New and Notable
Oribe, whose father was an artist, started drawing pictures of women's faces when he was just a kid. The only difference now is that he's sketching the hairstyles he plans to execute in fashion and beauty magazines. For V Magazine's swimsuit issue this summer—Daria was on the cover—he worked with famed photographer Mario Testino. His notes remind him of which products from his Oribe Hair Care line he needs to use to get the look he wants. —MARIANNE DOUGHERTY
Ruth Roche and the Rare Artistic Team—Alana Lucas, Fatima Sheikh and Kevyn Bridgeman—created a new collection of images that seems to be a contradiction in terms. The braids imply constraint, while texture is wild and uncontrolled. "We began conceptualizing by collecting ideas and distilling them down to two concepts, which we blended together," Roche says. —M.D.
Ike & Court Jewelry is the fusion of two jewelry lines by Dori Eisenhauer and Courtney Barbara. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Ike & Court is a complementary blend of metalwork in silver and gold favoring tiny gemstones, bold lines, gentle beading and layering to create looks ranging from simple to textured. Each piece is simultaneously organic and romantic, edgy and vintage. ikeandcourt.com —M.D.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
MY ELEMENT STYLE is offering a fashionable way for salons to show their support for breast cancer awareness, the Hope Collection designer disinfectant jars, available in The Hope Jar (shown here) and Pink Stella designs. A portion of the sales proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fund breast cancer research. myelementstyle.com —L.A.
For Fall 2009, the runways forecast vibrant, shimmering colors and glossy fabrics. Dramatic eyes are paired with a nude lip, or subtle eyes let lips take the lead. To help makeup artists and their clients create both looks, MIRABELLA BEAUTY packages its precious gems for eyes and cheeks in the Jewelry Box Collection. mirabella.com —M.D.
Designed by former Paris fashion editor Ariane Dutzi, the DUTZI RESCUE BAGS are handcrafted by a Mexican community of 20 Mayan women, ages 17 to 70. All proceeds from the burlap and raffia totes go back to the Yucatán-based workshop and to the women who work there. Dutzi says she hopes the workshop will encourage financial independence and freedom by creating jobs and enabling the women to provide for their families. dutzidesign.com —A.F.
The Gamma & Bross Ex Akita is a sleek yet traditional barber chair with polished aluminum and vinyl upholstery. beautydesign.com
Headbands are one of fall's biggest trends, and the new collection from Jennifer Behr allows you to embrace them with sophisticated style. Inspired by Victorian jet jewelry, Behr describes the headpieces as "21st century crowns." The Crystal Wing Thin Headwrap shown here features a delicate crystal brooch sewn onto a thin satin ribbon with an elastic finish in the back. jenniferbehr.com —L.M.
The Big Bang
Hairdo's new limited-edition Clip-In Bangs are a fun, commitment-free and affordable accessory for clients who want to try out bangs this fall. Developed by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson, the clip-in piece is available in nine different shades and features the exclusive Tru2Life Styleables heat-friendly fiber, which can withstand heat up to 350 degrees for curly or straight styles that stay locked in place until heat-styled again. hairuwear.com —L.A.
Peace of Mind
Bath by Bettijo's new Organic Aromatherapy Roll-On Sticks feature therapeutic blends of certified-organic essential oils designed to soothe the mind, body and soul. Packaged in sleek cobalt vials, the Aromatherapy Sticks in Relief, Sleep, Energy and Peace blends feature a convenient roll-on applicator for aromatherapy on the go. bathbybettijo.com —L.A.
Persephenie, a Los Angeles perfumer and the founder of scent studio Blunda Aromatics, has just launched an eponymous body care collection that consists of four pampering products: L'Orangerie by the Sea moisturizing and exfoliating body polish, the Hawaiian gardenia-scented Nanu Lei Bath fizzing bath bombs, Nanu Lei Butter body butter and the ultrarich Neroli Infusion body oil. Persephenie personally developed each formula using organic ingredients whenever possible, and each product in the line offers multiple benefits for the mind and body. blundaaromatics.com —L.A.
This new feather, bead and veil clip from Jennifer Ouellette is perfect for parties.jenniferouellette.com
California-based REBE is keeping things in the family with its accessories and apparel line by mother and daughter design team Debra Weiss and Hillary Sproatt. Their fun and colorful bags are made from vintage fabrics, so each one is different and can be customized based on which hues you choose. The Emma Sac, shown here, is the perfect size for everyday wear and features a blousy scarf outside pocket that's perfect for a cell phone or keys. myrebe.com —L.M.
WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD?
We asked Scott Fontana, renowned stylist, educator and creator of Badass Hair, what he's been listening to:
"Girls, Girls, Girls" by Mötley Crüe. "What can I say, I love women. Being surrounded by women is what my whole life as a hairdresser has been about, making them more beautiful than they already are by projecting their inner beauty to their hairstyle."
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem. "In life, you only get one shot. If you can lose yourself in your passion, in what makes you happy, you can achieve whatever dream you have."
"For the Love of Money" by BulletBoys. "I like this version better than the original cause I'm an '80s rocker. I happen to be someone who likes to give money away—giving back just a little can really help someone pave the road to a happy and successful future."