NotebookAugust 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Tune Into Fashion
VIDCAT Productions, a New York-based video production and distribution company, is offering the next-best thing to a front-row seat at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. The company just launched VIDCAT TV, an Internet television channel that airs fashion videos from the 1950s to the present, designer runway shows and backstage footage, vintage fashion newsreels and rare 1980s music videos. VIDCAT TV is also available for syndication if you're looking to add a little flair to your salon's home page. vidcattv.com —C.W.
Celebrity photographer Andrew MacPherson is well known for his body of work, which includes covers for Rolling Stone and Vogue and portraits of personalities as varied as Bono, Reese Witherspoon, George Clooney and John Malkovich. With 250 photographs and a foreword by Charlize Theron and U2's The Edge, 2 Million Miles (teNeues, 2006), is a celebration of MacPherson's artistry and of the many celebrities he's captured with his lens. teneues-usa.com —C.W.
KEEP THE BUGS AT BAY
August marks the start of a new school year, but many kids will end up bringing home more than just homework. Head lice, those highly contagious, icky little critters, strike more than 6 million kids a year and are most often spread at school. A new shampoo and conditioner duo called Lice-Free Zone from Circle of Friends actually helps prevent lice in the first place by repelling them with such proven lice-deterring ingredients as tea tree and andiroba. Keep some on hand at your salon so that you're prepared when a head lice outbreak hits your community. circle-of-friends.com —C.W.
Tom Julian, senior vice president and director of trends for ad agency McCann Erickson, shares international retail buzz from the West Coast.
Los Angeles is a high-profile retail market year-round. The temperate climate, constant flood of tourists and bevy of celebrities make it a mecca for flagships. It's become one of the hottest locales for retailers and luxe labels that aspire to create cutting-edge prototypes, shopping experiences and facades.