NotebookMarch 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Marina K., a manicurist at Frédéric Fekkai in Manhattan, has been designing her own jewelry for the past several years. She uses freshwater pearls, labradorite and semi-precious stones like amethyst, turquoise, peridot and citrine. What distinguishes her designs is that she twists pieces of wire between each bead to form the chain. Prices range upwards of $300. 917/887-0390. —M.D.
Modern apothecary MALIN + GOETZ, known for its facial cleansers and moisturizers, recently expanded into the home fragrance market, adding Dark Rum- and Mojito-scented candles to its lineup. With 60 hours of burn time, they're meant to be burned on their own or together for an aroma that conjures up an image of white sand, palm trees, a swaying hammock and a fiery sunset on an exotic tropical island. malinandgoetz.com —C.W.
New York-based apothecary Malin + Goetz is now offering tropical-scented candles.
Candy Shaw Codner grew up in the beauty industry—her father is Jamison Shaw, the first American to win the World Hairdressing Championships. In 1999, she bought the salon her father founded in Atlanta. As a little girl, she never gave much thought to the fact that her house was always full of hairdressers. "My parents regularly entertained people like Paul Mitchell, Horst Rechelbacher, John and Suzy Chadwick and Sam Brocato," she says. When she was a young hairdresser, her father sent her to Europe so she could study art and visit some of the world's great salons. When she had the opportunity to do a shoot in Milan not long ago, she jumped at the chance. Accompanied by Kym Moore, Cindy Watts and Thomas Luke of the Jamison Shaw Artistic Team, she created a new collection there. "My passion is to make women feel good about themselves," says Codner. "We're in the beauty business, aren't we?" —M.D.
Today's consumer looks to the runway for fashion and beauty inspiration, which is why PureOlogy has created High Impact, a collection of three new cuts that complement this season's hottest fashion trends. Naturally, PureOlogy's high-performance products create the ultimate finishes, from smooth to textured, while enhancing the vibrancy of color-treated hair. 800/331-1502. —M.D.
Aveda predicts a pale, milky complexion with a strong lip and brow to complement rich, deep red hair for spring.
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