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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia