Hair, Beauty & Fashion News
Akin Konizi of hob salons wins award
London, United Kingdom – Akin Konizi recently followed in the footsteps of some of the greatest people in hair fashion, Mark Hill, Trevor Sorbie, and Errol Douglas, when he received the prestigious
British Masters Award recently.
Konizi was flown to Australia to receive the award that recognizes those individuals who have achieved greatness in the world of hair fashion and are respected around the world as leaders, businessmen, and masters of
Akin Konizi has been nominated for the award twice and finally can add it to his collection. Among his other awards are British Fellowship Hairdresser of the year, (twice), UK’s most wanted fine artist and the British
Hairdresser Awards London.
Akin Konizi was the judge for the Australian Hair Fashion Awards and presented the Australian Hairdresser of the year award to Robert Bava.
During his time in Australia, Konizi was interviewed by some of the top magazines in the nation, including Russh, Who Weekly, and Famous. He was also the stylist for the rock band “The Frets” that performed the night of
the awards ceremony.
Company Offers “New” Products with “Ancient” Origins
New York, NY, USA - Amazon Beauty, a company founded by husband and wife team Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers, has been
making inroads with the hair care industry by following recent marketing trends to find more ECO-friendly products and resources. The
couple has been working with native tribes and nationalities in the Amazon Rainforest and has launched two new products featuring the
ancient hair remedy, Rahua.
The Rahua Shampoo and Rahua Conditioner for color-treated and delicate hair are being offered at Cocoon
Hair Studio in New York, and are made using rainforest-grown symbiotic ingredients. “…this luxurious organic collection pays tribute
and respect to the women of the Amazon Rainforest. A truly natural hair care collection that is harvested in the wild, Amazon Beauty
delivers ancient secrets of the women who have inspired and enlightened history with their intelligence, power and strength. These
ingredients have been created and used by Amazon native tribal women for thousands of years,” claims Lliguin.
The company’s Rahua Shampoo and Rahua Conditioner have suggested retail prices of $32.00 and $34.00 (U.S.
Dollars) respectively. Cocoon Hair Studio also offers Amazon Beauty’s Rahua Elixir – ½ oz. bottle for $100.00, and 1 oz. bottle for
$175.00 – as well as the Rahua Leave-In Treatment – 4 oz. jar for $125.00 – for those who want to get the full benefits of the Rahua
nut used by so many tribal women for centuries.
The company also makes financial donations to the tribes of the Amazon Rainforest to help ensure that
the tribes can retain the intellectual rights to these resources. You can get more information at www.rahua.com.
Moroccan Oil Empowers All-Purpose Restorative
www.kiehls.com - Kiehl’s ‘Superbly Restorative
Body Lotion’ is billed as a “hydrating, antioxidant moisturizer for improved skin tone and elasticity” and has become a very popular
product in Canadian markets. The lotion is made using Argan oil, which is sourced from a fair-trade women’s co-op in Morocco, and
contains essential fatty acids and a blend of polyphenols that give the skin an antioxidant boost.
The product line also includes a “Dry Oil” which for many is the coolest addition to the available
Argan-based products. The oil literally dries instantly but does triple duty as a restorative, being used for the face, body and for
the hair. The dry oil smoothes split ends in the hair, moisturizes and softens the skin as well as giving it a glossy, satiny glow.
The Restorative Lotion is currently marketed at $35.00 (Canadian Dollars) for 200 ml, and the Dry Oil is
available for $30.00 (Canadian Dollars) for 125 ml. These and other products in the “Superbly Restorative” line are available at
Industry Leaders Gathering at Natural Beauty Summit
London, United Kingdom – From May 15th through the 17th in New York, founders, presidents and CEOs of the leading
companies in the natural cosmetics industry will be gathering to discuss and debate the key issues facing the industry in the coming
years. These issues include areas of natural and organic products and the sustainability of the resources needed to produce them.
One of the highest priority issues on the agenda for the summit is the creation, definition and adoption
of private standards which are meant to help create a clear demarcation between truly pure and natural/organic cosmetic products and
those who are only “pseudo-products” meant to give lip-service to the concept of natural products. Analysts expect this summit to
cause an industry-wide shake-up.
The exact details of major standards like NSF and OASIS will be unveiled and the standards session will
also feature the new Whole Foods Premium Body Care standard as well as offering updates on the harmonized European natural and organic
standards. There will also be a panel discussion looking at the potential of creation and implementation of global standards
harmonization to create a universal guideline and standard for all companies to follow worldwide.
Other features of the summit will include workshops, lectures and panel discussions on topics ranging
from sustainable packaging, to the benefits and properties of various natural cosmetic ingredients.