REGIS BUYS VIDAL SASSOON: Haircare Ltd. has sold its 25 Vidal Sassoon salons and four training academies to Minneapolis-based Regis Corp. Details of the acquisition between Regis and the London-based company have not been disclosed. As reported...
REGIS BUYS VIDAL SASSOON: Haircare Ltd. has sold its 25 Vidal Sassoon salons and four training academies to Minneapolis-based Regis Corp. Details of the acquisition between Regis and the London-based company have not been disclosed. As reported Thursday, Regis also assumed the licensing rights to the Vidal Sassoon brand from Procter & Gamble, which owns the Vidal Sassoon trademark. Kyle Didier, vice president of finance at Regis, said to expect new Vidal Sassoon salons in the U.S. and London in the last half of 2003 and throughout 2004. There are 10 Vidal Sassoon salons in the U.S., 10 in London; one in Canada and four in Germany.
WORTHINGTON’S DELAY: Charles Worthington is delaying the launch of his flagship salon in SoHo to February. The salon was supposed to open last month. Sources said design issues have played a part in the delay.
ROLLING STONE: After closing for a month to move, the Stone Spa — known for its use of igneous implements in massage — reopened its doors last week at a new location on Fourth Avenue, just off Union Square. The business, which originally opened on West 14th Street in 1998, now features 5,000 square feet of floor space on three levels, including 400 square feet dedicated to retail, according to founder and owner Carla Ciuffo. The new spa, which was designed by Chris Collicott, features seven treatment rooms in addition to a Himalayan mineral bathroom and a Mayan mud-treatment room. The new location aims to generate between $2 million and $3 million in first-year sales, roughly 30 to 35 percent more than the prior location, according to industry estimates. The former 1,650-square-foot space featured four treatment rooms.
TRAVEL BUDDY: Noodé skin care has hit the road. Travel With Me, a take-away tote filled with the company’s face and body products, is the latest addition to Noodé’s lineup. It includes two face products, Clean Me Facial Wash and Scrub Me Gentle Facial Scrub, and two body products, Wash Me Everywhere Body Wash and Rub Me Body Oil. The 2-oz. containers are packaged in a clear zip-up travel case. Travel With Me retails for $23.50 and entered Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Foley’s, Bendel’s and Fred Segal late last month. Seth Ratner, 26, founder of Noodé, was just nominated for Crain’s 40 Under 40 issue, which hits newsstands in January.
FRAGRANCE FREE: While most manufacturers are only too proud to tout the herbs and flavors that make their formulas so fragrant, Zotos is targeting the sensitive nose. Biotera Fragrance Free is a line of hair care products that contain an essential oil complex of ylang ylang, bergamot and geranium that Zotos claims fades after application. Included in the line is a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment, styling gel and styling glaze. Biotera Fragrance Free is available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and retails for $4.99.
CURL WORLD: Salons and stylists still desperate to learn the ins and outs of curly hair have an opportunity to learn from a master. Ouidad, the Manhattan-based curl queen, is visiting salons across the country to share her trademarked "slicing and carving" method of sculpting curly hair. Once a salon’s staff has been certified, they officially become an Ouidad affiliate. "But," warns Ouidad, "training is rigorous and not all stylists who train earn certification." Though Ouidad charges no fee for the training, she does expect affiliate salons to sell her line of products, as well as pay for her travel expenses. Ouidad claims that affiliate salons increase their business 25 to 75 percent. Salons slated to receive training include The Carriage House Salon in Cambridge, Mass.; Elie Elie Salon in McLean, Va.; Las Olas Beauty Center Salon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Blis Day Spa & Salon of Pineville, N.C.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“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