American Salon Staff
Known for its smooth, sharp, quiet run, the Arius-Eickert Fusion Series 8141 scissors make long days of snipping so much easier. Ergonomic offset cast handles and an exceptionally lightweight feel give hard-working hands a break. They come in a wide range of sizes: 4.75, 5.25, 5.75 and 6.5 inches. (800) 342-5378.
Keeping haircolor bright and beautiful can be a daily battle, but Wella steps in to save the day with its Color Preserve Foam Mask. Stylists can apply it to shampooed hair after coloring, and clients can also use it at home once a week to keep hair shiny and the color fade-free. The P3 complex helps close the cuticle, seal in color pigments and condition hair for amazing shine. (800) 843-2656.
3. OSTER PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS
Oster Professional Products introduces its O Baby clipper/trimmer, which allows you to perform a complete haircut with one palm-sized machine. The detachable blade system allows you to cut, texturize and perform precision trim work easily. An adjustable finger ring provides a secure grip and convenient hanger. (800) 887-6682.
Aveda's Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque, once only available to professionals, now comes in a retail size. It improves skin's clarity, radiance and softness between facials while soothing skin. (800) 328-0849.
5. KEUNE HAIRCOSMETICS
Keune Haircosmetics helps you get organized with its Appointment Book/Salon Agenda. It offers a choice of formats: week at a glance in a two-page spread, or day at a glance with columns for up to seven stylists. The spiral bound book has a handy wipe-clean cover. (800) 330-9302.
6. SEXY HAIR CONCEPTS
Put down the comb and leave breakage and knots behind. Sexy Hair Concepts introduces What A Tease Backcomb in a Bottle to give the look of teased hair without the comb, knots or harsh breakage. Elastic bodybuilders stretch and hold, creating volume where needed. Just lift hair and spray for gravity-defying locks. (800) 848-3383.
Rusk Sensories Pure Mandarin & Jasmine Vibrant Color Shampoo & Conditioner shield color-treated hair from fading and color changes while giving hair a healthy feel and incredible shine. Sunscreen, antioxidants and natural botanicals offer protection from the elements; the concentrated formula lets you use 30 to 50 percent less product. (800) USE-RUSK.
Can you beat fatigue without sacrificing high performance? Spilo's new Shizuko Shears 500 Series do just that. Engineered through an advanced computer-aided design program, the 5.5- and 6.5-inch shears ensure the most comfortable and precise cuts possible, putting the control back into your hands for spectacular results. Removable finger rests and sizing inserts help hands fit better. (888) 225-6342.
9. ALES GROUP
Phyto's Protective Sun Veil protects hair from sun damage with UV filters and sunflower extract, making it ideal for natural, unchanged hair. White lotus extract and sweet almond keep hair soft and manageable without making hair greasy. (800) 55-PHYTO.
Regis' new straightening line makes hair smooth and sleek while sealing in moisture, protecting hair from heat styling and controlling frizz. The Get It Pressed Flat Iron Spray can even achieve a flat-ironed look without heat. Visit www.regiscorp.com for salon locations.