New and NotableJuly 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Rachel Aguiar, Lotus Abrams American Salon
British supermodel Agyness Deyn's short, choppy haircut is still turning heads on the runway. To get the same deconstructed definition shown here at Versace—Guido Palau styled her hair for Redken—try Redken Electric Wax 11 shine fused texturizer. —M.D.
WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD?
"With Every Heartbeat" by Kleerup featuring Robyn. "This is a perfect summer song; plus, I'm obsessed with the Swedish pop singer's platinum, asymmetrical haircut!"
"American Boy" by Estelle, featuring Kanye West. "Her voice has pure tone. She is going to be huge." "Heartbeat" by Madonna. "My favorite track on this album. I would expect this song to be on every hairdresser's iPod."
Sign of the Times
The peace sign is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. First introduced in 1958 to promote nuclear disarmament, the ubiquitous symbol became synonymous with the anti-war movement in the 1960s. Paul Mitchell's John Paul DeJoria has been flashing the peace sign ever since. Now there's a new book on the topic called PEACE: The Biography of a Symbol (National Geographic, 2008) by Ken Kolsbun with Michael S. Sweeney. Says Kolsbun, "Each iteration of the symbol seems unique, because it bears the artistic touch of the person replicating it." —K.D.
With a flagship boutique in Beverly Hills, CA, and another at Kim Vo's salon at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Billion Dollar Brows offers eyebrow-shaping services, as well as a complete line of products, including Brow Boost to condition over-plucked brows, brow powders, gels, pencils, tweezers and brushes. Not only are brow-shaping classes offered at the company's academy in Beverly Hills, but estheticians are being offered the opportunity to open a Billion Dollar Brows booth at their salons. E-mail email@example.com for more information. —M.D.
Stepping inside the Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy on Hollywood Boulevard is an unexpected surprise, but the sumptuous and whimsical decor actually reflects the aesthetic of Perdis himself, who favors a rich palette of colors. To sign up for a class, visit napoleonperdis.com. —M.D.