SALON STYLE: Pierre Michel has become serious about hair extensions. Last week, the tony Midtown salon recruited Piny, the West Coast hair extension guru, to train Michel and four stylists on his signature hair-extension method. Piny, best known for...
SALON STYLE: Pierre Michel has become serious about hair extensions. Last week, the tony Midtown salon recruited Piny, the West Coast hair extension guru, to train Michel and four stylists on his signature hair-extension method. Piny, best known for his dramatic tress enhancements on rock stars, movie stars and Playboy models, focuses his craft on customizing a client’s hair texture with human hair, which he imports from Scandinavia, Russia and Yugoslavia. All hair extensions used for treatments at Pierre Michel will be custom blended and manufactured at Piny of Beverly Hills. Piny will continue training Pierre Michel staff every six to seven weeks, at which time he will be available for special consultations. Prices for hair extension services at Pierre Michel range from $1,500 to $4,000.
THINK PINK: Zotos International is acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month by kicking off a week full of fund-raising events for the Noel Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focusing on women and children. The weeklong event by the maker of Joico and Iso hair care products kicks off Oct. 21 and runs through Oct. 25. The week starts with a color-and-cut-a-thon at the company’s Artistic Institute located within its Darien, Conn.-based headquarters complex. Open to employees and the surrounding public on Oct. 21-22, haircuts will be available for $40, single-process color services will cost $60 and partial highlights will cost $80. The rest of the week, Zotos will host education and fund-raising events.
BRIDAL POWER: Splash Destination CitySpa, the Upper East Side-based emporium, located within health club Sports Club/LA, is recognizing what has become a bridal tradition: a day of beauty for the bride and her bridesmaids. Two bridal packages are now being offered, each of which entails hours of beauty, exercise and food. The Executive Package costs $275 per person — or $1,250 for a party of five — and includes a 50-minute facial, a 50-minute massage, a continental breakfast, lunch and a wine-and-cheese reception. The Ultimate Destination package costs $325 per person — or $1,500 for a party of five — and includes the same menu with the addition of a 25-minute body smoother treatment. Each bridal package includes access to all workout facilities and group exercise classes.
MANHATTAN MAN: Argentine hair maestro Rodolfo Valentin is bringing his services to 1020 Madison Avenue on Oct. 23, when he opens a salon here bearing his name. The 2,200-square-foot space will offer 17 styling stations, as well as a private room for his society clients, such as Claudia Cohen, Andrea Stark and Susan Hess. Valentin will share his time between the new Manhattan location and his sprawling Cedarhurst, Long Island spa and salon, which offers more than 100 spa treatments and was voted one of the top four U.S. spas by American Spa Magazine in its April 2002 issue. Valentin, best known for his hair-coloring and hair-extensions techniques, will offer his customized services from the new salon, as well as waxing, manicures and pedicures. Clients receiving polish services will be given a bottle of their chosen nail polish as a complimentary gift.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)