Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsMarch 1, 2009 By: Kelley Donahue, Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris American Salon
What's Age Got to Do With It?
JPMS Editorial Director Lucie Doughty has been the trusted stylist of television personality and author Robin McGraw for years. No wonder McGraw, who also happens to be the wife of talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, tapped Doughty to be the haircolor expert for her new book, What's Age Got to Do With It? (Thomas Nelson, 2008). The book was inspired by the thousands of e-mails McGraw has received from women asking what she does to look and feel so vibrant at the age of 55. Doughty provides insightful tips in the book on how readers can work with their stylists to choose and maintain the right color and style for them. "It was such a thrilling experience to work with Robin on this book and appear on Dr. Phil," Doughty said. "She has an amazing sense of style and knows what looks good." —M.D.
One of Lucie Doughty's creations
Sexy Hair Unveils New Celebrity Spokespersons
Sexy Hair has named country music singer and former American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler and Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Cheryl Burke as the two new celebrity faces of the brand, joining The Pussycat Dolls and boy band Close to Home. As spokespersons, Pickler and Burke will appear in the company's print ads (look for them in next month's issue) and promotional materials, along with other publicity events throughout the year. "Sexy Hair is an attitude! It's about youth, energy, vitality and feeling sexy," said Jim Morrison, CEO, Sexy Hair. "Kellie Pickler and Cheryl Burke are two of the sexiest women on the planet; they both represent what Sexy Hair is all about and they both look spectacular." —L.M.
Aveda Institute Receives National Accreditation
The Gary Manuel Aveda Institute earned accreditation from the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) in January, becoming the first new school to become accredited by NACCAS in the city of Seattle since 1977. Industry leaders Gary Howse and Manuel Benevich, co-owners of Gary Manuel Salon, founded the institute in 2005. Known for their cutting-edge training program, Howse and Benevich envisioned creating a fashion-forward school that would give students a modern foray into the beauty industry. "Manuel and I could not be more proud of our organization there, from the teachers to the facility," Howse said. "It's really our version of the Harvard of beauty schools." This accreditation enables the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute to apply to the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federal education funding programs. —J.H.