. From celebrity hairstylist and Jessica Simpson– BFF KEN PAVÉS comes Professional Styling Tools, designed to create a midlevel price point in the category.“There’s a big jump in styling tools,” says Pavés.“There are drugstore brands with drugstore prices and then there are salon-grade brands with salon-grade prices. I wanted to create a line that offered both the quality and affordable price tag.” The collection, including a hair dryer and curling and straightening irons, launched at Ulta in September, and prices range from $60 to $100.…SULTRA, launching in December, claims to defend hair from thermal stress. Company founder and chief executive officer Dana Story says his goal is to offer products with very specific functions. The Slim Luxe Creative Styling Curved Half-Inch Iron, $225, features Kyocera ceramic technology for even heat distribution and hair protection, and is fitted with both concave and convex plates for waves, curls and flipped-out ends. Available at Sephora, the range includes styling irons and hair dryers, from $95 to $280.…Two new styling irons, both launched in November, put a new twist on straighteners. SALON TECH’s Silicone 450, $200, is being billed as the first to feature strand-conditioning silicone technology. The iron’s red plates, made of a solid form of frictionreducing silicone, heat from zero to 450 degrees in 17 seconds. Meanwhile, COPPOLA DESIGNER HAIR CARE introduced the Stealth Professional Titanium Digital Straightening Iron by Keratin Complex, originally designed to seal in the brand’s shine-infusing Keratin Smoothing Treatment. “Actual particles of silver are put into the titanium plate for minimal friction, even heat distribution and to eliminate static electricity,” says Lisa Loria, media and education coordinator...
In October, PAUL LABRECQUE unveiled three new thermal brushes to help reduce consumers’ carbon footprints. “Almost everything about the brushes is recyclable,” says Labrecque. The brushes’ centers are made with 100 percent recycled metal and the wooden handles are crafted from reforested wood. Additionally, the brush’s boar bristles are gathered in a humane way that causes no harm to the animal. The brushes, priced from $46 to $52, are available at Fred Segal, Selfridges and paullabrecque.com.…CONAIR also went green with its newest offering, the EcoDry Styler, $19.99. “The hair dryer has one of the highest carbon footprints because of the high wattage and frequent usage,” says Paulette Heller, marketing manager. Packaging for the lightweight, 1400-watt styler is 100 percent recyclable and is printed with soy-based inks. “The heater is designed in the shape of a Christmas tree so it forces the heat towards the front end of the dryer while operating on 1400 watts of power,” says Heller. “The result is a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption with the same drying rate.”…Actress and environmental activist Alicia Silverstone teamed up with ECOTOOLS on a collection of cruelty-free makeup bags and brushes. “I can’t imagine not making a conscious choice if it is easy to make,” says Silverstone. “There are so many excuses, [like] it won’t be pretty, it’s too expensive. We’ve taken the excuse factor out of the equation.” The collection, available at Walgreens and Target, includes four bags, priced from $8.99 to $19.99, and a 5-Piece Brush Set, $15.99. The floral design on the bags is a mélange of Silverstone’s garden favorites, including lavender, rose, chrysanthemum and thyme. “We have to start making responsible choices in everything we do, even the small things,” says the actress.…In September, Brooklyn, N.Y.–based indie hair brand AMIKA launched the True Tattoo Tourmaline Curler, $150, touted as the first clip-free tapered curling iron. “Because it is clip free, there is no pulling or tugging,” says Vita Raykhman, creative director. Raykhman says the new design is very user friendly. “You hold it steady and wrap the hair around,” she explains, noting that a heatresistant glove is included with the tool.…CRICKET has launched an energy-efficient, quiet dryer, called the Centrix Q-Zone Quiet Dryer, which retails for $199.95 at Ulta. “The noise from a blow-dryer is one we could do without,” says Jared Clark, general manager. Clark says the dryer uses patent-pending “Insanely Quiet” technology to run on less power without compromise on performance. “It’s changing the whole salon environment,” says Clark. “It’s more serene; stylists can consult with their clients.”…Private label brush manufacturer ANISA INTERNATIONAL’s new Magnetic Half-Moon Applicators, available for 2010 makeup collections, promise a multitude of uses to beauty brands. “You can keep them together and use them flat for contouring and highlighting, take them apart and use one brush at a time or press them together for a Kabuki-style brush,” says Julie Scudder-Feldman, vice president of sales and marketing... TWEEZERMAN aims to provide creativity and affordability with its Brow Beauty Bubble, launched in November. “This is a great opportunity to give value to the consumer without compromise on quality,” says Erik Hoover, vice president of global marketing. The clear clamshell case contains red mini Slant Tweezers, individually priced at $15, and a 10X Magnifying Mirror, $15. The Beauty Bubble, $20, is available at Ulta and Neiman Marcus.… PHILIPS has updated its Sonicare Flexcare+ toothbrush to address gum health. “Eighty percent of Americans have gum disease,” says Shannon Jenest, senior public relations manager. The streamlined design features an illuminated panel display, a sleeker UV sanitizer and less vibration than its predecessor. The brush, $189.99, also has an additional one-minute “gum mode” brushing time after the two-minute brushing cycle. “It will keep gums healthy, but if you already have gum disease, you will see improvement in the bleeding sites, decreased inflammation and less recession,” says Jenest.…REMINGTON’s Cool Style line brings fun to the forefront. Cool Style includes a hair dryer and flat iron, available in four lively prints, including blue leopard, pink dots, pink fl owers or plaid, at $19.99 each. The line is exclusive to Target. “It was a collaboration with Target to freshen up the assortment and offering for guests for the holidays,” says Susan Gill-Kloppenburg, national sales director.“It’s uplifting and incredibly giftable.”…Barbie has lent her classic style to the limited edition BARBIE LOVES T3 Featherweight Dryer, $200. As part of a teaser campaign, the dryer was used by stylist Orlando Pita at the Barbie runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February. Before its official launch at Bloomingdale’s in October, the brand went live with a Web site featuring styling tips from Pita and Barbie facts and trivia.…In October, multifunctional hair tool the INSTYLER went from infomercials to the counters of Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s and Ulta. The InStyler, $199, features a rotating, heat-distributing barrel and two sets of bristles for strand separating and polishing. The model sold in stores has been tweaked slightly from the original and has an automatic shut-down feature if too much hair goes in at once.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)