A STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) presented the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) during a star-studded gala at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in July. Jim Markham, founder of PureOlogy, was inducted into the Hall of Leaders, while Yosh Toya received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was attended by industry luminaries, who showed up to support the winners in 12 categories. —M.D.
Beating Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Check out what some of the industry's leading companies are doing to help win the fight against the disease.
ARIUS EICKERT AND OSTER PROFESSIONAL
Oster Professional Products and Arius Eickert recently partnered to support the fight against breast cancer. During the month of July, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the limited-edition PINK Teqie, a palm-sized clipper, were donated to the American Cancer Society. During the month of August, a portion of the proceeds of the limited-edition Oster Pink Vorteq trimmer and Arius Eickert Simply Pink Tweezers were also donated to the same organization. "We're hoping that every time a stylist uses one of our limited-edition PINK clippers or tweezers, it will create awareness and conversation, and possibly a catalyst for scheduling a mammogram," says Taryn Sproviero, product manager for Oster Professional Products and Arius Eickert. osterstyle.com; ariuseickert.com
Aveda's Hand Relief revitalizing lotion for stressed hands is available in a limited-edition size and design in honor of breast cancer awareness month. It's loaded with vitamins, exfoliating fruit acids and hydrating plant emollients that provide relief from dryness. aveda.com
Dermalogica provides year-round product gift baskets, online skincare information, education and other resources to pink-link.org, a grassroots, nonprofit online resource for women living with breast cancer. Unlike many breast cancer organizations that conduct research, Pink-Link devotes itself to being of service to women already living with the disease. The organization, created by Vicki Tashman of Los Angeles, publishes a monthly e-newsletter that offers expert health-care advice, including skincare tips from Dermalogica. dermalogica.com
During the month of October, Essie Cosmetics will support the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund by donating 10 percent of the sales profits from two limited-edition Essie products to EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund. The products include Pink is Powerful nail polish, a soft pink with shimmer, and the Pink is Powerful mini 4-pak, which includes a mini bottle of Pink is Powerful nail polish packaged with mini bottles of Pink Glove Service, Sensitivity Base and the Good to Go! fast-drying top coat. essie.com
For a limited time, Joico will donate a percentage of all proceeds from its Skin Luxe Pink Vanilla Body Butter to the City of Hope breast cancer research fund. City of Hope is a research and treatment center for patients with cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The Skin Luxe Pink Vanilla Body Butter features antioxidant-rich strawberries, pure vanilla extract and a blend of olive oil, safflower oil and aloe vera. Plus, gentle alpha-hydroxy acids protect the skin from free-radical damage and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and healthy. joico.com
During the month of October, NYX Cosmetics will donate a portion of profits from sales of The Ultimate Pearl Eye Shadow in Baby Pink Pearl to the National Breast Cancer Coalition. The eye shadow, housed in a vintage-inspired, circular black compact, can be worn over the entire lid or as a highlighter on the brow bone. nyxcosmetics.com
Committed to helping eradicate breast cancer, Philip Pelusi Salons recently teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for their annual Philip Pelusi Hair and Fashion Show. All proceeds from the event were donated to help fund breast-cancer research. The hair and fashion show reinforces the partnership that the salon group and the foundation created last spring, when Philip Pelusi Salons hosted Color for the Cause events at all 13 of its locations, successfully raising $1,005. Clients could purchase a $25 ticket to the event, $5 of which was donated to the Komen Foundation, and in return they received a Hair Color & Image Consultation, a Cosmetic Color Consultation & Application and a Paraffin Hand Dip Treatment, as well as a complimentary travel-size Fade de Phy Color Boost Conditioner and refreshments. philippelusi.com
P&G Professional Care brands, including Graham Webb, Sebastian Professional and Wella Professionals, have signed on to become the national sponsor of City of Hope's Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer. In addition, P&G Professional Care Exclusive Line also developed a holistic marketing and merchandising support campaign called Look, Feel and Heal With Hope. The campaign seeks to educate salons on how to help breast cancer clients feel better about themselves to raise an expected goal of $250,000 for the City of Hope. P&G will also donate $1.6 million in products to the City of Hope Positive Image Center, where trained image consultants work with cancer patients to minimize the cosmetic side effects of cancer-related treatments. Salons that partner with P&G in the fight against breast cancer will receive a merchandising kit containing posters, shelf talkers, tent cards, consumer brochures, City of Hope pins and a brochure for stylists on how to help breast cancer patients look and feel better. They will also have the opportunity to offer their customers pink products from Sebastian, Back to Basics, Halo and Graham Webb at half price with the purchase of any Wella Color Preserve, Sebastian Professional or Graham Webb product at regular price. grahamwebb.com;
Product Club recently introduced a special-edition breast cancer awareness promotion that includes ready-to-use, pop-up foil for haircolor in silver and pink alternating sheets, and 10 pink vinyl gloves. A portion of each purchase will be donated to support breast cancer research. productclub.com
During the month of October, Sircuit Cosmeceuticals will donate 50 percent of its profits from sales of its Suggah anti-aging lip-plumping treatment to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support the fight against breast cancer. Suggah helps hydrate, restore collagen, increase lip moisture, add volume and improve the contour of the lips, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. sircuitskin.com
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Texture efx, a Zotos International brand, will donate $12,500 from all product sales to City of Hope. For a limited time, Zotos will also offer a free stylist cape to all salon professionals with the purchase of Texture efx products. zotos.com
ELITE SALON SYSTEMS
Elite Salon Systems is hosting many fundraising activities throughout 2007 to honor the company's founder, Linda Martens, who passed away in September 2006 due to breast cancer. The company made 2007 its "Year of Care," dedicating the year to her memory and setting a goal of raising $100,000 in 2007 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Elite is reaching its goal by hosting many fundraisers, cut-a-thons and galas at partner salons and also through the selling of a special breast cancer awareness T-shirt and other gear. This month, a portion of every purchase of the Paul Mitchell Super Strong Duo through Elite will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of Martens. For more information, call 800/654-9180.
Tweezerman will donate $1 of each sale of the limited-edition Precision in Pink tweezers to organizations devoted to breast cancer care and research. The Slant Tweezers are available in a matching metal case and the PetiteTweeze Set comes in a pink leather case, and both feature the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon. tweezerman.com
Er'go Candle has collaborated with Boarding 4 Breast Cancer (b4bc.org) to create and promote awareness of the disease. The company's new Pink Ribbon Candle features pure soy wax with a cotton wick housed in a clear glass cylinder with signature pink ribbon. Er'go will donate 20 percent of the ribbon candle sales year round to the organization. The Pink Ribbon Candle is available in approximately 100 different fragrances, including Pink Grapefruit. ergocandle.com
From September 1 to October 31, Belcam, Inc., will donate $1 for every sale of the specially marked Ultra Tweezers for Life to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a minimum donation of $6,000. The pastel pink Slant Tip Tweezers from Ultra, a division of Belcam, Inc., are made in Italy of high-quality stainless steel and feature hand-filed, perfectly aligned tips. 800/328-3006
During the month of October, Oloff Beauty, purveyor of AETÓ Botanica, will donate 10 percent of sales from the AETÓ Botanica Fortifying Shampoo, Fortifying Conditioner and Scalp De-Toxer Oil to The Libby Ross Foundation to help prevent and raise awareness of breast cancer. oloffbeauty.com
OPI recently introduced Pink of Hearts, a light pink polish, created exclusively to support breast cancer awareness. In 2007, OPI will make a donation of $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. opi.com
Nubar Nails will donate 10 percent of the retail price of its Support the Cure Collection, consisting of two pink shades in Pink Cami and Je'Taime, a foundation base coat, and Diamont Seal & Shine, to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Cancer Treatment Research Foundation and the City of Hope. bynubar.com
prettycity.com recently announced the return of its "Pretty in Pink" charity promotion to raise awareness and funds for the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, which provides information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Throughout October, participating "pink" spa and salon locations around the country will offer various treatments for only $31, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Y-Me. Such treatments include pedicures, 60-minute massages, facials, haircuts and eyelash tinting. In addition, prettycity.com will have a link on its Web site where consumers can make their own donations to Y-ME (
Zotos International will donate $12,500 from sales of the new Fresh Baked Cherry Pie shampoo and body wash collection to City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. zotos.com
Fromm International recently developed a line of products marked with the signature pink ribbon on them to promote awareness of breast cancer prevention in the salon setting and to encourage stylists to support research for a cure. Fromm's Pink & Strong includes an André Hairstyling Cape in a pink ribbon print, an Edge-Ahead Pink Shear with a pink ribbon leather holster, an 18-piece display of Fromm pink-handled shears with Pink & Strong bracelets and an André Color-Safe Towel with an embroidered pink ribbon on it. Fromm will donate profits from these products to support breast cancer research. frommonline.com
Von Natur, a line of organic skincare, makeup, and body-care products, will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10 percent of sales of each At First Blush Cheek Color, a pink shade; Normalize Concealer, a concealer that helps with hyperpigmentation, bruising or dark circles under the eyes; Calcite and Morganite Eye Colors, which can be applied dry or wet; Snowdrop Lip Shimmer, a lip balm that leaves lips with the perfect hint of color; and Female Balancing Perfume Balm, which contains a blend of essential oils and wild yam to balance the mind and body. vonnatur.com
FHI Heat will donate a percentage of sales of the pink Technique 1-inch styling iron and the pink Nano Weight Pro 1800 Dryer to pink-link.org, an online resource for breast cancer survivors. fhiheat.com
During the month of October, 10 percent of the proceeds from the purchase of any NiteSweatz Night Shirt in Tulip Pink will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. NiteSweatz is a line of lounge wear, day wear, gowns and cover-ups that are soft, comfortable and wick moisture away from the body, which make them great for menopausal women, as well as women going through cancer treatments. nitesweatz.com
SWEET GRASS FARM
Sweet Grass Farm, a line of bath, body, and home products, will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10 percent of the proceeds from its Pink Carnation & Peppercorn Soy Wax Candle and Hope, Courage & Faith Fragrance Stick Set to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The candle is made of 100-percent soy wax and contains a delicate scent of pink carnations combined with the earthy scent of peppercorns. The fragrance stick set features a clear glass jar that holds 8 ounces of fragrance oil and sticks to absorb the fragrance. sweetgrassonline.com
CND's Doug Schoon Walks for a Cure
In June, Doug Schoon, CND's top scientist, walked nonstop for 20 hours along the California coastline, covering 45 miles in preparation for the San Diego 3-Day, a 60-mile walk sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money to help fight breast cancer. The walk, which will take place in November, will be Schoon's eighth such fundraising walk. "I really like what the Susan G. Komen Foundation does for cancer victims and their families," said Schoon, "and I think the 3-Day Walk is an extraordinary, uplifting event. I do it to raise money to fight this terrible disease."
Doug Schoon at the 35-mile mark during his recent 45-mile walk from Ventura Harbor to Malibu, CA
Put on Your Walking Shoes
If you would like to support Schoon's fundraising efforts, log on to the3day.org, click "donate," and then search for "Doug Schoon" and San Diego. Or, if you think you're up for the challenge and would like to join his walking team, which is called Beauty and the Breast, e-mail TeamBeautyandtheBreast@yahoo.com.
News from Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy, makers of Hot Tools, Wigo, Abstrax, Helix and Beauty Skins recently announced the promotion of Terri Taricco from director of marketing, professional division, to vice president of marketing, professional division. Taricco has been with the company since June 2004 and has been responsible for launching several new product lines. She has more than 23 years of experience in the beauty industry. Prior to Helen of Troy, she served as director of sales and marketing for the PBA (Professional Beauty Association), and has owned and operated her own salons and beauty supply store.
Philip Pelusi Hosts Leadership Summit
Philip Pelusi recently hosted a Philip Pelusi Leadership Summit, a two-day event held at the Philip Pelusi S.P.A.C.E. Design Center in Pittsburgh, PA. More than 50 salon owners and distributors attended the event, which examined important facets of strategic planning and leadership. The event kicked off with a presentation by Philip Pelusi, who spoke on the state of the industry and also divulged his trend predictions for 2008. Eight presenters followed over the next two days, including American Salon's very own Marianne Dougherty, who gave a presentation on the state of the industry. Other event highlights included a special Image Maker Consultant Fashion Show, exhibiting the skills of the so-called Image Maker Consultants, trendsetters who are the vanguards of the Philip Pelusi brand.
The winners of the P2 Salon Awards, which were announced during the recent Leadership Summit hosted by Philip Pelusi
Mizani Shines at BET Awards
Mizani hit the red carpet at the BET Awards at Mood Nightclub in Los Angeles on June 24. The company took part in the pre-event Illusions Cosmetic Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine Glamour Suite and Spa Lounge hosted by Elise Neal and presented by celebrity makeup artists and twin sisters Denise and Janice Tunnell. Celebrity attendees such as Vivica A. Fox and Fabolous enjoyed luxe mini-spa treatments and free gifts. These A-listers each went home with Mizani Spradiance High Gloss Serum in their swag bags.
Vivica A. Fox stopped by the lounge.
Harms Conference Connects Users
Harms Software's annual User Group Conference brought 500 Millennium users together in July, united by the theme of "Competition. Team. Success." The conference at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami kicked off with a general session, which was followed by the opportunity for attendees to take classes on topics like marketing, inventory and growth and participate in networking breakouts and Harms Casino night. Spaboom, Professional Beauty Association, Jane Iredale, Strategies, Televox, Freestyle Systems, Golden MOOR and others sponsored the event, which featured key speakers such as Geno Stampora, Eric Manuel and Sheila Philips. Harms staff also used the conference to introduce Millennium Essentials, a new DVD training series.
John Harms addressed the attendees at the educational conference.
Education Takes Top Billing at Premiere Orlando
Some of the best names in beauty gathered in Central Florida for Premiere Orlando in June. The show floor, at more than 200,000 square feet, held more than 740 exhibitors. Industry students, newcomers and veterans alike benefited from the hair, nail, day spa, esthetics, massage, makeup and business education. The Main Stage featured educational presentations from international superstars like TIGI's Anthony Mascolo, Alfa Parf's Richard Thompson, Paul Mitchell's Angus Mitchell and Robert Cromeans and Rusk's Sandra Yu, as well as crowd-favorites Martin Parsons and Nick Arrojo.
Paul Mitchell's Angus Mitchell
Nick Arrojo on the Main Stage
A Renaissance at Creative Nail Design
Creative Nail Design, a leader in professional nail care, recently underwent an exciting brand renaissance, and will now be recognized simply as CND. The company also has a newly designed logo that reflects its modern sensibilities. "Since the beginning, we have focused on advancing the nail-care industry and serving the nail professional by offering world-class products, education and support," said John Heffner, president and CEO. "With our new positioning and name, CND is poised to expand the boundaries of hand and foot care even further." In conjunction with the new logo, CND introduced a range of new print materials, a new Web site (cnd.com) and a trade-advertising campaign. You can look forward to many more exciting things to come from the newly streamlined company, including a CND Institute in 2008 for education and also Concept CND, the company's flagship salon that will house a full-scale retail boutique.
From Left: CND's Jan Arnold, Kim Natale, Jacquie Johnson and John Heffner
KMS California's Soul Tour Brings the House Down
KMS brought California soul to the Big Apple and 11 other cities across North America recently with the KMS California Soul Tour. The tour introduced attendees to a blueprint for success that encompassed cutting-edge product technology, consumer-friendly packaging, standardized educational programs and in-depth consumer research. "Salons loved the KMS California Soul Tour because it was so educational," said Scott Goodman, general manager of Symbiotic Salon Systems, which brought the tour to Manhattan. "The KMS California cutting systems and the product knowledge presentations all drove home the point that KMS California is serious about helping them serve their clients and grow their business."
Cory Couts, vice president of global business development, said salon owners should ask themselves if their suppliers are capable of helping their business succeed
Using his back-cutting technique, International Artistic Director Clive Allwright feathers up the hair with long shears to remove length and add softness.
Bumble and bumble Goes on Tour
Bumble and bumble hit the road this summer to inspire hairdressers and show off the company's identity. Bb. On Tour stopped in seven cities—Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago—throwing parties that celebrate the Bumble culture. In each city, Bumble rented a warehouse and built salon sets to emulate New York City's House of Bumble and provided an open bar, appetizers, Bumble videos and collages and funky hair demonstrations. In the editorial room, editorial talent like Jimmy Paul and Lauren created high-fashion looks while Howard McLaren, vice president of creative, oversaw and explained six cuts in 45 minutes in the cutting room. The sold-out events demonstrated Bumble's dedication to continuously reinventing itself.
Clockwise, from top right: Stylists demonstrate how to achieve Bardot-inspired hair during an editorial styling demonstration; Hairstylist Rolando finished a runway look with Bumble and bumble Classic Hairspray during Bb. On Tour in Chicago; A look from the Bb. On Tour stop in Chicago.
Car Wash for a Cause
The students at Paul Mitchell partner school MTI College cleaned up for a good cause at the Paul Mitchell Future Professionals car wash in Sacramento, CA. After a day of scrubbing cars, the students had raised almost $1,900 for charities supported by the school. Of the money collected, $1,000 was donated to the Food 4 Africa campaign, an organization committed to feeding underprivileged children in South Africa, and the remaining $900 went to the Andrew Gomez Foundation, which provides educational opportunities and financial assistance to beauty school students and new salon professionals, and also helps fund cosmetology-related enterprises for the disadvantaged.
Students at MTI College spent the day washing cars to raise money for the Food 4 Africa campaign and the Andrew Gomez Foundation.
Intercoiffure America/Canada to Raise Funds for Katrina Victims
Intercoiffure's salon owners will bring their checkbooks to the upcoming Fall Atelier in support of Hairdressers Unlocking Hope (HUH), the initiative led by Vidal Sassoon and behindthechair.com founder Mary Rector-Gable. Intercoiffure donations will go through HUH to Habitat for Humanity and result in new housing in the hard-hit St. Tammany Parish near New Orleans.
Lois Christie, president of Intercoiffure America/Canada and president, Christie & Co. Salon Spa in Bayside, NY
"Our members look to prove that they are not only leaders of the beauty industry, but also leaders in caring and helping our society," said Intercoiffure President Lois Christie. "Our goal is to collect enough money to fund at least one new home for Katrina victims who still remain homeless."