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Wise Guy OLD SCHOOL stylish & software to manage your salon spa. smart & At Christian Lacroix’s fall 2012 men’s presentation in Paris, lead stylist Holli Smith for Oribe Hair Care molded models’ hair into a cropped style that was longer and voluminous on top, and short and at on the sides. The look paid homage to the late 1980s and early ’90s Christian Lacroix styles. “This hairstyle is perfect for a cool, modern guy who doesn’t want his hair to look too fashioned,” Smith says. To achieve the look, Smith sprayed Oribe Maximista and a small amount of Dry onto damp hair, and then blow-dried it using her hands to atten the shape. Finally, before the hair was completely dried, Smith blew the front up and off the face, then applied Rock Hard Gel to select areas to make them look wet and polished, creating contrasting texture. —A.E. Using integrated credit card processing is a & Salon I ris XCharge smart wa y to & business. grow your save time Mr. Essentials , a high-end men’s skincare line from Australia, is making its way stateside this fall. Forti ed with healing indigenous plant ingredients from the Land Down Under that have been used by Australian Aborigines for hundreds of years, such as tea tree oil, lemon myrtle, ivy, witch hazel, jojoba oil, aloe vera, centella and almond oil, the range was developed in 2007 by George Cupac along with Dr. Jacob Vromen, an expert in native Australian plant use and emulsion technology. The comprehensive line consists of seven products—Eye Firming Gel, After Shave Splash, Cream Body Cleanser, Liquid Body Scrub, Hand & Body Moisturizer, Foamless Shave Cream, Facial Moisturizer, Facial Cleansing Scrub, Facial Cleanser, Skin Protector and Lip Balm—speci cally formulated to address men’s skincare needs. mressentials.com —L.A. AUSSIE ARRIVAL TRUE GRIT *scan with a QR code reader to get more information Simple. Smart. Powerful. www.SalonIris.com 800.527.7600 facebook.com/SalonIris The brainchild of Eufora Hero for Men Global Team Educator Jay Fata, Valor Men’s Grooming Lounge in Phoenixville, PA, is the go-to spot for guys who want to get their groom on. In addition to a masculine decor punctuated by leather seating, the space boasts six plasma televisions, a cigar lounge— the perfect place for a stogie and a beer—and an outdoor patio featuring a re pit. But the real standouts are the services, which include men’s cuts and straight-razor shaves. “Our concept is to provide technical excellence through a combination of old-school barbering techniques and modern-day trend cutting,” Fata says. “Above all, it’s a great place to hang out and kick back. I can’t tell you how many cool people I’ve met.” —K.D.