The manly way to baby your hair


August 18, 2002|By Halle Gaut | Halle Gaut,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Hey, guys, no need to help yourself to your significant other's shampoo anymore.

You can now have your own hair products. Renowned hair expert Frederic Fekkai has finally moved into the made-for-a-man market.

Known for his common-sense approach to hair and beauty, Fekkai has worked with many celebrities, including Ralph Fiennes, Griffin Dunne, David Bowie and Peter Gallagher. His new collection consists of a shampoo ($20), a light conditioner ($20), hair gel ($18.50) and grooming clay ($18.50).

The grooming clay -- made of natural white clay -- is probably the most interesting of the four. As Fekkai says, it is "ideal for the man going for that 'done undone' look." Another plus: It smells good.

Available at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase, or 212-583-3350.

Classics go to the country

Heading out into the country this fall will be a lot more fun when wrapped in Escada Sport's shearling coat.

If spending your weekend outside admiring the fall colors isn't your cup of tea, Escada can definitely hook you up with indoor looks as well. The company's rural, riding-inspired separates in cozy cashmeres and sexy suedes work nicely on their own.

The shearling coat retails for $2,500, the white cashmere ribbed turtleneck sweater is $275, the brushed cotton riding pants are $265. Don't forget the chocolate suede boots with white top stitching. For more information on how to get your hands on these items call 800-869-8424 or see www.

Elie Tahari on his toes

Elie Tahari once again offers up a smart collection for fall. A designer who usually does no wrong and continually produces classic, reliable clothes to fit almost all of our basic needs has embraced the "masculine mixed with feminine" idea this season.

Structured suits shown with floaty, feminine tops are perfect for the office and into evening. A masculine jacket paired with a simple skirt is good for work as well as the weekend.

Our favorite is the denim military-inspired jacket paired with a classic dark skirt (center). Also fun, but not as practical, is Tahari's blue velvet pantsuit (right).

To check out more of Tahari's clothes offering for fall, head to Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase or Luna in Bethesda or log on to the Web site,

Powder to the people

If powder reminds you of your grandmother, it's time to get up to speed. Powder is back.

And Dr. Hauschka's Body Powder is the perfect multitasker. Use it on your baby to prevent chafing and diaper rash. Sprinkle it in your shoes to keep feet fresh and dry. Throw it on after a workout to speed up the sweat-drying process. You can even brush it into your hair to prolong time between washings.

Dr. Hauschka's is especially nice because it is made of all natural ingredients: silk powder, rice extract and sage. The powder costs $25.95. Call 800-247-9907 to find the store nearest you.

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