Paul Mitchell CEO Exec Produces FUEL

fuelJohn Paul DeJoria assumes the role of executive producer of FUEL, the 2008 Sundance Audience Award winning documentary directed by environmentalist Josh Tickell which investigates the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy.  FUEL is an insightful portrait of America’s addiction to oil and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions.  DeJoria appears in the film alongside Julia Roberts, Richard Branson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and other celebs and politicos passionate about the cause. DeJoria is filmed filling the Patron train with biodiesel fuel, and discussing how corporations have a responsibility to help change the world.  He also explains how biodiesel can help in this initiative while simultaneously saving money.

A firm commitment to caring for the earth influences every aspect of John Paul Mitchell Systems’ policymaking and strategy.  DeJoria has been a longtime supporter of alternative energy, from utilizing solar power for the harvesting of Awapuhi at the Paul Mitchell farm in Hawaii to supporting the development of solar-powered vehicles via the Stanford Solar Car Project.  “Alternative fuels are one of the most efficient answers to our nation and the world’s energy needs,” says DeJoria.  “The FUEL film is a great example of just exactly how alternative energy makes sense.

Check out FUEL debuts in Los Angeles on February 13th and in New York on March 13th; FUEL will be playing at limited theatres nationwide; for a complete list of theatres, visit www.thefuelfilm.com.

Michelle Obama’s Stylist Rahni Flowers

rhani-flowers1Some may or may not know the real man behind Michelle Obama’s fabulous hair. His name is Rhani Flowers and he is fabulous. He has been doing Michelle’s hair since she was 18, yes 18! Rhani is a true stylist with innovation, vision, and down to earth charm. His team did the entire Obama group including mother, grandmother, and daughter during the inauguration! When asked should a woman relax your and color your hair? Rahni gives a resounding answer NO! He states that applying two chemical treatments to your hair can damage your hair and cause breakage. Rahni instead suggests using highlights which is not as drastic or add colored extensions. We love you Rahni!

Michelle Obama’s Stylist Johnny Wright

johnny-wrightDid you know that Michelle Obama’s former Fekkai stylist, Johnny Wright, is in talks to getting his own show?  Yes his own reality show!  I wish I was her stylist.  What I could do on my own reality show!  It would be simply fabulous.   Johnny Wright, who styled Michelle’s hair during the Democratic National Convention and her upcoming Vogue issue, is definitely a celebrity stylist.  He has also styled the hair of the likes of Vivica A. Fox, Rebecca Gayheart, and Candace Bushnell.     
We don’t have the scoop on the subject of the reality show but we promise you that we will get it out to you as soon as we hear.

Blunt Bangs are all the Rage!

kim-kardashian1StyleBell recently noticed a trend taking over the celebrity hair circles.  Blunt bangs are all the rage and if done properly can really make an impact.  We decided to ask celeb stylist Nicholas Penna, Jr. of the “Best of Boston” salon, Salon Capri, his thoughts on this new hair trend.  

1. Why are Blunt Bangs the hot style for Spring?

Blunt bangs are the hot style for spring because they add edge to hair. For a long time, soft hair was the trend and now there’s a change with some attitude. Celebrities such as Kate Hudson in the new movie Bride Wars and Erin Lucas from MTV’s newest reality endeavor, The City, are both sporting blunt bangs which makes it even hotter. 

2. What hair type does this style work best on?

Blunt bangs typically look best with straight hair that is cut all at one length. However, we’ve recently seen stars like Kim Kardashian wearing her blunt bangs with wavy hair creating a contrast between the hip, edgy bang with romantic, tousled hair. Another variation to the blunt bang is to incorporate angles that frame your face, such as Anne Hathaway’s haircut.

3. What face shape do these bangs look best on?

Blunt bangs work well for everyone, if done right. Many times, younger people can pull off the style the best, but virtually anyone can sport this look. The best face shape for blunt bangs is a longer, oval-shaped face. 

4. What are some other great bang choices for girls who do not have the appropriate hair texture/face shape?

Longer bangs that can be pushed to the side of the face add movement to the hairstyle, such as the side swept bang. This type of bang is the most universally worn and can look great on many different face shapes/hair textures. 

5. Additional tips…

Blunt bangs add to style to your look, even when your hair is pulled back into a ponytail. You can just blow out your bangs and throw your hair back. It adds an egde to your look and gives you a change that’s not as drastic as a shorter haircut. 

I think that this style is definitely going to last well into this season. It is a faddy look, but I think it’s one that will stand the test of time. As it evolves, I imagine people will start to wear the bang in different ways, more tailored to their personality.

Thanks Nicholas!  Check out StyleBell’s slideshow on fantastic blunt bang looks!

Behind the Lens: The Look of Fall 2008 Vogue & Redken

Behind the Lens Vogue & Redken

Behind the Lens Vogue & Redken

OMG!  Are you an inspiring hair dresser or stylist?  The Behind the Lens: The Look of Fall 2008 four-part series is the answer for you.  Honestly anyone and everyone would be interested in this series!  I was invited to the premiere of Behend the Lens: The Look of Fall 2008 last week, sponsored by Vogue and Redken.  Vogue TV has created this series which follows top Redken Creative Consultant, Guido around the globe at various fashion shows and shoots including, Peter Som, Jean Paul Gautier, and Roberto Cavalli.  The series offers an insider’s view into the creative fashion & hair collaborations behind preparing a runway show, highlighting the impact major designers will have on the season’s fashion and beauty trends. I love the ease as to how Guido styles.  It is awe inspiring. 

Other Behind the Lens episodes include the behind the scenes at the GAP fall collection photoshoot and Estee Lauder’s Sensuos photo shoot with Gwenyth Paltrow and Elizabeth Hurley.  This is a must see so go to Vogue TV and check it out.  Block out at least an hour as these episodes are quite addicting.

Celebrity HairStylist: David Stanko

david stanko celebrity hair stylist and coloristA few weeks ago I met an incredible colorist and stylist that I have to rave about, David Stanko.  He is cool, hip, suave, and overall a complete charmer!   David Stanko’s first salon job was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 18, cleaning hairbrushes and mixing color. Way humble beginnings for this celebrity colorist.  Recently, Stanko spearheaded the testing and technical execution of Redken’s haircolor and lightener brands. Today, as Haircolor Consultant for Redken 5th Avenue NYC and a working salon colorist in New York City, David has the unique opportunity to exercise his wide range of gifts and that he does. 

I walked into the Angelo David Salon in New York City, steps from Grand Central Station.  David greeted me in the hallway with complete charm overload.  I had a divine cup of coffee and I was on my way to highlight heaven.  He performed three incredible treatments on my hair; sparse highlights near the bangs just to lighten up my very dark brown hair, Redken’s Shades EQ clear gloss (which I will elaborate more in another post) to create a lustrous shine, and Redken’s Real Control treatment to soften the hair (see more on Redken Real Control). 

Can I just say wow!  Within in seconds David analyzed my hair, asked me a few lifestyle questions, and devised a highlight course of action.  I can’t say enough about him!  The results were incredible.  The lustrous shine and dazzling sparkle was amazing.  Clearly he knows what he is doing. David’s haircolor work has been styled by such talents as Serge Normant, Oribe and Orlando Pita. He has also been featured in the pages of top fashion publications, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, In-Style, Latina and Elle, not to mention nearly every North American trade magazine American Salon, Modern Salon, Launchpad, Estetica and Hair Color & Design Magazine.

In the NYC area and want to make an appointment?  Call and make an appointment at the Angelo David Salon at 212-813-6620.