NEW YORK - Where to find a quick haricut, a new place to mange and a place in the magazine sun.
RAY-BAN HITS THE STANDS: The eyewear division of Bausch & Lomb is looking to translate the image of its most popular brand, Ray-Ban, into magazine form. The company, in conjunction with publisher Hachette-Filipacchi and ad agency The Arnell Group, will roll out its first issue of Ray-Ban Sun this April. The magazine, which is expected to reach 1.3 million homes, will feature articles on -- what else? -- the sun as it relates to beauty, health, sports, entertainment and other lifestyle topics.
Ray-Ban Sun will also spotlight those that have fun in the sun. The debut issue features Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee and tennis aces Pete Sampras and Gabriela Sabatini, while model and volleyball player Gabrielle Reece graces the cover.
EAST SIDE OASIS: What you see is what you get at Moty Moty Salon, a newly opened establishment on the Upper East Side that glows like a little jewel set on a quiet, tree-lined street.
"Anyone passing by immediately can see what we're all about," says Moty Alvow, owner of the salon, which is located at 142 East 73rd St. "Our space is small, intimate, clean and bright, and I think in a city like this, that's inviting to a lot of people."
In addition, Alvow points out, he and his team -- which includes hair and makeup stylists as well as skin specialists -- don't require weeks of advance notice should a client decide she needs a quick pick-me-up.
"We make a point of accommodating people when it's convenient for them, not us," Alvow says."I don't think most women wake up in the morning and say, 'I really need to get my hair cut three weeks from now,' so when someone needs something done that day, we do it that day."
THE FIRM: Attention, nylon lovers! Firmament, a new bag line constructed primarily out of the trendy material, is here and in the stores. The company is the brainchild of Patricia and Michael Tagle, a brother-and-sister team. With backgrounds in marketing and time spent on Seventh Avenue, they've gone into the accessory business with a vengeance.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)