Beauty LabOctober 1, 2009 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
A range of products that caught our eye this month
1. SUGAR FIX
Archipelago Sugar Hand Wash with white sugar and mango smells good enough to eat but the alpha hydroxyl acid-rich formula also soothes and restores rough, irritated skin. archipelago-usa.com
2. EXOTIC ESCAPE
Infuse your space with the aroma of fresh flowers, vanilla, sandalwood, oak moss, ylang-ylang and lemongrass with the Sands of Morocco Scent Diffuser from Infusion Organique. infusionorganique.com
3. FRESHEN UP
The Malagasy Vanille Home Fragrance Mist from Thymes' Indigenous line is a blend of Madagascar vanilla, sandalwood, cinnamon, amber, bergamot, ylang-ylang and musk. thymes.com
4. TROPICAL HEAT
The new Taj candle, part of Seda France's Paisley Pagota Box Candle collection, is scented with tropical flowers and earthy pineapple leaf. sedafrance.com
5. IN BLOOM
The signature Blossom scent from clothier 88 Orange is meant to evoke the beaches and citrus groves of California's Orange County. 88orange.com
6. SOFT SUDS
The 100 percent natural Claus Porto Banho Citron Verbena Bath Soap with shea butter is milled seven times to prevent cracking and splitting and to preserve the fragrance until the end of the bar. clausporto.com
7. BE GENTLE
The Bubble Roome's sulfate-free Bath & Body Washes, in yummy scents like Ylang Ylang & Cinnamon and Grapefruit & Tangerine, nourish the skin while gently exfoliating it with alpha hydroxy fruit acids and salicylic acid. thebubbleroome.com
8. ALOHA STYLE
With a luscious tropical scent and packaging featuring vintage artwork, Terranova's Island Song Coco-Mango body care line is Hawaii in a bottle. terranovabody.com
Tricks of the Shade
Master colorist and educator David Adams offers 11 steps to growing your salon's color business.
Even though many companies and salons offer educational classes on haircolor, master colorist and co-founder of the education program redChocolate David Adams feels that there are core issues being neglected that could dramatically increase a salon's haircolor business. "I've had many people ask what it takes to have a really good color business," Adams says. "It takes me three hours to explain, but they finally understand." Adams created the redChocolate Haircolour Service Wheel as an easy-to-follow guide of 11 steps he recommends colorists follow to see their color business soar.
David Adams reveals the secrets to a successful haircolor business.