NotebookDecember 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
THIS LITTLE LIGHT
Made with nongenetically modified soybeans and naturally scented vegetable oil, Jimmy Belasco candles, including the seasonal options seen here, are a 100-percent vegetable product, right down to the pure cotton wicks. For wholesalers, a unique Options Packaging System gives you the freedom to choose from among the various outer packaging designs so you can display the ones that best suit your salon and customer base. What's more, you can update your packaging designs easily at the change of each season—or just on a whim. jimmybelasco.com —C.W.
Pushing Daisies , ABC's prime-time forensic fairy tale about a baker who's able to bring dead things, including people, briefly back to life, features some of the most whimsical hair and makeup on television. "I like to refer to the series as a 'dramedy,'" says Daniel Curet, the head hairdresser on set. "The characters live in a world that's very campy and colorful, and the hair follows suit." Curet and his team use products like SuperStar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray and Hook-Up Mousse Wax, both from TIGI's Bed Head line, and Kérastase Sérum Nutri-Sculpt to whip the characters' hair into various shapes, which can range from elaborate fantasy coifs to Kristin Chenoweth's newly cut '60s flip to Lee Pace's romantically messy look. "All in all, the looks have a role in breathing life into the series," Curet says. —K.D.
CND Smooch is perfect for the holidays.
Amazônia Nutrients is tapping into the Amazon Rain Forest's astounding biodiversity to bring haircare products to the market that combine the best of technology with effective, natural ingredients. Neither of the company's two haircare lines, the Classic line or the Colour Protecting line, contains artificial colors, fragrances or parabens. All of the ingredients extracted from the rain forest are done so in an environmentally sound manner. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Amazonia Nutrients benefits The Nature Conservancy. amazonianutrients.com —C.W.
Body and Soul
PANGEA ORGANICS Bar Soaps, made with organic extra-virgin olive, hemp, coconut and soy oils, are available in nine different herbal blends that benefit both the body and mind. Shown here, the Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary soap rejuvenates the mind and refreshes the body, while the Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom clarifies the mind and smoothes the skin. pangeaorganics.com —L.A.