New and NotableOctober 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Kelley Donahue, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri, Lori Morris, Alissa Piccione American Salon
Designer Kalika Yap has come up with the perfect solution for clients who don't want to leave their expensive handbags on the floor while they have services: Luxe Link, a clever purse link that sits on the counter at each station. It's one of the little luxuries at Nelson J Salon and Spa in Beverly Hills, CA. luxelink.com —M.D.
The Law of Attraction
Aphrodisiac, a new perfume from LUMAR OF BEVERLY HILLS, was created to help women increase confidence and desirability. The inspiration? An ancient bath oil recipe used by royalty. The seductive ingredients include rose petals, amber and white tuberose, whose carnal scent is a natural aphrodisiac. The silky formula also hydrates and restructures the skin. lumarofbeverlyhills.com —M.D.
PUT A CRIMP IN IT
At Betsey Johnson's fall/winter '08 runway show, Redken stylist Ellen Lawlor worked a crimping iron to create lots of volume. To duplicate the look, try the Hot Tools Helix Convertible Flat Iron and Crimper Kit with interchangeable plates. hotus.com —M.D.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Ever wonder where PRAVANA got its name? Company founder Steve Goddard's daughter Faith, 11, came up with the name of the haircare brand by combining Prada and Nirvana. Later, when Goddard found out that pravana actually means "source of all things" in Sanskrit, he was sold. —M.D.
Probiotics—beneficial bacteria that is the hot trend in healthy eating—is about to take the skincare world by storm. SK1N Probiotic Systems just debuted eight revolutionary formulas loaded with probiotics that restore, rejuvenate and renew skin, bringing it to life. The line includes Booster Serum, an anti-aging potion that neutralizes free radicals and improves and maintains the healthy appearance of skin; Masque, which detoxifies, exfoliates and renews skin's ability to repair itself; and Night Cream, which oxygenates, hydrates and firms skin while you sleep. sk1nprobiotics.com —K.D.