March Editor Picks

See what weve got our eye on this month: 

First Look
Ted Gibson gets actresses ready for the red carpet on a regular basis. Now, he’s launching a line of five styling products that puts you and your clients in the starring role. “I’m a lover of cinema, fashion and all things beauty,” says Gibson, who has created what he calls the “ultimate go-to collection of styling products” called simply Starring. The streamlined collection includes Runway Ready Volume Mist, Showstopper Volume Gelée, Beautifullest Powerball Styler, Supersexy Foaming Mousse and Fixed on You Finishing Spray. You’ll love the sophisticated fragrance with a topnote of fig, but you’ll love the way these products perform even more. For more info or to order, visit tedgibson.com.
First Look
Ted Gibson gets actresses ready for the red carpet on a regular basis. Now, he’s launching a line of five styling products that puts you and your clients in the starring role. “I’m a lover of cinema, fashion and all things beauty,” says Gibson, who has created what he calls the “ultimate go-to collection of styling products” called simply Starring. The streamlined collection includes Runway Ready Volume Mist, Showstopper Volume Gelée, Beautifullest Powerball Styler, Supersexy Foaming Mousse and Fixed on You Finishing Spray. You’ll love the sophisticated fragrance with a topnote of fig, but you’ll love the way these products perform even more. For more info or to order, visit tedgibson.com.
Head Games
Violet Love Headbands are more than just a chic accessory for your salon’s retail area; the “no headache, no slip” headbands are also eco-friendly. The company uses recycled inks and allergy-free vegan dyes to make their versatile designs that include pieces inspired by Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Cole. The Performance Solid Collection features colorful, highly absorbent headbands that can be worn during heavy workouts and machine-washed and dried. The headbands also come in children’s sizes and a men’s line is currently in the works
Head Games
Violet Love Headbands are more than just a chic accessory for your salon’s retail area; the “no headache, no slip” headbands are also eco-friendly. The company uses recycled inks and allergy-free vegan dyes to make their versatile designs that include pieces inspired by Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Cole. The Performance Solid Collection features colorful, highly absorbent headbands that can be worn during heavy workouts and machine-washed and dried. The headbands also come in children’s sizes and a men’s line is currently in the works
The Power of Baobab
While African women have been tapping into the healing and protective properties of the baobab superfruit for centuries, the beauty world has only just started getting hip to it. This breakout star ingredient, sourced from the legendary “Tree of Life,” contains six times the antioxidants of acai berries and six times more vitamin C than oranges. Used in hair products like ColorProof Baobab Heal & Repair Leave-In Treatment, Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque and Tressa Watercolors BB Demi Color, the seed oil helps to repair strands from the inside out.
The Power of Baobab
While African women have been tapping into the healing and protective properties of the baobab superfruit for centuries, the beauty world has only just started getting hip to it. This breakout star ingredient, sourced from the legendary “Tree of Life,” contains six times the antioxidants of acai berries and six times more vitamin C than oranges. Used in hair products like ColorProof Baobab Heal & Repair Leave-In Treatment, Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque and Tressa Watercolors BB Demi Color, the seed oil helps to repair strands from the inside out.
Watch this Video
You change lives everyday, but your clients may not always tell you how much they appreciate what you do. So Millennium Systems International, a pioneer in salon and spa software systems, went into salons to ask consumers how they feel about their hairstylist and filmed their responses. “It’s so important to bring to light and recognize the deep connections that we have with our hairstylist,” says Marketing Director Jen Martinelli of the new campaign. Go to dearhairstylist.com to watch the video for yourself and spread the word on social media. Then watch for the 30-second commercial showcasing the concept of this grassroots campaign on TLC this month.
Watch this Video
You change lives everyday, but your clients may not always tell you how much they appreciate what you do. So Millennium Systems International, a pioneer in salon and spa software systems, went into salons to ask consumers how they feel about their hairstylist and filmed their responses. “It’s so important to bring to light and recognize the deep connections that we have with our hairstylist,” says Marketing Director Jen Martinelli of the new campaign. Go to dearhairstylist.com to watch the video for yourself and spread the word on social media. Then watch for the 30-second commercial showcasing the concept of this grassroots campaign on TLC this month.
Lip Service
If your clients are looking for a plumper pout, they don’t have to head to the doctor’s office anymore. Grande Naturals—a company known for their innovative beauty solutions—just expanded their lip line with six new lip-plumping shades. Each GrandeLIPS treatment is packed with volumizing ingredients, such as marine peptides and hyaluronic acid. Three to five minutes after application, lips look naturally fuller. For more information or to order, visit grandelashmd.com.
Blow Me Away
Time is money. Gain back lost minutes with these blow dry products: Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer lessens blow dry time while creating a protective thermal blanket on hair. Living Proof Blowout, with their breakthrough Thermal Speed-Shaping Technology, reduces the amount of brush work and styling effort by 30 percent. Shu Uemura Straightforward blow dry oil coats each strand with nourishing yet lightweight black cumin oil that cuts down blow dry time in half.
Blow Me Away
Time is money. Gain back lost minutes with these blow dry products: Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer lessens blow dry time while creating a protective thermal blanket on hair. Living Proof Blowout, with their breakthrough Thermal Speed-Shaping Technology, reduces the amount of brush work and styling effort by 30 percent. Shu Uemura Straightforward blow dry oil coats each strand with nourishing yet lightweight black cumin oil that cuts down blow dry time in half.
The Ultimate in Luxury
Twenty years after opening his salon atop Bergdorf Goodman, famed stylist John Barrett debuts his first stand-alone location in downtown Manhattan. The John Barrett Bond Street Salon marks the beginning of a new era for the brand. The goal? To redefine the future of the modern luxury salon experience. Exclusive collaborations include: The first Tammy Fender Spa in New York City as well as the Nail Room—concepted by Tracylee Percival. Also, the Gallery at 54 Bond will exhibit a floor-to-ceiling rotating art installation of works curated by Circa 1881, and the Bond Street Library which will showcase selected titles in fashion, art, photography and design by luxury book publisher Assouline.
The Ultimate in Luxury
Twenty years after opening his salon atop Bergdorf Goodman, famed stylist John Barrett debuts his first stand-alone location in downtown Manhattan. The John Barrett Bond Street Salon marks the beginning of a new era for the brand. The goal? To redefine the future of the modern luxury salon experience. Exclusive collaborations include: The first Tammy Fender Spa in New York City as well as the Nail Room—concepted by Tracylee Percival. Also, the Gallery at 54 Bond will exhibit a floor-to-ceiling rotating art installation of works curated by Circa 1881, and the Bond Street Library which will showcase selected titles in fashion, art, photography and design by luxury book publisher Assouline.
Hands On
Lathering up at the shampoo bowl. Heat blasting from hair dryers. A hair stylist’s hands are continually exposed to skin irritations—and most basic hand creams hardly suffice. That’s why hairstylist Linda Gillette Parodi created Parodi Professional Care, a fast-absorbing, long-lasting line of hand and foot creams. “In the past I had to apply moisturizer three or four times a day,” says hair stylist Tina Hart from Haircrafters in Perrysville, OH. “But just one application of Parodi does the trick.” To order, visit parodicare.com.
Hands On
Lathering up at the shampoo bowl. Heat blasting from hair dryers. A hair stylist’s hands are continually exposed to skin irritations—and most basic hand creams hardly suffice. That’s why hairstylist Linda Gillette Parodi created Parodi Professional Care, a fast-absorbing, long-lasting line of hand and foot creams. “In the past I had to apply moisturizer three or four times a day,” says hair stylist Tina Hart from Haircrafters in Perrysville, OH. “But just one application of Parodi does the trick.” To order, visit parodicare.com.
Relax, Renew, Recharge
Join industry icons Ann Mincey-Jetton and Mary Wilson May 1-3 at the Inn at Laguna Beach, an oceanfront boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, CA, for Destination Rejuvenation, a program designed to bring more peace, joy and resilience into your everyday life. In addition to the structured classroom program, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience guided walks on the beach, journaling, silent reflection, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, HeartMath and strength training. Visit destinationrejuvenation.com for details or call 949-600-3273, but hurry as the event is limited to just 16 participants and will sell out quickly.
Relax, Renew, Recharge
Join industry icons Ann Mincey-Jetton and Mary Wilson May 1-3 at the Inn at Laguna Beach, an oceanfront boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, CA, for Destination Rejuvenation, a program designed to bring more peace, joy and resilience into your everyday life. In addition to the structured classroom program, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience guided walks on the beach, journaling, silent reflection, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, HeartMath and strength training. Visit destinationrejuvenation.com for details or call 949-600-3273, but hurry as the event is limited to just 16 participants and will sell out quickly.

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