NotebookApril 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
When an e-mail just won't do, say it in style with one of these elegantly refined "Silo Girls" letterpress note cards with matching envelopes. Available in sets of 10 from Brooklyn-based PAPER + CUP design. papercupdesign.com —C.W.
You hear a lot about how important it is to protect your skin from the sun's rays, but they can also wreak havoc on hair. Protect strands when poolside or on the beach with Joico's new K-PAK Sun Therapy Protective Sun Milk, which shields hair from the damaging effects of the sun. Afterward, try the K-PAK Sun Therapy Treatment Masque. It bathes sun-parched strands in a Hydroxy Sun Complex that contains healing aloe vera, nourishing botanicals and sun blockers. joico.com —C.W.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
REDKEN began in 1960 when Paula Kent, an actress who constantly experienced allergic reactions to hairspray and other cosmetics, realized there must be a way to make hypoallergenic products. With that goal in mind, she teamed up with a chemist and her hairdresser, Jheri Redding, to form a brand called Redken (from Redding and Kent). —C.W.
Play up a ponytail with a hair twist made of seashells from Evita Peroni. 305/259-0291
Through the Looking Glass
John Paul Mitchell Systems booked celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz, who's photographed some of the most beautiful and recognizable faces in the world, to shoot the company's new 2007 ad campaign. Shot near Santa Barbara, CA, the images seamlessly fuse the natural surroundings with the personality and passion of company founder and CEO John Paul DeJoria and his family. The stunning black and white advertisement debuts this month. "It encapsulates Paul Mitchell's 26-year heritage and is devoid of product images and descriptions in order to communicate the story behind the bottle," explains Nanette Bercu, senior vice president of creative. —K.D.
Better skin in a month? That's the promise of the new Omega 3 Lipid–Rich Matrix System from ACQUACURES. The advanced skincare treatment line blankets the skin in pure Omega-3 fatty acids—an essential polyunsaturated fat found in certain plant and fish oils. The products are enriched with certified-organic rosehip, vitamin A, avocado, pumpkin seed, black currant, hemp and evening primrose oils to correct chronic skin-imbalances. —K.D.