Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsOctober 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris American Salon
A Gathering of Professionals
Paul Mitchell passed away 20 years ago, but nearly 2,000 hairdressers who have followed in his footsteps paid tribute to the hairdressing legend at The Paul Mitchell Gathering in Las Vegas this July. JPMS Chairman and CEO John Paul DeJoria was surprised when his motorcycle riding partners, including Peter Fonda and Lorenzo Lamas, appeared onstage. On the first day, Paul Mitchell artists and educators Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski, Scott Cole, Linda Yodice, Angus Mitchell, Takashi Kitamura, Noogie Thai and many others presented fall '09 cut and color demonstrations. There was also an impromptu tribute to Michael Jackson. The general session on day two featured inspiring presentations from both Winn Claybaugh, dean of Paul Mitchell The School, and Julie Solwold, vice president of sports marketing, as well as a dance performance by The Quest Crew—winners of season three of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Finally, guests heard presentations from Paul Mitchell The School Future Professionals. —MARIANNE DOUGHERTY
City of Hope Honors Cheryl and Jim Markham
More than 500 beauty industry icons, artists and supporters gathered at the Spirit of Life Masquerade Gala in Las Vegas to honor Pureology co-founders Cheryl and Jim Markham, who were given the Spirit of Life Award for their involvement with City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. "This has been an incredible year dedicated to raising awareness, support and funds for City of Hope," Jim Markham said. "I am proud to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal, and I truly believe that this will make a tremendous impact on the lifesaving treatment programs at City of Hope."
Salon industry professionals, including Kim Vo, Sonya and Christopher Dove and Dean Banowetz, donned elaborate and colorful masks for the affair, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and raised more than $1 million for City of Hope.
"Cheryl and Jim Markham's commitment to our mission is an inspiration to us all," said City of Hope Senior Director of Development Cynthia Savage. "We're honored to celebrate their contributions to the beauty industry and their dedication to City of Hope." —A.F.
Cricket Hands Out Rep Awards
The Cricket Company of Novato, CA, held its annual representative meeting during Cosmoprof in Las Vegas and presented two awards for achievement in the field by independent representative groups. The award for Outstanding Work at Trade Shows was given to Craig and Trish Antonio of CFN Southeast, and the other award recognized Brett Cohen of CFN Northeast as Rep of the Year, a distinction given to the representative who distinguishes himself by selling promotions, following up with sales meetings, setting up shows and events, and reporting back with any information that Cricket needs. —L.M.