NotebookMay 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
On the Nose
Your clients will love being able to extend the life of a blow-out, or skip a day of washing and styling, while keeping their hair smelling fresh and clean thanks to Pure & Petal Hair Fragrances. Available in four feminine scents—Sublime Citrus, Heavenly Clean, Linden Blossom and Summer Passion—the alcohol-free formulas are specially designed to keep hair lightly scented without drying it out or weighing it down. Provitamin B5 and silk protein help keep strands looking healthy. purepetal.com —C.W.
Say goodbye to boring breath mints and hello to Oral Fixation, a stylish way to freshen breath and a fun addition to your retail offerings. These mints are sure to tempt your clients at the checkout counter. Flavors include Fabulous Fruit Very Fruity, Jasmints and Antioximints Green Tea Mints. oralfix.com —N.P.
King of Fashion
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute presents Poiret: King of Fashion, an exhibit of designs from dressmaker Paul Poiret, who is known for liberating women from corsets and putting them in pantaloons in the early 20th century. If you've been reading "The Way We Were," our look back at 130 years of American Salon, you'll remember that we devoted an entire page to Poiret when we covered the period 1910–1920. Fortunately, you've got plenty of time to catch the exhibition, which runs from May 9 through August 5. 212/535-7710 —N.P.
"Hold, please!" Come July, that phrase will no doubt be at the tip of every beauty aficionado's tongue when Sebastian Professional's Shaper and Shaper Plus make their big screen debut in New Line Cinemas' remake of the cult classic movie, Hairspray. As the official hairspray of the film, the iconic styling tools will star as "Ultra Clutch," performing their magic both behind the scenes and on screen. In preparation for their close-ups, both products will get new packaging with pretty pink graphic accents. They're coming to salons everywhere this summer. sebastianinspires.com/hollywood —K.D.