Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsJuly 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
The Industry Mourns Loss of Guy Mascolo
Toni&Guy and TIGI co-founder Guy Mascolo passed away on May 6 after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Dallas. Mascolo, whose birth name was Gaetano, was born in 1944 to Francesco and Maria Mascolo. He and his brother Toni launched globally renowned hairdressing company Toni&Guy in Clapham in South London in 1963. The teenage brothers learned their hairdressing skills from their father, himself a respected hairdresser. As the business took off, they also launched their own product line, TIGI, and opened salons in the United States.
"Guy had the natural ability of hairdressing since he was 14 years old," said Paul Joseph, a founding director of Toni&Guy in Dallas. "He could naturally do whatever he could visualize. He was a hairdresser's hairdresser."
Mascolo was an enthusiastic sportsman with a passion for the Chelsea football team. He was also a brilliant guitarist who wrote and produced music for himself and others. He is survived by his two sons, Guy Junior and Zak (creative director of Toni&Guy New York), from his first marriage, and two daughters, Emanuella and Zara, from his second marriage. He also had nine grandchildren.
Redken Announces 2010 Makeover Contest
Through July 31, salon owners can enter the Ultimate Redken Salon Makeover Contest to win a complete salon makeover in 2010. The winner will work with a designer to reinvent the space with new fixtures and design elements, but the makeover is more than just aesthetic. The prize also includes one-on-one business evaluations and consultations with Redken Business Partner Peter Mahoney, president of Salon Consultants International, and a private Step UP! course with Redken Business Partner Michael Cole of Salon Development Corporation to motivate and inspire the winning salon's staff. All contest entrants will receive a free copy of Reinventing Space: The Clear Logic to Successful Salon Design and Retail Merchandising by Peter Millard (while supplies last). For more information or to enter, visit redken.com/makeovercontest. —L.M.
2009 winner Fifth Avenue Salon and Spa in Louisville, KY, after its makeover
Clairol Professional Announces True Color From the Heart Contest Winners
Clairol Professional has announced the stylist and student winners of its True Color From the Heart contest, which kicked off during American Heart Month in February and supported Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's cause to raise awareness about heart disease in women. To enter, colorists made over their favorite clients by recreating a red, brunette or blonde technique created by celebrity colorists Jennifer J. and Rona O'Connor using Miss Clairol and Clairol Professional Premium Crème. Professional stylist winner Stephanie McCrary of Mount Pleasant, SC, used Jennifer J.'s In Blonde We Trust technique and won a trip for two to attend Premiere Orlando in Florida, a $500 American Express Gift Card and the opportunity to meet Clairol Professional's Artistic Director Danny Lapointe and Lead Color Master Anita Gutierrez. Student winner Krishna Rogers of Merrillville Beauty College in Merrillville, IN, used O'Connor's Sun-Kissed Brunette technique and won a $500 American Express Gift Card, an in-school educational seminar conducted by a Clairol Professional Educator and admission to a national cosmetology show for a learning session with Lapointe and Gutierrez. Both winning techniques will be featured on clairolpro.com. —L.A.
Rona O'Connor hosting a seminar at The Studio, LA to teach colorists the Ready-to-Wear Red technique she created for Clairol Professional's True Color From the Heart contest