In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.
Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers: a Benefit for Sandy Survivors
On Sunday, December 9, in New York City, the salon industry is coming together for "Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers," an industry event featuring a hair show and silent auction to raise awareness and money for hairdressers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
All ticket proceeds and donations from the event will benefit the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Disaster Relief Fund. The PBA Disaster Relief Fund awards 100 percent of funds raised to help industry professionals impacted by natural disasters as they begin rebuilding.
"There are a number of local and individual efforts underway to help our hairdresser community, and there are many others across the country who want to help. We are rallying our industry to make an impact for the thousands of hairdressers who need assistance now," said Steve Sleeper, executive director, Professional Beauty Association.
Participating companies include Goldwell, Joico, KMS, Oribe, Sassoon, Sebastian, Wella Professionals, and Zotos. In addition, national distributors Sally Beauty/BSG, SalonCentric and DePasquale Companies as well as Pivot Point International, will be making special donations to the cause.
Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers starts at 6:30 p.m. and is being held at Canoe Studios. For more information visit www.probeauty.org/disaster-relief-fund.