Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsAugust 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris, Nicole Palmieri American Salon
Lunatic Fringe Salons Host Annual Fundraiser
Salt Lake City's Lunatic Fringe Salons partnered with Paul Mitchell The School in Holladay, Utah, to raise $27,000 for several nonprofit organizations at its fourth-annual Giving Back Is the New Black, Especially When It's Green fundraiser. The event drew nearly 400 people for a hair and fashion show coordinated by Lunatic Fringe Artistic Director Janae Mechling and her creative team of 10 stylists. The event's beneficiaries included the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which provides education and financial assistance to students and new salon professionals, City of Hope, Food4Africa and others. —L.M.
UBC to Award One Beauty Pro $25,000
Ultimate Beauty Companies (UBC) recently announced UBC Makes Dreams Come True, a new giveaway that will award one licensed beauty professional $25,000 in cash. "We are very excited to have an opportunity to give back to salon professionals in a big way," said Morad Zahabian, CEO and founder, Ultimate Beauty Companies. "This year, as a result of the current economic climate, we felt that most everyone would prefer a little more cash in their pockets. We're really looking forward to being able to help make someone's dreams come true." Entries will be accepted through January 5, 2010. No purchase is necessary for the first entry; however, each additional entry requires a $1,000 order from UBC. The winner will be drawn at the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, CA, on February 7, 2010. For more information or to enter the giveaway, visit profile.to/ubcgiveaway. —A.F.
New Faces, New Bases
CND welcomes Aude DeGregorio as marketing manager. In this position, she will oversee the spa category in support of upcoming innovations and projects. She most recently served as brand manager at ZO Skin Health.
The Kirschner Group announced the appointment of Jane Caris as vice president of sales and marketing and the addition of Carolyn Reeves to the company's West Coast sales team. Reeves will be calling on accounts in the Northern California marketplace.
Matrix announced the appointment of Patrick McIvor as Matrix artistic color director. In this role, McIvor will create salon-based techniques geared toward helping salon professionals transform their passion for beauty into professional success.
Oscar Blandi appointed Debra Hartwell as vice president of global sales and education. She will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic programs.
Exclusive Salon Distributor, a division of Ultimate Beauty Companies, hired Maria Calder and Anna Mak as account executives. Calder and Mak will be responsible for managing existing relationships, delivering haircare and color lines to salons nationwide and establishing new business opportunities. —N.P.