New and NotableSeptember 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Kelley Donahue, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri, Lori Morris, Jan Arnold American Salon
THERE'S ONLY ONE SHAPER
Hairdressers have been fans of Sebastian Shaper for nearly 25 years. We take a look at how the number-one hairspray in America has evolved since it was introduced in 1984.
"Hundreds of shapes, only one shaper." Through the years, that simple yet powerful catchphrase has not only sparked stylists' imaginations, it's also helped catapult Sebastian Shaper into America's number-one hairspray. Here, we take a look back at Shaper's glamorous past, its bold reinvention and the iconic imagery behind the brand that cemented its spot in hair history. —KELLEY DONAHUE
Here's a beauty first for you. Nail care giant Sally Hansen collaborated with Warren-Tricomi Salon on a line of nailcolors and luxurious treatment products for hands and feet. The salon, which just relocated to newly renovated The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, will offer manicures and pedicures designed with these indulgent new products. —M.D.
Sally Hansen at Warren-Tricomi Orange You Cute
Best of Show
In honor of its 35th anniversary, NUBEST SALON AND SPA in Manhasset, NY, installed a 50-foot-wide, digital billboard on the front of its building. High-resolution graphics and branding messages were then programmed to pan, scroll and transition across all the windows, creating one giant street-level video billboard. "The video concept marries contemporary art with beauty in the most innovative and technologically advanced form," says Ali Yarkhan, creative director for nuBest salon and spa. —M.D.
The Bubble chair from Gamma & Bross SPA brings pop art fun to the salon. gammabross.com
GIRL MEETS BOY
Daniel Holzberger, creative director for Van Michael Salons in Atlanta, wanted to create a strong, androgynous look to mirror what's been happening in fashion the past few seasons. "Agyness Deyn is the biggest model out there right now, and she has a short, cropped hairstyle that goes with the looks we're seeing on the runway today," he says. Here he created a round fringe to add a bit of length and femininity, while his sister Nikki used a bright shade of red to accentuate the length and set it in relief from the graduated sides and nape, which were kept dark. —M.D.
Stash Your Stuff
Clients will flip for STEPHANIE JOHNSON's new Kyoto collection of travel bags, with a pattern designed to evoke a tranquil Japanese garden, silky charcoal liners, and charcoal and pink silk knots. stephaniejohnson.com —L.A.