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Hair, Beauty & Fashion News

Hairy Solutions to Gulf Coast Oil-Spill Crisis
 
San Francisco, California, USA - The recent ecological crisis in the Gulf of Mexico – the oil spill that has proved larger than even liberal estimations predicted – which is expected to worsen before it is stopped, has drawn world-wide attention. However, many communities across the globe have begun showing support for Matter of Trust, the brain-child of Lisa Craig Gautier (Executive Director), and her husband, Patrice Olivier Gautier, a vice-president with Apple, Inc.
 
hair boom Matter of Trust has been coordinating the efforts of thousands of individual participants in matching donations of nylon and hair clippings to create “Booms” to contain and absorb oil spills. The organization has been helping to clean up oil spills in the San Francisco Bay and other areas since 1998, by using the donations from hair salons, barber shops, pet groomers and wool farmers. These donations of hair are stuffed into nylon stockings and thus create the highly-absorbent booms. Matter of Trust operates as a non-profit, environmental organization.
 
Their current focus is coordinating the efforts of participants to fill temporary warehousing along the Gulf coast using their database matching system, Excess Access. The organization uses this resource to notify salons and groomers where to send their boxes to high-priority sites. Volunteers are building booms on site and hope to hold off the encroaching oil slick.
 
Matter of Trust is already receiving donations from all 50 states and many other countries worldwide. Cities along the Gulf Coast are home to volunteers who host “Boom-B-Q’s” (barbecue parties) where the attendees assemble booms in their backyards. Salons and other hair establishments are holding “Cut-A-Thons” and “Shave-A-Thons” in order to collect hair donations.
 

You can find out more about Matter of Trust by visiting their site at www.matteroftrust.org.
 
(2010/05/08)


International Beauty Event: Premiere Orlando Slated for June
 
Orlando, Florida, USA - For three days this summer, Orlando will host the International Beauty Event, “Premiere Orlando”. Premiere Orlando is an educational experience for Beauty Industry professionals and students that offers over 180 classes on hair styling, 75 classes on Nail Techniques, as well as classes on business building and management for the beauty professional.
 
In addition, this year’s event is colocating and cooperating with Premiere DAYSPA Conference and will offer eighty classes on aesthetics and skin care services. As a “trade-only” event, the presentations are not open to the public, and feature vendors and manufacturers of all types of hair care, nail care, styling, esthetic and spa products.
 
The event will also offer two separate competitions:
 
First, the Professional Beauty Association and National Cosmetology Association present PBA/NCA’s Premiere Talent Search, a student hairdressing competition. This contest is for student stylists and features three categories (all of which are performed on ladies mannequins): Trend, Cut, Color and Style; Bridal Long Hair styles; and Fantasy styles. For information on registration and competition rules and regulations, visit www.ncacares.org/competitions, or contact Premiere at 800-335-7469.
 
Second, NAILPRO is sponsoring a 2-Day competition for Novice and Veteran Nail Technicians with challenges in the following areas: Mirror Image; French Twist; Mixed Media (Island Theme); Fantasy Nail Art (Roaring 20’s Theme); and Salon Success. NAILPRO will be awarding trophies, medals and cash prizes. There will be a Free Competition Class at the event on Saturday for those interested in the various categories, with competitions taking place on Sunday and Monday. For additional rules and clarification, visit www.nailpro.com or call the NAILPRO competition hotline at 800-787-5135.
 
Of course, the biggest draw for these events is the Industry Stars and Platform artists who make appearances and do demonstrations. This year looks to be a tremendous collection of names, including “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” star Tabatha Coffey, along with Jan Arnold, Nick Arrojo, Patric Bradley, Chuck Caple, Robert Cromeans, Nicholas French, Wayne Grund, Anthony Mascolo, Beth Minardi, Angus Mitchell, Martin Parsons, Richard Thompson, and Sam Villa.
 
And these don’t even consider the scores of star-stylists from the world’s hottest salons and industry names, showing their latest collections and tricks of the trade on the exhibit floor. Among these are teams from Farouk, RUSK/Babyliss, Paul Mitchell, L’Oreal Professionnel, JOICO, Redken, P&Gbeauty&grooming, KEUNE, MATRIX, ALFAPARF, American Crew and many, many more.
 
Saturday will be a day for registration and FREE classes and seminars, while Sunday and Monday hold the regular industry workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as the competitions and their respective awards ceremonies. Prospective attendees are urged to book early as seating is limited in most of the workshops and classes and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit >www.premiereorlandoshow.biz.
 
(2010/05/08)


Schwarzkopf Hairapalooza
 
Burnaby, BC, Canada - Hairapalooza date: Sunday, May 16th 2010
 
The haircut must be the current trend for today that shows a high level of technical hair cutting skills that compliments the models features. The finished cut, color and style must be clean to show technical excellence in the overall design. No hair tattooing will be permitted. Hair extensions, pins, clips, and accessories etc. cannot be used to create the finished style. Demerits will be applied for extreme Avant-Garde styles.
 
One inch (2.5 cm) of the hair must be cut throughout the head, failure to do so will result in demerits. The sage will check the length before and during the competition to ensure the length has visibly changed.
 
Only Schwarzkopf Professional color can be used. The color process must occur prior to the competition. Model’s hair color must be completed prior to arrival of the event. The choice of colors must reinforce the hair cut and style. When registering, the Entrant will be required to submit the official entry form. Minimum of 3 colors must be used.
 
(2010/05/08)


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