New and NotableSeptember 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Kelley Donahue, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri, Lori Morris, Jan Arnold American Salon
Tired of ho-hum sterilizer jars? Check out Element Display Group's line of designer disinfectant jars, which are meant to complement your salon's decor. The company's design team is always developing fresh, new ideas. "The jars are a perfect blend of function-meets-fashion," says founder and industrial designer Christopher Rozek. "When ordinary objects are presented as something engagingly new, our work environment becomes more welcoming." myelementstyle.com —M.D.
Draw the Line
Heavy liner was rampant on the runways this fall. Now Your Name Professional Brands introduces four trendy, limited-edition shades of its Luxe Crème Liner, which defines and sculpts eyes without smudging or fading. Choose from Brown Sugar, Lapis, Cypress and Glacier. yournamepro.com —M.D.
CRIMP YOUR STYLE
Think of it as his-and-her hair. At least that's what NAHA-nominated hairdresser Steve Elias was going for when he set out to create a collection of hairstyles for guys and dolls that was in complete harmony, from the hairstyle to the haircolor. Elias used a mix of red, copper, gold and brown shades from Aveda on her. On him: a clear glaze to add shine. Both looks were styled with a new line of products from Shu Uemura. —M.D.
Steve Elias used a crimping iron to create a punk-retro look on both models.
Bump It Up
Flat hair is getting a secret boost with new BUMPITS volumizing inserts from Big Happie Hair. The self-gripping styling tools, which come in two sizes, are inserted under a section of hair wherever height is desired—no teasing required! Bumpits come in four shades—light blonde, medium blonde, brunette and black—so that they blend in with all hair colors. bighappiehair.com —L.M.
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WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD?
We asked Adrianne Johnston, a stylist at Chicago's high-end Maxine Salon, what she's been listening to.
"Pro Nails" (remix) by Kid Sister featuring Kanye West. "A great song, and yep, it's about getting a manicure and pedicure. Plus, her personal throwback style is fab."
"Time to Pretend" by MGMT. "The whole album has a great electric feel. I enjoy the psychedelic vibe from this song. It's awesome for getting in the groove while styling."