Wella, the salon professional division of P&G, is proud to announce the 20 finalists of the second annual Wella “Supports Your Cause” Charity Challenge. A total of $43,000 in prizes will be awarded to hairdressers and salon owners who demonstrate compelling dedication to community outreach programs. One Grand Prize of USD $10,000, two First Prizes of USD $5,000, four Second Prizes of USD $2,500 and thirteen Third Prizes of USD $1,000 will be announced June 23rd, 2013.
Cosmoprof North America recently announced its 2014 Discover Beauty Spotlight Brands. Discover Beauty serves as a launchpad for innovative beauty brands and a playground for indie retailers who pride themselves on presenting unique resources to their customers, while the Spotlights section serves as the hub that draws the most excitement. This department store-like presentation is a showcase for companies that are big on creativity yet smaller in size. These brands are perfect candidates for high-end retail stores, boutiques, salons and spas.
Dermalogica welcomed more than 120 Senior Instructors, Corporate Trainers and Education Managers representing more than 40 countries to the brand’s 21st annual weeklong Global Education Conference in May, held at Dermalogica world headquarters in Carson, CA.
Hairstylist-turned-fashion powerhouse Christian Siriano teamed up with Sebastian Professional for a year-long partnership spanning two NYFW seasons. The collaboration includes a video series, look book/campaign shoots and Siriano’s participation in the Sebastian Professional What’s Next Awards.As part of the partnership, Siriano designed a limited-edition packaging for the iconic Sebastian Professional Shaper and Shaper Plus hairspray, bringing new life to a classic silhouette.
The Third Annual Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards is a multi-national competition to find The Beauty Vlogger of The Year on YouTube, giving contestants a chance to win $25,000, consultations with pro makeup artists, a year’s supply of NYX Cosmetics and the opportunity to build a promising professional career in makeup artistry.
After increasing in the fourth quarter of 2013, the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Salon/Spa Performance Index (SSPI) declined slightly 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, declining to its lowest level in a year. Softer sales and customer traffic contributed to the decrease. Furthermore, the Current Situation Index fell by 1.4 percent to 100.3, while the Expectations Index decreased by 0.3 percent to 104.6.
Hairroin Salon and Urban Outfitters, both celebrating their grand openings in Manhattan’s Herald Square this summer, have partnered to launch traveling salons at select New York store locations. Hairroin’s traveling salons will be on site at Urban Outfitters’ SOHO, Chelsea and Brooklyn stores on weekends in June, providing clients with a taste of Hairroin’s signature services, including haircuts, extensions, blowouts, styling, braid bar, tooth jewels and men’s grooming. All traveling salon services will be specially priced at $35 and under.
Award-winning photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson is preparing to showcase his national photographic exhibition focusing on the beauty of natural hairstyles this month in Washington DC. The project, titled Yours Naturally, celebrates the beauty of women of the African Diaspora and will change not only the way they see themselves, but how others perceive them.
Wella Professionals recently announced its list of semi-finalists in the 2014 North America Trend Vision Competition. This year’s live competition and award show will be held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th. Stay tuned to find out which 7 finalists from each category will be chosen to compete in one of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious creative competitions!Young Talent CategoryErik Thrane - Bellus Academy
Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars David Babaii have joined forces with Blo Blow Dry Bar.Blo is thrilled to align with Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the world’s most recognized actresses. Gwyneth’s keen business instinct for the latest and hottest trends and her emphasis on high quality customer experience makes this an ideal collaboration.