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.
“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)