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New developments in colour technology give us two great hair products.
You probably already know L'Oreal's INOA - the ammonia and odour free professional hair colour that cares for the hair while colouring and promotes healthy shine. Well they've just one-upped themselves. INOA has been reformulated with a fancy patented Oil Delivery System (ODS), to give better colour, no damage, all while pumping six weeks of intense hydration and nutrition into the hair. This permanent hair colour is available in L'Oreal salons now.
We all hate those desperate last few weeks before our hair appointment, when our colour has become embarrassingly tired and dull. To tide you over between salon appointments Wella has created Colour Fresh -a semi-permanent ammonia-free hair colour to refresh, enhance, or change your hair colour completely for up to 10 washes. It acts as a toner to blondes, gives brunettes more depth, and adds shine to every hair colour. With over 20 shades you can also change up your hair colour temporarily for a special event. The over the counter, in home use products are $23 each from Wella salons.
Shop and Ship:
While international shipping is certainly better than it used to be, there are still many US stores that won't deliver to New Zealand. PreZoom is a company that delivers anything you buy online directly to your door. Simply shop at your favourite US stores, and get it sent to the PreZoom offices in Delaware USA. The PreZoom team will ship it straight to NZ and get your parcel delivered to your house as fast as they possibly can. And thankfully for us, their prices are really competitive. Now you can shop at Zara, Nordstrom, Barneys, Kidson...
The crazy Brit designer Henry Holland of House of Holland - who has fans in MIA, Agyness Deyn and Alexa Chung - has just released his first ever sunglasses collection. While it's not the first time Henry has designed sunnies (he created a limited edition for Le Specs), this is the first under the Henry Holland house. The collection is bold and silly, and will find fans in those who like to stand out from the crowd. The first collection drops into department stores and boutiques around the country at the end of this month.
Pop up in the capital:
It seems Kiwi designers are keen to show a bit of love to Wellington this month. We've just got word of three different pop-up stores happening in the city.
Hit the White:
Uber hip online store Hit the White are opening one of their few physical pop-up stores this weekend. Hit the White stocks hard-to-find and interesting art, design, homeware and fashion from unique designers here and around the world. The store is open for two days only - tomorrow and Saturday - at Willis York salon, 119 Taranaki Street. www.hitthewhite.com
Lovers of Kiwi design can't miss this pop-up store. A collaboration between Surface Too Deep, Julian Danger, Deborah Sweeney, MisteR, State of Grace, Starfish, TK and Vaughan Geeson, these designers are selling their wares from now until October 13 in inner city Wellington. Stocking new season summer plus some special sale items, the store is situated at 29 Manners Street, in the old ASB site.
Kathryn Wilson's Shoebox has come to Wellington. The iconic Shoebox has been trucked to the Post Office Square, on the corner of Jervois Quay and Grey Streets, and will remain there for six months. The situation for the move was decided by vote - a month long text campaign run in association with Vodafone. The Shoe Box will stock all the latest Kathryn Wilson and Miss Wilson designs for the new season.
Right to your door:
Did you know that 83 per cent of men wear crumby underwear as they can't face shopping for basics in department stores? And 75 per cent of guys wear undies or socks that are more than three years old? Yikes. Thankfully the dreaded shop for undies is no longer a chore.
The Supply Drop is a trendy start-up company that supplies a range of skincare, undies and socks and delivers a fresh supply to your door every three months. Brands on offer include Bonds, Jockey, Fruit of the Loom and Triumph & Disaster skincare. Check out the stuff on offer at www.thesupplydrop.co.nz.
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