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.
East meets West in Hong Kong, a new collection of polishes from
OPI. Perfect for dressing up nails this spring and summer, the 12 shades range from rich red (Red My Fortune Cookie, top) to dazzling gold (Bling Dynasty, bottom) to warm caramel (Chop-Sticking to My Story), plus plenty of deep oranges and purples. According to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director, "The new shades will define the look of nails for spring—the season of fashion reawakening." opi.com
When Hollywood hipsters want to want to play beautiful, they step out to Los Angeles'
My Cherry Amour
Nothing less than instant glamour and perhaps even inspired by Cupid himself, sexy red nail lacquers are the ultimate seduction for tips and toes. In anticipation of Valentine's Day, beauty devotees will surely fall hard for these passionate scarlet shades that range from fiery red to deep burgundy. —K.D.
A Clear Vision
Clients can achieve clearer and younger looking skin with products that address both acne and aging.
Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects 40 to 50 million Americans, many of whom are adults. From stress to diet to the environment, there are many causes for acne flare-ups in adults, who can find the skincare issue particularly frustrating to deal with. Many acne medications and products are drying to the skin, but aging skin needs moisture. Skincare companies are addressing the problem by developing lines designed specifically for both acne and anti-aging.