NEW DIRECTION: Haircolorxpress, the salon franchiser that offers licensed hairstylists and colorists the opportunity to own and operate their own salon, is rebranding itself. In an effort to appear less budget oriented, the firm’s new salons and...
NEW DIRECTION: Haircolorxpress, the salon franchiser that offers licensed hairstylists and colorists the opportunity to own and operate their own salon, is rebranding itself. In an effort to appear less budget oriented, the firm’s new salons and 20 existing salons will now be called HCX and will have the tag line, thehaircolorexperts. A new logo, new brochures, print advertisements and point-of-sale materials are being launched to support the business, which opened its first salon in 2001.
WORKING UP A LATHER: Last month, skin and hair maker/retailer, Lather, opened its fourth store, this time in Scottsdale, Ariz. Two more Lather stores are planned to open this year, possibly in San Francisco and Dallas. The three-year-old company, which handmakes 50 skin, face and hair care items, looks to end 2003 with $5 million in sales, which includes sales of products from its stores, as well as sales in Nordstrom in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; on QVC; in Henri Bendel, and at various specialty stores nationwide. And Lather isn’t showing signs of slowing down. Four additional stores are planned for 2004 and the company is expanding its distribution in Nordstrom stores in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Orange County, Calif., and Arizona. Lather also is creating a line of products to be used and sold at the new Borgata Hotel, owned in part by MGM, in Atlantic City, which is planned to open in July.
HERE COMES THE SOLEIL: There’s a new hair care line under the Kerastase brand, Soleil, which replaces Solaire, a color treatment system that launched in 1975. According to Frédérique Besson, general manager for Kerastase, Soleil’s new formulas use ceramide and pro-vitamin B5 to help repair dry and damaged hair — common symptoms of color-treated hair. In addition to the line’s usual shampoos and conditioners, there’s a new product, Aqua Protective, an antidrying treatment designed to penetrate hair fiber to protect it from the sun. Aqua Protective retails for $29, while shampoo and conditioner retail for $24 and $26, respectively.
@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
@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)