After 24 years in business in downtown Toronto, worldSALON is continuing our green focus and getting an eco-makeover. With a focus on the three R’s, using healthy non toxic materials and supporting local businesses as much as possible, follow our video diary to watch the whole thing unfold. Can it all be completed in 11 days? Stay tuned:
https://vimeo.com/61684390 - DAY 1
https://vimeo.com/61860834 - DAY 2
https://vimeo.com/61897413 - DAY 3
https://vimeo.com/62026444 - DAY 4
https://vimeo.com/62027442 - DAY 5
https://vimeo.com/62078770 - DAY 6
https://vimeo.com/62113418 - DAY 7
https://vimeo.com/62163542 – DAY 8
https://vimeo.com/62205182 - DAY 9
https://vimeo.com/62250283 - DAY 10
Toronto’s worldPRODUCTS personal care line, created by celebrity stylist Brian Phillips and launched in 2001, is unique in many ways.
Phillips worked diligently with a chemist and aromatherapist to design a minimal series of products that can be used on hair and skin. The result is a healthy, multi-use, and scent free, line that you can personalize by adding the worldBLEND essential oil blend of your choice. These oils are of the highest quality organic and wildcrafted plant essences which will help remove pollution and buildup while balancing and deeply purifying hair and skin. Adjust how your worldCLEAN cleanser (hair, skin, shaving) and worldPROTECT moisturizer (skin, detangler, leave in) perform seasonally by using the more astringent, exfoliating worldBLEND 1 and 3 in the summer (peppermint and citrus based respectively) or calm, soothe and contract in the winter with the lavender, bergamot and blue tansy present in the worldBLEND 2 and 4. Instead of increasing your body burden with the harmful chemicals in other products, your senses will be awakened and your spirits will soar.
Gentle enough for the whole family, worldPRODUCTS will reduce the clutter in your home as well as save you money with re-fillable larger sizes. worldPRODUCTS are truly a luxurious blank canvas that you can add your special touch to!
Now available in Ottawa at http://www.terra20.com/ and New York City in March at http://anthonygianzerosalon.com/home.html. For up to date info follow Brian Phillips at https://twitter.com/brianj_phillips.
A raucous debate ensued recently at the salon – http://www.world.ca about the history of the “bang”. Why the word bang? A British client commented that the term “fringe” was much more appropriate as it is representative of the head framing feature – “like curtains for the face.” The term “bang” in comparison, with it’s blunt, sexual connotation is clumsy and unrefined.
As a detail in costumes, fringe has been used since Mesopotamia to decorate garments like skirts and shawls. Whether separately attached or unravelled from the body of the fabric, this adornment was appreciated for it’s movement and used to impress. At some point in the 1800′s, the “bangtail” became known as the squaring off of a horse’s tail and in certain circles referred to racehorses.
Moving out of the Stone Age and into the Bronze Age (3500 B.C. ish), as civilization blossoms in Sumeria and ancient Egypt, we start to see styles incorporating face framing elements, perhaps due to a new ability to smelt sharper devices to hack away hair. By 40 B.C., the Madonna of her time – Cleopatra – brought bangs to the masses and we haven’t looked back since.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fringe as : 1 - an ornamental border consisting of short straight or twisted threads or strips hanging from cut or raveled edges or from a separate band. Bang is defined as : 1 – a strip of banged hair – origin – short for bangtail, the cropping off of horse’s and dog’s tails. However you cut it, if you are looking for a bang-up job, the right fringe should frame the situation nicely.
Canadian glass artist Gundi Viviani-Finch has been creating exquisite glass sculptures for over twenty years in her studio in the Norhtumberland Hills, just east of Toronto. Through a meticulous technique of bonding small pieces of plate glass with a powerful adhesive, she builds large works of art that dance in the light, an effusive blending of nature and technology – an organic pixillation. Galleries and private collectors worldwide have commissioned these works that are at once modern and timeless.
“Castells”, Gundi’s latest collection, marry art and recycling in pieces reminiscent of North African minarets. Castells are created with found glass objects, mostly of a utilitarian nature. Candy bowls, vases, dessert plates and punch bowls are re purposed as glittering towers that demand attention and space while sending a powerful message of re-invention. Says Gundi “My glass towers are a whimsical collection of pieces of diverse heritage. Travel with them as they reach skywards.”
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