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.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)