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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OPI rumor the street

There is a rumor on the street about a new professional OPI product.  The nail distributors are saving their pennies for a big OPI buy in.  Axxium, OPI's soak off gel product that comes in a pot will now have a polish bottle companion.  Shellac, CND's line of soak off gel made polish bottle gels the rage last year.  Many new brands have popped up capitalizing on the idea.  Shellac always suffered from lack of product and color choices.  It's a crowded market, but hell its OPI.  My prediction is great marketing, and colors from OPI then shortages just like what happened with "Shatter"  The price of the bottle will be about $18, but don't forget you need your base, top coat and UV light if you don't have one.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Could this dryer be off the set of Mad Men?

If vintage is in, you need to find these state of the art 1960s hair dryers for your salon.  I stayed in a hotel in Burbank this week that featured these in all their rooms.  The hotel was the Golden Key which was aesthetically out of place being surrounded by a gorgeous mall and apartments.   The dryers are wired so that when you pick up the handle they power up,so no need for those pesky button that control the temperature or power.  Cold shot?  Who needs one.  Stylist be warned, the hose heats up quickly and you will be covered in burn marks by the end of day.  Can you get one from CHI you ask.  I'm texting Farouk now.