Lately, there's been a lot of talk about giving back. Whether you're giving back to the community, giving back to your peers, or giving back to the industry—whatever you can do to make a difference in the lives of others is so important.

Giving Back: Products for Future PhDs

That's why, in the spirit of giving, MODERN editors pulled together some of our favorite hair products and passed them out to the budding PhD (professional hair dressers!) class at Pivot Point International.

As any former college student or cosmo student knows, money's tight
when you're in school. You have to cut corners somewhere. For some,
unfortunately, that means using drugstore products or, GASP!, no
product at all. Using professional product enables students to
recommend professional product. And, in this economy, the professional
retail recommendation is key to success.

These girls', plus one boy ALEX!, eyes light right up every time they get a new product to sample on their mannequin heads, the heads of their family and friends who are brave enough to be our guinea pigs, and even their own heads.

Giving Back: Products for Future PhDs

Yeah, we like to have fun : )

Thanks to the fabulous companies who made our day!!

Joico
Matrix
Sebastian
Mizani
TIGI
American Crew
Aquage
Essie
Rusk
Dennis Bernard
Clairol Professional
Kenra
Macadamia Oil
Goldwell/KMS
Moroccanoil
Orly
L'Oreal Professionnel
Redken
Pureology
OPI
Spilo
Jingles
Philip B.
L'Avant Garde
Your Name Professional
Sexy Hair
Keratin Complex
Keune
Product Club
Olivia Garden
Mirabella
Pravana
Izunami
Phyto
Scruples

Love,
Pivot Point International
xoxox