Come October, salons are getting on board to help spread awareness and raise money for breast cancer, which is the leading cancer among women in the United States. Get ready to show your support by stocking your retail area and equipping your salon with these limited-edition products and tools, from manufacturers who are committing a portion of the sales proceeds to ending this epidemic. —Aja Edwards
Product: Andis Pink Pro Blow Dryer
This blow-dryer features tourmaline crystals that emit negative ions to help eliminate frizz and ceramic to deliver heat from four different settings that penetrate the hair from the inside out for long-lasting styles. The package also includes a concentrator and a pick, and for each Pink Pro Dryer purchased, a portion will be donated to a national breast cancer charity.
Product: Aveda Pink Ribbon Hand Relief
This limited-edition of Hand Relief is specially packaged to offer customers a 19 percent increase in size with a formula full of natural ingredients that hydrate and soothe dry skin.. For every Hand Relief sold, Aveda will donate $4.00 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help Aveda reach its goal of raising $270,000.
Product: Cricket Pink! Friction-Free Mini Flat Iron
This mini flat-iron packs the punch of a normal-size iron, heating up to 392 degrees with guided combs and tourmaline plates less than 6 inches long. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to City of Hope.
Product: CHI Pink Crinkle Breast Cancer Iron
This collection features the original CHI Ceramic Dual Voltage Hairstyling Iron in pink and a silver-wrapped Rose Ribbon bracelet and soft pink thermal mat. The all-in-one styling tool can straighten, flip, curl and add volume, Farouk Systems will donate $20,000 to The Rose in Houston, a nonprofit breast cancer organization providing screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Product: Keratin Complex Stealth Iron and Travel Mini Iron
Keratin Complex is supporting breast cancer awareness month with the pink Steath II Iron and Travel Mini Iron. The Stealth II, which heats up to 450 degrees, features titanium 1½-inch plates, nano-silver technology for minimal friction and an ion generator that seals the cuticle. The Travel Mini heats up to 430 degrees. Keratin Complex will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to Friends Are by Your Side, an organization started by hairstylist Martino Cartier that donates wigs to cancer patients.
Product: Hair and Scalp Kits
The limited-edition pink Hair and Scalp treatment kits from Nioxin, which feature tailored technologies—BioAmp, SmoothPlex, Transactive Delivery System, Scalp Access Delivery System, Activ-Renewal and Glyco-Shield— contain a cleanser, scalp therapy and treatment, as well as additional treatments and styling products to achieve the appearance of thicker hair. P&G Professional will donate $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Product: OPI Pink of Hearts
The sixth annual limited-edition Pink of Hearts collection features the classic pale pink shade I Think in Pink and the new sparkle hue, packed with micro and macro glitters in pink and magenta, You Glitter Be Good to Me. OPI will donate $25,000 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada to help the fight against breast cancer.
Product: Pink Super Skinny Serum
These limited-edition Paul Mitchell Pink tools and styling products feature words of empowerment in an electrifying pink graffiti to help raise awareness for breast cancer research. This serum penetrates deep into each strand to displace water and speed up styling time; it seals hair with hydration and shine for smooth, frizz-free hair. A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Association.
Product: Pure Volume
The Pure Volume collection, which helps fine, color-treated hair retain its vibrancy with the AntiFadeComplex, includes the Pure Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Blow-Dry Amplifier packet, Pureology Body Sponge and a breast cancer awareness pin. Pureology will donate $20,000 to City of Hope to help fund breast cancer research.
Product: Hair Care That Cares
This mini-kit from Redken, available in the brand’s best-selling haircare lines including All Soft Color Extend and Extreme (seen here)—is packed in a reusable travel bag features a travel-size shampoo, conditioner and conditioning treatment, all featuring the new Interlock Protein Network technology. Redken will make a one-time donation of $20,000 to City of Hope to support breast cancer research.
Product: Shaper and Shaper Plus
Sebastian Professional has several special offers to benefit breast cancer research: Purchase the limited-edition Shaper and Shaper Plus cans in a duo pack; purchase one pink Shaper and receive the second can at a discount and a free Volupt Shampoo and Conditioner sachet; or purchase one pink Shaper Plus and receive the second can at a discount and a free Drench Shampoo and Conditioner sachet. P&G Professional will donate $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Product: High Definition Shaping Spray
This spray provides ultimate lift, volume, control and shine with an extradry formula that finishes without leaving hair wet or tacky. Its water-soluble mixture easily rinses from hair, preventing unwanted product buildup. For every can sold, Scruples will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Product: Breast Cancer Awareness Set
This cutting kit features the 5½-inch stainless Professional Swivel Shear, 40-tooth stainless Nonswivel Blending Shear, the Pink Shark Fin razor with Feather blade, a Pink Shark Fin carrying case, polishing cloth, lubricating oil pen, and Shear Fit Finger Fitting System to ensure the scissor fits the ring finger and thumb diameter exactly. SharkFin will donate $10 from every purchase to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Product: SS3 Shear
This stainless steel shear features 440c Japanese stainless steel with an ergonomic bent handle for reduced tension on the wrist. It’s available in 5-inch and 5½-inch sizes with a pink dial and ring inserts to raise awareness for breast cancer. Sukotto will donate $9 from the proceeds of each sale to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Product: Precision in Pink
The Slant Tweezer takes on pink for breast cancer awareness and features the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon logo and pink Swarvoski crystals. These precise tweezers are ideal for taming brows and other beauty necessities. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Cancer and Careers organizations and other charities.
Product: Ultratress Pink Breast Cancer Wristbands
Ultratress will be offering 100 of these wristbands to Ultratress clients with a purchase of $300 or more of Ultratress hair extensions. If interested in becoming an Ultratress customer, sign up by contacting Marti Farber at 800/573-3044.
Product: Pink Dogwood Set
This set made from Japanese 440C steel features a lightweight shear with slim blades, a 27-tooth thinner, six pink gator clips and a five-piece case. Washi will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Product: Stay Firm Finishing Spray
This breast cancer awareness-branded duo pack of Stay Firm Finishing Spray is perfect for setting a style. This finishing spray ensures long-lasting hold and control for every hair creation. P&G Professional will donate $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.