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Redken Announces 2007 Artists Inductions
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Redken is pleased to announce the newest inductees into the Redken Artist Network! Known for their professional edge and a passion for teaching, the Redken Artist network is a group of specialized individuals who support a common goal to gain commitment from salons and grow through Redken Education - focusing on business, design and color, training, personal development and wealth building. The 35 new inductees -recognized for their individual talent, enthusiasm, and growth potential, participated in an intensive training program to improve their presentation, facilitation, technical competencies, and business and communications skills during the Redken Artist Induction in Tampa, Florida in July 2007.

The Redken Artist program selected these top individuals through specific criteria and screening, amounting to a rigorous interview process stretching six months. The pre-screening phase included audition packets, videos, multiple interviews and likeability assessments by the Redken Directors of Training.  Once accepted, the Redken Artist Induction Phase consisted of three, four-day intensive hands-on training and skills presentations to the Redken Directors of Training as well as their peers, which groomed these individuals for perfection in haircare, styling, haircolor, design and finishing.

“Each year Redken strives to instill the principles of wealth and success to the professional salon industry and we are thrilled to welcome the newest group of enthusiastic Redken Artists into our network,” said Christine Schuster, senior vice president of education & training, Redken worldwide. “Our new Redken artists will develop innovative hair trends and techniques, and through instruction, they will inspire salon professionals to develop the skills to reach their highest potential.”

The following 2007 inductees completed a graduation of the program in October of 2007 and Redken is pleased to welcome them to the Redken Artist Network:

  • Alissa Cimmino
    The Total Effect
    Salem, NH
  • Andrea Dodge
    Charles David
    Norwell, MA
  • Angela Kanaday
    All American Curls
    Warrior, AL
  • Chris Sulimay
    Salon Salvatore Christian
    Tampa, FL
  • Cindy Gomez
    MNKY THMP
    San Francisco, CA
  • Dawn Farley
    Teff Hair Design Studio
    Hickory, NC
  • Debora Routhe
    Illusions Unlimited
    Mission Viejo, CA
  • Devin Fox
    Madison Ave Salon & Spa
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Duane Brown
    Essence
    Old Saybrook, CT
  • Elaine Whitton
    Change It Up Salon
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Eli High
    Eli & Co.
    Fayetteville, NC
  • Elissa Pedrotty
    Cabo Sunrise Salon
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Jacqueline Sarno
    Little Rivers, SC
  • James Gartner
    Blades Salon Day Spa
    Algonquin, IL
  • Janelle Parker
    Beaucage Salon & Sap
    Boston, MA
  • Jason Gribbin
    You Salon Inc.
    Ellicott City, MD
  • Joseph West
    Seasons Day Spa
    St. Louis, MO
  • Katie Cheek
    Moon Dance Salon
    Roswell, GA
  • Lindsey Olson
    Tre Volte
    Orland Park, IL
  • Lydia Arce
    Beauty Box Salon
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Bennett
    Salon Fifth Ave
    The Villages, FL
  • Michelle Barnett
    Gilda's
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Miranda Boyd
    You Salon Inc.
    Ellicott City, MD
  • Rica Zucco
    Frank Gironda
    Wheaton, IL
  • Robert Beltran
    A Robert Beltran Salon
    Eagle, ID
  • Roger Molina
    C13
    La Mesa, CA
  • Sarah Dean
    B. Jolie Salon
    Tulsa, OK
  • Susan Jones
    Club 5 Salon
    Harrison, AR
  • Talitha  Mossberger
    Divine Salon
    Henderson, NV
  • Tiffany Nelson
    Platinum + Salon and Spa
    Carson City, NV
  • Tim Grover
    Salon Volo
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Tina Calzaretta
    Lisa Thomas Salon
    Olrand Park, IL
  • Vanessa Kahner
    Epic Salon
    Encino, CA
  • Wendy Walker-Weyl
    Salon Viaggio
    Carona, CA
  • Zoraida Saray
    The Frame Salon
    Chino Hills, CA

Redken is now accepting submissions for the Redken Artist class of 2008. For more information, please visit redken.com’s site for salon professionals.



Other News
Eufora Intl. Announces Award-Winning Stylist as International Artistic Director
Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010
With over 30 years of experience as a stylist and numerous awards under her belt, Dee Fortier will take her career to the next level as Artistic Director for Eufora Intl., a key role as the company continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

NIOXIN’S Brian Graham to Move On
Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Effective September 3, 2010, Nioxin CEO Brian Graham will leave the company.

Intercoiffure America/Canada Artistic Leaders To Headline America's Beauty Show
Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC), the salon professional association that owns and produces America’s Beauty Show® (ABS), is pleased to announce that the Intercoiffure America/Canada Artistic Team, led by style icon Vivienne Mackinder, will headline The Runway at ABS, March 12-14, 2011 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

ARROJO: THE EAST COAST TOUR
Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Nick Arrojo Hosts A Series of Free Events For Salon Professionals.

Privé Products Announces International Product Launch
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Renowned Hair Care Line Expands Distribution to Asia, Europe, Canada

Cosmetologists Chicago® Names Advanced Education Scholarship After Longtime Member Margaret Vinci Heldt
Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010
Ms. Heldt, of Elmhurst, IL, was thanked for her active participation in CC activities for almost 70 years, during an on-stage appearance on the ABS Runway. A natural and talented competitor, Ms. Heldt won the National Coiffure Championship in 1954 and served as educator and mentor to scores of Chicago area hairstylists during her lifelong career, including such well-known creative stylists as Mario Tricoci, John Amico and Marty Rizzo.

Wella School Students Sweep Second Annual Cut and Color Competition
Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
LONG BEACH, CA –Wella School Students took the top two spots at the 2010 Sassoon Academy/School Connection (SASC) Cut and Color Contest, held at the ISSE show in Long Beach January 31, 2010.

Andis Announces Plans to Expand Operations
Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Andis Company is growing! Plans have been developed for the construction of a 50,000 square foot expansion of their headquarters at 1800 Renaissance Blvd. in Sturtevant, WI. The expansion will open up additional space for manufacturing and warehousing while generating job opportunities to the area. Construction is expected to completed by the end of this summer.

New Year, New Management, New Matrix
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
With a new year comes new resolutions and on January 20, 2010, 2009, 750 members of the Matrix family gathered for three days at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona for the “Matrix Imagine All We Can Be Event” and to commit to one powerful resolution- to reignite the passion & commitment to the beauty industry that Matrix founder Arnie Miller envisioned for the brand 30 years ago.

Purple Ribbon Council Names Patrick McIvor Pretty in Purple National Campaign Chair and Spokesperson
Posted: Monday, February 01, 2010
The Purple Ribbon Council, a grassroots national charity dedicated to preventing domestic abuse, has named Patrick McIvor, owner of patrick mcivor color studio and studio two, and Matrix Artistic Color Director, Pretty in Purple National Campaign Chair and Spokesperson.

PBA - NCA Announce MARCH as DINING FOR CHANGE Month
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and National Cosmetology Association (NCA) are pleased to once again promote Dining For Change, the very successful charitable outreach program for the beauty industry. Dining For Change invites beauty professionals to network, share, enjoy each other's company over a meal and raise money for 3 worthy causes!

Empire Education Group Counts Down to the Opening of its 100th Beauty School
Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010
Empire Beauty Schools is celebrating its most exciting milestone yet with “100 Days of Empire, 100 Schools and Counting,” a commemoration leading up to the opening of the 100th Empire Beauty School in July 2010.

Denise Russell Joins Belson Products Sales Team
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010
Denise Russell has joined the sales team for Belson Products as regional manager for the Northeast, Southwest and Canada. With an emphasis on the complete and diverse lines of all brands under the Belson umbrella, Russell focuses on the expansion of both Brazilian Heat and Smart Heat into her territories.

ISSE to Host Legends & Icons Gala 2010
Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010
For the first time ever, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), in cooperation with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), will host the National Cosmetology Association's (NCA) Legends & Icons Charity Gala, honoring industry leaders who have made an indelible mark on the direction of the professional beauty industry and the lives of countless salon professionals.

Runway Hair Show and Competition to Benefit Family
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2009
Phoenix Reuwer, born June 29, 2009, suffers from multiple birth defects including spina bifida cystica (myelomeningocele), hydrocephalus, Arnold-Chiari syndrome and clubfeet. In order to assist the Reuwer family with some of the financial difficulties that parallel Phoenix’s medical needs, the Fighting for Phoenix Runway Hair Show and Competition will be held Monday, January 11, 2010, at 7 p.m at Tinley Park Holiday Inn Convention Center; 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, Illinois

Matrix Announces Elisa Fischer as New Vice President Marketing, Matrix US
Posted: Monday, December 07, 2009
In November 2009, Colin Walsh, Vice President, General Manager, Matrix US, announced Elisa Fischer as the new Vice President Marketing, Matrix US. Fischer will be responsible for strengthening the brand’s development and will lead the Marketing, Integrated Communications, Purchasing, Promotional and Creative Development departments for Matrix, part of L'Oreal's Professional Products Division.

2010 NAHA and BEACON Entry Deadlines Fast Approaching
Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) would like to remind all prospective entrants that entry deadlines for NAHA 2010 and BEACON 2010 are fast approaching! Due to the vast popularity and prominence of each program, entrants are reminded to dedicate the proper amount of time and creative expertise required of a successful entry. PBA provides multiple resources on how to enter each program, which can be found at www.probeauty.org/events.

P&G's Salon Professional's The Studio NYC Grand Re-Opening
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009
P&G Salon Professionals world class training facility, The Studio NYC re-opened October 16th, 2009 and unveiled the addition of their Research and Development facility. The R&D Salon is now co-located with the Education Studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

National Cosmetology Association Appoints Linda Whitehurst New National Project Director for Look Good...Feel Better®
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Whitehurst as the new NCA Look Good….Feel Better® (LGFB) National Project Director.

How to Win Three Styling Tools and More From Andis
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Ivan Zoot, aka ClipperGuy, has posted a three minute video at www.youtube.com/clipperguysays to publicize a holiday contest that Andis is hosting. Anyone interested in entering should send an email to expert@andisco.com with the subject line ‘Free Andis Giveaway’ and describe why they love their Andis clipper.

National Latino Cosmetology Association (NLCA) & PBA Join Forces
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009
In a collaborative effort, NLCA and PBA will continue to join forces on an ongoing basis to promote Latino beauty professionals and their prominence in the industry. Additionally, both parties seek to raise awareness regarding the purchasing power the Latino market represents to the beauty industry along with the products and services they desire.

Douglas Kelley Joins Farouk Systems as Chief Financial Officer
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Douglas Kelley has joined the executive team at Farouk Systems, Inc. as the new chief financial officer.

CND Hosts Colour & Effects Nail Design Challenge
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Nail professionals worldwide will compete in CND's on-line Nail Style Competition where the winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to NYC Fall Fashion Week in February 2010. The winner will have the opportunity to meet CND co-founder Jan Arnold and shadow CND certified nail pros backstage. The runners' up will receive a new Colour Salon Display valued at $690.

Signature Series Unlocks Hairdresser Power
Posted: Friday, November 06, 2009
ENJOY hair care is pleased to announce an amazing learning opportunity proudly dubbed the Hairdresser Power Angel del Solar Signature Series Educational Program. This seven-class series is designed to inspire, educate, develop and transform attendees into better hairdressers, artists and business people and to realize and unlock the power and potential with themselves.

Professional Beauty Association and Barbicide Team Up to Help Salon/Spa Industry with H1N1 Education and Preparedness
Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2009
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Barbicide® announced today that they are working together to create an industry response program that addresses the H1N1 influenza virus that has impacted the United States, and countries across the globe.

Aveda Institute Educating Dallas on the Beauty of Wellness
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Introducing the Aveda Institute Dallas: an innovative, teaching establishment which combines hi-tech with the high touch philosophies of AVEDA located in the heart of Dallas. With this location, Beauty Basics, Inc., a premier beauty industry training and education company and Neill Corporation, Aveda’s exclusive distributor for the southeast and Mexico, have together set a new standard for beauty and wellness with this facility.

Andis' Ivan Zoot Cuts Mohawks to Benefit Homeless in LA
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Bolt Barbers, located at 460 S Spring Street in downtown LA, will celebrate its opening by hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, November 12 called Hawks for Homeless. Barbers will be volunteering to fashion mohawks and faux hawks out of the mostly ordinary looking locks of 200 volunteers.

Mizani Announces New Stylist Development Team
Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Mizani has developed an elite team of eight multi-talented professional stylists with expertise to deliver advanced education programs and dedicated curriculum to transform the way texture is identified, managed, educated and learned.

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Cleared to Provide Federal Financial Aid
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Gary Manuel Aveda Institute has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to provide students financial aid in the Title IV program. This funding allows students to apply for federal education funding programs such as Pell grants, GI Bill monies and government subsidized loans.

Beauty Pros Deliver Messages to Capitol Hill During PBF's 10th Annual Welcome to Our World
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009
More than 600 members of Congress and their key staffers enjoyed haircuts, mini-manicures, makeup applications and hand and neck massages, as they learned about the professional beauty industry during the Professional Beauty Federation's (PBF’s) 10th Annual Welcome to Our World.

InfraShine® Launches Distribution in Canada
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009
InfraShine Inc. of Southern California is pleased to announce expanded distribution of the brand into Canada. Effective November 1, 2009 Beauty Systems Group of Canada, will distribute InfraShine premium ceramic styling tools throughout all English-speaking providences in Canada

Pivot Point International Academy Evanston Hosts Christine Schuster
Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009
Pivot Point International Academy recently hosted Christine Schuster, Senior Vice President of Education for Redken Fifth Avenue NYC/PureOlogy and a 2008 L.E.O Award recipient, at its international headquarters in downtown Evanston, IL.

Fromm International Kicks Up Support for Cancer Awareness
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
With proceeds from an expanded line of Fromm Pink & Strong salon products, Kristi Metrick, Marketing Manager for Fromm International, presented a check for $1000, to Pink Heals founder Dave Graybill at a charity event in Glenview, IL on September 23, 2009.

L’ANZA Healing Haircare Opens First Concept Salon
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Evolution Salon and L’ANZA Healing Haircare have officially launched their expansion and unveiled the first L’ANZA Concept Salon

Lydia Sarfati Knighted at Intercoiffure Mondial
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Lydia Sarfati, Founder and CEO of Sarkli-Repêchage, was presented with the prestigious Chevalerie “Knight Award” for exceptional services within her country at the 2009 “Night of the Stars” Intercoiffure Mondial Awards Event held in Paris on September 12th, 2009.

Faatemah Ampey to Emcee ISSE - International Fashion Theater
Posted: Friday, October 09, 2009
Rising industry star Faatemah Ampey, who took NAHA 20 by storm, was selected by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) to emcee the International Fashion Theater (IFT) at the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), January 30 - February 1, 2010.

Sebastian Professional Inducts Newest Addition to Stylist Design Team
Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2009
Celebrity Stylist and Hollywood Salon Owner, Janine Jarman, Brings Bold New Edge to the LA-based Styling Brand

Tricoci University: “Raising the Bar” for Beauty Education
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tricoci University: “Raising the Bar” for Beauty Education Now Offering Financial Aid Programs at All Campuses, Enabling More Students to Pursue Their Passion

The Professional Beauty Association Announces a New Board of Directors and Officer Appointments
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is honored to announce the organization's new 2009 - 2010 Board of Directors and Officers.

Affinage Welcomes Two New Distributors in Florida and Louisiana
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009
International Hair Cosmetics Ltd. Managing Director Eric Bailey recently announced that two new distributor partners are working with the line: Tarpon Springs, FL-based Total Image International is covering Florida while Prairieville, LA-based Deep South Beauty is covering Louisiana.

Professional Beauty Association Launches New Salon/Spa Performance Index
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Industry Outlook improved as the Salon/Spa Performance Index rose in the second quarter...

Eufora Intl.’s Annual Global Connection Returns to Sweet Home San Diego
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Eufora Intl.’s seventh annual Global Connection educational conference is returning this November 8-9, 2009 to it's hometown of San Diego. The conference will take a look back on the artistry of the hairdresser and its impact on fashion throughout the decades, and take a glimpse into the future and teach styles that are on-trend to begin the next decade.

NCA Members To Receive FREE Look Good…Feel Better Educational Materials
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
NCA members can request FREE Look Good…Feel Better educational materials, including posters and point-of-purchase information for display and distribution in their salons during October.

NCA Postpones SalonLife '09
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
With today's economic conditions, this is a challenging time for most families and businesses. The professional salon industry is no different. Given those challenges, after careful consideration, the National Cosmetology Association's (NCA) leadership has made the difficult decision to postpone SalonLife '09, which was scheduled for August 2-3 in Chicago. The NCA delegates annual meeting will continue as planned.

Ultimate Beauty Companies Battles CancerWith Susan G. Komen and City of Hope
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Ultimate Beauty Companies remains steadfast in its strong commitment to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer charities, an important cause that has personally affected the family of Ultimate Beauty Companies' CEO Morad Zahabian.

P&G North America Professional Care Announces Leadership Changes
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009
P&G North America Professional Care Otero to Head Global Professional Salon; Carranza Leads North American Business

NCA’s First Annual ‘Dining for Change’ Raises $75,000 for Three Important Causes
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009
Beauty professionals across the country recently gathered at hundreds of dinners on a local level to network, share and enjoy one another’s company as part of the National Cosmetology Association’s (NCA) first Dining for Change. They also raised $75,000 for those impacted by breast cancer, domestic abuse and natural disasters.

Pureology Appoints Wendy Belanger as Artistic Director
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009
Pureology Serious Colour Care announces the appointment of leading PureArtist, Wendy Belanger, one of the most sought after stylists in the industry, to Pureology’s Artistic Director.

Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour Strikes Again!
Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009
Eight salons from Chicago brought their A-game to RednoFive on March 15th, 2009 to compete in the Chicago Finals of The Supreme Salon Tour “Hair Wars,” and the evening could not have been better!

Edwin Johnston Promoted to KMS North American Artistic Director
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009
KMS California announces the appointment of NAHA Winner and Canadian Hairdresser of the Year Winner Edwin Johnston as North American Artistic Director.

Attention Past NAHA Winners! The PBA is Looking for You!
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009
Attention past NAHA winners! 2009 marks 20 successful years of the North American Hairstyling Awards, the most prestigious beauty competition in North America. For the special 2009 event, NAHA would be honored to have ALL past recipients of the NAHA award in attendance. NAHA 20 will take place on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, during PBA Beauty Week.

Cathy Walenta Responsible for Brand Development of Number 4 High Performance Hair Care ®
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009
Number 4 High Performance Hair Care recently hired Cathy Walenta to oversee Brand Development of its chic products with debonair ideals. Cathy brings 16 years of well-rounded beauty industry experience with an established customer base. She has an innate ability to create new relationships and sales opportunities all for Bureau Number Four.

Spirit of Life® honorees Cheryl and Jim Markham kick off campaign for cancer awareness with inspirational t-shirts to benefit City of Hope
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
To kick off their cancer awareness campaign for City of Hope, beauty industry icons and Spirit of Life® 2009 honorees, Cheryl and Jim Markham, have unveiled t-shirts designed by behindtheChair.com that will support City of Hope’s lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs. The Markhams also recently toured City of Hope for an inside look at the world-renowned cancer research and treatment center. The couple will receive the Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, at a gala dinner on July 20 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas.

FHI Gives Back: New Series of “Do More” Charitable Styling Irons Help Create Healthy Hair While Improving Global Well-Being
Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
FHI Heat announces a new commitment to “do more” for environmental, social and health-related causes as part of its corporate good will and philosophy through the launch of its new Do More series of different color-coded styling irons, each color benefiting a unique charitable cause.

MOROCCANOIL® Wins Injunction To Stop Product Imitators
Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009
Imitation may be the best form of flattery, but not when it comes to proprietary company and product names. When Moroccanoil® founders Ofer and Carmen Tal discovered their popular products and brand name were being so closely imitated by other companies that consumers believed they were buying genuine Moroccanoil, they took action. Their target: Moroccan Gold, LLC and Fantasia Industries Corp.

Redken Presents 2009 Salon Awards
Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009
Redken is pleased to announce the following 2009 Redken Salon Awards for excellence and commitment to the salon industry:

Zach’s Wax Partners With The V Foundation to Show Your True “Colors” While Seeking a Cure
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2009
Zach’s Wax, the charitable family owned manufacturer of Temporary Hair Colored Gels announced this week that they have partnered with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to help raise money for the Organization’s research efforts.

Nancy's Beauty Warehouse Division Launches Loyalty Rewards Program
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Nancy's Beauty Warehouse, a division of Ultimate Beauty Companies, introduces a Loyalty Rewards Program where customers can earn points from every purchase on their NBW Rewards Card and redeem them for fabulous prizes.

Ultimate Beauty Companies Launches a New Division - viaBeauté - Distributor of Fine Beauty Brands
Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Ultimate Beauty Companies - a Southern California-based beauty distributorship, announces the launch of their new division, viaBeauté , Distributor of Fine Beauty Brands.

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Receives National Accreditation
Posted: Monday, January 19, 2009
The Gary Manuel Aveda Institute has just earned accreditation from the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). This is the first new school accreditation by NACCAS in the city of Seattle since 1977.

La’James International College Grand Opening in Davenport, IA
Posted: Monday, January 19, 2009
La’James International College (LJIC), a leading cosmetology education provider in the Midwest, announces the re-opening of its newest location in Davenport, IA.

JLife Announces The “ Improve Your Life with Jlife” HairLifeStylist Affiliate Program
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009
JLife Haircare announced today that the company is expanding their JLife HairLifeStylist Affiliate Program and is setting up introductions and training.

David Craggs Leaves L’Oréal
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009
David Craggs, President of L’Oréal USA’s Professional Products Division (PPD), is retiring from the company effective February 2009. The announcement was made by Laurent Attal, President & CEO of L’Oréal USA. Mr. Attal also named An Verhulst to succeed Mr. Craggs as President of L’Oreal USA’s Professional Products Division effective March 2009. Ms. Verhulst is currently General Manager of the Professional Products Division in Brazil.

Jim and Cheryl Markham to Receive 2009 Spirit of Life Award from City of Hope
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
On July 20, 2009, the Professional Salon Industry Council for City of Hope will present Cheryl and Jim Markham, founders of PureOlogy, with the 2009 Spirit of Life® Award, City of Hope’s most prestigious honor, in recognition of their outstanding philanthropic and business achievements.

Enter in the Stars Hair & Fashion Makeover Photo Competition!
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Stars Hair & Fashion Makeover Photo Competition is looking for high fashion hair worthy of runway recognition. For the 9th consecutive year, hairstylists from throughout the USA will be putting their best looks forward as the stakes are raised in this year’s competition. Entry deadline is Frbruary 13, 2009!

Colomer USA Promotes From Within
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
John Heffner, President and Chief Executive Officer of CND, is pleased to announce three organizational assignments within Colomer USA.

Nubar “The Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails” Holiday Manicure Contest
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Nubar has a competition to warm up the spirits this holiday season! “The Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails” Holiday Manicure contest is your chance to showcase your developed talents and have some festive fun while doing it.

Top Salon & Spa Owners Network Their Way to Success at International Salon/Spa Business Network's Annual Conference.
Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Owners and key managers from North America’s top salon and spa companies accepted the invitation to “Network Your Way to Success” at the International SalonSpa Business Network’s (ISBN) 2008 Conference, May 4-6 in Indian Wells, CA. Formerly known as the International Chain Salon Association, the group represents leaders and senior executives from companies owning and managing two to more than 12,000 salons and/or day spas.

NCA Elects 2009-2010 Board of Directors to Lead Rejuvenated Association in the Future
Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) recently elected its new Board of Directors. Each will serve a two-year term.

FHI Heat, Inc. Announces Appointment of Phillip Wilson as International Creative Director
Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2008
FHI Heat, Inc. announces the appointment of Phillip Wilson, formerly of PureOlogy® Serious Colour Care, as the International Creative Director of FHI Heat, a leading manufacturer of professional hair tools.

L’Oréal Professionnel announced the appointment of Alejandro Lopez as Vice President/General Manager
Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008
L’Oréal Professionnel announced the appointment of Alejandro Lopez as Vice President/General Manager, effective September 1, 2008.

Cosmetologists Chicago® Announces Mary Beth Janssen as SalonSpa Sustainability Summit Chairperson
Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008
Luz Segovia, president of Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC), the owners and producers of America’s Beauty Show®, the foremost event for salon professionals in the world, has appointed Mary Beth Janssen of The Janssen Source to lead the association committee planning the 2nd Annual SalonSpa Sustainability Summit™, during America’s Beauty Show, March 28-30, 2009.

Florida Association of Beauty Professionals Launches Green Conscious Salon Certification
Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008
In an effort to provide Florida’s salons the possibility to collectively contribute to the green movement, The Florida Association of Beauty Professionals (FAB) launched a new, industry-wide certification program that will allow environmentally friendly salons to demonstrate their commitment to the industry and consumers.

PBA Welcomes New Membership Director Elizabeth Fantetti
Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces the appointment of Elizabeth Fantetti to serve as the association's new Membership Director. Fantetti will be responsible for the creation and implementation of PBA's membership program, including new member recruitment, member retention and previous member relations.

International Nail Technicians Association® (INTA) Appoints Doug Schoon Chief Scientific Advisor
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008
The International Nail Technicians® (INTA), headquartered in Chicago announces the appointment of Douglas Schoon to serve as Chief Scientific Advisor for the 800-member association of nail technicians worldwide.

April Cohen-Fried Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Stardust Salon System.
Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
April Cohen-Fried was recently named Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Stardust Salon Systems, and will now be leading the company's Sales Teams, Education and Marketing Division.

Salon Executive Ltd. Launches a New Website for In-Salon, Non-Captive Freelance Education.
Posted: Monday, June 09, 2008
Created by Christopher Montoya, Salon Executives is a new platform designed to bring together educators and business owners for in-house sessions. Educators specializing in all areas of the industry, ranging from Cosmetology, Esthetic, Cosmetics, Nail Technician, Product Knowledge, Massage, Business Management, and Motivational Speakers, are available to train your staff and bring the learning process to the forefront.

Woody’s Quality Grooming Reacts to Police Ban on Beards
Posted: Monday, June 09, 2008
After the Houston Police Department placed a ban on beards, Woody's Quality Grooming stepped in to provide relief of the "burn" felt by some officers.

NIOXIN® Research Laboratories, Inc. Supports This Year’s City of Hope Beauty Can Cure Campaigns
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2008
NIOXIN® Research Laboratories, Inc., the leader in skincare for the scalp and professional hairstyling products, supports this year’s City of Hope Beauty Can Cure Campaigns.

Redken Announces 2007 Artists Inductions
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Redken Announces 2007 Artists Inductions: The 35 new inductees recognized for their individual talent, enthusiasm, and growth potential, participated in an intensive training program to improve their presentation, facilitation, technical competencies, and business and communications skills during the Redken Artist Induction in Tampa, Florida in July 2007.

PureOlogy Partners with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
PureOlogy Partners with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition as they Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer.

MIZANI Hosts an Exclusive Soiree in Los Angeles
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
MIZANI Hosts an Exclusive Soiree in Los Angeles MIZANI, the leading salon professional brand of choice for women with multi-textured and sensitized hair, hosted an exclusive event on Tuesday March 18, at the elite Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.

Mirabella Announces New Vice President of Operations, Bill Deliman
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2008
Mirabella Announces New Vice President of Operations, Bill Deliman.

b.cause Foundation Reaches Milestone
Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
b.cause Foundation Reaches Milestone In Just Seven Years, Foundation has Raised and Given More Than $100,000 to Charities.

Affinage Increases Distribution; Adds Coverage in Seven States
Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008
Affinage Increases Distribution; Adds Coverage in Seven States. Haircolor Line Increases Nationwide Coverage Through Experienced Distribution Partners. International Hair Cosmetics Ltd. Managing Director Eric Bailey recently announced that distribution for the Affinage Infiniti line has increased as three new distributor partners are servicing seven states.

OloffBeauty Appoints Stephan Scheinert as Vice President and Director of Sales Development
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
OloffBeauty is proud to announce the appointment of Stephan Scheinert as Vice President and Director of Sales Development.

FHI HEAT's Runway Flat Iron Chosen as Top Flat Iron by Instyle Magazine
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
FHI Heat™, Inc. the hair industry's leading innovator in ceramic, tourmaline and Nano-Fuzeion™ technologies, announces that its Runway styling iron has been named top "Flat Iron" by Instyle for its "Best Beauty Buys" April 2008 issue.

SoftSheen-Carson Mobilizes to Support Those in Need in Atlanta and New Orleans
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008
SoftSheen-Carson Mobilizes to Support Those in Need in New Orleans and Atlanta by giving back.

San Diego Schools Incorporate National CUT IT OUT Program Into Curriculum
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008
San Diego Schools Incorporate National CUT IT OUT Program Into Curriculum and Become Official San Diego County Domestic Violence Training Centers for All Local Salon & Spa Professionals

Pivot Point International, Inc. Announces 2008 L.E.O. Awards
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008
Six salon industry leaders, all acknowledging Pivot Point International education as providing the basis for their success, were recently recognized with a L.E.O Award, during America’s Beauty Show in Chicago.

Repêchage® Is First Skincare Company to Join Intercoiffure
Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Repêchage® becomes the first skincare company to join Intercoiffure Mondial, joining the ranks of the top salons around the world.

Emiliani Enterprises Receives Highest Distributor in Sales Award at Farouk Systems Distributors Conference
Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008
An Emiliani Enterprises delegation attended the Annual Farouk Systems Distributors Conference , where for the second consecutive year they were honored as the highest distributor for sales achievement.

Goldwell Launches 2008 Trend Zoom Color Challenge
Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008
Goldwell Launches 2008 Trend Zoom Color Challenge National winners to compete at international finals in Valencia, Spain in October. International winners to join Trend Zoom 2010 Creative Team.

Linea-Pro Flat Irons Style Oscar's Red Carpet Looks
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Linea-Pro flat irons have been showing up at every major fashion and Hollywood event, and the 2008 Oscars were no exception. Celebrity stylists were armed with the stylish Titanium Flat irons to perfect the coifs of many leading ladies for the biggest Red Carpet of the year.

Goldwell Sponsors NCA's Team USA at Hair World
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
When the National Cosmetology Association's (NCA) Team USA competes at the 2008 OMC Hair World Championships of Beauty in Chicago, March 1-3, 2008, Goldwell will be by their side as an official sponsor.

Angela Guy Appointed General Manager of SoftSheen•Carson
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008
L’Oréal USA announced on February 14, 2008 that Angela Guy has been appointed to the role of General Manager of SoftSheen•Carson, the U.S.’ leading ethnic beauty brand, and a division of L’Oréal USA, the U.S.’ leading beauty company. In her new role, Ms. Guy will oversee all aspects of the SoftSheen•Carson brand in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. She will report directly to Joe Campinell, President, Consumer Products Division, L’Oréal USA.

Farouk Systems Partners Up With The Miss Wheelchair Texas Foundation 2008
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Farouk Systems came together with the Miss Wheelchair Texas Foundation 2008 and CW’s Yolanda Green and styled hair for these outstanding beauties. Farouk Systems Stylists Jose Ortega, Anne Brown, Tina Cooper and Kara Skero created fabulous looks on each contestant. In addition, Farouk Systems Jessica Dauzat also volunteered her time as a make-up artist and impressed each lady with a remarkable look.

L’Oréal Appoints New Vice President and General Manager of Redken and PureOlogy Worldwide
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
David Craggs, president of the L'Oreal Professional Products Division, in conjunction with Laurent Attal, president and C.E.O of L’Oréal USA, and Nicolas Hieronimus, international general manager of L’Oréal Paris, are pleased to announce the promotion of Nathalie Tang to vice president and general manager for Redken and PureOlogy Worldwide.

BennieFactor Products Launches V.I.B.E - An exclusive club for Very Important BennieFactor Enthusiasts
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
BennieFactor Products Launches V.I.B.E An exclusive club for Very Important BennieFactor Enthusiasts In a constant effort to promote greatness and enthusiasm in the professional salon industry, Bennie Pollard and BennieFactor Products are launching V.I.B.E, a new and exclusive club for stylists dedicated to the perpetual growth of themselves, their peers and the beauty industry as a whole. V.I.B.E, an acronym for Very Important BennieFactor Enthusiasts

Canadian Mounties Seize More Than 4,500 Counterfeit CHI Irons
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
Canadian Mounties Seize More Than 4,500 Counterfeit CHI Irons Farouk Systems Group announces that officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Quebec City detachment have seized more than 4,500 counterfeit hairstyling irons. The action was prompted by a complaint registered by the company last year regarding suspected counterfeiting activity. That led to an investigation that was launched in March of 2007.

Farouk Systems Announce Their Exclusive Hair Care Sponsorship
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Beauty and Fashion Come Together as Powerhouse Farouk Systems Announces Their Exclusive Hair Care Sponsorship for the 10th Anniversary of Miami Fashion Week® 2008 Sponsored by Cadillac

Cool Cuts 4 Kids is Making A Difference In A Child’s Life
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Cool Cuts 4 Kids is Making A Difference In A Child’s Life Fort Worth, Texas - Cool Cuts 4 Kids has teamed up with Zach’s Wax colored spirit gels to raise funds for Rally Foundation®, benefiting Children’s Cancer Research.

Sport Clips' 500th Store Opens Today!
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Great start to a great year! Sport Clips’ 500th store opens today in San Diego, and they’re celebrating it in true Sport Clips fashion – with a charity event to raise money for the Boys & Girl’s Clubs of Greater San Diego.

Scruples Hosts Over 300 at the Companies 25 Year Integrity Celebration
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
SCRUPLES Professional Salon Products, Inc. hosted over 300 beauty industry professionals from around the world at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for their 25th Anniversary Integrity Celebration.

Colomer USA Forms Salon Division
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Colomer USA Forms Salon Division American Crew and Professional Systems Group Merge To Enable Better Synergies, Enhanced Performance and Greater Service To Salon Industry

Fantastic Sams Personnel Changes
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008
Fantastic Sams announces three pleasing new personnel changes: Johnny Williams, Curtis Taylor and John Calabratto.

California Salon Owner wins National Paul Mitchell Photo Shoot Contest
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunnie Brook Jones, Paul Mitchell Educator & Colorist – and co-owner of REVEAL Salon on Garden Street - won in a National photo shoot contest this Fall for her exceptional photo shoot concept & design ideas for Paul Mitchell, International leaders in the professional beauty industry.

MAKA Beauty Systems Announces Distribution Agreement with Eufora International
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007
Chandler, AZ, December 3, 2007 - MAKA Beauty Systems, the southwest’s largest independent distributor of professional beauty brands, has signed an agreement with Eufora International for distribution of Eufora products in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Through this agreement, MAKA continues to position itself as a market leader in the distribution of independent salon products.

Bennie Pollard Takes His Show on the Road
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007
BennieFactor Products company president Bennie Pollard is hitting the road in January of 2008 on a mission to educate as many hairdressers as possible. First stop: Orlando for the TSA Symposium Jan. 13. He’s also booked for ISSE Long Beach Jan. 26-27, America’s Beauty Show March 1-3 and IBS New York April 26-28.

Nordic Care Increases U.S. Distribution
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007
Nordic Care company president and CEO Carina Hellgren-Abate recently announced that distribution for the line has increased as three new distributor partners are servicing three states. Mesa, AZ-based Nationwide Beauty Supply will cover Arizona; St. Petersburg, FL-based Angel’s Nails and Beauty Supply will cover the St Petersburg/Tampa area; and Cherry Hill, NJ-based Platinum Nail and Beauty Supply will cover New Jersey.

SUDZZ FX Launches Unique Salon Concepts
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007
SUDZZ FX founder and CEO J. Aris Koroyan has announced that the line will be distributed in Connecticut, four counties of western Massachusetts and the New York Hudson River Valley by Unique Salon Concepts Inc (USC). Based in Middletown, NY, USC is a multi-line distributor with a deep portfolio of offerings. A recent launch event at USC’s headquarters helped generate buzz and excitement around SUDZZ FX so that the sales force could learn the scope of its unique qualities.

Zach’s Wax Teams Up with SuperCuts to Fund Childhood Cancer Research
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Zach’s Wax, a revolutionary product in creative hair care and fundraising, has teamed up with SuperCuts and Rally Foundation to help fight the battle against childhood cancer, the number one disease killer of kids ages 0 to 20.

Johnny B. Goes to the Latin Grammy's
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Honoring excellence in the Latin recorded arts and sciences, the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards featured the best and brightest talent in the Latino community, many of whom walked through the official Gift Lounge during rehearsals to collect goodies from 10 vendors, including Johnny B.

Ernst and Young Honors Jim Markham
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007
In yet another testament to an illustrious career, Jim Markham joins the elite corps of men and women who have been recognized for exceptional entrepreneurial achievements as an inductee to the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. For 20 years, Ernst & Young has honored the entrepreneurial vision, innovation, courage and business excellence of individuals with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and it remains among the business community’s most distinguished and noteworthy tributes.

American Crew brings Opening Night to Chicago!
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007
American Crew brings Opening Night to Chicago! American Crew is moving their not-to-miss Opening Night event from Denver (annually in January) to Chicago on Saturday, March 1, 2008. The official name of the event is "American Crew Opening Night 2008 @ America's Beauty Show."

Product Club Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007
Product Club introduced a “Special Edition” Foil in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Due to the success of this product, the company recently donated $5000 to the American Cancer Society.

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Recognized by National Minority Franchising Initiative
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007
Fantastic Sams, a full service hair salon brand with nearly 1,400 salons in the US and Canada, was recently ranked as one of the “50 Top Franchises for Minorities” and the “Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics” by the National Minority Franchising Initiative and Hispanic Enterprise Magazine. Fantastic Sams was the only hair salon franchise system selected by both surveys.

Hairstylist Jason Kearns Selected as AIPP Finalist
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Jason Kearns has been selected as a Finalist for the AIPP Awards 2007-2008 Best Photo Category for his Buns Collection!

American Crew Announces National Men's Grooming Day
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
On Friday, August 17, 2007, American Crew, the leading maker of mens professional grooming products, plans to pay tribute to the American male during its National Mens Grooming Day campaign.

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Announce Advanced U.S. Expansion
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Fantastic Sams announces its plan to open more than 130 locations in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Announces Advanced U.S. Expansion
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Fantastic Sams announces its plan to open more than 130 locations in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.

Pivot Point Hosts Cut-A-Thon for Missing Children's Day
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Thousands of Pivot Point Cosmetology students across the country will be hosting a Cut-A-Thon on National Missing Children's Day - Friday, May 25.

Empire Schools and Regis Corp Announce Merger
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Franklin K. Schoeneman, chairman and chief executive officer of Empire Education Group, today announced that Regis Corporation intends to merge its 51 accredited cosmetology schools with Empire Beauty Schools, Inc.'s 37 accredited cosmetology schools.

L'Oreal takes 100% control of Beauty Alliance
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2007
L'Oreal said on Thursday its U.S. unit had taken 100 percent control of professional hair care product distributor Beauty Alliance.

Product Club Announces Winners
Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Product Club annouces the winners of the Free Foil for A Year and a Free Scale & Mixer giveaway!

American Crew Announces Recent New Hires
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007
John Mulgrew, President, American Crew, North America, has announced the recent hiring of Austin Baskett and Troy Maier as executives at the Denver-based company.

Sharilyn Abbajay Named Neill Corporations Executive Vice President
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2007
Neill Corporation, an independent distributor of AVEDA products, has named Sharilyn Abbajay its new Executive Vice President. Founder of the spa consulting firm Abbajay & Associates, Abbajay brings 31 years of expertise in spa development and operation to the Neill Corporation family.

Zach's Wax Makes Dreams Come True
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007
To passers by, it must have been an odd sight: A group of blue-haired men, women and children standing around a Supercuts car holding a four-foot-long check payable to the Make-a Wish foundation. For anyone familiar with Zach’s Wax, however, the sight was nothing new. Was it special? Absolutely. But if you hang around Zach’s Wax Owner Eric Plahn long enough, you learn to get used to special moments.

Esthetics Student Receives $1,000 Scholarship Through Pivot Point
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
Sindee Tran of the Marinello School of Beauty in San Diego, CA, is a recent recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Pivot Point International through the National Coalition of Estheticians (NCEA).

Kenra Acquired by Imperial Capital Corporation
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Kenra, LLC, Indianapolis-based manufacturer and marketer of beauty and hair care products since1929 has been recently acquired by Imperial Capital Corporation of Toronto, Ontario. The brands of Kenra, Ltd. include Kenra Classic, Kenra Platinum, Elasta QP and Elucence.

Former Partner of Pivot Point International Passes Away
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Pivot Point International notes the passing of Grace Doran Francis, former partner of Leo Passage, Pivot Point founder and chairman emeritus. Together they built Pivot Point into the world leader that it is today.

Beauty Industry Elite to Honor Redken Founder Paula Kent Meehan
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Paula Kent Meehan, founder of industry giant Redken Laboratories, will be honored by Intercoiffure America/Canada on June 10, 2007 at its annual Spring Educational Symposium at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

CUT IT OUT Releases New Poster for Salons
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007
CUT IT OUT, a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund, has released a new poster designed to encourage clients and colleagues to seek help if they need it.

NCA Honors Robert Lobetta and Paul Mitchell at 2nd International Legends Ball
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) will host the 2nd annual International Legends Ball on Saturday evening, March 3, 2007, in conjunction with the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show at the Hyatt O’Hare, Rosemont, IL. This year’s International Legends Ball will be a fundraiser to benefit the NCA Disaster Relief Fund.

Sally Beauty Loses Exclusive Distribution Rights With L'Oreal
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc.'s shares fell 19 percent on Wednesday, a day after the salon products retailer said it would lose much of its exclusive rights to sell L'Oreal's professional products, crimping sales as Sally starts out on its own.

Graham Webb International Announces New York Flagship Salon: Studio A
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006
Graham Webb International is pleased to announce their presence on the East Coast! By partnering with the hip Studio A Salon in the heart of Soho, NY, Webb will fuse their expertise of innovative beauty products with a staff of cutting-edge stylists to create an elite salon experience.

Industry Icons Jim Markham and Philip Wilson Unite
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A meeting of the minds has brought together - Jim Markham, PureOlogy’s Founder/CEO, and premier luxury hair care product developer, with Philip Wilson, PureOlogy’s new International Artistic Director, top notch stylist and dynamic education personality.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Opens in Bridgeview and Libertyville; Expands to Six Locations in ‘06
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Franco and Mario Tricoci, industry leaders in the professional salon and spa industry, and Co-Founders of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture recently announced their expansion to Bridgeview and Libertyville, Illinois, bringing the total number of Campus locations to 6 in 2006.

The Stylists' Choice is also the Humanitarian Choice: PureOlogy
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
It all happened at the Behind the Chair Stylist Choice awards ceremony, where the company synonymous with serious colour care scored two new awards: Favorite Colour Protecting Products 2006 (HydrateShampoo and Hydrate Condition) and Favorite Overall Conditioner (HydrateCondition) as chosen by stylists around the world.

Bachelor Of The Year Gets A Fantastic Sams' Cut!
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006
So where does the Bachelor of the Year go to get that ‘fantastic’ cut without breaking the bank. Fantastic Sams of course!

Orlando Pita Joins b.Cause Founder Rudy Sprogis To Feed Hungry At New York’s Bowery Mission
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2006
b.cause founder and president Rudy Sprogis recently visited New York’s Bowery Mission with Make A Change Day Committee member Orlando Pita in an effort to see first-hand how the donations from the 2006 Make A Change Day Program would benefit America’s hungry.

Joico Kicks Off Macy’s Passport Fundraiser For HIV/AIDS
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2006
For the third year in a row, Macy’s tapped Joico pros and products for its Passport In-Store 2006 event, which raises money for HIV/AIDS organizations.

Be On A New TLC Show!
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Are you a hairstylist that deserves a raise?… a hairstylist that is thinking of changing salons?… an assistant that wants your own chair or do you want to move up a pay level?

Regis Corporation and Horst Rechelbacher of Intelligent Nutrients(R) Announce a Joint Venture
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006
Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) today announced that it has formed a new limited liability company in a joint venture with Intelligent Nutrients, Inc., a company owned by Horst Rechelbacher.

Albie Mulcahy Named International Artistic Director For Sudzz Fx
Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006
J. Aris Koroyan, founder and CEO of SUDZZ FX, has named renowned platform artist Albie Mulcahy international artistic director for SUDZZ FX, shifting Dwight Miller to International Creative Director for the brand.

Lois Christie Elected First Woman President of Intercoiffure at Fall Atelier
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2006
Lois Christie of Christie & Co. Salon/Spa in Bayside, New York, was elected the first woman president of Intercoiffure America Canada at its annual membership meeting held October 7-9 in New York during the association’s Fall Atelier.

Celebrity Hairstylist Candy Shaw Codner Named International “Personality of the Year”
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006
On Sunday, September 10, 2006 celebrity hairstylist, Candy Shaw Codner, owner of Atlanta’s Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, was named “Personality of the Year” at an awards ceremony in Paris by Intercoiffure-Mondial.

Product Club is Accepted into Intercoiffure; Sponsors Martin Parsons
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Product Club was recently accepted into the Beauty Industry’s prestigious “Intercoiffure” at the organization’s Fall Atelier which took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on October 8-9th.

Dennis Roche Hosts Big Pink Party Benefit for the Young Survivors Coalition
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2006
On October 26th, Dennis Roche/ Roche Salon is hosting “The Big Pink” to benefit Young Survivors Coalition at the Cabanas Restaurant at the Washington Harbour, 3000 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 7:00- 9:30. The Coalition was formed to support the 250,000 women under forty living with breast cancer. Learn why this event is so important to him.

Joico and American Idol's Dean Banowetz Beautify the UCLA Spirit Club
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2006
Joico put the style in UCLA’s school spirit, recently when a team of hair pros, led by American Idol’s head stylist Dean Banowetz, conducted a workshop with the university’s Spirit Club. The goal was to advise the cheerleaders, dancers and mascots on how to care for and style their hair for their numerous public appearances.

Heather Simmons Joins Zotos International Inc.
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2006
Heather Simmons has joined Zotos International, Inc. as Vice President of Marketing, Creative & Communications for Core Brands.

Seeing Red... AG Survey Says Red Hair is IN
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2006
While it's long been touted that blondes have more fun, it's redheads who are the sexiest, according to hairstylists from across North America who voted in AG Hair Cosmetics' Styles That Make the Cut survey.

Cosmetologists Chicago® Presidents Scholarships Award $25,000 to Promote Advanced Education
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2006
Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC) has a long history of supporting its members’ career goals, but their strongest initiative has always been through advanced education. The Presidents Scholarship began as the Evelyn Bunge Scholarship Fund in 1987 and has been helping CC members expand their career horizons ever since. In 2006, more than $25,000 will be awarded to help qualifying members pursue a higher level of learning and career advancement.

Ambassador Direct by Creative Nail Design
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2006
A recent survey of nail professionals revealed the following: 78% said they feel that education is not available in their area; 90% said they would be willing to pay for education that helps them run a better business.

Creative Nail Design Hosts Bi-Annual Global Education Summit
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006
Recently, 150 nail professionals from Louisiana to Latvia participated in the Creative Nail Design (CND) three-day International Ambassador Summit (IAS) in San Jose, CA. It was a business and skill building conference for the most prestigious and elite CND Education Ambassadors from over 20 countries.

TIGI Academy Now Open In London!
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006
The first London TIGI Academy has opened with an exciting program of creative cutting and styling courses.

John Golliher Named President Of Beauty Systems Group, Tom Dobrzykowski Named Vice President
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006
Sally Beauty Company, Inc. recently announced the promotion of John Golliher to President of Beauty Systems Group (BSG), excluding Armstrong McCall. Golliher brings more than 30 years of experience in the Full Service beauty industry to his new role. Mr. Golliher will report to Gary Winterhalter, President, Sally Beauty Company.

Sally Beauty and National Beauty Culturists’ League Announce $10,000 In Scholarships
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006
On July 22, 2006, Sally Beauty and the National Beauty Culturists’ League (NBCL) announced the ten recipients of the annual scholarship award. Each of the ten students will receive $1,000 towards their cosmetology education.

Mario Argenti Named President/CEO Of KPSS, Inc.
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2006
Thomas Dieckhoff, CEO/Chairman of KPSS, Inc. and CEO of KPSS GmbH, has named Mario Argenti as President and CEO of KPSS, Inc. In his new role, Argenti is charged with growing the market leadership and driving sales of the Goldwell and KMS California brands of professional hair care products in North America.

American Idol's Dean Banowetz Signs On to Represent Joico's Color System
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Dean Banowetz, American Idol's Hairstyling Department Head, has just signed on to represent Joico's state-of-the-art professional coloring system.

Carousel Beauty College's Danny Austin Named Educator Of The Year
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The Cosmetology Educators of America (CEA) recently named Danny Austin, an educator at Dayton, OH-based Carousel Beauty Colleges, as the N.F. Cimaglia Cosmetology Educator of the Year at its 12th annual convention in St. Louis.

Paramount Home Beauty Brings The Salon Into The Home
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
New Paramount Home Beauty Franchise Inc. is positioned to fulfill a special need all across America: to provide invigorating beauty services to people who don’t have the luxury of traveling to their favorite beauty parlor.

Sexy Hair® And American Idol's®, Katharine Mcphee Announce A Sexy™ Partnership
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
For the first time ever, Sexy Hair®, one of today's fastest growing hair care companies, announced that they are working with a celebrity spokesperson - American Idol's® Katharine McPhee. She will appear in the company's ads and promotional materials through 2007.

Take The Perm Fear Factor Challenge- New DVD from Zotos
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006
Zotos, the well-known and respected name in permanent waving has created an amazing DVD to help alleviate fears about perming.

Dwight Miller Named International Artistic Director For SUDZZ FX
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006
Aris Koroyan, founder and CEO of SUDZZ FX, has named renowned hairdresser Dwight Miller the first international artistic director for SUDZZ FX.

Joico Styles Music Legends- Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Supergroup’s Evan Seinfeld- at VH1 'Rock Honors'
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Head banging can really be tough on tresses. That’s why Joico volunteered to man the hair styling suite at the first ever “VH1 Rock and Relaxation Spa” in Las Vegas recently.

Salon Industry Raises Tax Issues and Support for Education on Capitol Hill
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Members of the $60 billion Professional Salon Industry ask for legislators’ support on tax fairness and education issues for 300,000+ salons that need qualified labor.

Backstage Access with PhytoSpecific at the BET Awards
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The world of beauty, music and television collided at the 2006 BET Awards on June 27, 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. PhytoSpecific, the experts in botanical textured hair care, made its home backstage in the official gift lounge and at the hair and makeup stations where industry A-listers such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Kahn, Fantasia, Jamie Foxx, and Rihanna stopped by to meet the PhytoSpecific team.

Avancé Donates to Osbournes, Scott Weiland and Other Big Names in Rock at MusiCares Benefit
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Scott Weiland and Velvet Revolver’s Slash and Tom Waits were among some of rock’s biggest stars who received fabulous gift bags worth thousands for the benefit of MusiCares.

Creative Nail Design Hosts First Boot Camp Training in Five Years
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Boot Camp is Creative Nail Design’s well-known and, as the name indicates, hard-core advanced training where master nail technicians graduate to become Education Ambassadors for Creative Nail Design.

Betsey Johnson Bags Help Fund Katrina Relief at Salon Life '06
Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Looking for a high fashion bag that takes care of your MILK (Money, ID, Lipstick, Keys) needs? The perfect tiny tote is available at SalonLife ’06 at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort, July 17-18, 2006.

PHYTO Universe Takes Manhattan
Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Mr. Patrick Alès, the creator and founder of PHYTO, brings a treatment and training center into the heart of New York City.

Graham Webb International's Modern Street Design Academy
Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Graham Webb Signature Guest Artists Diego Raviglione and Lisa Gregory have created eight different cuts for the upcoming advanced academies that are inspired by all aspects of fashion and culture including youth, music, street vibes and Haute Couture.

Joico Rocks the Wango Tango Concert
Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
For the third year in a row, Joico joined fans, artists and VIPs at the sold-out Wango Tango concert in Southern California, which ranks as one of the largest concerts in the U.S. Big name performers like Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, Nick Cannon, Ray J., Baby Bash, Ne-Yo and Natasha Bedingfield rocked the stage.

Creative Nail Design Partners In National Campaign For Women's Heart Health
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Creative Nail Design has announced its participation in The Heart Truth campaign, a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Candy Shaw Codner Preps “Playmate of the Year” and Rascal Flatts Guitarist for Soiree at the Playboy Mansion
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Celebrity hairstylist Candy Shaw Codner, owner of Atlanta’s Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, was summoned to L.A. to style the hair of newlyweds Tiffany Fallon, Playboy’s 2005 “Playmate of the Year” and country music star Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts for the soiree at the Playboy Mansion crowning Kara Monaco (Miss June ’05) as the 2006 “Playmate of the Year.”

CEW Beauty Awards Honor Dermalogica's Daily Resurfacer
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel recently was the venue for the annual Beauty Awards Luncheon hosted by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). Dermalogica’s category-redefining DAILY RESURFACER received the CEW award for Best Cleanser and Scrub in the Prestige category.

Not Just Another Walk In The Park: L’Oréal Participates in 21st Annual AIDS Walk
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Twenty employees, friends and family members from Kérastase, L’Oréal Professionnel, L’Oréal Technique, and Mizani laced up their sneakers to participate in AIDS Walk New York on May 21, 2006.

Jet Rhys Creates Hot Looks at Jeans for Justice Fashion Show
Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006
San Diego trendsetters, tastemakers, socialites and media personalities congregated on the three levels of one of San Diego's most luxurious hot spots, Stingaree for the massive fashion show benefit Jeans for Justice.

Aveda Gets Hands-On With Top Celebrities
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Project Alabama handbags autographed and decorated by top celebrities will be auctioned off on eBay starting on June 5, 2006, World Environment Day, and be live through June 15 at www.ebay.com/aveda.

Joico Teams Up with American Idol
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Finalist Katharine McPhee, the fresh-faced beauty with the clear-as-a-bell voice, wowed legions of devoted supporters this season. Recently, Sara Jones, senior vice-president and general manager of Joico, slipped backstage to uncover the secret of the popular songbird’s long, lustrous locks.

L'Oreal Professionnel Introduces the diPietro Todd Academy
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
Renowned for its diversity and high standard of excellence, diPietro Todd is ranked at the top of the hair salon industry. Gaining recognition in the U.S. and worldwide as a leader in the beauty business, diPietro Todd Salon, in partnership with L’Oreal Professionnel, introduces the diPietro Todd Academy.

Joico and J-Lo Swim Line Heat Up Vegas
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
Sin City was hotter than ever when J-Lo’s new swim line hit the runway at Body English Club in the Hard Rock Hotel. Sexyness was definitely the theme as the bikinis, accessories and hair styles lit the runway on fire. Joico produced the models’ look which was soft, full and loosely curled, giving off a hot, sensual feel.

Redkencolor.com Winner of Two Webby Awards
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
Redkencolor.com, the first professional haircolor website dedicated to consumers, has won 2 prestigious Webby Awards, what the New York Times has coined 'The Oscars of the Internet.'

L’Oréal Professionnel Introduces 2006 World Tour
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
For L’Oréal Professionnel's first world tour, the education and salon enterprises of Charles Worthington and Jacque Dessange were chosen. The first tour is in London, England with Charles Worthington UK, where the team will share their ideas and concepts in creativity. The second tour, with Jacques Dessange, takes place in Paris, France.

Carmen DePasquale to be Inducted into the NAHA Hall of Leaders
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Carmen DePasquale, founder and CEO of DePasquale Companies, will be honored on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) gala ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas during the Cosmoprof North American conference.

Coming Soon: The We Run with Scissors Tour with Robert Cromeans
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Paul Mitchell has announced the We Run with Scissors Tour, an all-new educational and cultural event featuring Robert Cromeans, Paul Mitchell Artistic Director and five-time Platform Artist of the Year, as well as hands-on workshops by favorite Paul Mitchell Master Associates.

Sheila Gomez to Receive Latino Stylist of the Year Award
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Sheila Gomez’s life work will be celebrated this June during Expo Latino, where she will be awarded the prestigious Latin Stylist of the Year Award. According to Juan Dior, President of Expo Latino, Gomez was chosen from numerous applicants thanks to her prolific career working in the salon and later as a salon owner, as an educator and as a Paul Mitchell Distributor.

NASA Scientist Dr. Dennis Morrison Joins Farouk Systems
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of the Board, announced the appointment of Dr. Dennis Morrison. He will serve as Scientific Consultant to Farouk Systems concerning new technology applications and product development.

Stanko Takes on New Role at Redken
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Christine Schuster, Redken 5th Avenue NYC’s Senior Vice President of Education, announced that David Stanko will be taking on a new role, as Haircolor Consultant, exclusively for Redken.

"Couture for Cancer" Donates Hair Replacement for Cancer Patients
Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Mario Mazza of MazzaRock Salon, Spa & Hair Replacement in Jupiter, Fl. has taken on a huge endeavor- to provide 100% free hair replacement services for every cancer patient who walks through his doors.

Paul Mitchell The School Creates Looks for LA Fashion Week
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2006
For 18 Future Professionals from Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa, Paul Mitchell The School San Diego and The Cao Institute of Aesthetics, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was an exciting opportunity to do hair for one of the biggest names in fashion, top designer Sue Wong.

Maly Matches Katrina Relief Fund Dollar for Dollar
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2006
Maly’s announces their support and affiliation with the NCA Disaster Relief Fund for Katrina victims.

Jacobellis Appointed President of Paul Mitchell
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2006
John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Jacobellis to President.

Aveda Training Facility opens in Toronto
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2006
Collega International is pleased to announce the launching of its new Aveda training facility in Toronto, under the direction of award-winning and renowned educator, hair stylist and entrepreneur, Ray Civello.

L'ANZA's Wendy Bond Nominated in the NAHA
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2006
L’ANZA Healing Haircare proudly announces that Creative Team Director, Wendy Bond has been nominated for the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) in not one, but two categories- Avant Garde and Colorist of the Year.

Finalists Announced for the 2006 Global Salon Business Awards®
Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
The scores are tabulated and the finalists have been notified that they are a Global Salon Business Award winner for their country, though they do not know which award they will receive.

2006 Empire Beauty Schools' National Competition and Show, May 7-8
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Students will compete for the honor of winning the 2006 Empire Beauty Schools' National Competition and Show at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge, PA. More than 1,500 students, faculty and staff are expected to attend the show, held on May 7 and 8, 2006.

Sally Beauty and NCA Partner to Award $10,000 in Scholarships
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Sally Beauty recently announced the recipients of the ten Sally Scholarships for 2006 at the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show. A team of NCA professionals selected the talented individuals who will each receive $1,000 for their education.

AACS Presents Fourth Annual Beauty Schools 101 Workshop
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
To give new and future cosmetology school owners first-hand insights into owning and operating a cosmetology school, The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) recently presented its fourth annual Beauty Schools 101 Workshop.

Student Wins Audi S4 Convertible From Marilyn Brush at Chicago Midwest Beauty Show
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006
After a six-month contest that produced more than 11,000 entries, Marilyn Brush founder and CEO Anthony Parkinson was thrilled to present Jamie Gordon the keys to her new $60,000 Audi S4 convertible on the last day of the 2006 Chicago Midwest Beauty Show.

Paul Mitchell Schools Among Fastest Growing Franchises
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Once again, Paul Mitchell Schools prove themselves to be top of the class. Franchise Times magazine recently announced their long-awaited third annual Fast 55, a list of the fastest-growing young franchises in the United States. Not only did the Paul Mitchell Partner School program make the list, but it is ranked in the top ten.

American Association of Cosmetology Schools Raises $78,000 to Support Government Relations
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2006
The American Association of Cosmetology Schools exceeded its goal of $75,000 by $3,000, raising almost $78,000 to support government relations activities during the association’s annual convention in Miami Beach, FL. The funds will be used to help ensure that cosmetology students receive fair access to financial aid in the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act legislation now before Congress.

Regis Announces Termination of Merger Agreement with Alberto-Culver Company
Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS), the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, today announced that it has terminated the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 10, 2006 (the "Merger Agreement"), among Alberto-Culver Company ("Alberto-Culver"), Sally Holdings, Inc., Regis Corporation ("Regis"), Roger Merger Inc. and Roger Merger Subco LLC, following Alberto-Culver's announcement that the Alberto-Culver board of directors had withdrawn its recommendation to the stockholders of Alberto-Culver that they approve the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

Sexy Hair Concepts® Supports St. Jude With Style For A Cure
Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Sexy Hair Concepts® (Sexy Hair®) will participate in Style for a Cure to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the world's premiere center for the research and treatment of catastrophic childhood diseases.

L'Oreal to Buy The Body Shop
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2006
It was recently announced that L'Oreal is to buy The Body Shop for $1.1 billion.

Gary Manuel Salon Wins Industry Award
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
Gary Manuel Salon was recently named the Best of Citysearch 2006 Editorial Winner for Best Hair Salon.

Graham Webb on International Book Tour
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Graham Webb, the figurehead of globally distributed, multi dollar hair care company Graham Webb International has been traveling the world telling the story of his life and success as described in his new book Out Of The Bottle.

DePasquale to the 2006 Hall of Leaders for Business Leadership
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2006
Carmen DePasquale, founder and CEO of DePasquale Companies, will be honored on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) gala ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas during the Cosmoprof North American conference.

Sexy Hair® Concepts Captures The Future: Jim Morrison Is Named New CEO
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2006
Sexy Hair® Concepts (Sexy Hair®) announces Jim Morrison as the company's new CEO. The former President of the combined organizations of Redken, L'Oreal, L'Oreal LTP, Matrix, Logics and Kerastase has come to Sexy Hair as a financial investor and president.

‘HAI Elite’ Sponsors PBFC "Industry Updater" Luncheon
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006
Leading hair appliance manufacturer, HAI Elite, hosted the recent Professional Beauty Federation of California (PBFC) gathering of beauty industry leaders during the recent Beauty Revolution show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The focus was on the state of California's beauty industry and the many challenges facing it in 2006.

American Crew Announces Promotion Of John Mulgrew To President, North America
Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006
David Raccuglia, CEO of Denver-based American Crew, has announced the appointment of John Mulgrew, Vice President of Sales and Education, to the newly created position of President, North America. The appointment is effective immediately.

American Crew® Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Europe
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2006
American Crew®, the leading manufacturer of professional salon products for men, celebrated their 10 years of business in Europe with a standing room only event hosted by its parent company, The Colomer Group of Barcelona, Spain.

L'Oréal Professionnel Chicago Flagship Haircolor Center at MAXINE Salon
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2006
Located in the heart of the most luxurious area in Chicago and set in the center of a sea of high rises is a three-story white townhouse that Salon Owner, Maxine Kroll and her team call home. This 9000-square-foot sanctuary sets the stage for the opening of the L'Oréal Professionnel Chicago Flagship Haircolor Center at MAXINE Salon.

America's Expo for Skin Care & Spa®
May 20-22, 2006/ Chicago, IL
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2006
America's Expo for Skin Care & Spa® is totally different from any skin care event in other cities in the U.S. or abroad in that it has an education platform that is planned by and for estheticians.

NCA Makes 300+ Katrina Victims Members of the Association
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Board of Directors of the National Cosmetology Association recently voted unanimously to extend a free one-year membership in the association to every licensed professional who has been approved for Katrina funds.

Maly’s Acquires Advanced Salon Visions in San Diego
Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Recently, Maly’s-West announced acquisition of Advanced Salon Visions (ASV) in San Diego.

ICSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE/ May 7-9, 2006
Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2006
If you own more than one salon, place a sure bet on growing your business by attending the International Chain Salon Association's Annual Conference on May 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson, NV.

Alberto Culver sells Sally Beauty and BSG to Regis.
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Alberto Culver sells Sally Beauty and BSG to Regis.

In Memoriam of Seymour Finkelstein
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2006
Seymour Finkelstein passed away January 2, 2006 at the age of 82.

An Evening of Hair and Fashion: CMBStyle Show, Sunday, March 5th, 2006
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2005
The event kicks off Sun., Mar. 5, 2006, at the CMBStyle Show at 8 p.m. CST, followed by the After Party at 9:30 p.m. CST, both at the CMBS Center Stage in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Il.

i|m Launches Nationwide Search to Find the Next Talented Class of Accessory Designers
Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2005
i|m, the new lifestyle brand from INDUSTRIE, announced it will launch a nationwide talent search to find ten up and coming accessory designers to create the first fashion collection of the new brand to debut in Spring 2007.

Tim Hartley Leaves Sassoon. Mark Hayes Appointed to International Creative Director.
Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Following a highly successful 31 years at Vidal Sassoon, International Creative Director Tim Hartley has decided to pursue new opportunities outside our company. He is succeeded by UK Creative Director Mark Hayes, with immediate effect, who has been with the company for 28 years.

Dermalogica's Congress 2005 Lights up Barcelona!
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
More than 2,000 members of Dermalogica's professional skin care "tribe," representing 40 international markets, convened in the medieval splendor of Barcelona, Spain, for three intensive days of work and play.

Cosmetologists Chicago® President's Scholarship Awards $25,000 To Promote Advanced Education
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2005
Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC) President Jerry Gordon announced the 2004-05 CC President's Scholarship winners during its Annual Business Meeting.

Redken Announces Redken for Men "Hit the Road in Style" Winners
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2005
Redken for Men is thrilled to announce the winners of the Redken for Men "Hit the Road in Style" sweepstakes.

Matrix Signs First-Ever Celebrity Colorist
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2005
MATRIX has just signed its first Celebrity Colorist and consumer spokesperson for color: Jennifer J. of Juan Juan Salon in Beverly Hills.

Tanning Trend: Professional Skin Treatments May Be Needed to Offset Self-Tanner Craze
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005
There was a time when year-round tans were the exclusive domain of professional bodybuilders and aging Palm Beach playboys. But today, the self-tan and booth spray-tan markets are booming. The result: potentially plugged follicles.

Celebrity Hair Stylist Garren Sells Out Signature Styling Aid in Only Eight Minutes on QVC
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
In his debut QVC appearance on August 20, celebrity hair stylist Garren successfully sold out of his signature styling aid GARREN New York Designing Spray Tonic. With over 3,000 units ordered in only eight minutes, QVC is now taking waitlist orders for an additional 1,000 units.

Three Beauty Manufacturers to Participate in b.cause Common Cents Program
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Since establishing the Common Cents program, a unique cause-related marketing campaign targeted to beauty manufacturers willing to donate a percentage of their sales from a single product or product line to b.cause, the foundation has received commitments from BennieFactor Products, Paula Dorf and Rescue Beauty Lounge.

Fantastic Sams® Makes Largest Donation to Locks of Love
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Fantastic Sams®, the largest full-service hair care franchise, presented Locks of Love, the nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss, with the single largest donation in the charity's history at the Fantastic Sams annual convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, last week.

Beauty Cares Week, October 16-22, 2005
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2005
From Maine to Texas, Seattle to Miami – our industry responds! With donations of products, furniture, jobs, places to live, our industry has worked hard to rebuild beauty in the Gulf Coast. BUT WE'RE NOT THERE YET! What's most needed now if money! And YOU can help.

Learn with Beth Minardi November 7th in NYC
Register for her Hurricane Benefit Class Now!
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2005
Like many good-hearted folks, our gal Beth is stepping up to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina with a special benefit color class.

G.M. Collin Reaches Out to Support Katrina Victims
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2005
G.M. Collin Skin Care announces its commitment to raise $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims.

The Beauty in Charity
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2005
John Paul Gemelli, President & Owner of Termix Manufacturing Inc. d.b.a. Cool Hair Tools has witnessed first hand their despair. To help go beyond providing the basics such as housing and food, John Paul has also pledged to give as many displaced workers from Louisiana with paying jobs as possible.

John Paul Mitchell Systems Reaches Out to Salon Professionals Affected by Hurricane Katrina
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, John Paul Mitchell Systems is showing its commitment to stylists and salons by helping them pick up the pieces of both their personal and professional lives.

BTC Members' Cash Donations
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005
behindthechair.com members have contributed over $67,635.00 and counting in cash donations to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort! Thanks to all who've donated!

Farouk Systems Extends Its Support To Hurricane Katrina Victims
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005
According to Mr. Shami, “It is vital for our industry to step up to the plate and help our industry recover from this overwhelming tragedy. I will not allow my fellow hairdressers to give up. They must know that we care and that we are behind them. Together, we can help rebuild their salons, rebuild their businesses and rebuild their faith in humanity.”

Tweezerman International Raises $16,000 from Employee and Company Contributions to Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005
Over the past week, Tweezerman employees also pooled $5,500 of their own money to support the Red Cross in its Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Tweezerman matched 100% of its employees' contributions, bringing the company's total donation to the Red Cross to $11,000.

AVEDA Distributor and Beauty Industry Leaders Organize Hurricane Relief Efforts
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005
In response to the wide-spread devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Neill Corporation has announced the creation of the The Salon and Spa Relief Fund, a non-profit organization, set up to help salon and spa owners and their employees who have been affected by the hurricane. These funds will be used to help them rebuild their lives and their businesses. Edwin H. Neill III, president, and Debra Neill, CEO, of Neill Corporation, will head up the organization with other industry leaders.

Manufacturers give more than $10,000 in funds and supplies through individual donations
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Manufacturers give $10,000+ in funds and products through individual donations to the NCA Disaster Relief Fund, the Red Cross and other organizations working to aid hurricane relief efforts.

Rene Furterer Rushes Necessities to Katrina Victims
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Rene Furterer is reaching out to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, by providing basic hair-care necessities.

Takara Belmont Extends Offer to Hurricane Victims
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Takara Belmont partners with Elite Salon Financing to help hurricane victims get back to business.

JPMS Cut-a-thon Raises $1100+ for Katrina Survivors
Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2005
In just over 31/2 hours stylists from Riah in Dyer, Indiana, James Anthony Salon and Day Spa in River Forest, Illinois and The Brass Scissors in Decatur, Illinois raised over $1115.00 for their fellow stylists affected by the hurricane.

Answers to Common Questions about Provisional Licenses
Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Shannon Broussard and JC Penney answer questions about obtaining a Provisional License to work in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama.

The BTC Community Reaches Out to a Devastated South
Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2005
The behindthechair.com family comes together in every way they know how to help fellow salon professionals rebuild their lives after the near-total devastation in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina Survivors Need Your Help
Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2005
Victims of Hurricane Katrina are left to sort out their lives amidts the devastating effects of the storms and floods. Read their stories here.

American Board of Certified Haircolorists Doubles Attendance at LA Educational Summit
Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Haircolorist attendance doubled this year from last at the annual 2-day Energizing Summit 2005 hosted on May 22-23 by the American Board Of Certified Haircolorists (ABCH) at the Los Angeles Sheraton Gateway Hotel. Colorists experienced over 40 courses titles, including 18 interactive 3-hour seminars plus 90-minute educational classes hosted by the most respected subject experts in the professional beauty business.

Aveda Congress 2005/ October 15-17
Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2005
Aveda's bi-annual Congress is three days of creativity, imagination and excellence-hair styling at its finest.

Winning Ways
haircolorxperts' First International Artistic Competition
Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2005
Shonda Ervin, artistic director at the haircolorxperts salon at Kenilworth Commons in Charlotte, NC, recently won the company's first annual International Artistic Competition.

Oscar and Wendy Bond named Creative Directors of L'ANZA Healing Haircare
Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
DAVEXLABS, LLC, parent company of L'ANZA Healing Haircare announces the exclusive partnership with high-powered creative team, Oscar and Wendy Bond as Creative Directors. The partnership will further enhance L'ANZA's marketing, sales and educational efforts with the distributors, salons and consumers in the beauty industry.

Markham Prestige Group Acquires Alterna® Professional Haircare
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2005
The Markham Prestige Group (MPG) announced its acquisition of Alterna® Professional Haircare. The acquisition solidifies MPG's position as the market leader in the exclusive prestige hair care category. Alterna will join the Irvine, California-based company's roster of luxury beauty brands that currently includes PureOlogy® Serious Colour Care.

TSA Hosts Beacon Business Education for Cosmetology Students
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
On January 14-16, 2006, The Salon Association is hosting Beacon... a program designed to help young salon/spa innovators gain an early understanding of the day-to-day business workings of their profession.

Antoinette Beenders Crowned British Hairdresser of the Year 2004
Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Last night, at a glittering Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House, Antoinette Beenders, Global Style Director of Aveda was crowned British Hairdresser of the Year 2004.

Regis to Acquire Hair Club for Men and Women
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2004
November 15th, Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Hair Club for Men and Women, the leader in hair loss solutions.

WHAT’S NEW AT BTC? THE NEWS!
Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2004
Who’s doing what with whom and when?

Phyto Rocks the MTV Video Music Awards
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2004
Celebrities, trend setters and the country’s top lifestyle media headed to the beach to experience the best of Miami lifestyle and the premiere destination for the weekend- The MTV Style Villa at the exclusive Sagamore Hotel.

CEA Names Melony Gaudlip As Educator Of The Year
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The CEA Educator of the Year Award recognizes the individual who has made the most significant contribution toward inspiring education in the professional cosmetology education industry with a focus on student involvement.

Creative Nail Design buffs Jack Nicholson
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The stars were out at Olympus Fashion Week.

Stylist Cuts Hair Blindfolded
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Nadeem Ahmed's unique hair specialties that have brought him fame

Matrix Styles Hilary Duff at Video Music Awards
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
On August 29th, Matrix helped glam MTV's Music Video Awards.

Farouk Systems Donates $1,000,000 to Alabama & Florida Hurricane Victim Hairdressers
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2004
Farouk Systems, Inc. once again comes to the rescue of their fellow Hairdressers by donating over $1 million in hair care products to salons and Hairdressers that have been damaged by this disaster.

Creative Nail Design and Gwen Stefani
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2004
The lovely, talented and always stylish Gwen Stefani had her nails done in Creative Nail Design’s Blue Blood from the Fall 2004 Mogul collection recently.

Jet Rhys Joins Forces With Renbow International
Leaders in color technology and innovative techniques partner to push the envelope
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2004
Jet Rhys Salon announced today it is joining forces with Renbow International to offer clients and the hair industry the most advanced color technology to complement its creative, cutting-edge techniques.

The Industry's Best Web Site Just Got Better!
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
BehindTheChair.com has just released a new version of it's popular bulletin board system to give users more features, better formatting tools, and a powerful registration system.