FRIEDA MOVES: The Andrew Jergens Company, the new parent of John Frieda Professional, is so impressed with Frieda’s creative, marketing and media team that the hair care group’s responsibilities will now also include Jergens’ skin...
FRIEDA MOVES: The Andrew Jergens Company, the new parent of John Frieda Professional, is so impressed with Frieda’s creative, marketing and media team that the hair care group’s responsibilities will now also include Jergens’ skin care business. The Cincinnati-based division will report to Frieda Professional in Connecticut. Jergens also plans to add several new positions to Frieda’s marketing and brand groups.
Frieda’s in-house public relations group, as well as its outside firm, Tractenberg & Co., will remain. However, Kim Livingston, former head of in-house public relations and sister of Gail Federici, the former president of Frieda, will be replaced. A successor has not been named. John Frieda’s headquarters will move to Stanford, Conn. from Wilton, Conn. in March to be more accessible to Manhattan.
SCALP DR.: Dr. Howard Murad is taking his skin care expertise to another category: hair care. Murad Professional Scalp Treatment is now shipping to salons across the country. Murad Professional consists of eight stockkeeping units: a shampoo and conditioner for fine and thinning hair, a shampoo and conditioner for color treated/normal hair, a styling gel, a moisturizing pomade, and two serums, one for color-treated hair and one for thinning hair. Murad’s six-sku hair care line that launched in 1997 — to less than stellar success — has been phased out. Products in the new collection will retail from $15 for the shampoos, conditioners and styling products to $25 for the serums.
Product packaging is designed to "take the mystery out of using the product" by listing each active ingredient’s main contribution. Within a year, the line will be distributed to 15,000 salons. DavexLabs, founded by David and Robert Berglass, will handle all Murad sales and marketing from their headquarters in Santa Monica. Robert Berglass was the former president and chief executive of The Dep Corp., the hair styling company that was sold to Henkel KGAA in 1998 and renamed Schwarzkopf & Dep Inc.
B THERE: Hairstylist Philip B. is opening his first retail store Wednesday, on South Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. The 1,200-square-foot store will offer the entire Philip B. hair care collection — 15 skus — including his four-step treatment, comprised of a rejuvenating oil, a scalp-stimulating shampoo, a light-weight protein cream and a pH-balancing astringent finishing rinse. The treatment, which retails in a kit for $80, can also be performed in the store’s salon area for $200. Philip B. products retail from $21 for Peppermint Avocado Shampoo to $45 for White Truffle Shampoo. Philip B. explained that opening a store was the next natural step for his business. "I needed a platform for my products," he said. "I have used Neiman’s and Barneys and many other stores as my launchpad but I needed a place where I could really educate, teach, sell and perform treatments." Philip B. is sold in 400 stores around the world.
CURL CARE: L’Oréal’s luxury professional brand, Kérastase, is introducing Elasto-Curl, a line of hair care products designed for curly tresses. The ultrapremium line, which lands on select salon shelves this month, utilizes three components: glycerol for conditioning; silicone derivatives for frizz-control, and amphoteric polymers for added curl definition. Elasto-Curl is a three-step curl-highlighting ritual that begins with Bain Elasto-Curl ($17), a shampoo; Soin Elasto-Curl ($26), a rinse, and two texturizing options: Elasto-Curl Mousse ($20) for fine, curly hair and Crème Elasto-Curl ($20) for thick, curly hair.
TURN UP THE VOLUME: Frederic Fekkai is rounding out his Full Volume hair care line with a Full Volume Conditioner and a Full Volume Mousse. The conditioner ($20) is designed to add body as well as shine. The mousse ($18.50) — a medium Fekkai thinks is making a strong comeback — was inspired by the rocker styles he created for Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring 2003 fashion show. In other news, the Fekkai salon on 15 East 57th Street will extend its operating hours to Sunday beginning Nov. 17 and ending Dec. 22.
WATER WORKS: Ouidad, the hairstylist best known for curl-taming, is introducing Water Works Shampoo, one designed to rid hair of minerals found in hard water. Botanical ingredients, fruit acids and vitamins are included in Water Works’ formula to help nourish dry, course hair.
Water Works will retail for $5 for a 2-ounce container and $10 for an 8-ounce bottle beginning Monday on Ouidad’s Web site, ouidad.com. Water Works will launch in select salons in January.
KIEHL’S SAYS: In response to requests from hair stylists and customers, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the New York-based apothecary, is launching Solid Grooming Aid for Conditioning and Control. The new grooming tool is designed to provide medium hold while conditioning, smoothing and controlling hair. Naturally-derived oils and waxes aim to deliver a rich texture with antifrizz benefits for sculpting and separating short-to-medium hair lengths. Solid will retail for $15.50 per 1.75-ounce jar beginning in December.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)