Hair, Beauty & Fashion News
Japanese Artist Creates Extraordinary Hairpiece/Headwear
Japan – Filmmaker and Commercial Artist/Designer, Nagi Noda, has been a sensation for years with her off-beat and
sometimes gruesome designs. The native of Japan spent 5 years studying in the U.S. and returned to her homeland in 1987 to establish
herself as a Master of Multi-disciplinary Art Forms. She has done graphic designs for Nike and Laforet, directed music videos for such
groups as the Scissor Sisters, as well as a host of other award-winning short subject films. She has also collaborated with LA/NY
designers, Libertine, to create and market a line of stuffed “Hanpandas” which have a devoted cult following, and has started her
own fashion label - in collaboration with painter Mark Ryden – called “Broken Label” available at Colette in Paris.
But the big news for Hair mavens is her line of hair-as-art headpieces, which she calls Hair hats.
These hairpieces are a combination of hair sculpture and high art in wig fashion and are representations of a variety of animals,
from bunnies and dogs to rhinos and walruses. There is no indication that these are meant to be anything more than artworks for
exhibition pieces, but inquiries into Nagi Noda’s works and schedules can be made via www.partizan.com for all interested parties
not currently residing in Japan.
Finalists for Top Hairdressing Competition Announced
Auckland, New Zealand - The finalists for the 2008 L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards will come together in August to
recreate their previously-submitted photographic entries live before a panel of judges. The country’s top 20 hairdressers will
unmask their visions for the future of hair fashion. In addition to the 20 individual finalists, there are six salon teams that
are vying for the title of “Salon of the Year”.
And this year, for the first time, New Zealanders get to have a say on their favorite style by voting
for the People’s Choice Awards via mindfood.com. (All finalists are eligible for this award.)
The finalists submit a photographic entry and the pictures are sent to Paris for preliminary judging
by six top Haute Coiffure Française stylists. An independent adjudicator then determines the finalists in each category and they are
then brought to Auckland for the live judging in front of a panel of three international judges.
This year’s judges are UK-based Guy Kremer, South Africa’s Terence Jansen Van Vuuren and Caterina
DiBiase of Australia. They have been instructed to look for stylists who “create beautiful hair, demonstrate a superb
attention-grabbing cut, inspired hair styling and finish and an overall look of fashion and makeup”.
The live finals competition takes place at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on Saturday, August 2. The Awards
event attracts huge interest and is attended by more than 1,000 hairdressers, celebrities and VIPs. This year’s hosts are television
personality Petra Bagust and radio personality Peter Urlich.
Winners of the competition get national and international recognition via media exposure that will
increase their profile in the industry and allow them to achieve even more. The L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards are now held every
two years and have been previously presented in New Zealand 13 times.
Fabulous hair colour in minutes
United Kingdom - Racoon recently launched their new theme of “lunchtime makeovers,” using their great new product Micro Weft. The idea is to get gorgeous hair that has more volume and length, all
within five minutes time.
The company offers their new color line in five minutes with seven different shades of color. The shades that are available include Plum, Peacock Blue, Flame Red, Dark Red, Purple Haze, Rich Mahogany, and Copper.
These are colors that have attitude.
The message of the product is great color without the need to skin test or commit to the color. The shades are color fast and true and with salon care can last for months if desired.
The Micro Weft hair extensions are made with natural, human hair. The extensions are soft to touch and have a great glossy look. The best part is that a whole head of the extensions can be applied in under 45
minutes, perfect for that hour long lunch break.
The Micro Weft is nearly invisible to the naked and extremely comfortable to wear. They are easy to remove by a stylist and can be reused.
For your nearest salon go to racooninternational.com
Guangzhou International Beauty & Cosmetic Import-Export Exposition Set
Guangzhou, China - The 29th Edition of the Gangzhou International Beauty & Cosmetic Import-Export Expo will be held
in September of 2008 and is undergoing a complete restyling, with new events devoted to industry professionals, international
participants joining the show and high-profile visitors slated to attend.
This year’s show is taking place in the brand new Phase II of the Pazhou Complex and will mark a
milestone in the event’s evolution into a fully-realized full-spectrum beauty event for the China market. The concept of the show is
being realigned to strengthen the professionalism of the fair, with an unparalleled image makeover and extensive marketing campaign.
The Pazhou Complex is acknowledged as the future sub-downtown of Guangzhou and is the theatre in which
many of the city’s innovations are being showcased: new hotels, office buildings and transport hubs are just a few of the selling
points. The complex features efficient connections and modern facilities which makes it perfect for hosting the Exposition. The
China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex is Asia’s largest exhibition center with 253,000 square meters of indoor net exhibition
area, and will occupy 6 halls of the Phase II facilities.
The show will feature an entire area devoted to International and Top Brands and New Exhibitors, taking
advantage of the expanded floor space, and will host the most-qualified of China’s high-end industry professionals. The Guangzhou
International Beauty & Cosmetic Import-Export Expo is the most comprehensive domestic beauty show in China, and boasts more than a
quarter of a million visitors each year.