Chicago, Illinois, USA – When daytime television diva, Oprah Winfrey, sets out to do something, she doesn’t take
half-measures. This is evidenced by her recent Oprah show episode, entitled “Oprah’s Great American Haircut” in which the talk show
goddess converted one of her Harpo studios into a fully-functional salon and brought in five celebrity stylists to man the stations.
The challenge: to perform 100 makeovers in just 48 hours.
Stylists to the stars, Ken Paves, Rita Hazan, Harry Josh, Ted Gibson, and Kimberly Kimble were selected
for the challenge for their expertise, creativity and diverse specializations. Together the team managed to change the looks – and in
some cases, the very lives – of 99 women, and one man.
This event is all part of Oprah’s efforts to raise awareness of Cancer issues among women, and the
show included a visit with Hilary Swank who spent six months growing and treating her hair with TLC in order to have it cut to
donate to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths campaign, which takes donated hair and makes wigs for cancer patients.
You can check out the details of the show and see before and after photos of all 100 makeover
participants by visiting Oprah’s website oprah.com.
Host A Cut-A-Thon And Save A Child
Pivot Point International - One of the leading names in education and tools for the Hairdressing industry is making
an effort to try and raise awareness and funds for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Pivot Point International
is encouraging salons and stylists nationwide to host “Cut-A-Thons” to benefit the NCMEC and offers online resources to help these
salons and individuals plan, promote and proceed with the events.
The push is being made right now because May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day, and while the
hope is that events will be organized to take advantage of this coinciding observance, Pivot Point is encouraging salons to hold
these events whenever they can. In addition to benefitting a wonderful organization, Cut-a-Thons can be a way for businesses to
boost low-income months and improve their PR standing in their communities.
For more information on Pivot Point’s “Cut-A-Thon” program, including access to posters, flyers,
press releases and informative guides, visit pivot-point.com.
Paris Hilton Introduces Dream Catchers Extensions at Sally Beauty
New York, New York, USA - The irrepressible heiress has decided to become a “Hairess” or so it would seem. The
celeb-utante-come-entrepreneur has teamed up with the world’s largest beauty supply retailer, Sally Beauty Supply, to distribute
her collections of chic, high-quality synthetic hair extensions. The Dream Catcher Clipn-Go By Paris Hilton Hair Extensions are
available exclusively at Sally outlets, and are a reflection of Paris’ flirty, playful style.
The products are designed for girls who love to look good and feel good, Hilton's Clipn-Go extensions
are made of the finest quality modacrylic hair which is 18 inches in length, giving you instant star quality hair. The clip-in
extensions are available in 10 natural-looking shades, from Paris’ own pale blonde to black. For more information on this new line
of hair extensions, visit www.parisandsally.com. The extensions are available in 10 shades of hotness and will retail for $79.99
Darmstadt, Germany – Londa Professional presents the new trend Sweet Rebel.
Be it a long mane, bob or short cut - provocative casualness is the new thing. Sweet Rebel is the name of the new hair trend that
zestfully combines wild and tame elements. Brilliant haircolor and expressive stylings present women self conscious and casual.
The look is exciting, adorable and at the same time enchanting. Sweet Rebel plays with unexpected
contrast. The skillful mix of unconventional and familiar color, cut and styling appears glamorous and at the same time rebellious.
It takes the different facets of femininity to full bloom and enables the self confident play with the own identity. The new look’s
secret for success? A refined haircut, exciting effects with highlights as well as uncomplicated care and styling products at the
Londa Professional salon. More ...