GOING, GOING, GONE: While Procter & Gamble nixed the Vidal Sassoon hair care line from consumer consumption in the fourth quarter of last year, Vidal Sassoon afficionados could still buy their favorite product from one of 25 Vidal Sassoon salons...
GOING, GOING, GONE: While Procter & Gamble nixed the Vidal Sassoon hair care line from consumer consumption in the fourth quarter of last year, Vidal Sassoon afficionados could still buy their favorite product from one of 25 Vidal Sassoon salons internationally. Not anymore. Beginning in June, Wella branded products will replace all Vidal Sassoon hair care products in salons, according to Annie Humphreys, international director for color and technical research for Vidal Sassoon. Humphreys added that the move should be an easy one since Vidal Sassoon salons already stock the German hair care company’s color products. The move marks the end of a 30-year product legacy.
TAKE A BOW: Winners of this year’s behindthechair.com style awards were announced last Sunday night at the Roseland Ballroom. Chosen by the salon industry’s 75,000 members, winners included: TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey for favorite shampoo; Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm for favorite conditioner; Matrix Amplify for best volumizing products; Artec Color Shampoos/Conditioners for favorite color-enhancing products; Joico K-Pak for favorite deep or restorative conditioner; Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam for favorite styling gel, lotion or mousse; Sebastian Shaper Plus for favorite hairspray; TIGI Bedhead Manipulator for favorite specialty styling product; TIGI Bedhead Superstar for favorite new product, liquids; Redken Rough Paste for favorite new product, styling; Robert Cromeans for favorite platform artist; and Redken Fifth Avenue for best overall professional products company.
NEW FACE: Redken has repackaged its entire hair care line; shampoo bottles are now see-through and conditioner containers are now opaque. Redken’s Extreme line — a five-item regimen designed to treat damaged hair — has also been tweaked. Formulas now use a patented 3D Repair Complex to fortify hair. Extreme Fuel, a rinse-out treatment designed for highlighted and bleached hair, has replaced a former treatment, and CAT, an existing protein reconstructing spray under the Redken umbrella, has been added to the Extreme collection. The new Extreme line rolls out to salons during the next several weeks.
COLOR ME HAPPY: Brad Johns and Frédéric Fekkai are launching color extender shampoos this spring. Fekkai’s line will include Rio Red and Brilliant Brown, joining his existing Baby Blonde color-enhancing line. Brilliant Brown is formulated with a blend of natural coffee beans, caramel and henna flowers, and is designed for brunettes. Rio Red contains plant-based colorants, beet extracts and henna and is meant for red heads. Each 8-oz. container retails for $20.Brad Johns is adding three color-enhancing shampoos and conditioners to his existing Colorsave line. Each item is fortified with sea algae, amino acids, and sunflower oil. The new products will be available next month at the Brad Johns salon located within the Avon Salon & Spa, and on avon.com. The 6.7-oz. containers will retail for $20.
FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL: The use of exercise balls has made its way into workout regimens across the country. The latest comes from The New York Health & Racquet Club in a class called Body Fusion. Instructed and designed by Russian gymnast Dina Kozitskaya, Body Fusion incorporates gymnastics with core stabilization, flexibility and strength-training techniques.
The one-pound ball, which in Kozitskaya’s class is the size of a volleyball, is used throughout the 50-minute workout. During warmups, students hold the ball and move it in circles, twisting from side to side. To exercise legs, students are instructed to hold the ball firmly between their knees for squatting and deep knee bends. The ball is also used for floor exercises, helping train glutes and abs. The low impact workout is set to the music of Cirque du Soleil’s "Quidam." Body Fusion is offered at NYHRC’s 23rd Street location every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.
EASY DOES IT: The Metamorphosis Day Spa, located on 127 East 56th Street, has implemented software that allows for online booking. The new technology makes making reservations — and even paying — a talk-free process. The new tool allows clients to book appointments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The spa expects to add the service to its Web site, www.metspa.com, later this month.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye