New and NotableSeptember 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Kelley Donahue, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri, Lori Morris, Jan Arnold American Salon
Aveda is celebrating its 30th anniversary by releasing an updated, limited-edition version of its first product, Clove Pure Plant Shampoo. The new Vintage Clove Shampoo contains organic cloves and coffee to gently cleanse and enhance brown or warm honey-hued hair. The packaging, visually inspired by the original 1978 bottle, is made from a minimum of 96 percent post-consumer recycled high-density polyethylene. The cap is composed entirely of recycled caps from soda and water bottles and Aveda products, which were collected by students and Aveda employees around the United States. It's the first-ever use of recycled caps to create a dispensing closure. aveda.com —L.M.
The Cutting Edge
Hairstylists and makeup artists seeking easy education and inspiration should check out The Edge by Milady: Metroluxe Edition , a new DVD package that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as the Milady design team conceives and creates cutting-edge hairstyles and makeup techniques. The collection takes its inspiration from current trends and translates the styles into wearable hair and makeup. The 100-minute DVD comes with full-color laminated technical cards that offer step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the looks. milady.com —L.M.
Think of Bioderbe's new line of certified-organic products from Italy as la dolce vita for skin. The collection, which includes Eye Gel for Puffy Eyes, Eye and Lip Lift Cream and Emulsion 2 Night Treatment, contains good-for-you ingredients like vitamins C and B3, echinacea, jojoba, sweet almond and sesame oils and other natural active plant extracts that enrich and tone the skin, encourage luminosity and vitality, and defend against stress, pollution and free radicals. derbe.it —K.D.
NIOXIN created fresh, sophisticated hairstyles to complement Christian Cota's 2008 Fall/Winter collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. The look: unconventional texture with softly pinned loose waves. Theodore Leaf of Bravo's Shear Genius worked backstage to get this look by using Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives Root Lifter to prep the hair and provide extra hold and root-lifting support, followed by Volumizing Reflectives Bliss Thermal Protector to protect hair from thermal styling. Hair was then set in pin curls using a wide-barreled curling iron and sprayed with Volumizing Reflectives NioSpray Extra Hold hairspray. After the hair cooled, pins were removed and hair was shaken out to create a textured, tousled wave. —N.P.