New and NotableJanuary 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
British Hairdresser of the Year 2008 nominees Gary Hooker and Michael Young were inspired by couture fashion to create their latest collection, Black Orchid, which contrasts dark backgrounds and porcelain skin tones. For this look, hair was set to give it maximum volume, then tonged at the roots for added texture. —L.A.
It doesn't come with a record deal, but the new TIGI Rockaholic collection will help your clients unleash their inner rock stars. The line, which was tested—and approved—by actual musicians on tour, includes Born to Rock Leave-In Detangler & Defrizzer, a light conditioning product that increases manageability; Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo, which absorbs oil and adds volume and texture; Rock Out Shine Blaster, providing high shine and humidity protection while decreasing drying time; and Fun Times Flexible Hairspray, a medium-hold hairspray. The in-salon display (shown here) sets the perfect vibe to prepare clients for some rockin' hair. tigihaircare.us —L.M.
The Doctor Is In
Created by doctors to be free of the most harmful toxins, like formaldehyde and toluene, Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish is enhanced with wheat protein, vitamins and naturally occurring antifungal ingredients like tea tree oil to promote stronger, healthier nails. remedynails.com —M.D.
Brand-new from KARG is the K-11 Royale, the first 6.5-inch texturizing shear on the market. Each of the 11 teeth are micro-cerated to keep hair from falling on the teeth, so you get a perfect cut every time. mikekarg.com —M.D.
A Rose Is a Rose
Inspired by the ancient art of Indian attar perfumes, Aveda Ancient Attar Pure-fume Spirit Aroma Spray is 100-percent naturally derived with traditional attar ingredients like rose and sandalwood. Custom-blended by Aveda's own in-house chief perfumer, Ko-Ichi Shiozawa, the fragrance has a rich and delicate rosy note infused with the freshness of organic neroli oil.aveda.com —M.D.
The Admiral barber chair from Belvedere brings European style to the American client. belvedere.com