For the last 50 years, microparticles of plastic, called microplastics, have been used in a large number of cosmetic and personal care formulations, ranging from toothpaste and shower gel to eye shadows and nail polish. A report released last week by the UN Environment Programme on the occasion of World Oceans’ Day recommends a precautionary approach toward microplastic management, with an eventual phase-out and ban of their use in personal care products and cosmetics. Washed down the drain, those particles cannot be collected for recycling, nor do they decompose in wastewater treatment facilities, inevitably ending up in the global ocean. “Knowledge is emerging about the effect such particles have on marine organisms, including mammals, but also on their potential for secondary health impacts via the food chain, including to humans who consume seafood,” explains UNEP. Given the associated potential risks of microplastics, the report makes several recommendations for producers and consumers, as well as for researchers and policymakers. In particular, it calls for a voluntary phase-out of microplastics by the industry and their eventual ban in personal care and cosmetic products.
The Alillon Education Art Team has unveiled The Mane collection, which draws inspiration from photographer Tim Flach, renowned for his highly conceptual portraits of animals. Flach is the author of Equus, a comprehensive photographic study of horses that captures different breeds in both in their natural habitat and the studio.
“For The Mane collection we were hugely inspired by Equus, which clearly documents that each breed of horse has a truly unique body form as well as different densities and textures within their coats and manes. The habitat in which these amazing creatures live has a direct effect on the evolution of their bodies and hair. This has a huge resemblance to humans and the effect that ethnic backgrounds have on our hair movements and head shapes.”
Hair: Allilon – UK
Collection: The Mane
Ph: Norman and Amanda at Jenny & Lee
Make-up: Damien Wolf at DWMakeup-art.com
Asia has one of the fastest growing markets for natural and organic cosmetics. According to market research firm Organic Monitor, sales revenues are projected to exceed 1 billion U.S. dollars in the coming years. Rising consumer awareness as well as changing lifestyles, increasing disposable income and health and environmental concerns are expected to fuel sales of natural and organic cosmetics in Asia. While China remains the most prominent market in Asia, countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are expected to record the highest growth rates.
Angelo Seminara’s Soul Collection captures the soul of a woman in all her guises. Think exotic flowers and fulsome fragrance, sparkling diamonds and luminescent pearls, resolute shapes and romantic sweeps. Each image is influenced by decisive colours or swirls of iridescent hues. These are looks which transcend femininity to reflect the unfathomable depth of a woman’s soul.
Hair: Angelo Seminara – UK
Ph: Andrew O’Toole
Make-up: Lynsey Alexander
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Beautyworld Middle East 2015 marks 20th anniversary celebrations with glamourous opening in Dubai.
The 20th anniversary edition of the three-day event was flagged off by H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, and Chairman of the Board of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
Running until the 28th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Beautyworld Middle East 2015 features 1,450 exhibitors from 60 countries, 24 Country Pavilions, and with a 13.5 per cent increase in net exhibition space over the previous year, is larger than ever before.
In the course of our lives, we all come across art at some point. But what is art? What is creation? These are questions that the hairdressers in the Haute Coiffure Française design team are constantly pondering as they forge ahead with their avant-garde approach. This season, the design team is putting on a show that places these questions centre stage. “Come to Art”: asking creators the question of creation. (Hair: Sophie BAUCAIS- Jérémy BLANC- Laurent DECRETON- Véronique DUMAZET- Cyril FOURCADE- Laetitia GUENAOU- Eric ZEMMOUR)
Inspiration: Youth is a mode. It’s an attitude. It’s engaged with newness. Experimental, changeable, rebellious and free, this collection celebrates distinctiveness.
Taking a ‘straight up’ photographic style as its theme, each cut and colour is designed as a bespoke creation and are as distinct as the wearers are eclectic. Each look is cut with precision using the Sassoon house codes, then subverted by finishing the hair in a looser fashion, almost as if the wearers had dressed it themselves.
Says Mark “I wanted to show how our proprietary methods can be absolutely tailored to the person to express their personality. I included the iconic flying hair imagery inspired by Richard Avedon, so that the cuts could be truly shown in motion. Of course I have a geometric approach to cutting, but the point is that the end result doesn’t have to be geometric. “Its the smallest details that create uniqueness.”
Hair: Mark Hayes @ Sassoon – UK
Collection: BHA collection – Youth Mode
Ph: Daniel McCourt
Make-up: Daniel Koleric
Styling: Lucie Perrier
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