NotebookJune 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
7. VAVOOM GOLD HEAT IRON-IN VOLUME PROTECTIVE DRY MIST This new product was an instant favorite. I spritz it in the hair before heat styling to add amazing shine and light body. There's real gold in it, which helps disperse heat evenly across hair.
8. SPORNETTE MIXED-BRISTLE ROUND BRUSHES Every blow-out I do is with these brushes. They create tension without pulling the hair.
9. MY PRIUS Driving in Los Angeles can be a nightmare. If I have to spend hours in traffic, I feel better being in a hybrid vehicle.
10. DOMINO MAGAZINE It's full of clever ideas. I recently bought a house, so I'm looking for decorating inspiration.
Modern fashion photography began when three Parisian postcard photographers turned their cameras on the upper echelon of French society in the early 20th century. Elegance: The Séeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography (Chronicle Books, 2007), showcases 300 black-and-white images, mostly impromptu portraits by the trio that recall the glamour of that era, when designers like Chanel and Hermès were rushing to have their fashions photographed on beautiful women at resorts, cafés and race courses. chroniclebooks.com —C.W.
The big trend for nails this summer is a lighter shade of pale. First spotted on the spring runways (think Phillip Lim, Behnaz Sarafpour and Monique Lhullier), the white-washed trend has pretty much become required wearing on fingers and toes. —K.D.
Summer rays take a punishing toll on fragile strands, compromising core strength and elasticity and causing discoloration and fading. To the rescue come five new additions to the Fekkai Summer Hair collection. Sun-safe formulas like Beach Waves, a lightweight styling spray; Sun Bandana, a hair sunscreen; and Wash & Wear, ideal for refreshing and restyling, are fortified with Solarshield technology that hydrates strands and guards against damaging UV rays. fekkai.com —K.D.
The hot, new trend in Hollywood skincare is all about getting the golden treatment. The UMO 24 Karat Gold Facial offered at Veronica's Skin & Body Care Center in tony Malibu, CA, uses 24-karat gold and Gamma PGA, a potent hydrating compound, to lighten, brighten, hydrate and tone aging skin. The result? The $400, 90-minute service makes clients look like a million bucks, lifting and firming skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and diminishing sun damage and age spots. umosen.com/en —K.D.