MERGE ONWARD: Procter & Gamble has announced several appointments of key Gillette senior executives who will join P&G after the closing of the merger. They include Mike Cowhig, who will be global technical and manufacturing president for blades and razors, batteries, Braun and mechanical plaque removal technologies for both Gillette and P&G. Joe Dooley will continue as president, commercial operations North America, through the post-closing transition and integration phase of the merger. Upon completion of the integration, Dooley will assume a to-be-named position. Peter Hoffman will continue to lead the global blade and razor business as president, global grooming. Mark Leckie will continue to lead the Duracell and Braun businesses as president, global Duracell and Braun.
WORKING GIRL SALON: A blowout at 10 p.m. no longer requires a house call. Reynald Ricard and David Cotteblanche, formerly of Pierre Michel, are set to open Red Market, a new salon in the Meatpacking District catering to the working class, complete with late-night hours, Internet service and a lounge serving complimentary drinks. To be located on the fourth floor at 32 Gansevoort Street, the salon will have hours from 4 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Scheduled to open in mid-June, Red Market will offer cuts, color and makeup services, as well as a nutritionist by appointment only. Prices start at $50 for a blowout, $100 for a haircut and $220 for highlights.
SPA HAMPTONS: Summer is around the corner — and so the migration begins. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Bridgehampton outpost of Exhale Mind Body Spa will offer at-home services to the local jet set for $250 per treatment. On the menu is acupuncture, cupping, vibrational therapy and acu-organ detox — a combination of acupuncture and a hot oil abdominal therapy to release body toxins.
CODE RED: Aesthetician-to-the-stars Sonya Dakar has created a new facial treatment called Red Light to address aging. The 40-minute service uses photobiostimulation, said to increase collagen production for firm and supple skin. Dakar applies her Visualift eye cream and Cellular Patch cream during the facial, too, which costs $500.
SUMMER MIST: Anakiri skin care’s latest offering is a Mineral Mist toner, formulated with sea algae extract and oat beta glucan to address moisture and cell renewal. Originally created as Anakiri’s daily-use toner, Mineral Mist is available in seven different blends to cater to different skin care needs. Each 2-oz. mist retails for $28 at spas nationwide, including the spa at the newly opened Wynn Las Vegas hotel.
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HOPE FOR HAIR LOSS: Women suffering from hair loss now have a place to go to receive some advice, and even treatment. The Women’s Center for Hair Loss, located at 60 East 56th Street, was founded by Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a facial plastic surgeon who now specializes in hair replacement.
The center, which opened in February, wants to give women a broad range of information regarding hair loss, from how to make hair look thicker, to referrals to subspecialists, to surgical treatments by Dr. Epstein, if one is a candidate. An initial consultation with Dr. Epstein costs between $150 and $450, depending on the level of services provided.