NotebookApril 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Looks like the heyday may be over for the long, layered look. Straight, blunt edges and one-length haircuts showed up on the runways at Luella Bartley, Prada and Miu Miu during the spring 2007 collections. Key stylist GUIDO PALAU says it's important to take extra care of blunt ends to protect them from breakage. He recommends Redken's Extreme Anti-Snap leave-in treatment, followed by Electric Wax 11 Shine Fused Texturizer for definition. —C.W.
Take a seat
Add a shot of glamour to your salon with the best-selling Ovo chair from ETOPA. The metal skeleton and high-density, stress-resistant foam provide durability and reliability, as well as long-lasting comfort for the client. etopa.com —C.W.
Jetsons Redux: The Ovo chair from Etopa is out of this world.
As the mercury rises this summer, stay cool and fresh with Watersall and Splash Cool Swimming Pool in a Can. These purified-water atomizers quench dry, thirsty skin without the use of fragrances, alcohol or preservatives, and without disturbing your makeup. Perfect at the beach, after exercise or on a plane, they can even be used in a pinch to fix bed head or ease hot flashes. watersall.com —C.W.
ESSIE COSMETICS introduces a special Starting Over collection of six new nail polish colors that salute the independent spirit of women who are moving forward and starting a brand-new life. Two of the shades were created in partnership with the upcoming USA Network six-hour television event, The Starter Wife, starring Debra Messing and based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer. Wife Goes On is a bold, true red, while Starter Wife is a sheer, milky pink. —M.D.
The Razor Reinvented
Sometimes it takes someone on the cutting room floor to realize how to change the state of an art. And that is exactly what Butterfly Studio stylist JOSHB* did when he decided to redesign the straight-edge razor. Having spent five years perfecting his razor-cutting technique at Bumble and bumble, the innovative stylist began working on a tool that would let him create modern hair art. The result: the Signature Straight Razor (SSR) by joshb*, an ergonomic, aesthetically crafted razor designed to re-equip all levels of professional hairstylists. 212/253-2100 —M.D.
The Bold Ones
CARLO BAY HAIR DIFFUSION, Florence, Italy, has created a new collection of versatile haircuts that invite and stimulate experimentation. Makeup, too, is based on versatility, contrast and freedom. Play with light makeup or an extraordinarily rich palette, which makes the most of a decisive red mouth. —M.D.