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Beauty Lab

A range of products that caught our eye this month


Each bottle of Mudlark M Luxe Luxurious Lotion, available in Classic Almond, Eucalyptus Aloe and Olive Blossom & Coriander fragrances, is packaged in a cardboard tube with several beautiful designs to choose from.


Paddywax Aromatic Fragrance Diffusers come in 28 appealing scents, like the refreshing Cucumber Grapefruit, relaxing Chamomile and invigorating Rosemary Sage. Bonus: The elegant faceted bottle looks good in any room.


Cleanse and moisturize the hands with the gently foaming Hand Wash from Abahna in Frankincense & Sweet Orange.


The triple-milled Emporium soaps from Australia-based Mor Cosmetics are hand-wrapped in exquisite papers inspired by 17th century decadence. Choose from exotic scents like Pomegranate, Indian Pomelo and Oolong Tea.


The mild Yves Rocher Huile D'Olive AOC Provence Olive Oil Soap leaves skin hydrated and delicately scented.


Orange Quince Steam Room Mist is part of the Red Flower Hammam experience, which involves heat, steam, massage, detoxification, rich scent and relaxation based on the practices of the Moroccan hammam bathhouse.


Sakura Green Tea Perfume Essence from Terranova blends the delicate scent of Japanese cherry blossoms with the aroma of green tea. The fresh scent is also available in a variety of other bath and body products.


Agraria San Francisco's elegant Crystal Cane candles come in two sizes in scents like Mission Fig (shown here), Lavender & Rosemary and Lemon Verbena, and feature hand-cut crystal containers and silver-plated lids.

Eight brand-new products you just have to check out


HBL Hair Masque smoothes, conditions and protects hair without weighing it down or leaving a greasy feeling. Suitable for all hair types, this mask contains keratin amino acids to naturally repair, strengthen and add elasticity to hair, and cetyl esters to smooth, repair and seal damaged cuticles.


Redken Straight Collection offers customized solutions for fine, medium and coarse hair types. The collection consists of Sheer Straight 06, a lightweight gel for fine hair; Align 12, a protective lotion for medium hair; and Power Tame 16, which is an intense straightening balm for thick and coarse hair.


Salon Tech 2800 Feather Light is an ultralightweight hair dryer that utilizes a low electromagnetic frequency (EMF) and far-infrared technology to dry hair from the inside out, cutting drying time by 50 percent. It features ionic heat to add shine and prevent frizz and static and a cool shot button to lock in any style.


The SuperSmooth system by Pureology consists of Shampoo, HairCondition, RelaxingHairMasque and SmoothingElixir. The products, which are made for color-treated hair, contain smoothing oils of camellia and sesame, organic shea butter and organic geranium to condition and intensify shine.


TIGI Pro Professional Flat Iron features an ergonomic design for ultimate comfort and control and negative ion technology to eliminate static and seal in the cuticle's natural oils and moisture, revealing soft, smooth and healthy-looking hair. This flat iron heats up to 410 degrees in 25 seconds, but a digital display allows the user to select the ideal temperature.


Infusion Keratin Replenisher by Coppola helps to repair and revitalize hair during blow-drying and flat-ironing. Part of the Keratin Complex collection, this formula contains arnica, soy and wheat protein extracts and a high pH to open the hair cuticle, distribute keratin proteins and emollients into the hair and close the cuticle to preserve nourishment.


Paul Mitchell Pro Tools The Scissor 6.0 features 6-inch Japanese cobalt stainless steel alloy blades and a long-lasting cutting edge to deliver smooth precision cuts and maximum control for a variety of techniques. An ultraergonomic offset handle, a removable finger rest and finger guides provide the ultimate comfort during each cut.


Biolage Colorcarethérapie Delicate Care is an eco-friendly haircare system that provides a gentle solution for multiple- processed, color-treated hair, ensuring prolonged color vibrancy that will leave hair brilliant and touchably soft. The system consists of Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque and Organic Certified Oil Treatment.


Voluminous looks are in again for the fall season.

From the runway to the red carpet, bouncy, full-bodied hairstyles are making a comeback this fall, a refreshing change from the stick-straight styles that have been so popular recently. "At fall fashion week 2009, it was all about exaggerated fullness and extra lift at the roots seen at shows like Louis Vuitton, Luella Bartley and Jean Paul Gaultier," says renowned editorial stylist Guido, who created the full-bodied look for Redken seen at Chloé's Paris show. "We chose to do the voluminous waves at Chloé in conjunction with the overall mood of the collection. The feeling was a casually glamorous woman, chic and unpretentious. We used Redken's Rootful 06 root lifting spray to promote volume and bounce and a little Glass 01 smoothing serum afterward to promote healthy glossy hair."


Matrix celebrity stylist Mark Townsend is also creating voluminous looks for his A-list clients, who include Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Adams. "No more flat hair," he says. "I'm so glad that big, bouncy, healthy hair is in again." Townsend, who is a big fan of roller sets, recently got Adams ready for the premiere of Julie & Julia by setting her hair in barrel curls, then brushing it out with a flat brush. "I think she's a completely modern version of old-school Hollywood glamour," he says.

So how do you take these glamorous, full-bodied styles back to your salon clients? "Creating a wearable voluminous look is simple," Guido says. "Just turn down the volume." Check out the volumizing stylers here to help you achieve the perfect voluminous look. —LOTUS ABRAMS

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