What would you get if you combined behindthechair.com, Vidal Sassoon, and Habitat for Humanity? Sound like an odd mix? Fair enough - but what you'd likely come up with is the new charity Hairdressers Unlocking Hope. Vidal Sassoon (not just the company, but the man himself) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the salon publication Mary - Behind the Chair, to build a community of homes in New Orleans for victims of Katrina. By November of 2008, the group...
The associated press is running a story about the Academy of Natural Sciences' display of hair from the first 12 US presidents. According to the article, "It might be the strangest way to spend Presidents Day." The unique presidential "hair album" was assembled during the 19th century by Peter Arvell Browne, a Philadelphia based attorney and academic who spent a lifetime collecting samples of animal and human hair during the 1840's and the 1850's. He organized the collection in to...
Beauty Launchpad's article of the month for July examines the hair workings of stylist Sean James as he wrangles one of fashion weeks stray shows in Los Angeles. Here's a clip of of the article written by Karie L. Frost: Six shows. One man. With styling tools at the ready and a fierce attitude to get the job done, hairstylist Sean James tackles the black sheep of the world’s fashion weeks: MERCEDES-BENZ LOS ANGELES. As far as fashion weeks go,...
Beauty Launchpad's article of the month features some great information on the art of choosing a cutting instrument. With so many choices of brand, style, and make out there, this informative article narrows it down and will guide you in the right direction - in the event that you're feeling a bit lost. Here's a clip (pun intended) of the article by Jeryl E. Spear: Scissors, clippers, and razors—oh my! The newest hair-shaping tools will keep your creations a cut...
At the end of May, you may notice droves of people all over the nation rocking new stylish 'dos.  The reason: thousands of Pivot Point students across the country will be hosting a Cut-A-Thon on Friday May 25, 2007 – National Missing Children’s Day – to raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  It's a way to make the world a better - and more stylish place - while simultaneously working toward a worthwhile cause. The event will...