Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsDecember 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Biolage Goes GRE.E.N
As part of its Go GRE.E.N Campaign, Biolage gathered more than 60 hairstylists from three local C.R.A.F.T Rewards salons in Sanibel Island, FL, for a daylong event at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in September. Stylists took buses out to the Shell Mound to clear non-native plants and plant new trees, then returned to the education center to discuss environmental issues and learn how to encourage green initiatives within their salons. The day also marked the end of the Biolage Bottle Back program, a contest in which participating salons collected empty professional haircare bottles for two months. Biolage pledged to donate $3 for every Biolage bottle and $1 each for other manufacturers' bottles returned to the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society, and a total of $7,000 was presented to the wildlife society. Steel Magnolias Salon of Lehigh, FL, was also recognized as the Biolage Select GRE.E.N Salon of the Year. —G.B.
Logics Presents An Interpretation of Cubism Art in Boston
Logics welcomed Boston-area salon owners and hairdressers to the Institute of Contemporary Art in September for An Interpretation of Cubism Art. Guests were treated to beverages and a lavish appetizer spread, followed by a presentation of trendsetting haircolor, cut and styling looks from the Logics creative team inspired by the Expressionism, Pop Art and Cubism art movements. —L.A.
FROM TOP: Logics Art Visionary Jeff Roy discussing how Expressionism inspired him to create this model's hairstyle; Art Visionary Rachel Glenn demonstrating the technique for this Cubism-motivated look.
New Faces, New Bases
Goldwell named Mark Parks as U.S. vice president of education of KPSS. In this position, he will direct and manage all National Academy and field education for the Goldwell and KMS California brands.
Sexy Hair announced the addition of Lisa Jacobson as director of sales/national accounts and Cheri Bickar as district sales manager. Jacobson will work directly with Regis Corporation to support the company's strong and growing partnership with Sexy Hair, and Bickar will oversee the company's relationship with Maly's West.
FHI Heat named Phillip Wilson as international creative director. Wilson, formerly creative director at PureOlogy, will continue to present his signature Alternative Haircutting methods, along with launching new advanced styling techniques for FHI Heat. —N.P.