Paint the Town Red
Rouge New York is the invention of former Law and Order: SVU makeup department head Rebecca Perkins and actress Stephanie March who met on set. Their makeup lounge in the New York neighborhood of SoHo is an intimate space outfitted in a Hollywood Deco meets high-tech iPad motif with six stations manned by trained makeup artists who offer four levels of service ranging from minimal, no-makeup makeup looks to high-impact, camera-ready polish. —Maureen Sheen, Senior Editor
Wendy Iles has long been the secret weapon behind major campaigns from Kérastase, Wella and Goldwell while also working with the most prestigious editorial and fashion houses in London, Paris and New York. She has gained a reputation for her signature spun-silk finish and is finally launching Iles Formula, a three-piece haircare set formulated with high-end technology and ingredients sourced from around the world, at the request of her celebrity clientele, including the likes of Cate Blanchett, Heidi Klum, Kate Hudson, Keira Knightly and Diane Kruger. —M.S.
High and Dry
Getting that model-off-duty look has never been easier. A new crop of multibenefit, air-dry products makes it easy to achieve a lived-in yet polished look without the need for hot tools. Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It
(H)Air Style and Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker are ideal for creating this relaxed and languid style. —M.S.
All In The Family
When Sarah Gibson Tuttle opened her Beverly Hills, California nail salon in 2013, she named it after her grandmothers Olive and June. The service menu is named after all of the women in her mother’s family tree. The design scheme is a mixture of modern, minimalist and Scandinavian with a residential touch so that clients feel at home. Deborah Lippmann, Essie and RGB are among the 10 brands carried by the salon, which is always on the lookout for new lines. “We offer so many extras so everyone can find exactly what they are looking for,” Gibson Tuttle says. “A scrub one day, wild nail art another. You never know, so we have it all.” —Kamala Kirk, West Coast Editor
If you love Stylus, the easy-to-use thermal styling brush from FHI Heat that can create an array of looks, you’ll love the fact that it’s now available in tropical blue, pink, coral and green. A real game-changer, Stylus looks like a hairbrush but has a high-performance ceramic heater that produces quick, even heating across the brush for long-lasting results. The bristle tips have six rows of short, sturdy, smooth nylon teeth for tangle-free glide and effortless styling. Settings range from 250 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit so you can safely style all hair types, from fragile to coarse. —M.D.
When it comes to nail treatments, Bellacures in Beverly Hills, California enjoys giving back to clients. The salon offers unique seasonal promotions in each of its seven locations (six in California and one in Dallas) that include complimentary manicures for clients who leave Yelp reviews and free nail art for those that check in to the salon via social media. Bellacures also features monthly specials on its signature chalkboard, offering discounts and add-ons
for a range of services that include massages, scrubs, masks and other luxuries designed to enhance the à la carte nail experience. —K.K.
Give and Take
Mindy Grossman left Nike in 2006 to transform the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and turned it into a multibillion-dollar retail business. The book she has everyone who works at HSN read: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant, the top-rated professor at Wharton School of Business. The Takeaway: At work, most people are takers, matchers or givers. Takers strive to get as much as they can from others, while matchers trade evenly. Givers, on the other hand, are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. A Must-Read: It turns out that today success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. —M.D.
Top of the Pop
Harper Salon in Los Angeles offers a pop-up shop that changes every three months to keep retail options fresh and curated. “It’s something no other hair salon has ever done before and we believe in promoting other businesses and working together,” says co-owner Nicole Hartmann. Now on its third successful pop-up, Harper Salon’s current collaboration is with hip British retailer Topshop—10 percent of merchandise sold goes to the L.A.-based charity Children of the Night. —K.K.
The British Invasion
Tangle Teezer has collaborated with fashion accessories designer Lulu Guinness to introduce its latest Compact Styler. Lulu’s signature lips print sits stylishly on this professional brush that combats tangles for smooth and glossy hair on the move. Just like tea and crumpets these two British brands have created the perfect pairing.—Lisa Bruckenstein, Digital Media Manager
For Yen Reis, founder and CEO of Skin Laundry, necessity truly was the mother of invention. “I saw an enormous void in the market as there were no accessible, time-efficient and affordable professional laser treatments that produced exceptional results without harsh side effects and downtime,” she says. The signature treatment model combines a 10-minute noninvasive YAG laser with IPL light therapy to vaporize makeup, dirt and debris and get below the skin’s surface for a deeper clean. There are currently six locations throughout California, Arizona and New York.