NotebookJanuary 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
The dry winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin. Treat it with THE BUBBLE ROOME's three Butter Creams, which soothe the skin and leave it soft all day. Available in four essential oil blends—Lavender & Geranium, Grapefruit & Tangerine, Spearmint & Eucalyptus and Clementine & Cedarwood—these Brooklyn, NY-made creams are infused with shea, cocoa and mango butters, mixed with calendula and rose distillates and extracts of chamomile, green tea and oatmeal. www.thebubbleroome.com —N.P.
Fit for a King
Curly hair expert CHRISTO now has a new passion: designing cuff links. His new line, called Maniketokoumba, which means cuff links in Greek, was inspired by the royal jewels that were made centuries ago for kings and princes. Each one is handcrafted with such precious stones as diamonds, sapphires, citron, smoky quartz and Swarovski crystal, set in a sterling silver mounting. For wholesale inquiries, contact 212/997-8800. —L.A.
Go wild in a fashion-forward leopard-print head wrap from Jennifer Behr. 917/597-4870
The only circles you want around your eyes are the eye-brightening EyeTea bags from Tracy Stern SalonTea. EyeTeas are filled with organic chamomile, angelica, lavender and witch hazel. Perfect for traveling, simply soak the bags in their portable container and apply to eyes to avoid a fatigued, jet-lagged look. www.salonteas.com —A.L.
NBC's critically acclaimed series Heroes is a show about ordinary people who discover they have extraordinary powers. Head hairstylist Vicky Phillips, who's been working in television and movies for almost 30 years, sees to it that the hair always fits the part. "Subtle changes in the actors' hair can help depict the different things they're going through," says Phillips, who won an Emmy Award for her work on the HBO show Earth to the Moon. When Hayden Panettiere's character, Claire, moved to California from Texas at the start of this season, Phillips began using a flat iron to straighten her hair and give her a sophisticated look. FHI flat irons and blow-dryers are Phillips' tools of choice. "I use FHI Hot Sauce to blow-dry Hayden's curly hair, and then I work a flat iron through it," says Phillips, adding that she is not only the show's hairstylist, she's also one of its biggest fans. —C.W.