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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty