Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Style extra

Save your dyed hair from hard water

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Malibu Wellness, manufacturer of hair and skin care products, recently listed top- and bottom-ranked cities for healthy hair color, according to water analysis: Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta, respectively.

Seattle topped the list for blonde hair staying blonde and not becoming muddy or discolored. Jacksonville; Santa Ana, Calif.; and Cincinnati were listed among the worst cities where conditions are a problem for color and other chemical applications. Tom Porter, company founder, suggests water testing for hardness at home or taking samples to stylists for testing so they can provide in-salon treatment prior to color application. Free water test strips at (800) 622-7332 or by visiting www.wellnesssalon.com and clicking on "Ask a Wellness Expert."

Girls night out: Grab 10 friends for a girls' night out party at White House/Black Market (at Rookwood Commons in Norwood). Guests get 10 percent off purchases during the party and the hostess gets a $25 shopping certificate. Their experts will give guests personal styling tips on clothes and accessories. Information: www.whiteandblack.com or 531-8555.

Trunk show: The work of four jewelry designers will be showcased 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at One in a Million in Terrace Park. Davide Bigazzi of Florence, Italy, specializes in bas-relief designs. Lucia Antonelli's multistrand pieces use natural stones. Reba Engel uses semiprecious stones and silver. Mummy's Bundle is an Arizona jewelry design team making elaborate necklaces and chokers of tiny hand-tied crystal beads. 222 Wooster Pike. Information: 248-9080.

Teens workshop: Six sessions on the Art of Self-Development for girls 13-17, including manners, walking, sitting, self-respect, dressing, personal beauty and cultural interactions, are planned for 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 21-Aug. 25. $125. Free information session 6 p.m. Wednesday at Butterfield Recreation Center, 22 Garfield Place, downtown. Led by Bobbie Corbean with 50 years in the beauty and fashion industry. Information: 421-6484.

Kids' clothes: Moms looking for kids' clothes not replicated on every corner might want to check out KEEDO, funky, colorful outfits made in South Africa and sold through just a few U.S. stores and representatives. Rebecca Worple, the local rep, says she was stopped "eight times in a single day" by people commenting on the clothes worn by her 3- and 5-year-old children. www.keedousa.com or 477-1434.

Packs with personality: Kids can create their own backpacks with L.L. Bean's back-to-school pack site. Kids can build a one-of-a-kind carrier picking their favorite zipper pulls, bottle pockets and fabric and strap colors. The pack has cushioned lumbar padding, contoured shoulder straps for heavy loads and easy-access cell phone and CD pockets. At www.llbean.com.


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