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.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)