NotebookFebruary 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Naughty but Nice
Wrapped in sweet and sexy, classic calendar girl pin-up images of the Postwar era, the Pin-up Girl Chocolate Bars from New York City's famed MARIE BELLE chocolatier will make you smile and satisfy your sweet tooth, too. The bars are available in milk and dark chocolate at mariebelle.com. —C.W.
Read All About It
Mike Karg has been a proponent of dry cutting for the past 15 years. Now he's written a book on the subject called Dry Hair Cut that features nine haircuts with step-by-step instructions. Our Editor in Chief Marianne Dougherty—she and Karg are longtime friends—wrote the foreword. To order a copy, visit mikekarg.com. —M.D.
Something to Smile About
Your clients can now turn their tedious teeth-brushing routine into a sensory experience with GoSmile 5 Senses Toothpaste Kit. Along with fluoride, the toothpaste contains elements like cranberry extract to help fight gum disease and silica to remove stains naturally. Yummy flavors like Peppermint Candy, Ginger Cookie, Mango Paradise, Aloha Tropical Smile and Lemonade are included in the kit. gosmile.com —C.W.
Do the Right Thing
Put good manners in the palm of your hand with Pocket Protocol, credit card-sized cheat sheets created by image and business etiquette specialist Susan Sommers. Topics include Conversation Starters, Introducing Others, Telephone Etiquette, Email Etiquette and Dining Etiquette. The laminated Pocket Protocol cards are packaged in a clear vinyl card case that slips easily into a pocket or purse so you can refer to them whenever you find yourself in a difficult situation. pocketprotocol.com —M.D.
Yon-Ka for Men
Yon-Ka Paris, a luxury skincare line loved for its aromatherapeutic treatments and products, launched its highly anticipated men's collection. The eight products, which include a Detoxifying Mask, Barber Shave cream and the must-have Age-Defense gel-cream, contain plant extracts, fruits and essential oils of cypress, geranium, lavender, rosemary and thyme. To keep things simple, the products are divided into three steps: Purify, Restore and Regenerate. yonkausa.com —C.W.