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.

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