New and NotableDecember 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
Aveda has partnered with communities in Nepal for its holiday 2009 collection. Eight limited-edition gift sets support indigenous communities and craftsmanship of northwestern Nepal. Every gift set is embellished with lokta paper handcrafted by men and women in Malika and Dolakta, two forest regions high in the Himalayas. Aveda's sourcing of lokta paper helps support the local industry, which keeps families together and reverses deforestation. aveda.com —M.D.
Your très chic clients will fall in love with the Paris Noir collection from Simply Sarah. These 100-percent cotton bags feature a white Eiffel Tower print on a black background and come in multiple styles. The Sasha, shown here, is a set of two plastic-lined cosmetic bags—the large is 8 inches by 10 inches and the small is 6 inches by 8 inches—that are contoured to allow you to see all of the contents. simplysarahshaw.com —L.M.
During the month of October Adam Broderick Salon and Spa in Ridgefield and Southbury, CT, used professional lighting to turn its buildings pink as a visual reminder of the importance of breast cancer awareness, early detection and research. In addition, owner Adam Broderick has committed a percentage of all profits for the month of October to Ann's Place in Danbury, CT, which provides cancer support programs to patients and their families in Western Connecticut and nearby New York state. —M.D.
I Want Candy
Andrew Jose, who started his career at Vidal Sassoon, opened his first salon in London in 1995. In 2006 he introduced his own product line called J-Life. The latest collection from his creative team is Head Candy—it's all about shape with an interesting color mix. Visit jlifehaircare.com to find out more about the collection or product line. —M.D.
THE EYES HAVE IT
Eyebobs are high-quality reading glasses designed for fashion-forward, outspoken individuals. One visit to their Web site and you'll see why. Last year the staff lost one of its own when Kim Craft died of a heart attack at 42. To honor her, the company has partnered with The Heart Truth organization on a commemorative frame, the Kimtastic. Eyebobs will donate 50 percent of the proceeds for every pair sold to help combat heart disease. To order, visit eyebobs.com. —M.D.