The WireJanuary 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Matrix Men Supports AIDS Foundation
Celebrity golfers, including Joe Pesci, Chris O'Donnell and Michael Chiklis, recently joined together at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA, for the 9th Annual Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Matrix Men. The event raised nearly $800,000 to support the foundation's work to win the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS. Guests received a Matrix Men-branded Nike Golf shoe bag filled with products and a golf ball bag with Matrix Men and Tiger Woods brand golf balls. After a day of golf, guests attended a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction, hosted by Sharon Stone. —N.P.
Ann Mincey Receives Inspiration Award
Redken's Ann Mincey, vice president of global communications, was recently honored with Intercoiffure America/Canada's Inspiration Award at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The award recognizes outstanding service to the professional beauty industry. "Ann Mincey has worked tirelessly to help salon professionals achieve their full potential, both as cosmetologists and as persons," said Lois Christie, president of Intercoiffure America/Canada. "She inspires not only with her message, but also by her example." —N.P.
Joico Helps Save the Music
Joico recently sent Ben Mullin, finalist on Bravo's Shear Genius, to VH1's star-studded "Save the Music" gala in New York City to provide last-minute touch-ups for all of the performing artists and presenters. Joico donated K-PAK Shampoo & Conditioner for the event's gift bags, given to more than 1,000 guests. The Save the Music Foundation works to raise money to restore and sustain instrumental music programs in 1,500 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, and to date, the nonprofit organization has provided $40 million in new musical instruments. —N.P.
K-Pak Turns 30!
This month not only marks the beginning of a new year, but also an industry milestone: the 30th anniversary of Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, a product that has achieved cult status. "It's the epitome of a classic," said Damien Carney, Joico international artistic director. "When a product stays on top this long, you know it's got to be the best." According to Joico, one tube is sold around the world every five seconds and more than 10 million tubes total have been sold. This year, Joico will issue a commemorative K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor tube that highlights the product's 30-year legacy of healthy hair. —C.W.
Lisap and Pirri Salons Form Lisap Academy
Lisap USA and Pirri Salons have joined together to form Lisap Academy, which will feature seminars on advanced color and cutting techniques using Lisap products. The seminars will take place at two Pirri Salon locations in New York and Connecticut. For more information, call 914/395-1700 for the New York class and 203/869-4500 for the Connecticut class. —N.P.