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edited by jolene turner Sebastian Kicks Off What’s Next Tour This fall, Sebastian Professional began its What’s Next Tour, the company’s cross-country event series designed to inspire, educate and advocate for stylists, in New York City. The two-day event began with a cocktail party and hair show led by Sebastian Professional Artists Anthony Cole and Michelle Lee, who created looks based on the company’s newest education techniques Vanity Rocks and Mischief Minx using the brand’s newly enhanced Flaunt collection of styling products. The next day included private salon visits and further educational opportunities, including a class taught by Cole about breaking into the editorial market. Other stops on the What’s Next Tour will include Toronto; Boston; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston; and Los Angeles. For more information, visit sebastianprofessional.com —J.T. FroM toP: Sebastian Professional Artists Anthony Cole and Michelle lee; the models showcasing the company’s Vanity rocks and Mischief Minx looks CND Launches Pop-Up Salon CND opened its first-ever CND Shellac Power Polish Pop-Up Salon at the BeWell Expo, a Los Angeles beauty and wellness retreat, in September in an effort to bridge the gap between the consumer and professional salon and spa industries. “We’re thrilled to meet with influential Los Angelenos who take their beauty and wellness routines seriously,” said CND co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Our Los Angeles focus will help local salon partners build their businesses and bring in new patrons.” Additionally this fall, CND provided shellac manicures backstage at the 64 th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards . —J.T. Marinello Schools of Beauty Student Wins Competition Cheyanne Birchall, a cosmetology student at the Marinello Schools of Beauty ’s Reno, NV, campus, is one of four winners of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Beauty Changes Cheyanne birchall Lives Enrolled Student Scholarship Competition. As part of her award, Birchall will receive a mentorship from CND co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold, along with $500. Birchall’s video essay was among 80 submissions all answering the question, “How does beauty change lives, and how will you change lives as a beauty and wellness professional?” In her winning video, Birchall said, “To be able to give my artwork and emotional attention to someone is a very peaceful and rewarding feeling” —B.K. Matrix Sponsors Strut Fashion Show During spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, Matrix sponsored Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show, celebrating looks for real moms. Emceed by talk show host Wendy Williams and “The Moms” writers and bloggers Melissa Gerstein and Denise Albert, the show featured top contemporary designers and brands modeled by real moms ranging from celebrities like Lisa Rinna to entrepreneurs such as theknot.com co-founder Carley Roney. Matrix Artistic Designer Robert Santana led a team of Matrix artists to create more than 30 signature hairstyles for the show. “We’re here to help create individuality and beautiful hair because that’s what Matrix is really all about—beautiful hair and making moms feel great in their own skin,” Santana said. —J.T. FroM leFt: Matrix Artistic director robert Santana and the team; co-founder of theknot. com Carley roney 106 American Salon November 2012

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Pibbs Honors Rick Borgia<br /> Pibbs Industries recently attended the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) held at Manhattan’s Angelika Film Center to support actor Rick Borgia, who won the best actor award for his portrayal in the short film Gunner’s Rift (2012). The company’s Turbo Power division of hot tools provided products to use on set. Gunner’s Rift is currently in production for a feature film, subtitled in Italian, which will be released in late 2013. —J.T.<br /> <br /> <br /> Oribe Announces Winners of Hair Imitates Art Challenge<br /> This summer, Oribe Hair Care challenged salons and stylists to reinterpret a work of art, such as a classic painting or sculpture, couture gown or vintage movie poster, into a hair-based photo shoot. Hundreds of images were submitted to oribe.pro, Oribe’s exclusive online community for beauty pros, and a panel of judges that included Oribe himself and American Salon Executive Editor Lotus Abrams reviewed the entries and chose the winners. Meghan Macdonald from Ohana Salon in Fort Collins, CO, took first prize, while second prize went to Nicole Giannini, Lisa Arballo and Therese Harvey of Siren Salon in San Anselmo, CA. Third place was a three-way tie between Canadian Nathan MacNeil of Thumpers Salon in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Ana Sofia Haro of Faust Salon in San Francisco; and Alex Safar from Salon Acote in Boston. —A.E.<br /> <br /> Dermalogica’s Jane Wurwand Honored at NYWICI Event<br /> This fall, New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI), an organization designed to empower New York City’s professional women working in communications, held Cocktails & Conversations: Calling All Entrepreneurs, an event that recognized Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand and other notable female entrepreneurs. Wurwand hosted the event at the Dermalogica retail store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. Attendees received Dermalogica face-mapping services; heard Wurwand tell her story of entrepreneurship; and learned about JoinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship), Wurwand’s partnership program with Kiva, a microlending nonprofit organization designed to alleviate poverty. Efia Crandon, who received a loan through joinFITE to grow her lip gloss business Smucci, also shared her story with attendees. —J.T.<br /> <br /> Number 4 Named San Diego Charger Girls Sponsor<br /> For the 2012 NFL season, Number 4 High Performance Hair Care has been named the official haircare product sponsor for the San Diego Charger Girls, the dance team for the San Diego Chargers football team. Throughout the season, each dancer will be using Number 4 products, including shampoos, conditioners and styling products, and utilizing company advice for creating their favorite styles. Additionally, Number 4 will be mentioned on the scoreboard at each Charger home game and products will be used on the girls for the annual calendar shoot. The company also plans to feature some of the Charger Girls at upcoming events in San Diego. “As longtime Charger fans, we were thrilled when the Charger Girls asked us to be their official product sponsor,” said Toni Wells, Number 4 brand director. —J.T.<br /> <br /> <br /> Sebastian Kicks Off What’s Next Tour<br /> This fall, Sebastian Professional began its What’s Next Tour, the company’s cross-country event series designed to inspire, educate and advocate for stylists, in New York City. The two-day event began with a cocktail party and hair show led by Sebastian Professional Artists Anthony Cole and Michelle Lee, who created looks based on the company’s newest education techniques Vanity Rocks and Mischief Minx using the brand’s newly enhanced Flaunt collection of styling products. The next day included private salon visits and further educational opportunities, including a class taught by Cole about breaking into the editorial market. Other stops on the What’s Next Tour will include Toronto; Boston; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston; and Los Angeles. For more information, visit sebastianprofessional.com —J.T.<br /> <br /> <br /> CND Launches <br /> Pop-Up Salon<br /> CND opened its first-ever CND Shellac Power Polish Pop-Up Salon at the BeWell Expo, a Los Angeles beauty and wellness retreat, in September in an effort to bridge the gap between the consumer and professional salon and spa industries. “We’re thrilled to meet with influential Los Angelenos who take their beauty and wellness routines seriously,” said CND co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Our Los Angeles focus will help local salon partners build their businesses and bring in new patrons.” Additionally this fall, CND provided shellac manicures backstage at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. —J.T.<br /> <br /> Marinello Schools of Beauty Student Wins Competition<br /> Cheyanne Birchall, a cosmetology student at the Marinello Schools of Beauty’s Reno, NV, campus, is one of four winners of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Beauty Changes Lives Enrolled Student Scholarship Competition. As part of her award, Birchall will receive a mentorship from CND co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold, along with $500. Birchall’s video essay was among 80 submissions all answering the question, “How does beauty change lives, and how will you change lives as a beauty and wellness professional?” In her winning video, Birchall said, “To be able to give my artwork and emotional attention to someone is a very peaceful and rewarding feeling” —B.K.<br /> <br /> <br /> Matrix Sponsors Strut Fashion Show<br /> During spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, Matrix sponsored Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show, celebrating looks for real moms. Emceed by talk show host Wendy Williams and “The Moms” writers and bloggers Melissa Gerstein and Denise Albert, the show featured top contemporary designers and brands modeled by real moms ranging from celebrities like Lisa Rinna to entrepreneurs such as theknot.com co-founder Carley Roney. Matrix Artistic Designer Robert Santana led a team of Matrix artists to create more than 30 signature hairstyles for the show. “We’re here to help create individuality and beautiful hair because that’s what Matrix is really all about—beautiful hair and making moms feel great in their own skin,” Santana said. —J.T.<br /> <br /> PBA New Council Members and Beacon Program The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced the newly elected and re-elected members of PBA’s four Leadership Councils, a group of highly respected beauty professionals who have volunteered to serve their time guiding the PBA through August 2014. Peggy Sue Schmoldt is the newest member of Beauty Professional/National Cosmetology Association (NCA) Leadership Council, joining Marlene Bridge, Mark Goodman and Grace Santiler Nowik. Paul Gauvin of W.S. Beauty Supply, Brandon Ranney of Creative Salon Concepts and Karl Sweis of SWEIS are the newest members of the Distributor Leadership Council joining re-elected member Renee Shakour. For the Manufacturer Leadership Council, Michael Riley of Scruples Professional Salon Products is the newest member joining Kevin Barrett of Fromm International, Reuben Carranza of P&G Salon Professionals and Scott Hagstrom of Helen of Troy. The Salon/Spa Leadership Council has elected Tiffany Conway of CoCo Cheveux Salon and Holly Zapata of K Charles & Company Salons as the newest members rejoining Scott Buchanan from Scott J Salon & Spa as council president and Bonnie Conte from Avalon Salon and Day Spa.<br /> Additionally, the PBA’s Beacon program will be accepting applications from cosmetology and esthetic students from December 1, 2012, through March 2, 2013. The program is designed to provide students with education and networking opportunities during PBA Beauty Week, which takes place July 13 – 16, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is hosted by Cosmoprof North America. To apply, visit probeauty.org/beacon. —J.T.

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