The WireOctober 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
A STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) presented the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) during a star-studded gala at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in July. Jim Markham, founder of PureOlogy, was inducted into the Hall of Leaders, while Yosh Toya received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was attended by industry luminaries, who showed up to support the winners in 12 categories. —M.D.
Beating Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Check out what some of the industry's leading companies are doing to help win the fight against the disease.
ARIUS EICKERT AND OSTER PROFESSIONAL
Oster Professional Products and Arius Eickert recently partnered to support the fight against breast cancer. During the month of July, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the limited-edition PINK Teqie, a palm-sized clipper, were donated to the American Cancer Society. During the month of August, a portion of the proceeds of the limited-edition Oster Pink Vorteq trimmer and Arius Eickert Simply Pink Tweezers were also donated to the same organization. "We're hoping that every time a stylist uses one of our limited-edition PINK clippers or tweezers, it will create awareness and conversation, and possibly a catalyst for scheduling a mammogram," says Taryn Sproviero, product manager for Oster Professional Products and Arius Eickert. osterstyle.com; ariuseickert.com
Aveda's Hand Relief revitalizing lotion for stressed hands is available in a limited-edition size and design in honor of breast cancer awareness month. It's loaded with vitamins, exfoliating fruit acids and hydrating plant emollients that provide relief from dryness. aveda.com
Dermalogica provides year-round product gift baskets, online skincare information, education and other resources to pink-link.org, a grassroots, nonprofit online resource for women living with breast cancer. Unlike many breast cancer organizations that conduct research, Pink-Link devotes itself to being of service to women already living with the disease. The organization, created by Vicki Tashman of Los Angeles, publishes a monthly e-newsletter that offers expert health-care advice, including skincare tips from Dermalogica. dermalogica.com
During the month of October, Essie Cosmetics will support the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund by donating 10 percent of the sales profits from two limited-edition Essie products to EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund. The products include Pink is Powerful nail polish, a soft pink with shimmer, and the Pink is Powerful mini 4-pak, which includes a mini bottle of Pink is Powerful nail polish packaged with mini bottles of Pink Glove Service, Sensitivity Base and the Good to Go! fast-drying top coat. essie.com