Events on The Salon Industry, Education and AwardsMay 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Joico Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research
Last year Joico raised almost $40,000 for breast cancer research through sales of a special Skin Luxe Body Butter. The money raised was donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, which strives to make a difference in the quality of life and prognosis of patients with recurrent or metastatic cancer. Eric Kater, general manager of Joico Laboratories Europe BV and Zotos Europe, recently presented the €25,000 check (approximately $38,000) to Stan de Klerk, director of the foundation. —N.G.
Eric Kater, general manager of Joico Laboratories Europe with Stan de Klerk, director of the Dutch Pink Ribbon Foundation
Eufora Launched Earth Day Recycling Program
To celebrate Earth Day and further its efforts to preserve the environment, Eufora worked with the nonprofit Stop Global Warming in April to teach salons about the environmental crisis. The company supplied salons with free recycling bins made of corrugated cardboard and recycled materials. "Eufora has always had an unwavering commitment to the environment, including at our corporate headquarters, where we have implemented several recycling and energy-saving practices," said Eufora founder Don Bewley. "Salons may not realize this, but they can have a positive impact on the environment just by starting with basic recycling efforts." —N.G.
Sport Clips Awards $30,000 in Scholarships
More than 71,000 people enroll in accredited cosmetology schools across the country each year, and Sport Clips has pledged to help them meet their career goals by awarding $30,000 in scholarships this year through a partnership with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools' Access to Cosmetology Education Program. "We offer so many growth and advancement opportunities throughout the country and this is our way of getting stylists off to a really great start," said Julie Vargas, director of career opportunities for Sport Clips. —N.G.
Sport Clips ' Area Developer Ron Chamberlain presented a $1,000 check to Poway Hair Academy student Sylvia Page during a ceremony with Poway Hair Academy students and members of the Sport Clips team.
CND Announces the Winner of the Mary Nordstrom Memorial Award
The 4th annual Mary Nordstrom Memorial Award is presented to the Creative Nail Design (CND) employee who has most embodied the spirit of Mary Nordstrom, the woman who helped develop the company. This year's winner was Accounting Administrator Juan Gutierrez. Nordstrom always provided comfort and inspiration to the CND team, which is dedicated to nail enhancement technology and nail design. —N.G.
Cutting for a Cause
For one week in February, Bella Bethesda Salon in Bethesda, MD, hosted a campaign to benefit Locks of Love. Clients who donated 10 inches of hair or more received a free haircut, blow-dry and a gift certificate for a beauty makeover with a Bella Bethesda makeup artist. "This campaign allows us to help others in need, as well as create new and exciting looks—the two things we love doing most," said Stacy Dabney-Ramirez, co-owner of the salon. The salon collected a total of 640 inches of hair for the organization, which has helped more than 2,000 children under the age of 18 who have experienced hair loss. —N.G.
Above: The staff of Bella Bethesda Salon celebrates with Fox 5 Morning News Anchor Gurvir Dhinsa after the official launch of the weeklong campaign for Locks of Love. LEFT: A stylist from Bella Bethesda Salon measures a client's hair before taking the scissors to it.