NotebookMay 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Since Aveda's Global Artistic Director Antoinette Beenders chopped off model Alison Nix's long hair last fall, Nix has been booked solid. The same thing happened in the 1980s when Garren gave Linda Evangelista a bob that landed her on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. —M.D.
Here, Emmett Cooper of Emmett's Beaute Centre in Indianapolis, IN, shares his favorite things:
1. DESIGN I redesign my salon every two years. Whether it's interior design, architecture, art or sculpture, I love form and balance.
2. FAMILY AND FRIENDS Where would any of us be without them and the love and experiences that we share with them?
3. FREEDOM This is something I never want to take for granted. In this day and age, it's so precious to us all.
4. SUNSHINE When the sun is shining it gives me an incredible amount of energy. Even a bad day can't get me down if the sun is out.
5. TOOLS I can't live without my favorite combs, triple scissors and razor.
6. ANIMALS I love large, exotic birds and my dog, Louis. I even talk to squirrels when I'm out for a walk.
7. IMPERFECTION It's the quirks that make things special to me.
8. MY PRODUCT LINE Working with products for 30 years and developing a line that meets my needs has been extremely gratifying.
9. MEDITATION When situations in life get out of control, meditation always seems to get me back to center.
10. RASPY-VOICED FEMALE SINGERS Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and Etta James touch my soul.
The sophisticated and playful images in Jeweled Garden: A Colorful History of Gems, Jewels and Nature (The Vendome Press, 2007) will delight all lovers of gemstones and jewelry. From a contemporary Harry Winston diamond wreath necklace to a delicate lifelike bouquet brooch made of sapphires and rubies in 1947 by Van Cleef & Arpels, the authors present nearly 400 examples of jewelry emulating nature, by some of the greatest jewelers working during the previous two centuries. —C.W.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The founders of PROFOUND BEAUTY chose the company's name to foster an expectation of superior product performance and styling results, and to appeal to customers who see beauty as having a "profound" meaning in their lives. —L.A.