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ghd Announces Celebrity Stylist David Babaii as New Brand Ambassador for North A
ghd, one of the world’s leading luxury hair styling brands, has announced today the appointment of celebrity stylist David Babaii as the new brand ambassador for ghd North America. One of the most sought after stylists in Hollywood, Babaii, whose work has appeared on runways, ad campaigns, and graced the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Vanity Fair, among others, is the latest hairdressing heavyweight to join ghd as a brand ambassador.

The 2014 North America Trend Vision competition and awards show was held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th. Viewers were treated to artistic demonstrations by Hester Wernert, Tim Hartley and the North American Sebastian Core team (Omar Antonio, Anthony Cole, Diva Poulos and Marylle Koken). The night ended with an epic performance by Blondie!  

MANIC PANIC Opens First New York City Salon at Ricky’s NYC
Tish & Snooky’s MANIC PANIC NYC celebrated the Grand Opening of its first New York City salon on June 25th, 2014. The free, open-to-the-public event was packed with neon-haired DyeHards (fans of the brand) enjoying entertainment by drag queen Paige Turner, free drinks and snacks, and the celebratory ribbon-cutting by founding sisters Tish and Snooky and Ricky’s NYC executives. MANIC PANIC licensed use of its name to beauty supply chain Ricky’s NYC and their in-store salons, Revolver Salon.

Dermalogica Celebrates Women's Entrepreneurship at DWEN
Dermalogica, one of the world’s top professional skin care brands that is committed to empowering women worldwide to become financially independent, celebrated women in business and entrepreneurship at the recent Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) “Bold Beginnings, Brave Futures” conference held in Austin, TX.

$1 Million Endowment Ensures Lifelong Learning in Beauty Industry
Pivot Point announces Leo Passage Endowment Fund with $1 million donation from Passage Family Lynelle Lynch, President of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation; Robert Passage, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Point International; and Melanie Kopeikin, President of Pivot Point International Beauty and education do truly change lives!

Pivot Point and Beauty Changes Lives Announce Endowment Fund
Pivot Point International, Inc. and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, recently announced the formation of the Leo Passage Endowment Fund to benefit competition, scholarships and lifelong learning among students and professionals. The announcement was made during a press conference held during “Beauty Week,” at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, NV.

NAHA 2014: The Winners
Hairstylist of the Year winner Alain Pereque

Event Recap: Scruples Hosts Successful "Training For Tomorrow"
With the highest attendance to date, Scruples hosted another successful Training For Tomorrow on June 21-24, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The three-day Scruples Academy program introduces attendees to Scruples' product portfolio, live model demonstrations, and hands-on training. Training For Tomorrow gives attendees an inside look at who Scruples is and its commitment to empower hair professionals with smart solutions to exceed customer expectations.

Tyler Turner Joins ERGO as Director of New Business Development
Salon industry business systems innovator Tyler Turner has joined ERGO as the Director of New Business Development.ERGO President Robert Reed reports that Turner will be overseeing the introduction of new business model development and web technologies for this leading manufacturer of premium styling tools and educational programs for the professional beauty industry.

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