American Salon Staff
1. HELEN OF TROY
Providing clients with a super salon and spa manicure service is now right at your fingertips with the new HotSpa Nail Bubble Spa. This product includes features such as a micro-bubble water massage, invigorating bubble action, and an ergonomically developed hand-rest. It also has a sleek, elegant, and compact design to fit all nail stations. It's lightweight, portable, and battery-operated for "no-cord" convenience. For more information, call (800) 480-8832.
Returning to school is a time for change—in haircolor, that is—and Matrix's Express Yourself with Color merchandising kit helps salons prepare for the back-to-the-books rush. Included in the kit are: Express Yourself with Color style cards, a technique guide, an easel to hold the Express Yourself with Color bookmarks, two displays, and a tube of Redlights Red and 40 Volume SoLite Developer. For more information, call (800) 6MATRIX.
3. L'OREAL CLASSIC SALON PRODUCTS
Shine Power Polishing Mist from Nature's Therapy is a light, daily shine treatment that provides instant restoration of luster and brilliance to dull and lifeless locks. Dispensed as a fine mist that quickly dries for a silky, polished look with no residue or buildup, Shine Power contains silicone and herbal extracts that produce a healthy-looking shine. For more information, call (800) 345-5014.
4. FAROUK SYSTEMS
Styling with style is the claim to fame for the Bad Azz product line, which has recently released its Hair Mixer Artist Collection. This collection for stylists and clients includes eight technique tonics that cleanse, condition, and style the hair. Products are packaged in radical, eye-catching designs. For more information, (800) 237-9175.
For those clients with chemically treated hair, Nioxin offers a new product line, Bionutrient Protectives, designed to protect the scalp and strands from the drying and sometimes irritating effects of chemical services. The line was developed specifically for people with fine or thin-looking hair and includes distinct cleansing and conditioning hair and scalp products. For more information, call (800) 628-9890.
Nexxus Designing Butter High Fashion Texture Créme is ideal for providing sharp definition and adding extraordinary shine when it's utilized as a pomade to damp or dry hair. It is fortified with NexxuSpheres, the exclusive technology for time-released distribution of nutrients, antioxidant vitamins, and UVA/UVB protectors. For more information, call (800) 444-6399.
7. CREATIVE NAIL DESIGN
The great-smelling aromas and ingredients of Creative Scentsations body lotions are now accompanied by hand and body washes. A variety of fruits, herbs, and botanticals make up the fresh and full fragrances of Creative Scentsations washes, which lather into rich foams that cleanse without drying. Light moisturizers are also included to leave skin feeling invigorated and soft. For more information, call 800-833-NAIL.
Adding life to new hair is what Redken's Headstrong Fine Shot Root Boost Styling Treatment is all about. Formulated with the company's exclusive interbond conditioning system, the treatment contains a unique complex of proteins and ceramides to add body, fullness, and reinforce strength to the hair cuticle. For more information, call (800) REDKEN8.
9. PAUL MITCHELL
Since men are getting into the shade switch, Paul Mitchell The Color has released Male Service, a new color kit that gives stylists the tools to create the color men want. The Male Service kit provides a sampler of Ash and Cool Beige tones, the Men's Color Guide, and tools. For more information, contact your John Paul Mitchell Systems distributor or salon consultant.
Dry and damaged hair doesn't stand a chance with Curessence Damage Relief Shampoo from Aveda. Curessence contains a morikue protein complex from Brazil nuts, which fortifies the hair shaft to restore resilience and shine. It also boasts plant-derived cleansers, conditioners, and an invigorating citrus scent. For more information, call (800) 328-0849.