WELLA DOWN UNDER: Wella announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Brisbane, Australia-based hair care company, PPS Hairwear Australia. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The privately owned company specializes in care and...
WELLA DOWN UNDER: Wella announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Brisbane, Australia-based hair care company, PPS Hairwear Australia. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The privately owned company specializes in care and styling products which are sold to end consumers via salons. In 2002, PPS Hairwear sales reached about $14 million. The Australian company’s most well-known brand is PPS, a moderate-to-higher priced hair care and styling range, joined by the high-priced styling lines, D Zine, D Frizz and D Fuse. The company’s products are also exported to Europe and Southeast Asia.
STAR TURN: Call it serious star power: Dustin Hoffman, Mena Suvari, Morgan Freeman and Val Kilmer were among the famous fans who stopped by Kiehl’s celebrity suite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Attendees, who had the chance to test out the brand’s newest products — including Solid Grooming Aid, Amino Acid Shampoo and Supremely Gentle Eye Make-up Remover —?were given prescriptions for individualized skin care regimens, as well as a healthy helping of the company’s products, including Lip Balm #1, All-Sport Non-Freeze SPF 30 and Creme de Corps.
EYE SHADOW AND MORE: I-Shadow, a new beauty company founded by the makeup artist Sharon Dowsett, has launched a Web site, i-shadow.net. The new site pinpoints emerging beauty trends and new products, posts mood-boards and offers application techniques. Dowsett, who has worked with David LaChapelle, Nick Knight, Versace, Gucci, L’Oréal and Shiseido, also plans to invite guest beauty editors to write features for the site. The Web site is the first phase of I-Shadow’s growth. Dowsett said she also plans to organize lectures about the industry and mentoring programs for young makeup artists, and transform the basement of her North London home into a meeting place for the industry’s big players.
BEAUTY BAN: The European Parliament has rubber-stamped the proposed legislation to ban animal testing for beauty products. If implemented following the ratification by the European Council in the next few days, the law would ban animal testing and outlaw the marketing of beauty products tested on animals starting six years after the directive enters into force, or 2009. In cases where alternative tests are unavailable, a marketing ban would come into effect in 2013. As reported, the European Parliament and the European Council last November drew up draft legislation on the issue. Both bodies are required to approve it before it becomes law.
MARKETING 101: L’Oréal is holding its 2003 Marketing Award, which is a competition organized by the company and designed to provide college students with "real-world" experience by giving them an opportunity to develop a marketing plan for the launch of a new product line. More than 2,200 students from 15 countries and 66 schools are participating.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)