NotebookOctober 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Redken educator Patrick McIvor, owner of Patrick McIvor Color Studio in Bethlehem, PA, just got back from Hair Expo in Australia, where he mixed a little business with pleasure. Here, he shares the experience with us.
The iconic page-boy cut from the '60s gets a radical makeover thanks to Hasse Kliem and Therese Manscher, head honchos at MoreTeaSir, a hip hair establishment in Copenhagen, Denmark. What's different? The duo used vibrant pink and orange hues on cool blond hair to accentuate the contrasts between the different lengths. The look is captured on a Stylelabs DVD collection. stylelabs.dk —K.D.
Joya Original candles are handcrafted in New York City of all-natural tropical palm oil wax, cotton wicks and essential oils. Their clean design and shimmering finish make for an artful, eye-catching retail display, and a range of delightful fragrances means there's a scent to suit everyone. Each candle combines hints of two different scents. Try the Ginger & Rosewood, Jasmine & Sage, Lemongrass & Guava or Lavender & Bergamot. joyacandle.com —C.W.
Large, circular wooden armrests give this styling chair from WIMEX BEAUTY a fun, singular appeal. A matching shampoo chair is also available. Choose from black or yellow upholstery. wimexbeauty.com —C.W.
Deep, dark and dramatic, CND Rock Royalty is one of fall's hottest new shades of nail polish.
Rock On, Redken
Icons of the American Marketplace: Consumer Brand Excellence (American Benchmark Press, 2007) profiles America's best-known and most beloved brands, from Converse to Colgate, Woolite to Whirlpool. Brands that have captured the hearts and minds of American consumers were chosen for a variety of reasons, like distinctive packaging or unforgettable ads. Redken was the only haircare company that made the cut. We think that's pretty darn impressive. —M.D.
French company Mistral recently introduced three new organic and heavenly scented shea butter and pure vegetable bar soaps. Almond Milk is redolent of fresh-baked cookies; Imperial Jasmine boasts notes of rose, orange blossom, spicy clove and ylang-ylang; and Tropical Flowers delivers invigorating hints of jasmine, tuberose and coconut. mistralsoap.com —C.W.