This article is part of VINTAGE VIBE, MODERN STYLE, a special section MODERN SALON produced as a custom collaboration with CosmoProf. Covering one of the hottest style, design and culture trends of the year, this special section explored trends and presented limited edition products for salons.
When Connie Stevens sang, “Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb,” combs, brushes and bonnet dryers were the only at-home tools. Now, from sensitive temperature controls to protective titanium plates, there’s more flash than flashback to the amazing technology of the dryers and irons that work today’s looks. Still, CosmoProf brands have done a super-cool job of retro-izing their most cutting-edge tools for limited-edition charm. Don’t forget to visit cosmoprofbeauty.com or armstrongmccall.com to see it all!
Too-da-loo to Tangles
A pinup girl adds the perfect touch to the J&D Vintage Collection! The Wet Brush is the brand’s original detangling brush, and the new packaging adds a fun and stylish addition to any salon.
Stylist’s tip: After spraying Wet Spray onto wet hair, use the Wet Brush to distribute the product evenly through strands without pulling on knots.
“The revolutionary bristles that we use make detangling gentle on the hair and will never go out of style.”—Patrick Huss, J&D Beauty
Tech of Today
The ghd Limited Edition Pastel 1" styler comes in three soft shades—periwinkle, jade and lavender—and features ceramic heat technology, floating plates that glide through hair with ease for snag-free styling and a rounded body to create perfect curls and waves. All ghd stylers provide a professional-length, nine-foot cord along with universal voltage and a sleep mode that automatically turns off the styler if not used for 30 minutes.
“With the ghd Limited Edition Pastel styler, your clients can have a good hair day every day!”
The classic Helen of Troy Hot Air Brush is a versatile styling tool for creating many of the exciting looks that have come out of the rockabilly movement. The Hot Air Brush dries and styles at the same time; it’s just one easy step! It’s a quick styling session with only one appliance whenever you’re creating curls and waves or just body, lift and volume. In 10 to 15 minutes, your client achieves a professional-quality, modern look with a classic tool.
“Some salon guests feel that they have the best control when they use a hot air brush. They are totally committed to it! We are glad to have the perfect tool for them.”—Detra Smith, Helen of Troy artist
Travel cases, bowling bag shapes—simple repackaging and color swaps give today’s hottest tools from the BaByliss PRO Vintage Collection a playful retro spin that your clients will want for themselves and for gifts.
“Core visual concepts never go out of style and always stay interesting. Vintage is one of those concepts. Interpreted in unique ways, with varying color palettes and designs, BaByliss PRO styling tools look fresh, relevant and modern.”—Alan Stockman, BaBylissPRO VP General Manager
The Paul Mitchell brushes and irons take a bow in their new look! The teasing brush can be used for today’s frothy updo’s just as it was for classic beehives.
“Enjoy a new twist on our #1 best-selling iron and favorite classic products that are inspired by the fun and glamorous style of the 1950s and ’60s.”—Lucie Doughty, Paul Mitchell editorial director
Oster has offered a line of clippers and cutting tools since 1928! The tools keep the best of vintage while embracing the latest technology for today’s looks. The Classic 76 is designed to have the look, feel and grip of an old pair of vintage hair clippers, but stylists today choose Oster clippers for their solid construction, durability and wide range of parts and attachments.
“The vintage Classic 76 is the tool of choice for the modern retro style trends we’re seeing on red carpets and athletes, and the vintage green is right on par with Pantone’s Hemlock color callout for spring 2014.”—David Guerin, Oster