EVANGELISTA JOINS CORNELIA: Hairstylist David Evangelista will be heading Cornelia Day Resort’s hair salon, which will be renamed David Evangelista at Cornelia Day Resort to reflect the appointment. Evangelista has just begun accepting appointments — he is working from the salon on a summer schedule for now — and will be there full-time beginning in August. Cornelia Day Resort operates on the top two floors of the Ferragamo flagship, at 663 Fifth Avenue. New clients’ cuts begin at $350.

BERGDORF BEAUTY: This summer, Bergdorf Goodman’s Buff Spa will use a trio of products from Boots’ Botanics collection for manicures and pedicures. Botanics is one of Boots’ seven lines available in the U.S. exclusively through select CVS and Target stores. And while the Boots assortment will soon roll out chainwide at CVS, the products currently have no presence in Manhattan. “Botanics is exclusive because it has such limited distribution,” said Buff Spa founder Deborah Hardwick. “All the boundaries of mass and class have blurred,” she continued. From July through Labor Day, all mani/pedis — save for the Guinot Paris Manicure — will include Botanics Smoothing Foot Scrub, Overnight Foot Treatment and Overnight Hand & Nail Cream. Buff Spa’s hand and foot treatments range from $33 to $120.

HEALTHY PARAFFIN: Oasis Day Spa is the first spa in New York City to offer PerfectSense Paraffin & Aromatherapy, a technology that ensures a germ-free paraffin manicure and pedicure. How? Since the service offers single-use, disposable paraffin gloves and boots, hands and feet are no longer subjected to the risk of bacterial cross-contamination breeding in vats of wax. Oasis is offering PerfectSense — a brand being dubbed “the new standard for paraffin” — as an add-on service to massages and facials, as well as manicures and pedicures, for $15. Spa Revolutions, which makes PerfectSense Paraffin, is based in Escondido, Calif.

THAI YOGA TREATMENT AT MANDARIN: The Mandarin Oriental spa will introduce Thai yoga massage, shiatsu, mat shiatsu and private one-on-one yoga sessions this fall in a newly designed yoga room that will have an infinity-edge soaking tub and a steam room with a lemongrass and ginger aroma. “Our vision was to have an authentic feeling that you’re in Thailand when entering the new space,” said Denise Vitiello, Mandarin Oriental’s New York spa director. The spa partnered with Kam Tai Chow, founder and director of Lotus Palm, based in Canada, to create the signature massage, featuring yoga postures and guided stretching with acupressure designed to relieve joint and muscle tension.

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COLOMER TAPS EASTON: Dan Easton has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Roux and ABBA Pure & Natural Hair Care, two professional brands under Colomer USA. In this position, which becomes effective July 1, Easton will be responsible for the day-to-day business operations of both brands and will work with the Colomer USA research and development, legal and creative services divisions to provide strategic direction and to guide the development of marketing programs and new products. Easton most recently was vice president of business development for Colomer’s American Crew.

TAKASHIMAYA FEATURES KANEBO: Kanebo’s new Sensai Premier Eye Cream ($320 for .5 oz.) will be available at specialty retailer Takashimaya in August, where the brand’s luxury facials are also offered. Takashimaya will carry the company’s new antiaging foundation range under the Sensai Cellular Performance brand — the backbone of Kanebo’s product range and one that’s more competitively priced — at $85 for Cream Foundation and $90 for Powder Foundation.

DERM DOCTOR: From a dermatological “think tank” to sterilized operating rooms for facelifts and liposuction, dermatologist Neil Sadick aims to bring what he describes as “beauty in the next decade” to Manhattan with the opening of the Sadick Dermatology Center, located at 911 Park Avenue. The center, which opened this month, offers several personalized treatments for the face and body with an antiaging arsenal of laser, light and radio-frequency source technologies.

PARLUX PUZZLE: Parlux has responded to a $29-a-share buyout offer by company chairman and chief executive officer Ilia Lekach. In a response letter sent June 20, Parlux’s independent committee of directors stated that the committee “does not believe it is prudent for Parlux to move forward to consider the transaction” and questioned a proposed breakup fee. PF Acquisition of Florida, which is owned by Lekach, responded by stating it does not expect the Parlux committee to incur any expenses until its financing is secure.

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