Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsJune 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Salon Ciseaux Stylists Handpicked to Work Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show
Three stylists from Salon Ciseaux, handpicked by renowned fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando, received the opportunity to showcase their talent at Obando's Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear debut during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
Clockwise, from top: The Zulu knot complemented the knotted texture of Obando's clothing; Salon Ciseaux stylist Christopher Maldonado helps Juan Carlos Obando fulfill his superhero-meets-socialite vision; the Salon Ciseaux stylists created a sleek chignon.
Arlene Webber and Catherine Imbesi, founders of the Orlando, FL-based Salon Ciseaux, and stylist Christopher Maldonado worked closely with Obando and the M.A.C cosmetics team to achieve a look inspired by superheroes and Los Angeles socialites.
To realize this vision, Webber and Imbesi created two distinct looks for the models and styled them according to the length and texture of the hair. The first style was a Zulu knot that complemented the knotted texture of Obando's clothing. The stylists used American Crew Styling Gel and Rusk Weightless Hairspray to provide the models with a high-gloss shine and hold.
The second style was a chignon, a classic twist on the ordinary bun. The team used smoothing brushes and rat-tail combs, as well as hair doughnuts, to accomplish the glasslike buns that drew rave reviews. —R.A.
Godiva Salon Gains Top Colorist
Godiva Salon in Buckhead, GA, has announced that Stephanie Nimmer has joined the staff as master colorist. Nimmer, a Paul Mitchell Hair Care international platform artist, has more than 20 years of professional haircare experience, is a founding member of ColorCutting USA, which uses Scott Cole's methods of training, and also teaches color at the Paul Mitchell School in Atlanta. —N.P.
American Crew Offers American Dads Free Gift
American Crew, the leading manufacturer of men's grooming products sold in salons and barber shops, will repeat its successful campaign called "A Free Gift of Grooming" this year for Father's Day, with the goal of helping salons increase male clientele and retail sales.
American Crew will offer several special boxed sets in June. One of them comes with a coffee mug, as well as Classic Body Wash, Daily Shampoo and Firm Hold Gel.
During the week of Father's Day, June 8 to 15, participating salons will give male clients a free 8.45-ounce bottle of American Crew Daily Conditioner when they purchase a regular-price haircut or qualifying service. Last year, the promotion generated more than $11 million in service dollars nationwide, and it's expected to generate the same amount of business this year, as well.
Salons can purchase 90 full-size (8.45-ounce) bottles of American Crew Daily Conditioner for $1 each. Every bottle features a "Free Gift" label to emphasize the deal. Salons that purchase the bottles receive a free merchandising kit to help promote the gift of grooming. americancrew.com —R.A.