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Making The Cut Competition Names Orange County's Top Stylist
On Monday, March 31, six of the best stylists in Orange County competed in the second annual Making the Cut live hair show competition to take home the honor of OC’s Top Stylist 2014. A high profile line-up of judges and sponsors, as well as hundreds of guests, walked the red carpet at The Observatory in Santa Ana and watched as six finalists participated in a live haircutting and styling competition followed by a hair and fashion show.

 OPI Announces Suzi Weiss-Fischmann Transition to Consultant Role
OPI Products Inc. has announced the transition of Suzi Weiss-Fischmann from OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP to OPI Consultant. Known worldwide as “The First Lady of Nails” for over 31 years, she will remain OPI’s creative inspiration and brand ambassador for journalists and clients. Suzi’s new role is effective July 1.

PRAVANA Announces Three New Promotions
Hair care company PRAVANA recently announced the promotions of Tania Kingsrud to Vice President of Marketing, Irene Seferian to Director of Marketing, and Jamie Muniz to Marketing Associate.

Pivot Point Announces 2014 L.E.O. Awards Winners
Pivot Point International, Inc. recently honored two hairdressers with vast international experience and a longtime connection to Pivot Point with the brand's coveted L.E.O. Award during “Beauty Changes Lives” at America's Beauty Show, March 24, 2014. The L.E.O. Awards represent Leadership in the professional beauty industry, Excellence in education, and Outstanding Pivot Point Connection. The name also honors Leo Passage, the founder of Pivot Point.

Empire Beauty Schools Offer Local First Responders Complimentary Hair Cuts
In order to express thanks for the courageous work local first responders do in the treatment and prevention of domestic violence, Empire Beauty Schools is offering complimentary haircuts to all police officers, firefighters and EMTs at all Empire student salons next week.

Beauty Bus Foundation Announces 5th Annual Beauty Drive
The Beauty Bus Foundation offers beauty and grooming services to the terminally and chronically ill with the hope of preserving dignity and hope for all those affected by disease and their caregivers.In a recent interview on KCAL 9 News, the charity's CEO Ronda Wilkin and co-founder Wendy Marantz Levine discuss the life events that led them to creating the foundation, as well as the upcoming 5th Annual Beauty Drive, taking place April 27th, 2-5 PM, at the Annenberg Building at the California Science Center.

Aveda Hosts Fashion Show to Raise Funds for Clean Water
When you think of garbage bags, used hair color tubes, old soda cans and bottle caps, the first thing that may come to mind is rubbish. At the Aveda Green Carpet Catwalk for Water Trashion Show in New York, however, this so-called junk made a splash down the runway. To kick off Earth Month and to raise money for Clean Ocean Action, Aveda selected local salons from New York and New Jersey and Aveda Institute students to create the looks, from the duds to the dos to the makeup.

PBA's North American Hairstyling Awards Honors Dwight Miller with 2014 Lifetime
One of the most esteemed photographic beauty competitions in North America, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), honors top hairstylists and beauty professionals. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the hair and beauty industry and is limited to licensed salon professionals. This year, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is proud to recognize internationally acclaimed World Master Hair Designer, educator, artistic director, executive and salon owner, Dwight Miller with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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