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OPEN DOOR POLICY: Fueling the trend for shampoo and styling aids in department stores, Bloomingdale’s has opened its doors to Italian hair care brand Terax. By the end of October, Terax expects to be available in 13 Bloomingdale’s...
OPEN DOOR POLICY: Fueling the trend for shampoo and styling aids in department stores, Bloomingdale’s has opened its doors to Italian hair care brand Terax. By the end of October, Terax expects to be available in 13 Bloomingdale’s stores across the country, according to Marco Musumeci, executive vice president of Terax America. Products are being merchandised on the cosmetics floor with other hair care brands carried by Bloomingdale’s, such as Frédéric Fekkai and Charles Worthington’s Dream.
GATEKEEPER: Nature’s Gate is launching a propylene glycol and aluminum chlorohydrate-free deodorant stick. The petroleum derivative, which is used in just about all deodorants to combat odor, is commonly believed to be a skin irritant. Aluminum chlorohydrate is connected with possibly clogging underarm pores, according to the company. Nature’s Gate instead relies on baking soda to neutralize odor, and combines witch hazel, juniper berry, echinacea and rosemary for antibacterial properties. The new deodorants are available in lavender and aloe, lemongrass and clary sage, chamomile and lemon verbena and tea tree and blue cypress scents and are retailing for $5.49 in stores such as Long’s Drug Stores.
BLU MAN GROUP: Blue is said to be the 21st century’s “it” color. With that, hair stylist and salon owner John Allan has formulated Pomade Blu, a lightweight, water-based hair tool designed to give hair separation and shine. Blu, which contains extract of orange flower, lime, lemongrass and grapefruit, retails for $21 at John Allan’s two Manhattan locations, as well as Barneys New York in Chicago, Beverly Hills, Seattle and Miami.
YOGA PLUS: It took a triathlete to develop the latest yoga class, Iron Yoga. Now being offered at various New York Health & Racquet Club locations throughout Manhattan, the 60-minute workout combines traditional yoga poses with power yoga movement and light weight training. Developed by Anthony Carillo, who is currently participating in the Hawaii Ironman World Championship competition, Iron Yoga aims to increase strength and conditioning and improve flexibility and range of motion. Carillo is certified as a sport yoga instructor through the National Endurance Sports Trainers Association.
STYLE UNLEASHED: Garnier Fructis celebrated the launch of its new 13-item styling line Tuesday night at Gotham Hall. The event was attended by mass retail executives from Wal-Mart, Duane Reade and CVS, as well as by beauty editors. Garnier pulled no punches to drive home its excitement for the line that appears to meet every hairstyling need. In addition to basic styling items, such as a spray gel, a stiff gel and a curl mousse, Garnier’s specialty products, Shake Effect Liqui-Gel, Wet Shine Gel, Smoothing Milk and Fiber Gum Putty, put the line in an innovative league. Products become available in February for $2.99.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty