Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsJanuary 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris, Kelley Donahue American Salon
American Crew to Release New Collection for 2009
Hair gurus Craig Hanson, director of artistic services, Colomer Salon Division, and Paul Wilson, American Crew artistic director, came together at Pier 59 Studios West in Santa Monica, CA, late last summer to collaborate with a team on a photo shoot for the company's much-anticipated 2009 collection. "This year's release features overtly classic shapes with deep parts and disconnection off the perimeter," said Wilson about the collection, which will debut exclusively in American Salon's February 2009 issue. "We've lived through that whole flat iron thing where we tried to control hair," Hanson said. "Now we're letting hairstyles have personality and spontaneity by showing more wave and texture." —K.D.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: American Crew Technical Director Theri DeJoode creating one of the cuts featured in American Crew's 2009 collection; Paul Wilson perfecting a look at the shoot; Craig Hanson and Wilson sat down exclusively with American Salon Executive Editor Kelley Donahue at the photo shoot to talk about the techniques and trends being showcased in American Crew's new 2009 Collection.
National Cosmetology Association Elects New Board of Directors
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA), the largest organization of salon professionals in the world, elected a new board of directors for the 2009/2010 term. Since its inception in 1921, the NCA's mission has been to ensure that working salon professionals have the tools and resources available to create career success with integrity. In August, the NCA will host SalonLife '09, which will include top-notch education and workshops, exhibits, creative competitions and presenters such as personal finance guru Suze Orman. "I love how much the NCA helps working cosmetologists in so many ways with providing education; representing members' interests for local, state and national legislative and regulatory issues; and now by creating SalonLife to help them improve their professional and personal well-being," said new President Mark Goodman. —L.M.
The 2009/2010 National Cosmetology Association (NCA) Board of Directors, from left: Vice President Grace Santiler Nowik, Director Kris Kutcher, Immediate Past President Marlene Bridge, President Mark Goodman, Director Sandi Holland, Secretary/Treasurer Steve Ukes, Director George Schmieder and Director Beth Hickey
Klorane Supports U.S. Troops During the Holidays
Klorane Cosmetics, a division of France-based Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, donated 8,000 bottles of their Ultra Soft, Zen Spirit and Morning Wake-up shower gels to U.S. troops for the holiday season. Klorane, which produces a range of natural hair and body products, partnered with two Texas-based nonprofit organizations, Christmas For Our Troops and the U.S. Wounded Soldier Foundation, which provide individual Christmas boxes filled with various gifts and necessities to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. "We are proud to be able to make this contribution of Klorane products to the men and women who diligently protect and serve our country and hope this small gesture shows that we are thinking of them and appreciate all that they do," said Thierry Chenain, president of Klorane. —L.M.