New and NotableMay 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Carrie Watson, Natalie Gonzalez American Salon
WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD?
We asked Redken Artist Jay Roberts, owner of Blades Salon in Wethersfield, CT, what he's been listening to.
"Just Fine" by Mary J. Blige. "This song makes me move, literally. She sings about hearing the beat and tapping your feet, and looking in the mirror and liking what you see."
"Alone" by Heart. "This is one of my all-time favorite songs. Celine Dion has a great remake of it on her new album, too."
"Can't Buy Me Love" by Michael Bublé. "This is a great remake of the classic tune by The Beatles."
You Send Me
Objet de Carte card-maker Robert Brownstein sometimes refers to himself as a "cardist" rather than an "artist," but we think his creative, eye-catching designs are frame-worthy. There are more than 200 designs to choose from, including individually handmade painted cards, digitized patterned cards and a Sudoku collection, inspired by the popular puzzle game. objetdecarte.com
Shave and a Haircut
Arthur Babadzhanov, owner of Reamir & Co. with six locations in New York City, is committed to the art of cutting hair with scissors and a comb, just like his father did in his barbershop in the U.S.S.R. The staff of experienced barbers kicks it old school. That means no manicures and no massages. Instead, they offer haircuts and a little something called the Royal Shave, which is as old school as you can get. They also retail their own line of natural grooming products called Who's the Man?
Old-school barbershop Reamir & Co. is committed to the art of cutting hair with scissors and a comb.
A Mighty Brush
In need of a new brush? Try one from FHI HEAT's new professional series, which includes three designs—Paddle, Cushion and Round—each available in small and large. The brushes are infused with the same highly conditioning Nano-Fuzeion technology that FHI Heat uses in its blow-dryers and styling irons. The patented technology seals the hair cuticle and locks in moisture, transforming the simple blow-out into a conditioning treatment, according to Les Haverty, artistic director of FHI Heat. Haverty suggests using the large Cushion brush, seen here, for finishing off a design with holding spray. fhiheat.com