Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsJune 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
NCA Congratulates OMC World Championship Winners
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) hosted the 2008 Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC) World Championships of Beauty in conjunction with America's Beauty Show in Chicago. The international event, which happens only once every two years, draws competitors from all across the world and features both individual and team contests in hair, nails and beauty. The NCA's Team USA was sponsored by Goldwell, which provided travel expenses for practice and competition, as well as the haircolor products that the team members relied on to compete. The NCA would like to congratulate its Team USA, as well as the following members who competed and won medals by placing in the top three in their categories: Dale Dees, gold medal, Senior Ladies Street Fashion; Vicki Stronczek, bronze medal, Senior Ladies Street Fashion; Michelle Welch, silver medal, Senior Ladies Black Trophy; Deanna Maker, gold medal, Junior Ladies Hair Extension; and Alana Greene, silver medal, Junior Ladies Hair Extension.
The Senior Ladies Competition heats up
"Competing in the World Championships requires talent, skill, creativity and dedication," said Marlene Bridge, NCA president. "NCA's Team USA represented our country with enthusiasm, passion and hard work." —C.W.
NCA member and Team USA competitor Dale Dees accepts the gold medal—OMC past President Pierre Seassari and OMC President and NCA member Salvatore Fodera are in front.
SoftSheen-Carson Announces Turnaround Contest
Calling all haircare professionals! If you have a client with damaged, dry or weak hair, SoftSheen-Carson Professional, the industry leader in textured haircare, invites you to enter to win the Optimum Salon Repair Hair Turnaround contest, designed to demonstrate the restorative benefits of using Optimum Salon Repair. To enter, use Optimum Salon Repair (as directed) on a client with damaged hair, then send the company before and after pictures, along with a note card describing the challenges and results achieved. One grand-prize winner will receive a $500 American Express gift card. For more contest information, visit softsheen-carson.com/professional. —C.W.
Pivot Point Announces L.E.O. Award Winners
Pivot Point International, a leader in beauty education, recently recognized six Pivot Point-educated industry professionals for the success they have achieved in the beauty industry. The chosen six each received a Pivot Point L.E.O. award. The award was named for Pivot Point founder Leo Passage, but it also stands for "leadership in the salon industry, excellence in designer education and outstanding Pivot Point graduate." The six award recipients were as follows: Joseph Cartagena, owner of Genacelli Salon & Spa in Chicago, who currently serves as vice president of Cosmetologists Chicago; Mary Beth Janssen, owner of The Janssen Source in Palatine, IL, and author of four books on beauty, who now teaches beauty and wellness to professionals around the world; David Raccuglia, founder of American Crew and the successful Art + Science salons in the Chicago area; Manuel Rodriguez, an international educator who has taught the Pivot Point approach since 1983 and has been on three USA World Hairdressing Championship teams; Christine Schuster, who is senior vice president of education for Redken and PureOlogy and was responsible for developing the Redken Exchange; and Andre Walker, hairstylist to Oprah Winfrey for 24 years. He credits Pivot Point for allowing him to do almost anything in hair design. —C.W.
David Raccuglia, Andre Walker, Pivot Point founder Leo Passage, Joseph Cartagena, Manuel Rodriguez, Christine Schuster and Mary Beth Janssen