New and NotableNovember 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri American Salon
All That Glitters
Merry Midnight, part of OPI's new Holiday Wishes 2009 collection, is a perfect shade to make nails and toes sparkle this holiday season. The lacquer's purple base is right on-trend, while blue glitter and shiny red flakes give it a festive feel that can dress up even the simplest black party dress. opi.com —L.M.
WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD?
"Temperamental" by Everything but the Girl. "This song not only provides inspiration, but it is also high energy. I usually play it around 5:00 p.m. and into the night to keep me going on those long days at the shop."
"Magnolia Mountain" by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. "Ryan's soulful voice is always easy and makes for a relaxed mood when the salon is busy and I need to shift down."
"Boxcar" by The Rosebuds. This is one of my favorite tracks from a Raleigh-based band that always gets me moving. I love the gypsy beat and lyrics that are perfect for sparking the creative brain.
"Reckoner" by Radiohead. "My spirit is complete when I hear this song. I can listen to it anytime—morning, noon or night."
A CUT ABOVE
Mark Garrison, who owns an eponymous salon in New York City, is a master when it comes to haircutting. His personalized precision cuts are based on his understanding of each client's bone structure, hair texture and lifestyle. On his new DVD, Signature Styles #1, Garrison shares his artistic eye for proportion and style as well as some of his techniques for creating wearable hairstyles for real people. You'll learn the Graduated Bob, Mini Shag and Mo' Layers. Order your copy today at markgarrisonsalon.com. —M.D.
Sparkle and Shine
Your Name Professional's new loose powder Mineral Gemstone Shadows are infused with a White Sapphire complex to reduce the appearance of fine lines and create a bold, shimmering, soft-focus effect. Available in six lush jewel tones, the crease-free and fade-resistant shadows look fresh from the office to the party. yournamepro.com —L.A.