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July 12 2014

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7 posts tagged "Sachajuan"

Sachajuan: From Stockholm, With Love

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Curly- and wavy-haired girls with an overwhelming desire for the straight and sleek are all too familiar with the burden of blow-outs. Nothing quite matches the high of a good salon job—except, perhaps, the low of a botched, at-home one. We dabble in heat styling every once in a while but prefer the lazy, er, easier technique of taking a round brush and T3′s Tourmaline Featherweight to dry strands. Yes, it’s slightly more damaging than starting with damp hair, but the time differential makes it a hard habit to break. On a recent appointment at Williamsburg’s Woodley & Bunny salon, co-owner and editorial stylist Erin Anderson mentioned that we might want to try coating our dry tresses in a shine product to seal the cuticle before applying heat; then she introduced us to Sachajuan. The eight-year-old product line from Stockholm-based duo Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenlind offers a simple collection of maintenance and styling formulas based on “ocean silk technology,” which combines two different kinds of algae to help heal the hair no matter what type of locks you might be working with. (Anderson is such a fan of the brand, she and her sister/business partner took on stateside distribution of it so she could get whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted it.) Turns out the line’s Hair Repair is just as good at concealing the split ends we’ve created over the past few months of styling on the clock, which allows us to keep up the reckless behavior, in the short term, at least.

Photo: Courtesy of Sachjuan

Lessons In Empire Building, From Woodley & Bunny

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Sisters Erin and Misha Anderson are quietly taking over the 400 block of Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg. To date, the two floors of their ever-expanding “collective,” Woodley & Bunny, comprise a hair salon, an apothecary, and a boutique, which is a relatively new addition to their enterprise. To celebrate the clothing store’s eighth month in operation, shoppers will receive 15 percent off all merchandise tonight between 6 and 9 p.m. (not your standard anniversary sale, but discounts are always a reason to celebrate), and while brands like The Row, Rick Owens Dark Shadow, Vivienne Westwood, Rag & Bone, Carolina Amato, and Bliss Lau are likely to keep you busy, be sure to make time for a trip to the aforementioned apothecary for a carefully curated selection of some of the beauty industry’s finest offerings. “We try everything,” Misha says of the Andersons’ stock list of rare lines. “I’m not bringing in stuff that I don’t use and that I don’t think is amazing. It’s just not worth it.” That attitude has resulted in haircare from Davines, Terax, and the Swedish cult favorite Sachajuan (Fred Segal is the only other distributor stateside); soaps and fragrances from Italian favorite Santa Maria Novella; and full lines from organic brands like Purlisse and Luzern (although Misha insists that if she doesn’t like an entire line, she won’t hesitate to “cherry-pick” her favorites). That 15 percent discount applies to all merchandise in the building, so feel free to go crazy on choice sunglasses and those Archipelago room diffusers you’ve been meaning to buy.

Photo: Courtesy of Woodley & Bunny