Snippets: Branching Out…33 New Flavors…Waiting To Exhale…Clean Therapy…Minty Therapy…Minty Fresh…New Boss…White Out…Kevin’s Show…Environmental Rules
BRANCHING OUT: KMS Research Inc. has embarked on a campaign to raise the profile of the KMS brand among salon professionals beyond the West Coast, the KAO Corp.-owned brand’s home territory. For starters, hairstylist Nick Arrojo has led a...
BRANCHING OUT: KMS Research Inc. has embarked on a campaign to raise the profile of the KMS brand among salon professionals beyond the West Coast, the KAO Corp.-owned brand’s home territory. For starters, hairstylist Nick Arrojo has led a series of KMS demonstrative hair shows in Boston, Montreal and Chicago to audiences of 500 salon professionals. And, KMS’ biggest biannual show, Style Council, will be held in January — the first to feature Arrojo as U.S. artistic director. This past spring the company opened its inaugural concept salon, a 4,000-square-foot space on Manhattan’s Varick Street, called Arrojo Studio. The salon is expected to reach sales of $1 million and could double that figure in the next year.
33 NEW FLAVORS: Extracts, the trade show for aromatherapy, personal care and fragrance, is expecting 33 new companies to exhibit at its fall show, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center Sept. 19-22. Some of the first-timers include Rachel Perry, MD Salon Services and French companies Comptoir Sud Pacifique and Roger & Gallet.
WAITING TO EXHALE: Exhale, a new urban spa concept, has opened its first location — a 10,000-square-foot space —on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue. The spa’s first-year sales are estimated to be around $2 million. Exhale is also launching a six-item product line, which includes a cleanser, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and two intensive skin care items, 28-day Skin Care Transformation and Serum 3. A second, 12,000-square-foot location on Central Park South is scheduled for late November.
CLEAN THERAPY: Caldrea home cleaning products is reintroducing its Pineapple Nutmeg scent for holiday. Hand soaps, dish liquids and countertop cleansers in the special scent will be available this month through December at stores such Epicure Market in Miami Beach and Ricky’s in New York. Products are fragranced with essential oils of nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon and orange.
MINTY FRESH: The Aura division of Naturelle, Inc., a part of Zotos International, is launching a five-item hair care collection infused with rosemary and mint. A shampoo, rinse, styling gel, mousse and cream wax is now available under the Aura brand at salons and beauty supply stores nationwide. Aura Rosemary Mint retails for $4.99 for the shampoo and conditioner and $5.99 for styling products.NEW BOSS: Dunnan Edell has been named president and chief operating officer of CCA Industries. Prior to this position, Edell served as senior executive vice president. Edell’s father, David Edell, former president and chief operating officer, continues to serve as chief executive of the company, as well as chairman of the board. CCA makes Solar Sense sun care products and Bikini Zone cremes and gels.
WHITE OUT: One of Manhattan’s newest spas doesn’t offer Thai massage or a hot stone facial. Instead, teeth services are listed on Quickbleach’s treatment roster. One of the newest services is a one-hour teeth-whitening treatment for $399. For two people, the cost drops to $750. And for those seeking a true bargain, six power-bleaching sessions, performed biannually, costs $999, a savings of close to $300. Quickbleach, which is located at 127 E. 56th Street, staffs dentists and uses Rembrandt branded products.
KEVIN’S SHOW: Hair stylist Kevin Murphy, formerly of Kusco-Murphy hair care, has branched out on his own and developed a line of seven styling products. Murphy said his aim was to design an easy-to-understand line that provides instant results. The line includes fresh.hair, a spray that removes dirt and excess oil from dry hair with the rub of a towel and easy.rider, designed to give hair a soft hold and glossy sheen.
ENVIRONMENTAL RULES: When clients speak, Pamela Rae listens. Rae, the owner and operator of Solavie Spa Retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho, and also a biochemist, wanted to help out her well-traveled clientele who were often complaining that their beauty products didn’t perform consistently in different climates. So Rae set out to design a line formulated for six different environment types. There are face, hair and body washes designed to stand up to the conditions of desert, mountain, urban, tropical, beach and plains living. Products, which cost approximately $28 each, even snap together for easy travel usage. Solavie is available in Flight 001, as well as in OraOxygen, an airport-based Oxygen Wellness Spa in Calgary, Amsterdam and Detroit.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews