The WireAugust 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Sport Clips Holds National Huddle
Sport Clips, a haircare company for men and boys, recently held its National Huddle at the Las Vegas Rio hotel. About 1,000 team members attended the meeting, which featured the company's 400th store opening; a demonstration by Guinness World Record Breaker for Fastest Haircutting, Ivan Zoot; and guest speakers John Paul DeJoria, CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, and John DiJulius, author and lecturer on the topic of customer service.
Sport Clips celebrated its 400th store opening. Left to right: Mike Wallace, Ivan Zoot, Kurt Hansen, Gordon Logan, Greg Fisher and Clete Brewer
Joico and ISO Educate Hair Pros
Created to build confidence and creativity among hair professionals, the AMP'd, the Artistic and Motivational Platform Tour, program provides stylists with the tools they need to improve their personal and professional lives. It features demonstrations and step-by-step instructions on creating the season's hottest hair shapes, textures and color designs. The program also presents the latest Joico and ISO hair collections and information on how to emulate the newest looks, as well as career inspiration. "There are many programs that help stylists learn how to open a salon or run a business," says Daniel Salce, a national corporate trainer for Joico and ISO. "But to accomplish anything, you have to first be happy and confident. This program demonstrates that each person has a purpose and shows people how to go beyond their circumstances, even if they are difficult, to become the person they're truly supposed to be."
Joico/ISO National Corporate Trainer Daniel Salce is the main architect of AMP'd.
Paul Mitchell The School Raises Money for AIDS
Seventeen cyclists from Paul Mitchell The School in Costa Mesa, CA, participated in the AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride, a seven-day, 600-mile event. The event raised more than $11 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center to provide HIV/AIDS services and education, as well as increase awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS. "Our Team Paul Mitchell The School is truly inspiring, and I am humbled by their perseverance and strength," says Winn Claybaugh, dean of Paul Mitchell Schools.
Team Paul Mitchell The School at the 2007 AIDS ride.
Oster's David Guerin Shines in Russia
Oster Global Artistic Director David Guerin recently participated in the Ideal Beauty Show in St. Petersburg, Russia. More than 35,000 hairdressers attended the show to watch demonstrations, learn new hair procedures and techniques and discover Oster tools. "I'm amazed by how much the industry in Russia accepts and craves not just information about our Oster tools, but also fresh skills," says Guerin. "It isn't easy for these hairdressers to be able to purchase our products because of the expense compared to what they can charge for their services, but because of the impact we made, it convinced them to spend their hard-earned money on our tools."
Russian fans wait in line for an autograph from Oster's David Guerin.
FHI Partners with Pink-Link
FHI Heat announced a partnership with Pink-Link, a nonprofit organization that helps women and families affected by breast cancer by providing a forum for them to connect with others, as well as online support in the areas of nutrition, fitness, holistic health care and skincare. FHI plans to donate one dollar from every sale of its FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1800 blow dryer and the FHI Heat Technique Styling Iron to Pink-Link for one year starting this month.
FHI will donate a portion of sales of its Nano Weight Pro 1800 blow dryer and Heat Technique styling irons to pink-link.org for one year.