Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsSeptember 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Chrystoph Marten's Underground Hair Show
Chrystoph Marten's fourth-annual underground hair show, Das Ideale Weib, featured hairstyles inspired by Berlin in the 1920s. Marten's elegant and sophisticated styles reflected the rich underground culture of that decade but were modern enough for today's tastes. Accompanying the styles were live musical performances—fusions of electronic music and traditional songs—that echoed the show's avant-garde vibe.
Marten first developed the idea to host underground hair shows while working at the Arrojo Studio in 2004. His previous shows, Dunkelheit, Funkstörung and Arlequins received rave reviews. This year's event was held at Marten's eponymous salon in Manhattan and was attended by magazine editors, hairstylists and clients. —A.P.
Murad Expands Distribution in Asia
Murad has entered into a 10-year partnership with Paua Group International to increase the doctor-branded skincare line's distribution in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. "The future of the Murad brand is international, and the Asian market is an important and growing one—one which is eager to embrace Murad's inclusive health approach," said Richard Murad, the company's chief operating officer. "Paua Group provides a range of experience and philosophy on wellness that matches Murad's." Paua intends to make Murad the number-one clinical brand in Asia. —L.M.
Nioxin Focuses on Fall Hair
Theodore Leaf, Nioxin celebrity stylist and a contestant on the first season of Bravo's Shear Genius, joined Nioxin founder Eva Graham and Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Grannan in New York City to present the brand's new styling products and demonstrate looks for fall at Nioxin flagship salon Manhattan Color Studio. Using Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives Spray and Smoothing Reflective Glossing Color Shield, Leaf showed beauty editors how to create modern finger waves accessorized with headbands and sophisticated half-up styles. —L.M.
New Faces, New Bases
PIERRE FABRE DERMO-COSMÉTIQUE has announced the appointment of Diane Biancamano as director of public relations for Rene Furterer, Klorane and Galenic/Elancyl and Hubert Bevelsborg as CEO of Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique USA.
MURAD announced the appointment of Fernando Braga Jr. as director of international business for Latin America. In this role, he will develop Murad's Latin America market and increase the brand's presence in key areas. Braga most recently served as regional director for Latin America for Dermalogica.
EMPIRE EDUCATION GROUP has appointed Carl Bridges as chief academic officer and vice president of education. He previously held leadership roles at Lincoln Education Services, Career Education Corporation, DeVry Institute of Technology, and the College of Business at Ohio University.
ATLAS WHOLESALE has appointed Marisol Villarreal as educational director. She will guide stylists in learning how to use both Johnny B. and Color Edge products in order to provide the best service, quality and design to their clients.
CND has announced the appointment of Barry Holmes as vice president of North American sales. Previously, he served as vice president of sales for L'Oréal Professionnel.