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Darmstadt, Germany – “10 years Master of Color” - Anniversary Congress at Wella Worldstudio in Darmstadt -
Backgrounds, Services and Innovations by Wella Professionals to the topic of color sharpen the profile of the hairstylist as a
competent color specialist.
“10 years Master of Color” - a milestone for hairstylist professionalism. A two day world congress at
the Wella Worldstudio in Darmstadt honored the willingness of hairstylists to complete a Color Specialist Training and offered several
ways for a successful invigoration of the color business with Wella Professionals. More ....
Leading British Hairdresser Named Top Stylist at Black Beauty Awards
Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom – British Hairdresser of the Year nominee, Errol Douglas, has been named
‘Stylist of the Year’ at the Black Beauty/Wahl Hair Awards on December 3, 2007. Douglas is known for his stunning photographic work
and has won several of the world’s most coveted awards: Nominee for British Hairdresser of the Year (11 times nominated, winner in
the Afro category twice) and the AIPP Grand Trophy winner; as well as awards from the Fellowship for British Hairdressing
(Hairdresser of the Year), Fellowship Gold Salon (Consumer award, 2 consecutive years), Creative Head (Media Darling of the Year),
and the Australian Hair Fashion Awards (British Master Award).
Douglas’ salon, “The Errol Douglas Salon” is in London’s Belgravia Village. Next year (2008) will see the salon’s 10th birthday
and Douglas will be introducing new hair treatments area. The salon has set standards by offering services such as a masseur,
nail technician, in-house catering, chauffer, V.I.P. entrance, and much-publicized Express-2-Impress packages. Appointments are
available at www.erroldouglas.com.
Scalp Treatments Deluxe: The Newest Salon Trends
San Francisco, California, USA – Perhaps as a result of the “quest for the next esthetic” and in a society where
Botoxed foreheads, routine “manscaping” bodywaxes, and lunchtime restalyne appointments are commonplace, it seems only natural that
the scalp should become the next “health and beauty” frontier.
Experts say the focus on the scalp comes as a result of the obsession with head-to-toe luxury,
combined with the beauty industry’s hunt for areas of the body that have not been privy to the “deluxe” treatment. Don’t call these
services “shampooing” in any case: these are routines that include exfoliating, cleansing, toning and moisturizing. In short, the
idea is to treat the scalp just like the rest of the skin.
To this end many salons (more than 55 salons in San Francisco alone) are offering specialty services
like the Ayurvedic Bliss Ritual at [a local San Francisco Day Spa], which is a combination of massage and aromatherapy with warmed
essential oils and herbal preparations. These are poured onto the head and worked into the forehead and scalp. The salon claims
that the process stimulates blood flow to the brain and promotes mental clarity and shiny hair.
These services join the earlier advent of “hair ceremonies” using products from the Shu Uemura
cosmetics company, who coined the idea for the service. These treatments for the hair and scalp use product made by Shu Uemura and
feature exotic ingredients such as camellia oil, deep-sea water, and white tea extract. The “hair ceremony” services are currently
priced at $50 to $150 (U.S. dollars) depending on the length of the service, and the products sell for $30 to $60 (U.S. dollars)
Featured New Virtual Hairstyles
Virtual Hairstyling – New short hairstyles
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With the increasing popularity of short hairstyles, it might be fun to try on short styles on a picture of yourself!
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Click here to view a demo video of the hairstyle simulation software.
Alberto-Culver Still Thriving: CEO Advocates Small Business Benefits
Chicago, Illinois, USA – “Rumors of Alberto-Culver’s death or acquisition have been greatly exaggerated.” Joked
C. James Marino, CEO of the hair-care company. And the rumors have been plentiful and have included statements that the smaller
company will be swallowed up by industry giants like L’Oreal or Proctor & Gamble. Marino deflected such rumors at a recent
breakfast meeting at the Executives’ Club of Chicago.
The company makes a range of hair and skin care products, under brand names like VO5, Nexxus,
St. Ives, Tresemme, Soft & Beautiful, Consort, and Motions. They also have lines of home, hygiene and food products.
Perhaps the reason for the assumption that the company is in danger of being absorbed is last year’s
spin-off the company’s hair-salon supply and distribution businesses into Sally Beauty Holdings. This portion of the company’s
holdings had accounted for 64-percent of the company’s revenue in 2005. But the corporation has boasted a five-year annual growth
rate of 9.5 percent in sales, and 35 percent in pre-tax profit, as well as its reduction in overhead from 32 percent of sales to
24 percent of sales in that same five year period.
Marino also asserts that Alberto-Culver is competitive in the employee market because they, as a
smaller company, can offer the kind of flexibility and entrepreneurial opportunities that a larger, bureaucratic company cannot.
“One idea can make an employee’s career in a small company, and people want to win. They want a position where they can make a
Marino did say that he sees continued expansion in the beauty lines for the company, particularly
with the African-American hair care line called Pro-Line.