By Kelly Hushin
There is many a worthy cause each month of the year, from Women’s History month, HIV Awareness month to Black History month. But perhaps one of the most memorable for many of we beauty industry folk is the one the falls in October and carries the pink ribbon as its stamp. Breast Cancer Awareness month is so memorable to us because, as much of the beauty industry is geared toward women, we are constantly aware of just how many of our fellow females are affected every year. Our readers, and readers across any beauty magazine, know that one in eight women have a chance of getting breast cancer and thus understand how important it is to get regular examinations and take proper care of their health. Lots of beauty brands remind us of this every year, and many of them partner with organizations that help those affected by breast cancer. Here, we have a roundup of hair products that you can snag this month for the cause – all of which will help you feel just a bit better about a purchase that would otherwise have been purely self-indulgent.
This company is committed not only in October, but year-round, to donating 10 percent of its proceeds of net sales of specific pink products to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Grab the H3000-DP Flat Iron, which comes with a 12-month warranty and features tourmaline gemstones in its 1 1/8” floating plates. Or try the pro quality H3000 pink dryer for salon-like blowouts. Pick either up at hairartproducts.com.
Biolage has packaged its cult-favorite Colorcaretherapie collection including Shampoo, Conditioner, Color Bloom Masque and Shine Shake Spray in a nifty package great for a gift or for your own enjoyment. One dollar of the $12 purchase of each kit will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Buy yours at Matrix salons around Manhattan – find them at matrix.com.
Keranique, an advanced hair therapy product that helps women with thinning hair, has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in hopes to raise $10,000 for the foundation. Their effort does not involve purchasing a product, however, which means you can feel good without spending money. For each Facebook fan who shares the brand’s message, Keranique will donate $1 to the foundation. It is asking people to visit its Facebook page and then share its message. Help Keranique get to 10,000 shares by visiting facebook.com/Keranique.
SHE by SO.CAP.USA
If ever there were a month when pink hair extensions would be accepted, it’s October. SHE by SO.CAP.USA is hosting a national Pink Hair For Hope campaign through the end of the month where clients in participating salons across the country who donate $10 or more to the cause will receive a 100 percent natural, pink SHE hair extensions. One hundred percent of net proceeds from the campaign will go to the American Cancer Society. More than 500 salons have been brought together through the Pink Hair For Hope campaign, which has successfully raised more than two million dollars to date. Visit http://www.pinkhairforhope.org for more info.
Purchasing CHI’s Pink Crinkle Breast Cancer Iron Collection, complete with a new limited edition iron fashion bracelet to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, will mean you’re helping out The Rose organization, a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides mammography screening, diagnosis, access to treatment and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay. The CHI Ceramic Dual Voltage Hairstyling Iron in the collection heats up quickly and the pink sleeve will provide protection for your countertop and a handy place to stow it away when not in use. Visit farouk.com/CHI to learn where to purchase.