Amika Founding Team (left to right):

Nir Kadosh, Co-Founder/

Vita Raykhman, Creative...

Amika Founding Team (left to right):

Nir Kadosh, Co-Founder/

Vita Raykhman, Creative Director/

Shay Kadosh, Co-Founder/

Chelsea Riggs, Brand President

The amika team, which consists of Nir Kadosh, Co-Founder; Vita Raykhman, Creative Director; Shay Kadosh, Co-Founder; and Chelsea Riggs, Brand President, will receive The Spirit of Life Award on June 27, 2020, at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s event, “Giving is Beautiful,” will celebrate an effort to bring the entire beauty industry together under one roof for a good cause. The event, one of the industry’s best networking evenings, will include a hosted cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment.  

amika joins an elite group of industry executives such as Steve Goddard, founder of Pravana;  George Schaeffer, founder of OPI; John Heffner, CEO of drybar; Mark Spinks, president of Beauty Systems Group; Sara Jones, SVP and GM of Joico; and other notable leaders found online at 

amika was founded in 2007 in Brooklyn, New York, and offers a full range of professional styling and care products that are curiously different from the rest. Originally created as a tool brand, amika sought to shake up the industry by offering a collection of hair tools inspired by the fashion, music and art scenes of New York City. In 2011, the brand launched their now iconic and best-selling line of styling, treatment and care products. amika’s instantly-recognizable, vibrant packaging delivers an element of delight and has grown a loyal following with its most-loved products, including Perk Up Dry Shampoo, Soulfood Nourishing Mask and the Polished Perfection Straightening Brush. amika is available in professional salons across the U.S. and in 15 countries around the world, as well as offered through select retail partners, including Sephora.

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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is the highest ranked cancer hospital in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. 


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