As Editor in Chief of American Salon, Kelley Donahue reports on all aspects of the professional beauty industry, including salon business-building strategies, seasonal hair and fashion trends, salon services and techniques, and timely issues impacting manufacturers, schools, salons and distributor principals. In addition to conducting photo shoots--one of which was the recipient of an ABBIES Award for Best Magazine Cover--Donahue also travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, sourcing out new trends and representing American Salon at major industry functions and educational events.
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Red Infinity is the most recent addition to Keune Haircosmetics' Tinta Color collection. The five brilliant red shades are formulated to be especially long-lasting, helpful since red tends to fade faster than other shades. The easy-to-apply formula includes LP 300 Color Stabilizer, which provides maximum binding without staining the scalp, while the Triple Color Protection Technology with Solamer protects the hair from UV damage and fading. The Silk Protein Conditioner repairs damaged hair and leaves it lustrous and smooth. keune.com —N.R.
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Subtil Botanics is a new 12-shade permanent haircolor line from Phyto that contains between 15 and 81 percent natural pigments derived from tinctorial plant extracts, including Indian wood, Brazil wood, madder, broom and calliopsis. The line, which provides 100 percent gray coverage and luminous shine, is formulated with low concentrations of ammonia (0.76 to 3 percent) and without p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) and resorcin to reduce the risk of allergies. Phyto has also launched Subtil, a complete haircolor range of more than 150 permanent and demipermanent shades, highlight creams, primary colors and color boosters, as well as products like developers, oxidizers and a seven-tone lightening paste. The key botanical ingredient in both lines is Epaline—a natural oil used by Tibetan monks 14 centuries ago as a healing skincare treatment—which calms scalp irritations during the color process. phyto-usa.com