NotebookOctober 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Sassoon Academy is launching ABC: Cutting Hair the Sassoon Way. The innovative book demonstrates the three fundamental cutting techniques—lines, graduation and layering—represented by the letters ABC, which in their purest form, are integral to the continuing Sassoon story. The landmark techniques are fully illustrated with technical, step-by-step photographs. The book is an essential educational tool that, when used in conjunction with the ABC DVD series, forms a complete cutting education system for everyone from the beginner to the experienced stylist looking for new insight into these groundbreaking techniques. sassoon.com —M.D.
A beautiful manicure or pedicure should make you feel good, but for those who suffer from debilitating diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, the experience can often provoke anxiety. Davida Baur, an esthetician in Satellite Beach, FL, invented a product she calls Angel's Hands after one of her client's rheumatoid arthritis prevented her from keeping her fingers separated during a manicure. Baur's invention helps separate the fingers in a comfortable but firm cushion that keeps the fingers stabilized until the polish is dry. angelshandsllc.com —C.W.
Going to the Dogs
Paul Mitchell's John Paul DeJoria launched John Paul Pet to provide affordable, good-for-your-pet grooming products, such as shampoos, conditioners, vitamins and more. DeJoria is a major supporter of Last Chance for Animals, the National Humane Society and the World Wildlife Federation, so the line made sense. John Capra and Scott Woolley, DeJoria's longtime friends and business partners, run the company's day-to-day operations. paulmitchell.com —M.D.
If you've never thought of bathing as a fine art, you will after you experience a Tahitian Milk Bath courtesy of Thibiant Day Spa's new Tahitian Bath and Body line. The milk calms the senses and conditions the skin with rare monoi oil from the crushed petals of Tiare flowers, prized as a beauty secret in Polynesia for hundreds of years. The milk is deeply hydrating and replenishing, with beneficial ingredients like coconut, babassu and brazil nut oil. Oh, and it smells absolutely divine. thibiantspa.com —C.W.
Tom Julian, senior vice president and director of trends for McCann Erickson, scopes out The Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel.