Byline: Andrea M. Grossman / with contributions from Cassandra Chiacchio
FOR SHORE: Ric Pipino, the hair stylist who’s married to model Heidi Klum, has signed a deal with The Shore Club hotel in Miami Beach to operate a new hair salon, to be called Pipino. The space is located alongside trendy clothier Scoop NYC and jewelry designer Me & Ro, right off the hotel’s lobby. Pipino is planning a soft opening this summer, amid construction on the space so it reflects his design wishes, and a full-on launch in September. The opening of Pipino marks the stylist’s first salon venture. Pipino is also shopping Manhattan’s midtown real estate market for a flagship to be based here in 2003.
BEAUTY AND THE BEVERAGE: Manic Panic, the punk brand founded by former Blondie backup singers Tish and Snooky Bellomo, is turning 25 this year. To celebrate, the duo — who popularized mohawks and hot pink hair extensions — is pairing up with the Snapple Beverage Group for the Snapple Dye Hard 2002 Tour, a 13-city romp kicking off this summer. The purpose of the tour is to attract the 18-to-24-year-old market to Snapple’s new drink flavors by way of free hair and beauty makeovers. The sisters will provide all of the hair and makeup accessories to be used for the makeovers, such as their iconic bright pink hair extensions, silvery fake eyelashes and blue glitter lipstick. The tour begins in San Francisco on June 4.
HOLY HENNA: The Warren-Tricomi Salon has just added henna tattoo design to its elaborate list of services, which also includes tarot card reading. The henna tattoos are created by the client and will be designed by celebrity tattoo artist Melody Weir. Henna tattoos start at $40 for a simple wrist or ankle bracelet and can cost up to $1,200 for an intricate, bejeweled design. Warren-Tricomi offers the Moroccan room and Weir’s services for private henna parties or personal consultations, too.
KIDS ONLY: Cozy’s Cuts For Kids, the hip hair salon for tykes with locations on both the Upper East and Upper West Side, now has a product line. So Cozy Haircare consists of four items and is specifically formulated for children, meaning tear-free formulas. There’s Tear Free Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner and Swimmer’s Shampoo. Each item retails for $9.95 and is available at the Cozy salons or by calling 1-866-COZY CARE, which goes into effect Monday.
BEYOND THE GEL: L.A. Looks, famous for its portfolio of hair gels, is set to launch a full range of shampoos and conditioners this June. The six-item line contains Flexan, an ingredient designed to bond to styling product buildup, and then wash it away. New products include Shine Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner, Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, Volumizing Shampoo and 2-In-1 Sport Shampoo/Conditioner. Products range in price from $2.29 to $2.89 and will be available at mass market retailers.
NEW LOOK: If it seems that Caress bath and body care products look a bit different these days, that’s because Unilever, Caress’ parent, tapped Raison Pure International Design Agency to give the brand a cleaner, more elegant look. More than 30 stockkeeping units, such as body washes, body lotions, body sprays, bar soaps, foaming baths and shower gels, have been repackaged with bolder logos and a more elegant typeface. Packaging now also focuses on the products’ skin care benefits: the word ‘moisturizing’ is prominently placed on labels. No changes have been made to the bottle design. Before the packaging redesign, containers mainly expressed the fragrance positioning of the product. The newly repackaged products will be fully distributed in May.
HAIR FLAIR: Garren will be at the Sephora at Rockefeller Center from noon until 6 p.m. next Friday, April 19, to celebrate the launch of his eponymous hair care collection in Sephora locations. For a $35 fee — redeemable in Garren hair care products — Garren will meet with attendees and sketch what their next hairstyle should look like. Appointments can be made by calling 212-245-1633.