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Nexxus taps Paul Norton as newest artistic team member

BY Antoinette Alexander

MELROSE PARK, Ill. Nexxus Salon Hair Care, an Alberto-Culver brand, has announced the addition of celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton to the Nexxus artistic team.

As the brand’s newest celebrity stylist, Norton will be appearing at consumer and industry events, and also will help to create content for Nexxus online platforms. This month, he will be featured in a series of instructive “how-to” style videos launching on the Nexxus Facebook page. Norton also will communicate directly with Nexxus Facebook fans, as he answers their questions about Nexxus products and styling techniques while providing insider tips for achieving healthy, beautiful, salon-quality hair at home.

Norton’s celebrity clients include Robin Wright, Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron, Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum. After training under Ginger Boyle, Aveda’s global master, and graduating from the Aveda Institute/Aveda Advanced Academy in 2001, he spent 15 years honing his skills at salons in New York and Los Angeles. He has worked alongside such stylists as Tabitha Coffee of Bravo’s “Shear Genius” fame. For the past two years, Norton has been cutting and styling his clientele at the Warren-Tricomi salon in West Hollywood, Calif. He currently is working with “Access Hollywood” to develop a series of beauty and styling segments.

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Bed Head expands offerings with hair accessories line

BY Antoinette Alexander

EL PASO, Texas Helen of Troy has announced the introduction of a new Bed Head line of fashion-forward and rocker-chic hair accessories, such as headbands, headwraps and hair pins.

The Bed Head hair accessories currently are available at Ulta stores.

The lines include the Bed Head superficial collection, featuring feathers, veils and big bows; the modern and metallic Bed Head heavy metal collection; and the Bed Head girly toys collection of fun and flirty pins and headwraps with neon colors and zipper details.

Bed Head superficial collection includes:

  • Mesh bow headband with feathers ($7.99 MSRP)
  • Brooch feather headband ($7.99 MSRP)
  • Veil headband ($11.99 MSRP)

Bed Head heavy metal collection includes:

  • Glitter assorted headband  ($6.99 MSRP)
  • Metallic head wraps ($5.99 MSRP)

Bed Head girly toys collection includes:

  • Zipper bow bobby pin and enamel bobby pins ($4.99 MSRP)
  • Metallic neon head wraps ($5.99 MSRP)

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Carmex enters skin care category

BY Antoinette Alexander

MILWAUKEE Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for the first time with the launch of its new skin care product line: Carmex healing lotion and Carmex healing cream.

Carmex skin care products will be available exclusively at all Walgreens locations in the United States and Walgreens.com beginning in August, and through Drugstore.com beginning in September.

"For years customers have asked us to develop a skin care product that works as well as the lip balm," stated Paul Woelbing, president of Carma Labs. "We’re leveraging our 73 years of experience to bring the healing power of Carmex to skin and to give our customers what they’ve been asking for."

The lotion is for everyday use, while the cream is intended for more intensive healing.

Carmex healing lotion features aloe and vitamin E to moisturize, heal and protect skin from dryness. It has a light scent and is formulated for daily use.

Carmex healing cream is a thicker, more concentrated formula that penetrates deep into the skin to repair extremely dry, cracked skin. It features nine concentrated healing and moisturizing ingredients and can be used anywhere on the body. It is particularly effective on areas that typically get very dry, like the hands, feet, elbows and knees.

The suggested retail price for the new Carmex healing lotion and healing cream is $5.99 each.

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