NotebookJanuary 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Pass the Bar
The creamy, moisturizing, long-lasting soaps from Acca Kappa are triple cold-milled and naturally formulated with rich, vegetable-based ingredients. The Pear scent, shown here, is just one of the 18 tempting choices available, which include orange lily, lavender, avocado and olive oil. www.shopaccakappa.com —L.A.
Part of a collection of fragrances that pay tribute to three sacred trees of life, Fruits & Passion's Baobab Eau de Toilette is a captivating scent derived from the essence of Africa's venerable baobab tree. Housed in elegantly curved glass bottles, the fragrances are also available in Buriti, an Amazonian tree, and Tamanu, a tree from Polynesia. www.fruits-passion.com —L.A.
The unique, double-spring design and super-grip teeth of the new Jaws Sectioning Clips from Product Club hold even large sections of hair securely during coloring, cutting and styling. The stainless-steel springs and rivets are rust-resistant. www.productclub.com; 800/308-3588 —L.A.
The J. Sisters salon (New York City and South Beach, FL), famous for its waxing services, is now offering all salon professionals the chance to enhance their waxing menu. Several J. Sisters products are now available for professionals to purchase, including the original Natural Brazilian Hot Wax, formulated to remove unwanted hair and leave skin smooth; the Tranquility Cream, which helps soothe skin before and after waxing; and Aqua Azul, which contains anti-inflammatory azuline oil and can be used on the bikini area, face, eyebrows and under the arms. www.jsisters.com —N.P.
With Ted Gibson's new Empowerment Series of Body Shampoos and Conditioners, showering has reached a heightened level of luxury. The Body Shampoos offer a gentle cleansing experience, while the Body Conditioners, an entirely new concept, moisturize and hydrate the skin while in the shower, and are also perfect for shaving. The products contain radish root to enhance elasticity, and silk proteins and wild orchid extract to revitalize dry skin, and are available in three aromatherapeutic formulas: Prosperity, a calming rose fragrance; Affirmation, an uplifting geranium-water scent; and Transformation, an energizing citrus aroma. www.tedgibsonbeauty.com —L.A.