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Redken recalls spray mousse foam cans

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Redken has announced that it is recalling spray mousse foam cans sold at beauty supply stores and hair salons because of potential rupture.

Over time the aerosol containers’ inside lining can corrode, creating the potential risk of rupturing and releasing the contents. Nearly 1 million cans have been recalled, according to the manufacturer.

Affected hair styling products include Redken Guts 10 Volume spray mousse foam sold in 10.58- and 2-oz. size cans. The product comes in a silver container with “Redken” and “10″ printed on the front of the product in black writing.

The foaming mousse is manufactured in the United States and was distributed and sold at beauty supply stores and hair salons nationwide from January 1998 through February 2011 for between $4 and $16.

The product can be identified by a lot code printed on the bottom of the can. Lot codes included in this recall comprise 32G10Y, 32G11Y, 32G20Y, 32G21Y, 32G23Y, 32G40Y, 32G41Y, 32G60Y, 32G61Y, 32G62Y and 32G70Y.

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L’Oréal Paris study uncovers sentiments about lipstick among women, men

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The majority of lipstick-wearing beauty mavens believe that lipstick improves their confidence, and many men associate women in red lipstick with such positive sentiments as being sexy and confident, according to the findings of a recent survey commissioned by L’Oréal Paris.

The "Lipstick Diaries" survey was commissioned by L’Oréal Paris and conducted online by Harris Interactive of nearly 2,300 men and women between March 25 and 29.

According to the survey, she said:

  • Do it in public: 75% of women have no problem when fellow lipstick-wearing women pucker up to apply in public;

  • Be selfish: 90% of lipstick-wearing women said that they’re not wearing that sultry hue for guys — it’s for themselves;

  • Stick to your guns: Ladies are sticking to their guns and choosing the colors that they want to wear — no matter what’s on the social calendar — and 75% of lipstick wearers choose the shade that looks best on them, regardless of whether it’s for a date or girls’ night out; and

  • Give it all up: Three-out-of-10 lipstick wearers would give up a prized possession, spanning from a morning coffee to a favorite pair of shoes, to keep their favorite shade close at hand.

He said:

  • Leave your mark: More than 60% of men believe that smeared makeup on their face is a telltale sign of a steamy make-out session;

  • Ravish in red: Nearly 70% of men associate women in red lipstick with positive sentiments like being sexy, confident and successful, while only 18% think it appears promiscuous; and

  • Role play: Thirty percent of men said they would rather wear lipstick for a day than gain 30 lbs.

For the next 30 days, women can visit L’Oréal Paris’ Facebook page to check out the Le Rouge Lipstick diary entries from such L’Oréal Paris spokewomen as Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. Fans who "like" the diary entries enter to win daily prizes, including tubes of Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick, and can enter the "Live La Vie En Rouge in NYC" sweepstakes for the chance to win a grand prize for two to New York, with roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and a $1,000 shopping gift card.

L’Oréal’s Infallible Le Rouge is a new collection of conditioning lip color that promises to deliver 10 hours of fresh, vibrant color. The collection is available in 30 different tones within a range of color families — from reds, pinks and plums to mauves, corals and browns. The suggested retail price is $9.95 each.

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Crème of Nature taps new spokeswoman

BY Antoinette Alexander

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crème of Nature, a maker of ethnic hair care, has tapped New York dermatologist, author and speaker Fran Cook-Bolden to serve as the company’s spokeswoman.

"We are honored to have Dr. Cook-Bolden as a member of the Crème of Nature family to be a resource for consumers and media who are looking for answers and insight from our brand about the issues that concern women most," VP multicultural marketing for Crème of Nature, Shawn Tollerson, said. "Whether through a chat on Facebook, a briefing with media or blog posts and other brand-sponsored activities, we are committed to providing information for customers who want to achieve healthy and well-maintained hair. We’ve partnered with Dr. Cook-Bolden, a trusted dermatologist expert, to help us do just that."

With more than 20 years of hair and skin care expertise, Cook-Bolden is the author of "Beautiful Skin of Color — A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive and Dark Skin." She also is the director of Skin Specialty Group and the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group in New York. She helped found the Skin of Color Center, is on the board of directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and also is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

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