What's on Our Radar This Month

 

 

 

Nexxus has opened a flagship salon in TriBeCa in New York City, where Kevin Mancuso, global hair creative director for Nexxus, leads a team of talented artists. The salon’s purposeful design ethos is reflected in a series of technological solutions like an interactive mirror that stores clients’ information and hair history. —Maureen Sheen, senior editor
Nexxus has opened a flagship salon in TriBeCa in New York City, where Kevin Mancuso, global hair creative director for Nexxus, leads a team of talented artists. The salon’s purposeful design ethos is reflected in a series of technological solutions like an interactive mirror that stores clients’ information and hair history. —Maureen Sheen, senior editor
Paris-based fashion designer Giambattista Valli launches his first makeup collection in collaboration with M.A.C. in perfect timing with the 10th anniversary of his eponymous fashion house. Known for his celebration of the female form and his love of florals, the elegant bouquet of five lipsticks feature highly pigmented matte shades and a pearl gloss to top it off, and come in beautifully colored matching tubes. —M.S.
Make a bold statement with the Metal Crescent Tort Comb from accessory designer Colette Malouf. It's a stylish accent piece for any French twist,topknot or half-up, half-down style.—Lisa Bruckenstein, digital media manager
The Paris-based accessory and jewelry designer Yazbukey (a real-life Ottoman princess), has built a brand based on her tongue-in-cheek feminine sophisti-pop. For 2015, a makeup collaboration with Shu Uemura brings to life a frivolously fun and irreverently chic 29-piece collection of cleansing oils, palettes, eye, cheek, lip and nail products. It’s inspired by a story about four different women who share a love for the same man, named Mr. Shu Shu, who are getting ready for a night on the town with him. Packaging for each personality collection is bold and whimsical. It’s truly a pop art lover’s beauty dream come true. —M.S.
Michael Gordon is on to something new: Hairstory, a private, invitation-only studio located inside the 6,000-square-foot lower Manhattan apartment of the Bumble and bumble founder. The three-chair space helmed by stylist Wes Sharpton and colorist Roxie Darling is a creative lab and experimental hub akin to a modern-day version of Andy Warhol’s Factory; it’s home to a collective of hairdressers, colorists, designers, artists and filmmakers with Gordon behind the lens photo-documenting the stories and transformations of those lucky enough to walk through the doors, broadcasted on their site and social media channels. His new detergent-free product line, Purely Perfect, is the embodiment of this unique approach to the culture of hair. —M.S
Known for years as “co-washing” by the thick-, curly- and coarse-haired, cleansing conditioners have gained popularity en masse as the new generation of products formulated for all hair types. These low-lather formulas gently cleanse the scalp and strands while softening and moisturizing, without weighing down hair or causing buildup. It’s also perfect for color-treated hair to preserve vibrancy and prevent color fade. —M.S.
If you still don’t understand that social media is the key to success for any business today, you need to read this book now. Guy Kawasaki, the former chief evangelist for Apple, teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he calls the best social-media person he’s ever met, to help you master everything from optimizing your profile to perfecting your posts to integrating social media and blogging. —M.D.

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