Friday, November 21, 2008

HOW TO: Fierce Frizz Fighters

The stylists at Industry, the only Syracuse hair emporium to sell cultish premiere hair line Bumble and Bumble, recommend a three-step process to fight winter frizz and dryness.

1. For starters, switch to a moisture-rich shampoo. Bumble and Bumble’s Gentle ($20) works well for dry, damaged, or chemically treated hair.
2. For conditioner, try Bumble and Bumble’s Super Rich ($21). The formula of the conditioner is a must in the chilly Syracuse winters. “It really is what it says – it’s super rich and moisturizing,” says Industry manager Giovanni Giardina.

3. If, despite that electricity-inducing weather and the horrors of winter hat hair, you long for a chic, frizz-free style, consider a dab of Bumble and Bumble’s Brilliantine ($20).
Stylists caution that you only need a touch of this silicone-based formula. If you use too much, you risk the greasies; use just a little, and you’ll get your money’s worth – and silky, shiny hair to boot.

REVIEW: Industrial Style Secret

With the semester winding down and the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to step up the style. No one wants to go home to friends and family with the same hair that’s as frizzy and as we are frazzled during the last week of school.

Fortunately, the stylists at Armory Square’s Industry (121 Walton St.; 315-476-0015) know about Hill hair horrors and how to save them. They also tend to the tresses of many of the local, on-air broadcast talent for the NBC Channel 3 news team. In addition to beauty school, each of the eight stylists at Industry participates in an intensive apprenticeship program for at least a year, and each receives training at the prestigious Bumble and Bumble University in New York City, which means a great ‘do, no matter which stylist you choose.

Manhattanites will feel right at home at Industry, the only salon in Syracuse to sell the cultish Bumble and Bumble line of hair products, which sit prominently in the simple, modern lobby, where clients listen to groovy alternative rock tunes, thumb through design magazines, and sip on water, coffee or tea while they wait.

Industry’s black-and-chrome fixtures and backlit mirrors make the inside of the salon almost as sleek as the hairstyles they create.

Michelle Rath, a veteran stylist for 18 years, says the seasons in Syracuse serve as change catalysts for clients. “People like to go dark for the winter,” Rath says. “A lot of people did that ‘Posh Spice’ haircut, and everyone is growing it out now.”

Rath says more and more people are asking for edgier urban looks. “I’m seeing a lot of rock and roll looks,” she says. “A lot of layers, and a lot of bangs, too.” After all, it’s only rock ‘n’ and roll (and hair), and we like it.


Holiday parties await you. Forget the little black dress.
Stars love the loud hue, and you should too.
But since we lack a million-dollar sugar daddy (Katie), or a mega-successful TV show(Heidi),and since the only red carpet we’ll see is the holiday doormat at grandma’s house for the holiday’s, we suggest these looks instead. Best of all, once you embrace this bold color and grow accustomed to turning some heads, you can wear these even after the holiday cheer evaporates (Valentine’s Day here we come).

1) Ruby Roxy One Shoulder Mini Dress -$68
2) Natalia Knit Dress -$34.50
3) Bow Tank Dress- $39.50