Hair, Beauty & Fashion News
BBC Three Brings Back Celebrity Scissorhands
United Kingdom – BBC Three has taken heart from last season’s charity fund-raising hit “Celebrity Scissorhands” and has reopened
The Celebrity Scissorhands Academy once again for another series, with an all-new staff, but the same desire to make the world more
beautiful for “Children In Need”.
The show takes nine British celebs and drops them in the deep end of the hairdressing pool, in
a three-week crash course of the ins and outs of doing hair and beauty treatments. The celebrity stylists are all completely
untrained and will be working from day one in the academy. This is nine hours a day, six days a week, and they will be working on
live clients (all willing members of the public who will be giving tips/donations for the charity fund “Children In Need”.
Leading the celebrities in their training is Lee Stafford, Britain’s Hairdresser to the Stars.
Stafford is sure to have his hands full with more than just hair, especially since he will be joined by his “assistant manager”
Steve Strange (who was a popular favorite from last year’s series). The celebrities aren’t just doing hair, but will be giving
manicures, facials, spray tans, massages and all types of other pampering treatments to the clients.
The celebrities are competing, not only to make the most tips for charity, but to earn the
right to showcase their newfound skills on stage in front of professional hairdressers and be crowned “Celebrity Scissorhands
‘Hairdresser of the Year 2007’”.
This season’s celebrities include: Tamara Beckwith, Ninia Benjamin, Brandon Block, Lil’
Chris, Warwick Davis, Javine, Aled Haydn Jones, Ben Nicholas, and Carley Stenson. Check your listing for air dates and times,
or go to www.bbc.co.uk/scissorhands.
“Online Diaries” Sponsored by Dove to Promote Healthy Image/Self Esteem
Greenwich, Connecticutt, U.S. – The Dove “Campaign for Real Beauty” is sponsoring a new online series designed to
challenge the stereotypical views of beauty, by following 4 real girls as they share their personal struggles with self-esteem and
the concepts of beauty, boys, and body image. The series promises to offer a first-hand account of the daily challenges teens face
in an era where they are bombarded with unrealistic and unattainable images of beauty.
The young women include 17-year-olds Irene from Johnstown, NY; Jordyn from Harker Heights, TX;
Sydney from Los Angeles, CA; and Chelsea from Burbank, CA. They will be featured in the six-week online “reality show” and their
blog entries and confessional diaries will document their progress as they work with Jessica Weiner, the Dove Self-Esteem Fund’s
global ambassador and self-esteem expert. The girls will tackle such topics as cultural and beauty stereotypes, plastic surgery
and family pressures.
Dove hopes that viewers will view the online show and join in the dialogue by posting their
own messages and making use of the esteem-building tools included on the site. Check out the Dove Reality Diaries for yourself at
Featured New Virtual Hairstyles
Virtual Hairstyling – New hairstyles
have been added to the gallery of The Hairstyler.
This month's most popular short hairstyles for straight hair:
Hairstyle 1: Chin level bob, inspired by Drew Barrymore.
Hairstyle 2: Short concave bob, inspired by Ellen Barkin.
Hairstyle 3: Above chin level bob with graduated layers.
Hairstyle 4: Easy to maintain soft wedge style, cut using a razor technique.
Hairstyle 5: One length bob with textured ends.
Click here to view a demo video of the hairstyle simulation software.
Fekkai Releases New Hair Styling Product Line
Newcastle, United Kingdom – According to Frederic Fekkai, “Your hair is your most powerful fashion accessory,” and you should do
your best to make the most of it. To this end, Fekkai has created Coiff, a collection of styling products that are designed to be used
with one another. The products are formulated to be fine in texture and light on the hair which allows them to be used on top of
one another without having them weigh the hair down.
Products include Perfecteur Anti-Frizz Silkening Crème (which is applied to damp hair to keep
the cuticle smooth and the hair shiny), Cacique Tousled Wave Spray (which contains polymers to shape and boost the hair’s natural
curls), and finally, Magnifique Ultra Light Finishing Crème, which adds texture and definition to the hair style.
Indian Company to Begin Introduction of Hair Care Products
Mumbai, India – Emami, Ltd., a producer of cosmetic goods and toiletries in India, is geared to introduce hair
care products. Citing the success of the company’s Navratna Oil product as an indicator, and the fact that the company’s skin care
group hasn’t grown as expected, Emami’s director says “The time is right for expansion into the hair care sector, which looks
The company currently offers beauty products under the brand names “Boroplus”, “Sona Chandi”,
and “Mentho Plus”, among others. It also aggressively markets its fairness creams – Fair & Lovely for women, and Fair & Handsome
for men. The sales of the men’s cream has also sparked the development of face washes, gels and other products for men’s skin care
in the hopes of expanding that product market.