NotebookMarch 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Short hair is one of the hottest trends to emerge from the runway this spring. A really short fringe is key, but dramatic color is just as important.
Every 8 seconds someone turns 40. By the time they're 50, nearly all of them will have trouble reading the fine print in newspapers, magazines, books and more. Eyebobs, a collection of readers in quarter-strength increments, offer a solution for creative types who demand distinctive, high-quality glasses that smack of attitude. Each pair is designed by company founder Julie Allinson and her staff, using top-grade optical plastics from Italy. 866/eyebobs; eyebobs.com —M.D.
Created by world-famous Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita after years of research, the Peak chair from TAKARA BELMONT offers more than meets the eye. One of the most technologically advanced styling chairs on the market, its seat and width suit the tallest and smallest of clients, and the backrest provides support without interfering with your work. The seat is made of dual-density foam that spreads body weight evenly to enable customers to sit comfortably no matter how long it takes their color to process. Available in a range of colors. takarabelmont.com —C.W.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Frenchman Patrick Alès developed the PHYTO brand in 1967 because he believed that plants contain more active and beneficial ingredients than a chemist could ever produce in a lab. He first called his plant-sourced product line Phytotheratrie, a combination of the Greek words for plants, care and hair, but he eventually shortened it to its present form. —C.W.
We saw charms first dangling from cell phones. Now they're adorning handbags for spring.
Something to Talk About
Like the iPod, the Apple iPhone seems destined to achieve cult status. Part mobile phone, part wide-screen iPod and part Internet communications device with e-mail, Web browsing, maps and searching capabilities, the technological wonder is equipped with pioneering new software. It also features a multi-touch display that puts flipping through albums, sorting through photos and hopping onto Web pages right at your fingertips. —K.D.
Smooth and glossy hair went perfectly with Diane von Furstenberg's spring '07 collection. "I kept the hair natural looking, free-flowing, sleek and ultra-shiny," says Frédéric Fekkai, who worked backstage with his team to craft sophisticated hairstyles on more than 50 models. Fekkai spritized a little of his new Glossing Sheer Shine Mist onto his brush and ran it through the hair to impart brilliant, long-lasting shine. —K.D.