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Introducing the Healthy Hairdresser Advisory Council

Lauren Salapatek | February 28, 2017 | 11:34 AM
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Beauty Changes Lives, Lynelle Lynch, president; president of Bellus Academy in California
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Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) Larry Silvestri, president; senior VP and COO of Mario Tricoci Salons and Day Spas
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Malibu C, Missy Peterson, professional global creative manager
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Matrix, Anna Manukyan, assistant VP education
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Obliphica Professional, Dalal Moussa, CEO
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Pivot Point Paul Suttles, senior director of education implementation, North America
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Sola Salon Studios, Jennie Wolff, vice president marketing and education
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Sport Clips, Julie Vargas, senior director of career opportunities
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Meet our Healthy Hairdresser partners who will share health tips and community involvement opportunities.

Supporting us as we support hairdressers in achieving health in body, spirit and business are our Healthy Hairdresser partners, who always have a wealth of information and sourcing. To involve these knowledgeable industry professionals even more with Healthy Hairdresser this year, we formed an Advisory Board comprising representatives from all of our Healthy Hairdresser partners.

Beauty Changes Lives, Lynelle Lynch, president; president of Bellus Academy in California

How does the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation align with Healthy Hairdresser?
Our mission is to support the professional and student with confidence and pride. We have united industry professionals in paying forward their success by mentoring the next generation with powerful life-changing inspiration. A healthy professional starts with a positive self image and pride in the craft.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
At Bellus Academy, we talk about habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations. Set goals and design a picture of how success looks to you, and then you can move forward with positive thoughts. Opportunities are within reach once we take responsibility and have the courage to change and pursue our dreams.

Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) Larry Silvestri, president; senior VP and COO of Mario Tricoci Salons and Day Spas

How does Cosmetologists Chicago align with Healthy Hairdresser?
CC represents all professional segments of the industry, and we work diligently, both at America’s Beauty Show and throughout the year, to provide education, legislative support and promotion for issues related to the health and well-being of salon professionals.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
Partner with a licensed nutritionist who can teach you portion control and how your body processes different foods. The idea is to stay away from foods that cause inflammation in your body.

 

CosmoProf, Rachel Jud, senior director of marketing

How does CosmoProf align with Healthy Hairdresser?
We strive to provide the highest quality products and business tools beauty pros need to both create their art and manage their day to day. When stylists shop with CosmoProf, the brands and products they find are the best available and are selected with them in mind. CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall truly put the stylist at the center of everything we do.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
Stress is a growing concern in the stylist community and in society overall. Try out the new CosmoProf App, which we launched earlier this year to help beauty professionals manage their time and reduce the stress of running a business.

 

Malibu C, Missy Peterson, professional global creative manager

How does Malibu C align with Healthy Hairdresser?
We’re often recognized for our wellness philosophy, which transcends into virtually every aspect of the organization. Malibu C is a solution-driven brand based in science. Since 1985 our mission statement has remained: to solve problems for every human being, using nature-inspired, patented technologies.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
While salon professionals put all of our energy into clients, we often don’t in-vest in taking care of ourselves, which is equally as imperative as it fuels the artistry that’s central to our work.

 

Matrix, Anna Manukyan, assistant VP education

How does Matrix align with Healthy Hairdresser?
With the launch of Biolage R.A.W. we identified an opportunity to develop natural products, which helps to promote a healthy lifestyle for hairdressers working in the salon as well as for their clients. Through our #LIVERAW campaign, we encourage stylists and clients alike to use safe hair care products that also minimize our impact on the planet. The education that we provide helps hairdressers with all aspects of their career.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
Keep healthy snacks in your bag. It may sound simple, but you’ll be happy you have them when that last client walks in with a color correction you weren’t anticipating!

 

Obliphica Professional, Dalal Moussa, CEO

How does Obliphica Professional align with Healthy Hairdresser?
Our hair care products are formulated with the superfruit Sea Buckthorn Berry, also called the Seaberry. Centuries ago, this berry was identified as a powerful healing, rejuvenating and protective food. It contains antioxidants and other vitamins, nutrients and omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
For high energy, eat light meals through-out the day, because trying to digest a heavy meal will use up a lot of your body’s energy. Munch on raw vegetables and berries to pack your diet with natural enzymes, antioxidants and nutrients. And limit sugar! Chronic consumption of high sugar foods blunts the brain’s ability to effectively use sugar for energy.

 

Pivot Point Paul Suttles, senior director of education implementation, North America

How does Pivot Point align with Healthy Hairdresser?
Pivot Point has always been concerned about beauty professionals’ physical and mental wellness as well as helping them to be successful business people. Our education offers ergonomic tips for performing beauty services, and we believe in globally safe working conditions for every worker.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
Prepare your meals for the week to avoid fast food during your lunch break or, just as bad, skipping lunch. 

 

Sola Salon Studios, Jennie Wolff, vice president marketing and education

How does Sola Salon Studios align with Healthy Hairdresser?
Our mission is to inspire and support beauty professionals to chase their dreams, elevate their careers and experience salon ownership.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
Hairdressers put their clients first, but it’s important to set boundaries with clients. If you start to give your personal time back to clients, it’s easy to lose control. It’s okay not to take certain clients who are emotionally draining.

 

Sport Clips, Julie Vargas, senior director of career opportunities

How does Sport Clips align with Healthy Hairdresser?
Our hair cutting system minimizes carpal tunnel issues, our shampoo systems and chairs permit hairdressers to stand up rather than leaning over and hurting their back, our floors are comfortable when the hairdressers are standing for long periods of time and we limit chemicals in our environment.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
Get a massage or do yoga—anything that keeps you from getting too wound up.

 

Ulta Beauty, Nick Stenson, chief creative director and celebrity stylist for Matrix

How does Ulta Beauty align with Healthy Hairdresser?
We celebrate our stylists, encouraging them to take care of themselves first so that they can, in turn, give the most to their guests. We offer high-quality, flexible benefit options and believe it’s important for stylists to have a vacation plan. We try to leverage our influence for employees in acquiring pet, home and auto insurance.

What can hairdressers do to improve their health?
A stylist’s physical body is just as much a “tool” as the blow dryer or flatiron; if it’s not taken care of, the whole process falls apart. Hairdressing is extremely demanding on the body, and we need to train just like anyone who counts on physicality to get the job done.

 

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