October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there's no better time to support this important cause by donating to research and awareness organizations that help save lives. Don't know where to start? We've gathered together a list of some of the top beauty brands' hair, skincare, and nail products and tools you'll love - all of which donate to breast cancer awareness organizations.
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Cricket's PINK! Champagne for a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Collection features four fabulous tools, including the PINK! Champagne Ultra Smooth Styling Iron, PINK! Champagne Friction Free Pro Dryer, PINK! Champagne Big Mouth Travel Dryer and the White Noise Pink Power Centrix Q-Zone Dryer. A portion of the proceeds from this limited edition collection, with sparkling pink, white and black accents, will go toward breast cancer research through The City of Hope cancer research hospital. Visit www.cricketco.com. [pagebreak]
To express their commitment to the fight against breast cancer, Tweezerman is offering a 2014 Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness version of their award-winning beauty tool, the Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer. Adorned with iconic Pink Ribbon logos, the Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer keeps brows tame, while a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure and the CEW Cancer and Careers organizations, among other charities throughout the country. Visit tweezerman.com. [pagebreak]
Murad will be supporting City of Hope for the 4th year in a row with its limited edition Hydrate for Hope set that includes Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture and comes in a cute pink bag, sold for $49.50. Murad will be donating 10% from the sale of this set sold to retailers to City of Hope’s breast and women’s cancers research, treatment and education programs. Visit www.murad.com. [pagebreak]
This year, Malibu C is offering two breast cancer awareness products - the Soothing Scalp Therapy Wellness Treatment, and the Transparent-C Antioxidant Masque. Malibu C’s Scalp Therapy Wellness Treatment is Mother Nature’s Rx for a healthy scalp, which is the foundation for healthy hair. Especially beneficial for those undergoing Cancer Treatment, this total wellness approach also helps soothe and improve the appearance of dandruff, eczema, cradle cap and psoriasis, among other common scalp conditions. Malibu C’s Transparent-C Antioxidant Masque is a 100% vegan power-packed skin treatment fully loaded with pure, nature-identical L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) as well as zinc and organic aloe to help normalize the natural exfoliation rate of skin for improved tone and texture. Visit www.MalibuC.com. [pagebreak]
Sexy Hair is committed to making a difference, one can at a time. Each year, the brand takes pride in transforming five of its famous red cans in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year’s design will include four of its Big Sexy Hair products and one from its Healthy Sexy Hair line, including Big Sexy Hair Big Altitude (pictured), Big Sexy Hair Powder Play, Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play and Spray & Play Harder. A portion of the proceeds of these special edition cans will go to Sexy Hair's philanthropic partner, Look Good Feel Better, a non-profit organization that helps patients improve self-esteem by offering support with appearance related challenges that result from cancer treatment. Visit www.sexyhair.com. [pagebreak]
SHE by SO.CAP.USA will be hosting its 9th Annual Pink Hair For Hope campaign this year. During the months of September and October, clients who donate $10 or more to Pink Hair For Hope in participating salons will receive a 100% natural, pink SHE by SO.CAP.USA hair extension. All net proceeds will be donated to various breast cancer awareness charities. Participating clients can choose from professionally bonded pink hair extensions, which are attached to their natural hair, or clip-in hair extensions that they can put in themselves and re-wear over and over again. SHE by SO.CAP.USA offers these extensions in various shades of pink, including fuschia, bright pink, and light pink as well as popular feather and crystal extensions. Visit www.socapusa.com. [pagebreak]
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Keratin Complex will be selling the Bling Brush in Pink and donating 20% of all proceeds to Friends Are By Your Side, a foundation which helps provide free wigs to women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. Ideal for gentle detangling, the Bling Brush smoothes the hair without snagging, pulling or causing breakage. It is specially designed with a flat, wide paddle and staggered ball-tipped nylon pins that glide through wet or dry hair with ease. Visit www.keratincomplex.com. [pagebreak]
Hot Tools' Pink Titanium Curling Irons incorporate high heats and state-of-the-art titanium barrel surfaces, providing lightweight strength and even heat distribution. The versatile curling iron sizes are perfect for all hair types and lengths creating long-lasting curls and waves leaving hair looking smooth and glossy. The irons are equipped with patented Pulse Technology for Gets Hot… Stays Hot performance, with fast heat up and instant heat recovery – up to 450° F. The irons maintain maximum heat, curl after curl. Other features include variable heat settings, rheostat control dial, powerful spring clamp, and one- year warranty. A portion of product sales will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation, the Texas Tech University Breast Care Center and The Power of Pink foundation. Visit http://www.hottools.com. [pagebreak]
To support breast cancer awareness and research, Washi Scissor will donate $50 to the Susan G Komen foundation for every Pink Rosebud Set sold in the month of October. Visit www.washiscissor.com. [pagebreak]
This year, OPI is launching its 8th annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion - a duo pack featuring a new pink confetti glitter hue The Power of Pink alongside the classic light pink crème shade Mod About You. Pink of Hearts 2014 will also include a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm. Pink of Hearts 2014 includes two shades sold in one pack – the soft pink Mod About You and the glittery The Power of Pink. This sparkly lacquer features a sheer pink base packed with both micro and macro confetti in light and dark pink hues. The Power of Pink can be worn either alone or layered on top of Mod About You as an accent. Each bottle features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness. This duo pack is designed to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In 2014, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. Visit www.opi.com. [pagebreak]
This month, BeautyADDICTS will have a limited edition “Pretty in Pink” lip set available in support of breast cancer awareness. The set contains a flirty, matte-finish lipstick, high-shine lip gloss and matching lip liner all in a signature beautyADDICTS wristlet, providing long-wearing, full-coverage color while combating feathering and fine lines. Visit www.beautyaddicts.com. [pagebreak]
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, glō minerals will be offering a special, limited edition version of Bronze Kiss - a highlighter and bronzer duo. Special edition Bronze Kiss pairs a shimmering highlighter (pink of course!) with a soft, luminous bronzer for the perfect glow. A portion of all sales on this item will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which supports early detection, education, research and support services. Visit www.gloprofessional.com. [pagebreak]
Hairdreams is making it easy for salons to join the fight against Breast Cancer. Throughout the month of September, Hairdreams is offering a special promotion to help benefit the worthy cause. When salons order 18 packages of Hairdreams Quikkies in September, they will be entered to win a Hairdreams Pink Hair for Hope Package ($420 value).
Hairdreams Quikkies are ultra-fast, reusable premium, tape-in hair extensions for instant lengthening, thickening, color and style. Quikkies are self-adhesive strips made from an ultra-light microfiber gauze with legendary quality Hairdreams® 100% human hair. It seamlessly integrates gently and invisibly into client’s hair making it comfortable and natural-looking. Visit hairdreamsusa.com.
When salons order their Hairdreams PINK Quikkies in September, they can have it ready in their salon for October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds of all PINK Quikkies sales for the October Promotion will help fund Breast Cancer Awareness. [pagebreak]
TIGI is donating $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and is offering 5 pink products and 2 pink promos in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink products include Bed Head Hard Head, Bed Head Masterpiece, Bed Head Dirty Secret, Catwalk by TIGI Root Boost and Catwalk by TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier. The 2 promos are Positively Pink, which includes Headrush and pink Hard Head, and Have a Pink Party, which includes pink Masterpiece and After Party. [pagebreak]
Ouidad is going to new lengths! The brand is pleased to introduce a limited edition Pink Curl Extension to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) through its Curls for a Cure® program that supports the organization in its fight to find a cure. Ouidad is donating 100% of the $10 purchase price of the Extension to BCRF, offering women a new way to wear pink and show support for the cause. Visit tigiprofessional.com.
Established in 2002 by the brand’s fearless founder and breast cancer survivor, Ouidad, Curls for a Cure® supports BCRF in its efforts to advance the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime. Since the program’s inception, the brand has donated over $475,000 to BCRF, matching customer donations 100%, dollar for dollar.*
The Pink Curl Extension is a temporary, synthetic clip-in extension that complements curly, wavy and textured hair. It is easy to apply, effortlessly makes a fashion statement and more importantly, shows a visible sign of support.
To further heighten awareness, women are encouraged to post a selfie sporting the Pink Curl Extension to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #CurlsForACure. For every upload, Ouidad will donate $1 to BCRF (a maximum of $10,000). Visit
Morgan Taylor Fight Like a Lady Trio ($19.90) includes: P.S. I Love You - 0.5 oz., Fight Like A Lady - 0.5 oz., and Lip Service - 0.5 oz.
Venique Breast Cancer Awareness Trio ($23.98) includes: Step'n Out in Style - 0.5 oz., Running in Heels - 0.5 oz., and If The Shoe Fits? - 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Celebrate Courage Trio ($15) includes: White on White - 0.5 oz., Tantalize Me - 0.5 oz., and Exceptionally Gifted - 0.5 oz.
All available at Loxa Beauty; visit www.loxabeauty.com. [pagebreak]
I.C.O.N. Products has officially launched their new micro-line, CURE by Chiara. Developed to "cure" and treat all types of hair textures, it's the gift that gives back - 20% of all proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research through Stop Cancer direct. Retailing at $95, the CURE by Chiara trio promises to revive, rejuvenate and repair hair. Visit www.ICONproducts.com. [pagebreak]
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HairArt is offering a special series of high-tech heat styling designs in pink, all created to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. NBCF will receive 10% of the proceeds from this special collection.
The special Pink Breast Cancer Awareness heat styling collection includes the high-powered, lightweight HairArt H3000 Dryer 1800 in sleek pink and silver (a matching HairArt H3000 Diffuser is also available); the high-tech Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic HairArt H3000 Deluxe Flat Iron, which has floating silicone-coated plates that adjust to all hair textures for complete coverage (a heat resistant travel bag is also included); the HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Boar Bristle Round Brush - a well-balanced ionic brush featuring a ceramic barrel to distribute heat evenly and a lightweight handle for easy styling; the HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Paddle Brush, which helps condition, smooth and leaves hair static-free while a ceramic barrel evenly distributes heat during blow drying; and three different featherweight HairArt H3000 Collection Handmade Ionic Carbon Combs in pink. Styles include: H3000 Large Comb Out, H3000 Standard Comb Out, H3000 Detangler Carbon Comb, and a H3000 Rat Tail.