Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsAugust 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Paul Mitchell Schools Hosts Record-Breaking Charity Event
Paul Mitchell Schools recently held its 5th annual Magic of Memories charity gala dinner after completing months of fundraising. This year, Future Professionals and staff members at schools around the country raised $930,000, which surpassed all previous records and brought the five-year total to more than $2.5 million. This year's gala was held at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA, and included a live and silent auction hosted by celebrities and representatives from the selected charities.
Winn Claybaugh, Shawn Southwick, leeza gibbons and John paul DeJoria celebrate onstage at the magic of memories charity gala dinner.
The funds will be distributed to the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Food4Africa, Sister Bonnie's Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) Disaster Relief Fund, Look Good Feel Better and Cut It Out. "The beauty industry will give back to you exactly what you put into it," said Winn Claybaugh, dean of Paul Mitchell Schools. "When you selflessly use your talents and passion to raise money and awareness to make a difference in the lives of others, the beauty industry will provide for you a life rich with friends, love and financial rewards." —R.A.
OPI Reaches Out to Distributors in Asia
OPI International spokesperson Joey Brown traveled to Asia to meet and train the company's distributors in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Beijing. In Jakarta, she was also on hand for the opening celebrations of two new state-of-the-art OPI concept salons in the city. "Traveling to both these cities gave me insight into how nail care is becoming more mainstream for women, and that nail talent continues to flourish to meet this demand," Brown said. "Being pampered and taking care of ourselves is certainly an international trend." —L.M.
Redken Raises Record Funds
In June, Redken raised a record $17,076 for 2008 charity partner City of Hope at its annual Cut-A-Thon fundraiser at the Redken Exchange in New York City. Starting as early as 6 a.m., 428 customers lined the block throughout the day to get their hair cut and styled by top Redken stylists for a minimum donation of $30. All of the money will be given to City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. —L.M.