New and NotableMarch 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
SHORT IS THE NEW LONG
As skirts get shorter, waistbands higher and belts wider, hair is following suit. For spring, short is the new long. To keep stylists on trend, Sam Villa has just launched The V, the third DVD in his Aspire tour. "If there is one thing I want stylists to learn, it's the art of disconnection," Villa says. "Today's styles have to be interchangeable, and disconnection is the key to achieving this. When stylists master disconnection, they master the under-layering, sectioning and positioning needed to create modern looks." samvilla.com —M.D.
A HEALTHY LIGHT
The Healthy Candle by Lavanila is an all-natural, nonallergenic, nontoxic candle. Consisting of a beeswax blend, it burns 90 percent cleaner and at least 50 percent longer than paraffin candles. Available in three scents—Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit and Vanilla Coconut—this candle creates a healthy environment by not releasing harmful smoke, pollutants or toxins into the room. lavanila.com —N.P.
PUT A RING ON IT
Redken's KRIS SORBIE has been designing her own jewelry for years. Now you can own one of her pieces. The B-ing You ring, available in sterling silver or rose gold, can also be worn as a necklace on a piece of leather or suede. For more information, visit krissorbie.com. —M.D.
Can't fly to French Polynesia right now? STEPHANIE JOHNSON's new Bora Bora collection of cosmetics and toiletry cases, with its eclectic batik print featuring a palette of coral, turquoise, fuchsia, green and chocolate, evokes a multihued sunset over the South Pacific on the remote tropical isle that bears its name. Brown faux snakeskin trim, lime and chocolate silk-knot zipper pulls and a soft green liner complement the pattern. stephaniejohnson.com —L.A.
Sunny's Hair & Wigs, the renowned purveyor of custom hair and wigs, has opened a flagship boutique in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. In contrast to typical beauty supply stores, Sunny's invites its customers to tweak and personalize their looks in a cozy, loungelike atmosphere. Attentive hair experts offer advice on services and offerings, including 100-percent human hair and synthetic wigs, hand-sewn wigs, hairpieces, customized clip-in extensions and eyelash extensions. —M.D.
Sunny's Hair & Wigs in Atlanta features a classic Hollywoodinspired decor.