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.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)