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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.

Pivot Point Announces 2014 L.E.O. Awards
Pivot Point International presented two L.E.O. Awards during “Beauty Changes Lives” at America's Beauty Show, March 24, 2014, to Sal Fodera and Elsa Haraldsóttir, two hairdressers with vast international experience and a longtime connection to Pivot Point.The L.E.O. Awards represent Leadership in the professional beauty industry, and Excellence in education, and Outstanding Pivot Point Connection, while also honoring Leo Passage, the founder of Pivot Point.

Andis Adds to Management Team
Andis, a leading manufacturer of grooming tools and household appliances for professionals, consumers and the hotel industry here and abroad, has announced three additions to its management team:

Mary-Louise Parker Supports Aveda Earth Month in NYC
Since 1999, Aveda has raised over $32 million to help support organizations that directly affect environmental change through the brand's Earth Month initiative. This year, actress Mary-Louise Parker showed her support for the Aveda Earth Month 2014 clean water efforts by visiting the Aveda Institute on Spring Street in New York City. She spent some time in the Institute looking at the Catwalk for Water "trashion" dresses - a collection of gowns created from recycled material by Aveda stylists around the world.

Macadamia Natural Oil Appoints Scott Smith as Vice President of Business Develop
Macadamia Natural Oil recently announced the appointment of Scott Smith as Vice President of Business Development for Asia and Australia. Smith comes to Macadamia with over 20 years of beauty industry experience in multiple categories and channels with domestic and international markets. In this role, Smith will be responsible for customer development to include leadership and direction, market revenue, account management, analysis, forecasts, and coordinating and executing global and local initiatives.

PBA to Host Webinar on Improving Public Speaking Skills
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will host a new webinar titled "Average to Iconic - The 3 Secrets to Being a Great Speaker," that will help beauty industry professionals and business owners overcome their fear of public speaking. This web event will give tips on developing emotional connections with the primary audience while effectively working personal brands and services into the message. 

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