Whenever a salon gets chic, talented workers inevitably get the urge to create their own success. AKS sprung from Frédéric Fekkai’s salon, Kim Lépine grew out of Louis Licari, and Butterfly Studio was started by ex–John Barrett staff. The latest to go it alone are stylist Mairead Gallagher and makeup artist Mallory Rutledge, who have left Mark Garrison to open Studio One 2 One (121 East 71st Street; 212-439-9111) in a ground-floor townhouse space. Detailed moldings and cherrywood tables lend the intimate feel of a living room or a hotel suite, while glass picture windows divide the room and open up into a flower garden where passion-fruit ice tea and pomegranate juice are served while color is processing. And, of course, the garden has Internet access.
Scent of a Man
Can’t bear to give a tie or a sport shirt yet again this Father’s Day? Try one of these new fragrances instead.
Herbs, leaves, and blossoms suggest the park in this unisex fragrance due out next month. A limited supply is available now at Bond No. 9 stores at $178 for 3.3 ounces.
Boucheron Pour Homme
Boucheron has lightened up its classic citrus-and-wood scent in a limited edition just in time for summer ($52 for 3.3 ounces at Bloomingdale’s).
Allure Homme Sport
A fresh fragrance from Chanel, composed of Sicilian orange, cedar, tonka bean for warmth, and black pepper for spice ($42.50 for 1.7 ounces at Saks).
Cleverly packaged to look like an iPod, the new pocket spray version of the classic fragrance contains rosemary, clove, and honey tobacco ($38 for 1.3 ounces at Lord & Taylor).
The Passion of Christian
With bright clothes back in force this season, Christian Breton has created a cosmetics line of 150 shades that should coordinate with any outfit. The foundations and powders match skins of every ethnicity, and the full range is available at Henri Bendel.
1. Suntan powder in Terra Tan No. 2 ($30).
2. Powder blush in Croc Rock ($20).
3. Lollipop lipstick in Lip Synch ($18).
4. Cream powder foundation in Albatre ($30).
Molton Brown devotees have had to settle for a sparse selection of the popular British bath line at local stores. But next month, the company is opening its first U.S. outpost, at 1098 Third Avenue. Decorated in signature turquoise and brown, the store will offer not only favorites like wild-indigo body wash and ginger-lily body cream but also essential oils, brushes and tools, a men’s line, baby products, and a selection of cream leather travel bags and accessories.