American Salon Staff
1 HELEN SEWARD
Hairdryer and flat iron users, take note: Helen Seward's Indaco Relaxer protects hair from heat damage while temporarily straightening it. The relaxer hydrates and protects the structure of hair, which means clients with curls can have sleek, straight hair that feels silky smooth. (646) 235-9720.
Spot potential color problems and stop them in their tracks with Spilo's Crystal Film clear haircoloring sheets, which allow you to see color as it develops. Crystal Film doesn't tear, so there's no waste, and it won't slip once color is applied. (213) 687-8600.
Protect hair from the extreme temperatures of flat irons with Sleek.look Iron Smoother from Matrix. The breakthrough styling product helps harness heat to create a protective microfilm on hair, resulting in super-straight styles, frizz control, humidity protection and a high-shine finish. The Iron Smoother can be used before any ironing or blow-drying service to protect the hair. (800) 6-MATRIX.
KMS has unveiled a new, dual-functioning product that works great for fine or medium-to-coarse textured hair. Hair Play Hyper Paste is a fiber-forming pliable gel cream that adds volume to fine hair and provides medium hold and light shine. It controls flyaways as it smoothes and separates. Hyper Paste is made with a water-soluble formula, so hair will never feel sticky or greasy. (800) 342-5567.
Tired of too-hot blades that break easily? Andis has the solution with its new CeramicEdge Blade with a zirconium oxide ceramic cutter. Thanks to the ceramic material used in the upper blade, the tool stays up to 75 percent cooler than conventional steel cutters. The ceramic is also break-resistant, which helps prevent damage. (800) 558-9441.
6 CINDERELLA HAIR
Create fairytale looks with Profibre, Cinderella Hair's 20-inch specialty extensions. Stylists can select from 51 colors—including silver, oyster, platinum and porcelain—and from braids in 13 colors. Profibre never fades and lasts the life of the extension. (800) 332-9246.
7 YOUR NAME PROFESSIONAL BRANDS
Your Name's Mineral Sheer Tint is an ultra-sheer foundation that evens out skin imperfections. It contains light-diffusing pigments that help erase the appearance of fine lines and SPF 20 to prevent sun damage. Mineral Sheer Tint is water-resistant and is packaged for easy transport, making it ideal for women on the go. (800) 221-3071.
8 SEBASTIAN TRUCCO
Just in time for fall, Sebastian Trucco introduces Seven, a makeup collection of seven shades that work individually or blend for custom coloration. The varied color palette allows you to play up a client's softer side or give her a futuristic edge. Seven includes eye color, blush, liquid eyeliner and lipstick. (800) 829-7322.
9 PRODUCT CLUB
Product Club's foil dispenser is a compact, three-tier dispensing system that organizes, protects and dispenses pre-cut foil sheets. Each tier holds more than 50 pre-cut sheets, which are available in 17 colors. In addition to storing the sheets, the dispenser saves room at the workstation, and its rear storage area can hold boards or clips. (800) 308-3588.
Celebrate our neighbor to the north with the Canadian Collection by OPI. Shades complement the vintage glamour and elegance of fall fashion and include Nice Color, Eh?, Niagara Falls for OPI and Mauving to Manitoba. Twelve nail polishes, including three that coordinate with the lip colors, are available. (800) 341-9999.