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10 posts tagged "Clairol"

Herbal Essences Revives The “Totally Organic Experience;” Botox: Better Than Anti-Depressants?; And More…

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Retro beauty fiends, prepare yourselves for a doozy. In February, Herbal Essences will reintroduce two of its classic lines—the Smooth Collection and the Shine Collection—in their original, nineties-era packaging. [WWD]

Following his own beauty ambitions that produced a second signature scent this year, Donald Trump has just inked a perfume deal for his Miss Universe pageant. [WWD]

First, MObama’s nail polish made the rounds on the blogosphere, and now it’s a fluorescent yellow pedicure that the first lady wore in Hawaii on Christmas that has sent the Web abuzz. [Hollywood Life]

Botox your way to a better attitude? New research suggests it’s possible and that the miracle toxin trusted for wrinkle reduction can also actually treat chronic depression. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Clairol

The 411: Cynthia Rowley

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Designer Cynthia Rowley has been charming the fashion community with her signature brand of offbeat feminine clothing since 1988. After her first collection was purchased while she was still a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rowley moved to New York and officially entered the biz she is still a crucial part of today. Along the way she has amassed accolades aplenty (a CFDA Perry Ellis Award for new fashion talent in 1994, a Legend of Fashion award from her alma mater this year) and successfully extended her creative reach far beyond clothes. Her eponymous line now includes menswear, accessories, and fragrance, and she was a pioneer in the collaboration department—she launched her Swell line of home goods with Target way back in 2003 and is responsible for the first set of designer Band-Aid bandages, not to mention a pretty adorable Tweezerman motif. More recently, though, Rowley—an avowed art lover—co-founded Exhibition A, an innovative retail Web site that makes owning a work of art an attainable reality for the masses. In anticipation of her presentation on Thursday September 13, we asked the longtime New Yorker to share some of her health and beauty musts in the city that never sleeps, even though her routine is decidedly low-maintenance. According to the designer, “I barely ever have time for anything except a pedi!”

The Convenient Colorist: Personal Best
“Me! I don’t have time for the salon so I love a good at-home color treatment like Clairol’s Perfect 10.”
Available at drugstores.

The Water Workout: Swimming
“I swim every morning before work. I’m very lucky to have a pool at my house in the city. Weekends are a sport extravaganza with surfing, waterskiing, tennis, and bike riding among my regular activities.”

The BYOP: Deborah Lippmann
“I just pop into local spots but I always, always bring my own polish. Right now I’m loving Deborah Lippmann’s Wicked Game.”
Available at www.beauty.com.

The Daily Must-Have: Fish Oil
“Nature Made Fish Oil every day. It’s good for the mind and body.”
For more information, visit www.naturemade.com.

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LiLo’s (New) Trouble With The Law; Rihanna Strips Down; And More…

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After releasing her own self-tanner, then getting accused of stealing the formula of said self-tanner from another tanning expert, Lindsay Lohan has some new faux-glow problems. The actress reportedly owes $41,031 in back fees to Tanning Vegas, a Nevada salon she frequented between 2007 and 2009. That is a lot of fake baking. [Daily News]

Rihanna has a new fragrance coming out and the campaign for the scent—called Nude—looks to be fairly name-appropriate, featuring a topless Ri-Ri. [Just Jared]

Clairol has named Giada De Laurentiis the new face of its Natural Instincts hair color line. The Food Network star might seem like an unlikely choice, but if her mass appeal is anywhere as addicting as her cooking show, Everyday Italian, it just might be a good fit. [People]

The summer heat is on and Olivia Chantecaille has a good skin-saving solution to the humidity: “I recommend switching to oil-free creams and serums.” Live it, love it. [Forbes]

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

Sephora, At Your Service; Armani Sees Bleue; And More…

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Attention, New York-based Sephora fans: The beauty emporium will officially begin its same-day delivery service tomorrow. A simple call to 1-877-Sephora for an emergency order of your favorite mascara or foundation will bring a product escort right to your door—in a branded MINI cooper no less! [Sephora]

Courtney Cox’s latest role? Home editor of xoJane.com. In the former Friends star’s first column, she extols the virtues of Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free for Brunettes hair dye for “dark-haired girls who don’t like red hues” and Edward Bess makeup. [xoJane.com]

Giorgio Armani is immortalizing his Saharan nights, all-blue Spring collection with a new fragrance, fittingly called La Femme Bleue. If you thought those navy turbans were hard to come by, get a load of this: Only 1,000 bottles of the black iris and dark chocolate eau have been produced, ringing in at a whopping $600 a pop. [T]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

The 411: Marie Robinson

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Marie Robinson has pretty much cemented her position as one of the city’s top colorists. She got her start as an apprentice at Pierre Michel at the age of 19 and put in stints at Danilo, John Frieda (where she became famously adept at balayage highlighting), and Bumble and Bumble, before spending seven years as the head colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown. Last spring, Robinson sent shockwaves through the beauty community when she abandoned the queen of the $800 cut to open her own eponymous salon with a chunk of the staff following suit. Besides having her own fancy new Fifth Avenue flagship, Robinson also has an impressive celebrity client roster (Liv Tyler, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams, and Anne Hathaway all trust their tresses to Robinson, and Kristen Stewart went strawberry blond at her suggestion this summer). She also recently added an enviable title to her CV: color director for Clairol (that’s her in the brand’s latest round of TV ads). Despite these achievements, Robinson remains refreshingly (make that shockingly) down-to-earth, which, along with those legendary highlighting abilities, makes her very easy to love. Here, she divulges who cuts and colors her own platinum blond crop, along with her favorite beauty destinations and must-haves.

The Pilates Instructor: Benjamin Degenhard at Equinox

“In three years, he has completely transformed my body. I love that he’s not extremely chatty and just wants to focus on working with me.”

Benjamin Degenhard at Equinox, 97 Greenwich Ave., NYC, (212) 620-0103, www.equinox.com.

The Makeup and Eyebrow Artist: Landy Dean

“Landy works fast! He can do my makeup in only 20 minutes, and in just that short amount of time, my face is complete perfection for a shoot. And his eyebrow shaping can transform and refresh my face even when I’m not wearing any makeup at all.”

Landy Dean at Marie Robinson, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC, (212) 358-7780, www.marierobinsonsalon.com.

The Derm: Pat Wexler

“Pat has the most delicate touch, and she is seriously able to make my skin look rejuvenated and years younger like nobody else.”

Dr. Patricia Wexler, 145 E. 32nd St., 7th floor, NYC, (212) 684-2626.

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