New and NotableMay 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri American Salon
When Katharine L'Heureux founded Kahina – Giving Beauty, she was aiming to create a "skincare line that really works and that women can feel good about buying." The Kahina products are based on 100-percent organic argan oil sourced from the women's cooperatives in rural Morocco. Argan oil, known for its antibacterial and rejuvenating properties, is naturally rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. kahina-givingbeauty.com —L.M.
REDKEN Creative Consultant for Color Tracey Cunningham colored Lindsay Lohan's hair for the April 2009 issue of Nylon magazine. To achieve Lohan's look, Cunningham customized a formula using Redken Shades EQ Equalizing Conditioning Color Gloss 09AA Papaya, 08C Cayenne and 09G Vanilla Crème. "Shades EQ is one of the most versatile haircolor brands colorists can use," Cunningham says. "It provides healthy, shiny results and incredible conditioning with an amazing number of mixing possibilities." —L.A.
Damsels in Dis-Tress
JPMS National Educator Sunnie Brook Jones makes a strong head case for putting on the pout this spring. The new Damsels in Dis-Tress collection plays with texture like it were, well, a man. Visit jpms.com to get the details, which are sure to inspire you to create some crazy texture this spring. —M.D.
The new Triple Berry Smoothing Peel from Renée Rouleau is an invigorating professional-strength peel with a blend of powerful antioxidant-rich berries and five skin-smoothing AHA and BHA acids that help to stimulate renewal and improve texture while refining the appearance of large pores. The peel is rich in anthocyanis—versatile and plentiful flavanoid pigments found in red and purple fruits and vegetables, including blueberries, cherries, raspberries and strawberries—which provide potent antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The peel can be used one to three times a month. reneerouleau.com —L.A.