New and NotableOctober 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Kelley Donahue, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri, Lori Morris, Alissa Piccione American Salon
The internationally renowned Servilles group from Auckland, New Zealand (six hair salons, four concept barber shops and a state-of-the-art academy), is predicting beautiful, uncomplicated styles this season. Founder Paul Serville says of the cuts in their latest collection, Hair Divine, "It's all about the reveal. It's a cut within a cut—the wind blows, revealing the softer, shorter cut underneath, while the hair on top moves like a veil." Think of it as an updated version of the bob Victoria Beckham sported last year. —M.D.
Celebrity hairstylist GIOVANNI GIULIANO returned to his native Italy to design his i Capelli Pro line of tool cases. Made from 100-percent Italian leather and featuring detailed workmanship and handcrafted embellishments, the collection includes The Carryall, which boasts 23 interior pockets; The Roll-Up, which has 12 pockets and rolls up into a tote; and The Scissor Carry, a mini roll-up style case that holds six shears and is small enough to tuck into a purse. icapelliprocollection.com —A.P.
Sweet Grass Farms, an all-natural bath, body care and home line, will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from sales of its Hope, Courage, Faith Fragrance Sticks to the National Breast Cancer Foundation through October.sweetgrassonline.com —A.P.
Beautiful and exotic in both looks and scents, aroma M Geisha eau de parfums blend ancient Eastern fragrance traditions with ultramodern ingredient combinations. The glass bottles are exquisitely wrapped in handcrafted yuzen paper, famous for its use in origami, which aroma M founder Maria McElroy travels to Kyoto, Japan, each year to choose. The bottles come housed in their own hand-sewn drawstring pouches made from richly textured kimono cloth known as chirimen and adorned with a colorful chrysanthemum design, which is the symbol of the geisha. Scents from aroma M also come in roll-on perfume oils. aromam.com —L.M.
Make clients feel right at home with the Takara Belmont Sofa B chair. takarabelmont.com