PBA established the Beautiful Humanitarian Award to recognize a public figure who is an example of both outer and inner beauty. The award exemplifies the concept that beauty is more than skin deep and, although the industry’s mission is to make people look and feel their best, participation in community and charitable endeavors carries its own sense of beauty.
Robinson Peete is the founder of the HollyRod Foundation helping people cope with devastating life circumstances. She is a committed advocate for education, and for families dealing with autism and Parkinson’s disease. She is a spokes person for the charitable efforts of several companies including Target, Sketchers and Toys R’ Us. She is a Board of Overseer’s member at the Keck School of Medicine at the University Southern California, and a trustee of the greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. For more information, visit probeauty.org/naha and hollyrod.org.
In response to Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Farouk Shami committed $5,000,000 in products and tools to various shelters, churches, organizations, stylists and salons. Now he and his Farouk family are rallying salons to participate in a Cut-a-Thon.
On August 25-27, 2017, Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its biennial global conference. Titled “Light it Up”, the 3-day company event showed Farouk Systems’ ability to brighten the future of beauty professionals with the latest advancements and technology the industry can offer.
Luxury Brand Partners (LBP) is excited to announce the launch of its first online education class—Social Media Magic. The class gives each student the tools he or she needs to create a strong social media presence to adapt to the ever-changing nature of the salon industry. Details here.
The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon started growing a beard on Memorial Day. When he was ready to shave it off but keep his ‘stache, Brooklyn barber Russell Cordeiro, of Art & Autonomy Salon in Manhattan and Persons of Interest Barbershop in Brooklyn, was brought in to perform some grooming goodness.