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Beauty Changes Lives names first Sassoon scholarship winners

BY Jason Owen

LAS VEGAS — The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation named the first set of awards of the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program at the Spring Operations Conference of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, BCL’s parent body.

The program is funded by a $1.5 million grant established by Wella, the Salon Division of P&G, to award scholarships to beginning cosmetologists and working hairdressers seeking advanced training. For this first round, 10 basic students receive 50 percent of tuition costs, while 10 licensed hairdressers are granted $5,000 toward coursework at the Sassoon Academies.

“In today’s educational environment, it is the rare scholarship that covers 50 percent of tuition,” said Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation board. “Through the gift of education, Wella and Beauty Changes Lives are collaborating to help individuals achieve their professional goals, whether they’re just starting out on their career path or striving to reach the industry’s highest echelons,” Lynch added.

Beginning in January, 786 applicants sought scholarships through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation. Applicants submitted essays and video statements explaining how they intend to carry on the late Vidal Sassoon’s commitment to creativity, craftsmanship, professional drive and love of learning in their own careers. May 9 is the one-year anniversary of the beauty icon’s death.

“Vidal was a visionary who made the art and craft of hair design integral to the beauty and fashion industry,” said Reuben Carranza, CEO of Wella North America. “Our foundation grant and this scholarship program allow his passion and creativity to live on by educating future high-achieving professionals.”

The expert panel of judges included Vidal’s son, Elan Sassoon of Sojourn; Wella Global Education Dean Stephen Moody; Sassoon International creative director Mark Hayes; HairdesignerTV.com founder Vivienne Mackinder; Educator of the Year award recipient (Australia) Tracey Hughes; and Mane Attraction salon owner Kendall Ong.

Following are the recipients of the first round of Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarships. Details on their future plans and excerpts from the winning applications will be found at www.beautychangeslives.org.

Basic scholarship winners and the schools they will be attending are: Racheal Cooper, Lake Stevens, Wash., Northwest Hair Academy; Kiera Doyle, New York, N.Y., Arrojo Cosmetology School; Shie Eck, Pratt, Kan., Eric Fisher Academy; Sabrina Gonzalez, Chula Vista, Calif., Bellus Academy; Valorie Gubler, Orem, Utah, Marinello School of Beauty; Christopher Jordan, Tuckahoe, N.Y., Arrojo Cosmetology School; Jessica Karle, Brooklyn, N.Y., Arrojo Cosmetology School; Ariel Lebron, Madison, Wis., Regency Beauty Institute; Robert Miller, Austin, Texas, Avenue Five; and Patricia Seraphin, New York, N.Y., Hair Design Institute of Fifth Avenue.

Advanced education winners and their salons are as follows: Kristina Banks, San Francisco, Calif., PREP Salon; Susan Ford, Streamwood, Ill., Asha Salon Spa; Stephen Gunn, Cincinnati, Ohio, Salon Beck; Howie Held, Boca Raton, Fla., Salon Cielo; Emmy Jewel, Saugus, Calif., freelance hairstylist; Joy LaMay, Studio City, Calif., Fringe, a NOHO Hair Studio; Anna Latorre, St. Clair Shores, Mich., Pigalle Salon and Med Spa; Sherry Moore, St. Charles, Mo., Regency Beauty Institute; Stephanie Ramirez, Chino Hills, Calif., Salon Eleven; and Jana Werge, Kissimmee, Fla., Envy Salon.

The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program is a five-year effort. The second wave of scholarship competition begins August 5, 2013 with an Oct. 11, 2013 deadline.


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FDA approves Mylan migraine drug

BY Alaric DeArment

PITTSBURGH — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic migraine drug made by Mylan, the company said Wednesday.

Mylan announced the approval of zolmitriptan tablets in the 2.5 mg and 5 mg strengths. The drug maker plans to launch the product immediately.

The drug is a generic version of IPR Pharmaceuticals’ Zomig and is used for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. Various versions of the drug had sales of $152.8 million during the 12-month period that ended in March, according to IMS Health.

 

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Ouidad introduces new Color Sense collection

BY Jason Owen

NEW YORK — Just in time for summer, Ouidad is set to launch its new line of Color Sense products designed to preserve and protect hair color from fading caused by sun exposure and other environmental factors that can damage hair.

The Color Sense trio included a shampoo and conditioner with a proprietary Color Lock complex, as well as the Shine Booster Color Extender treatment, which nourishes, shields, enhances vibrancy and extends the life of color, according to the company.

The Color Sense Collection gently removes mineral deposits and product build-up that can lead to premature stripping of color. In addition, each product has a variety of benefits for hair.

  • Color Preserving Shampoo: Gently removes mineral deposits and product buildup that can strip color ; provides a shield against fading from UV exposure and styling ; hair is instantly hydrated, healthy and vibrant; sulfate free.
  • Color Preserving Conditioner: Protective Color Lock complex affixes color to hair fibers and provides a shield against fading from UV exposure and styling; nourishes and replenishes hydration to help keep hair healthy looking and soft; sulfate free and silicone free.
  • Shine Boosting Color Extender: Instantly creates a high gloss finish that lasts for days; extends life of hair color; protects from UV and styling damage; sulfate-free and silicone free.

 The Color Preserving Shampoo comes with a suggested retail price of $20 for an 8.5 fl. oz. bottle. The Color Preserving Conditioner comes with a SRP of $22 for 8.5 fl. oz. The Shine Boosting Color Extender has a SRP of $26 for a 5 fl. oz. bottle.

The Ouidad Color Sense Collection is available at Ouidad.com, Ouidad Flagship, certified salons and Ulta.


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