Hair, Beauty & Fashion News
‘SuperModel Hair Extensions’ Helps Customers Look Their Best
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - A husband and wife team recently opened www.supermodelhairextensions.com, sharing their
products and expertise with the Worldwide Web. Shawn Vucurevich and his wife are also owners of the RedBloom Salon in Calgary,
Alberta, and have been in the hair business for 10 years. With a passion for hair, extensions were a natural fit for them as they
are able to make people feel better about themselves. They can also completely change a person’s look in seconds. The couple spent
months looking for suppliers that could provide the availability and quality they demand in the hair extension arena. They are
confident in their merchandise and carry only high-quality products. For the Vucureviches, customer satisfaction is everything
because it insures word-of-mouth referrals of family and friends.
The website also provides an informational blog where customers can learn about the products available,
and information about the beauty industry in general. The couple says that they will be using the blog to share styling tips, tricks
and special product features, as well as providing an open forum for all the site visitors to share in and enjoy. The forums will
focus on the beauty industry as a whole, sharing and linking to a wealth of information.
Summer '08 Haircollection
Tilburg, The Netherlands - The Summer 2008 Collection from John Beerens Hairstudio is all about motion. Through the
use of bold color, soft waves, and deep texturing, the John Beerens Team has created a series of beautiful looks that will do nothing
so much as add excitement to everyone’s summer. The colors are rich and inviting, and the hair is richly textured, regardless of the
individual style. There are styles for every hair type, from the curliest coifs to the stick straight strands (as well as everywhere
Barbicide Leaves the Barbershop
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – The jar of blue liquid in which your barber or stylist keeps his or her combs is a virtual
staple in salons and barbershops all over. The ubiquitous blue disinfectant has been used to kill germs and provide sanitation standards
since its creation in 1947 by a high school science teacher in New York. The company was recently purchased by King Research, whose
president, Alan Murphy, and chief exective, Kevin Schuele, believe that the product can be used for more than just the tools of the
To this end, the company has developed Barbicide Wipes, which will allow the product to be used in other
personal care industries as well. The company’s executives see the wipes being used and useful in hotels, spas, restaurants, schools
and jails. As more and more people are concerned about germs – particularly following the recent outbreaks of a drug-resistant form
of staph infection – people are asking their service providers how they are keeping their massage tables, arm rests, chairs and
tanning beds germ-free.
Sanitation issues also became more noteworthy when singer Paula Abdul (judge of American Idol) testified
in California court about a flesh-eating fungus she acquired after a manicure in 2004. And thanks to the recent staph outbreaks
business for King Research has risen more than 25 percent in the past year.
Users have been pleased. Peggy Dixon of Harpo’s in Milwaukee said she couldn’t get enough of the wipes
when she tested them at her salon. She was unsure what to make of them, but ended up using around two dozen wipes a day on chairs,
counters and even door knobs. She said that she notices when someone is someone is sick or coughing, and that her other customers
do as well. The customers who follow sick ones are greatly reassured when she wipes down the chair.
The response to test marketing so far has King Research hoping that everyone will soon be asking their
personal service professionals, “Are you blue?” ‘Are you blue?’ and ‘What is your disinfection in your shop?” are certainly fair
questions for any customer to ask.
Styling Iron Makes Its Mark at the ABS in Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA – Designed by hair stylist Paul Vaughn (known for his work on televisions shows like MTV Road
Rules, Rock N Jock, Good Morning America, and Fox News) and produced by PHI, the innovative KWOF finishing iron stunned the hair world
at its debut at the America’s Beauty Show in Chicago. The name is a phonetic interpretation of the French term “coif” which means
“high-end style”. The tool was designed around stylist’s needs for a finishing iron and the way in which they use them. The plates
are set at a 30-degree angle, making the iron visually distinctive. The angle is ergonomically designed to protect the wrist of the
stylist and enable free movement. It also means that the stylists’ wrists aren’t fatigued from using the tool all day.
According to stylists who had the chance to use the tool at the Chicago hair show raved over its design
and ease of use. Says Kerry Shannon (a stylist from New York) “The 30-degree angle makes it stand out visually, but once you use the
tool, you can understand the functionality of the angle. It makes it easier to create waves, and it curls as well as straightens… you
just made all our jobs easier.”
In addition to the ease of use benefits, the irons also feature left and right plates that differ in size
improving the styling and straightening effects from root to tip. They also use NANO technology to eliminate bacteria on the appliance
for a germ-free environment every time the iron is used. The infrared heat produced by the plates also protects the hair with negative
ions, sealing in natural oils, moisture and color. More information on where to find the new KWOF irons can be found at www.phibeauty.com.
Hair Care Goes “Down There”
Los Angeles, California, USA – The California-based company “Hair Care Down There” is re-launching their one-of-a-kind
grooming kit just in time for summer swimsuit season. The kit, called “The Ultimate Shaving Kit” is aimed at women who want a closer,
smoother, sexier shave without ingrown hairs, bumps, rashes, razor burn or itching.
The kit contains everything needed for the bikini-area shave, under their “Shave, Soothe, and Smooth” system.
The three-stage system features:
• SHAVE: a 4 oz. tube of moisturizing shaving gel that prevents bumps and razor burn.
• SOOTHE: a 2 oz. exfoliant spray that prevents irritation and ingrown hairs.
• SMOOTH: a 4 oz. after-shave cream that is designed for delicate skin to reduce itching and inflammation.
• The kit also includes Carry-all Case, Styling guides and stencils, a 2-sided mirror, safety scissors, razor, a brush, a two-sided comb, and bikini jewels, as well as a body pencil for use with the stencils, to ensure a neat, uniform, and esthetically balanced look.
Hair Care Down There creates products exclusively for use in grooming the pubic area as an alternative to painful waxing and expensive laser hair removal treatments. They guarantee that using their products will result in no more rashes, bumps or ingrown hairs or you get your money back.
You can get more information on ordering (as well as pricing for the shaving kits) by visiting www.haircaredownthere.com.