The International Salon and Spa Business Network presented Shami with its 2012 Legend Award, which recognizes success and innovation in the industry. In his acceptance speech Shami encouraged salon owners and manufacturers to be good global citizens. “Our responsibility is for our client our community, our city, our country and for the whole world. It’s not about money, it’s about principles.”
Shami gives generously to charitable causes and aid organizations worldwide. After the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, displaced many salon professionals, former Joplin resident Shami traveled there to offer support and supplies.
“The salon can be the center of communication for society. The relationships between hairdressers should be about helping each other with whatever they need. Farouk Systems is always there for the hairdresser.”
Farouk Shami speaks with a teen patient at Texas Children’s Hospital.