Snippets: Pure Rumor… Tigi’s Got Style… Colomer Goes Pro…
PureOlogy, the high-end hair care line catering to color-treated hair, is rumored to be on the auction block, with L'Oreal, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Sexy Hair Concepts among the leading contenders.
PURE RUMOR: PureOlogy, the high-end hair care line catering to color-treated hair, is rumored to be on the auction block, with L'Oréal, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Sexy Hair Concepts among the leading contenders. But a spokeswoman from PureOlogy's parent, Markham Prestige Group, Joni Rae Russell, said these rumors are not true. "PureOlogy is not selling to LVMH or L'Oréal," or any other company, she said, explaining that the company is instead "investigating partnership opportunities with investors to roll up several companies, which will continue to run independently. This is strictly exploratory at this point." PureOlogy was founded by Jim Markham in 2001 and now generates between $50 million and $60 million in annual sales, according to industry sources. Markham Prestige Group also owns Alterna, a high-end hair care line it purchased in 2005.
TIGI'S GOT STYLE: Bed Head TIGI has partnered with Helen of Troy Ltd. on a line of professional styling appliances, such as hair dryers, styling irons and straighteners. The line, called Light Me Up, will be available this summer in beauty supply stores and salons. The collection includes two hair dryers, three straighteners, three styling irons and a 2-in-1 specialty iron. All products have fiber-optic finishes with tourmaline, nano-ceramic and ionic technologies. The dryers and straighteners will retail for $85; styling irons will sell for $40, and a Dual Waver will sell for $60.
COLOMER GOES PRO: Colomer USA has formed Professional Systems Group to oversee its pro brands, including Roux, Voila and Abba Pure and Natural hair care brands. The new division will focus on professional and beauty retail channels and represent color, chemical and hair care products.
COSMOPROF DISCOVERS BEAUTY: Cosmoprof North America, which is scheduled to run July 15 through July 17, has a new initiative, Discover Beauty, a program designed to assist emerging brands in gaining quick visibility from buyers attending the show. Located on the show floor in Pavilion A, the Discover Beauty Lounge will display selected brands by entrepreneurs new to the market who often find it difficult to scout and obtain face time with buyers. To qualify for Discover Beauty, candidates must be either a new company or an existing company not yet distributed in the U.S. market or must be introducing a new niche product or collection. Discover Beauty is open to a limited number of pre-selected exhibitors.LUXURY COMMERCE: Kérastase, the leading prestige hair care brand, recently launched an e-commerce site for consumers, one that offers a new shopping and educational format. Now, shoppers can peruse by product range, category, hair type and packaging color. There is also a search option for consumers to find the product they have in mind. A product detail page lists a product's technology, benefits and application process, and dual navigation options help with accessibility. A "My Kérastase" section is a membership benefit program, where users will find exclusive offers, promotions and free shipping on all orders more than $85.
SPA FINDER LAUNCHES CONSUMER EXPOS: Spa Finder Inc., the world's largest spa media and marketing company, will host consumer expos to allow the spa industry to connect with consumers. Shows are to be held in Aspen and New York City and will showcase interactive exhibits, skin and beauty product demonstrations and giveaways, spa treatments and spa cuisine from the world's leading spas and spa-lifestyle companies. The first expo, Aspen Spa Day, is scheduled to take place in downtown Aspen on July 28. The Spa Experience, to be held in Grand Central Terminal from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, will showcase more than 60 spa companies.
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