WorkshopNovember 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
J Men from Jalyd is imported from Italy and distributed exclusively in the United States by John Amico (800/676-5264). J Men Hair Wax is great for adding elasticity to dry hair—it's actually liquid jojoba wax.
DandriClean Rinse with aloe from King Research is great for clients with dandruff because it conditions hair while it clears away flakes. It's also recommended as a pre-rinse before haircoloring because it enables the hair to take color evenly.
Goldwell for Men delivers high-quality products that are practical and easy to use. The line is enriched with provitamin B5, a natural complex of glucose for shine and refreshing mint extracts to invigorate the scalp and senses. Freestyler, which lets you create unlimited special effects, comes in a unique stick dispenser that makes it easy to focus application where it's needed.
With its barbershop roots, Johnny B. gels have always been a staple in this line of men's products. Now owner Al Anorga has combined two of his best-selling gels—Thick Styling Glue and Mode Styling Gel—to create Fuddy, a thick matte gel that takes control of the most stubborn hair without giving the appearance of product.
Finally, stylists and consumers alike swear by Tend Skin. The product works wonders on unsightly razor bumps (African-American men are particularly susceptible, though between 15 to 20 percent of Caucasian men also have them), ingrown hairs and razor burn. For the record, women love it just as much as men do. Kind of reminds you of those old Irish Spring commercials: "Made for a man, but I like it, too." —MARIANNE DOUGHERTY
Neglect your clients' scalps, and you may pay a price in unhappy clients and lost business.