New and NotableJuly 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
IN THE HEIGHTS
For Zac Posen's fall 2009 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, renowned stylist Odile Gilbert used the L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert styling line to create this elegant and slightly undone chignon. "The look is a French-inspired, Josephine Bonaparte-meets-punk, with a lot of volume and texture," says Gilbert, who prepped the hair with L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Expansion, a body-activating mousse, then curled and teased it. The headband was added once the style was set. —L.M.
A Girl's Best Friend
Essie Cosmetics and Judith Ripka, two iconic luxury brands, have joined forces to create the ultimate luxe accessory. Essie Loves Diamonds by Judith Ripka is a limited-edition collection of three nail colors infused with genuine diamond dust. We're crazy about Heart My JR Jewels and Queen of Hearts. You will be, too. essie.com —M.D.
Heart My JR Jewels
Queen of Hearts
You'll love the handmade jewelry from Lisa Leonard Designs, including this piece from the Captured Hearts collection. A small sterling silver heart is captured in a hammered oval that can be engraved with up to four names or words. You can also choose from a selection of bracelets as well as items the men in your life will love. lisaleonardonline.com —M.D.
Iconic hairstylist ORIBE introduces new 24K Gold Pomade, an innovative styling product that delivers such a lustrous sparkle and a rich gold glossy sheen, it could be called makeup for your hair. This decadent treatment moisturizes, softens and protects hair while delivering an intense, metallic gold finish. oribe.com —M.D.
Takara Belmont's Koken Barber Chair has been redesigned and relaunched after a 30-year hiatus. takarabelmont.com