Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsJanuary 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris, Kelley Donahue American Salon
Paul Mitchell The School Chicago Features Freestyle Systems Equipment
In September 2008, the new Paul Mitchell The School Chicago unveiled state-of-the-art equipment from green technologies provider Freestyle Systems. The school's students save time and energy with The Freestylist Floating Dryer Support System, the world's first and only weightless blow-drying system, and SpectraLights, the most advanced LED lights developed for the salon industry. —L.M.
Clairol Professional Contest Raises Awareness About Heart Disease
P&G Professional Care's Clairol Professional will launch its True Color From the Heart contest during American Heart Month in February. Open to all colorists, it's a continuation of Clairol Professional's support of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. Colorists must use the exclusive red, brunette or blonde techniques created by celebrity stylists Rona O'Connor and Jennifer J to make over their favorite client. The winner will get a trip to Premiere Orlando. Colorists can also support the cause by purchasing Clairol Professional products that carry the Go Red for Women logo, with 20 cents of each purchase benefiting the American Heart Association's campaign. Visit clairolpro.com for details. —L.A.
Colorists can purchase Clairol Professional products to support the American Heart Association's heart disease awareness campaign.
PureOlogy Founders Honored by City of Hope
The Professional Salon Industry Council for City of Hope will honor PureOlogy founders Cheryl and Jim Markham with the Spirit of Life Award on July 20, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas during Cosmoprof North America. City of Hope will present their top philanthropic honor to the couple for their humanitarian and business achievements. The Markhams have devoted more than 15 years of support to cancer research and treatment programs, with a particular emphasis on ovarian cancer. "We are honored to receive this award from an institution that is tirelessly working to make cancer a curable and ultimately preventable disease," said Jim, founder and president of Markham Enterprises. For tickets to the Spirit of Life gala, call 800/272-2310. —G.B.