NotebookMarch 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
With a Toni Payne "Positee," your clients can tell the world that they're not just hot—they're haute! Perfect dressed down for Saturday morning errands or dressed up for Saturday night on the town, these tees are made of ultrasoft thin cotton and are available in six different colors or as a tank top. tonipayneonline.com —C.W.
Crazy for Cookies
Clients will appreciate being treated to decadent cookies from The Cookie Sandwich Company. Irresistible flavors include Chocolate Truffle, Peanut Butter Truffle and Red Velvet, but our staff found the Carrot Cake cookie, filled with whipped vanilla cream cheese icing mixed with walnuts, particularly irresistible. The cookies are baked daily, individually packaged and shipped in an elegant gift box. cookiesandwich.com —L.A.
This retro-styled chair from Belvedere is available in Beech, Light Maple and Wild Cherry finishes.
Digging Up Dirt
Former Friends star Courteney Cox plays the hard-driving editor of a celebrity tabloid in the FX show Dirt. "We decided that her character is too busy to wear a lot of different hairstyles, so we went for a relaxed and easy look this season," says Robert Hallowell, Cox's hairstylist and creator of a natural haircare line called Prawduct. Hallowell relies on his Prawduct Flat Factor straightening balm and his all-time favorite blow-dryer, the FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro Turbo 1900, to create a smooth, dressed-up look. When he wants to work with Cox's natural texture, he uses a diffuser to give the hair a more rugged, everyday appearance. "Courteney has really good hair," Hallowell says. "All it needs is a little touch-up after lunch." —C.W.
WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD?
"This Kiss" by Faith Hill. "It's honest and real—the lyrics speak to me."
"Unbreak My Heart" by Toni Braxton. "This song is peaceful and innocent. It reveals stories of dramatic choices made in love and life."
"The Voice Within" by Christina Aguilera. "I like Christina's heartfelt, touching words and voice. It's a meaningful song that's about her personal experiences."
Hang 'Em High
Eliminate unsightly tangled cords and clutter with Freestylist blow-dryers from FREESTYLE SYSTEMS. Originally invented to help stylists suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, the weightless dryers are accessed from above each styling station. What's more, they turn on and off automatically. Clients are sure to notice how neat your area is. 888/99-STYLE; freestylist.com —L.A.