New and NotableNovember 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri American Salon
Paying homage to the Y-3 and Jil Sander aesthetic, Lina Arrojo for Arrojo Studios has introduced a new collection called IndiVisual. The centerpiece of the collection is the "new shag." Featuring a new sectioning pattern and spiraling, windmill-shaped layering technique, it's a different kind of disheveled, layered cut. Shaggy on one side, sleek on the other, it gives hair extra capacity for fullness and body and can be easily tailored to different lengths. —M.D.
Talk about thinking outside the box, er, bottle. CND's biggest launch in the past decade includes 50 new shades and 15 special effects that allow you to create more than 800 combinations. The bottle has been redesigned as well—the striking new shape is the first thing you notice. The ergonomic, rubberized cap can be removed with one hand, while the flat brush goes all the way to the bottom of the bottle so there's no waste. Even the formula has been improved; it's richer and dries faster. cnd.com —M.D.
BITE THE BULLET
Offer clients an innovative way to carry their lipstick around with Mojo Cosmetics Titan and Bullet. The Bullet lipstick is made from pro-grade botanical ingredients, features a vanilla scent and is available in 10 colors. The Titan is a heat- and crush-resistant laser-etched alloy case designed to house Bullet lipsticks that is made from stainless steel and features an O-ring on the top to easily attach to clients' keys or purse. mojocosmetics.us —N.P.
The Corinne headband, part of Jessie Abraham's luxe À La Tête hair accessories line, gives a stylish finish to any outfit. alatete.net
Snap, Crackle and Pop
This Works' festive new gold and silver party crackers are the perfect inexpensive impulse purchase for clients looking for stocking stuffers or favors. The Holiday Eyes Popper contains Stay Cool Eye Serum, a soothing blend of aloe vera, cucumber and marine extracts to reduce post-party puffiness, and the Holiday Lips Popper contains Turbo Balm, which heals winter-weary lips with Tahitian monoi oil, rose oil and cocoa butter. thisworks.com —L.A.