New and NotableOctober 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
Designed by former Paris fashion editor Ariane Dutzi, the DUTZI RESCUE BAGS are handcrafted by a Mexican community of 20 Mayan women, ages 17 to 70. All proceeds from the burlap and raffia totes go back to the Yucatán-based workshop and to the women who work there. Dutzi says she hopes the workshop will encourage financial independence and freedom by creating jobs and enabling the women to provide for their families. dutzidesign.com —A.F.
The Gamma & Bross Ex Akita is a sleek yet traditional barber chair with polished aluminum and vinyl upholstery. beautydesign.com
Headbands are one of fall's biggest trends, and the new collection from Jennifer Behr allows you to embrace them with sophisticated style. Inspired by Victorian jet jewelry, Behr describes the headpieces as "21st century crowns." The Crystal Wing Thin Headwrap shown here features a delicate crystal brooch sewn onto a thin satin ribbon with an elastic finish in the back. jenniferbehr.com —L.M.
The Big Bang
Hairdo's new limited-edition Clip-In Bangs are a fun, commitment-free and affordable accessory for clients who want to try out bangs this fall. Developed by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson, the clip-in piece is available in nine different shades and features the exclusive Tru2Life Styleables heat-friendly fiber, which can withstand heat up to 350 degrees for curly or straight styles that stay locked in place until heat-styled again. hairuwear.com —L.A.
Peace of Mind
Bath by Bettijo's new Organic Aromatherapy Roll-On Sticks feature therapeutic blends of certified-organic essential oils designed to soothe the mind, body and soul. Packaged in sleek cobalt vials, the Aromatherapy Sticks in Relief, Sleep, Energy and Peace blends feature a convenient roll-on applicator for aromatherapy on the go. bathbybettijo.com —L.A.