Mark Spinks to be honored with City of Hope’s prestigious Spirit of Life Award

City of Hope, National Professional Salon Industry Group will honor Mark Spinks, president of Beauty Systems Holdings, with its 2017 Spirit of Life Award. The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and philanthropic achievement.

Mark Spinks has dedicated his career to the advancement of the professional beauty industry. Since 2005, he has been a leader at Beauty Systems Group, the world’s largest professional beauty distributor, and in 2015, became president of the organization. Under Mark’s leadership, Beauty Systems Group has focused on strengthening the connection among stylists and becoming an industry leader for superior product assortment and service. He is passionate about the industry and serving his customers -- the suppliers, salons and stylists.

“We are proud to honor Mark Spinks as our “Spirit of Life” recipient and are thankful for the great contributions Mark has made to our industry. We look forward to enjoying a wonderful City of Hope event and continuing our efforts to help those who are fighting cancer,” said Harlan Kirschner, CEO of the Kirschner Group and City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry Group’s Council President.

Spinks will receive The Spirit of Life Award on July 8, 2017, at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s event, titled “The Beauty of Innovation, the Beauty of Hope,” and will celebrate the hope of a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The event, one of the industry’s best networking evenings, will include a hosted cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. For information about becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or to make a donation, visit www.cityofhope.org/salon-spirit or contact Andrea Courtney at (800) 272-2310, acourtney@coh.org

About the National Professional Salon Industry: The National Professional Salon Industry is an association of nationally recognized beauty industry executives, professionals and colleagues cooperating to establish a continuous increasing flow of funding support on behalf of City of Hope. For over 30 years, they have been committed to supporting the critical and lifesaving work of the doctors and research of City of Hope. For more information or to get involved at the local level visitwww.cityofhope.org/salon.

About City of Hope: City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life- threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

About Beauty Systems Holding: Beauty Systems Group (BSG) is a network of stores, Direct Sales Consultants and ecommerce selling the top professional salon brands to licensed beauty professionals. BSG sells up to 10,000 professionally branded products for salon use or resale to their customers. BSG encourages beauty pros to explore their creative heights and be their best, most authentic selves. They believe in the power of the beauty industry and the artists that inspire each and every day.