For more than half her life, 16-year-old Annie struggled with hair loss caused by alopecia areata. "It was hard going to school looking so different," she reflects. "I spent years treating the condition, but none of my efforts were effective." Relief finally arrived via Wigs for Kids, one of several national organizations that accepts and transforms tress donations into perukes for those suffering myriad medical ailments. Nearly anyone can donate hair, once a few basic provisions are met.
Reuben Carranza Departs Wella
Adil Mehboob-Khan, president of Wella, the Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble, today named Wella veteran Salvatore Mauceri to the post of Wella North America Leader. Mauceri replaces Reuben Carranza, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Oribe Hair Care Named One of the Most Promising U.S. Companies by Forbes
OPI introduces General Manager Mary van Praag.
Launchpad Publisher Deborah Carver, OPI General Manager Mary van Praag, Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds
At a special luncheon on January 21, 2014, a group of editors from consumer and trade magazines, including Beauty Launchpad, were invited to celebrate the arrival of OPI's new General Manager, Mary van Praag.
Dermalogica, in conjunction with The International Dermal Institute (IDI) recently named Carson, CA-based team member Heather Hickman as the new Senior Director of U.S. Education for the companies. The promotion reflects a powerful fusion of professional products and professional treatment originally conceptualized by company co-founder, Jane Wurwand.
Macadamia Natural Oil recently announced that the haircare company had appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, beauty industry veteran Vincent Davis. Davis joins Macadamia with over 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as the General Manager of TIGI Americas, responsible for their largest global revenue division.
The beauty of California came alive on Saturday, January 4 in Long Beach as Miss California USA 2014 and Miss California Teen USA 2014 hopefuls showed what they were made of in the final competition. Primped, polished and poised, two young women earned the prestigious titles to represent the Golden State at the upcoming national pageants: Congratulations to Miss California USA 2014 Cassandra Kunze and Miss California Teen USA 2014 Bianca Vierra.
Over the weekend, Skinnygirl Cocktails served up its newest wine offerings at the Beauty Bar event, which took place at Privé Salon in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11. Celebrities, including Jes Macallan, Jax Taylor, Lisa Rinna, Catt Sadler, and Laura Carmichael, toasted to awards season with the new wines and some signature sips. Check out some photos from the fun-filled event below!
For the sixth year in a row, Supercuts, one of the largest and most iconic salon brands in the country, has been ranked the number one haircare franchise in the U.S. and the fourth best franchise opportunity overall in Entrepreneur magazine’s January 2014 Franchise 500 issue.
Regis Corporation, a global forerunner in the haircare industry with brands including Supercuts, SmartStyle, MasterCuts and Regis Salons, has supported breast cancer research for more than 20 years.