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Sweis Inc. and Moroccanoil Host Hair Trends Party and Presentation

From left: Robert Ham, Moroccanoil Director of Education, Kevin Hughes, Global Educator, and Traci Barrett, freelance stylist

Sweis, the Southern California Moroccanoil Distributor, invited local salon owners and stylists to attend a special Moroccanoil event at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, in September.

Moroccanoil educators Robert Ham, Director of Education, and Kevin Hughes, Global Educator, with assistance from Traci Barrett, freelance stylist, showed party guests how to use Moraccanoil products to create trendsetting locks inspired by iconic fashion. With hair styles spanning decades from the 50’s the 80’s, the stylists began by creating casual day styles, and then transitioned into more dramatic evening looks, showcasing the versatility of various Moroccanoil products. Here's a sampling of the styles featured:

•50’s – Curly styles were fashioned into a 50’s-esque faux bob and a Veronica Lake finger wave, with hair swept to the side.
•70’s – The daytime looks featured subtle, barely-there waves. Evening styles included braided top knots.
•80’s – Daytime curls became curly mohawks with tails and french rolls, looks that were showcased in the recent Catherine Malandrino show during New York Fashion Week.

“We believe that it is important to offer our customers ongoing education and trend inspiration to fuel their creativity,” says Karl Sweis, CEO of Sweis, Inc. “Moroccanoil education has been in high demand, and we were excited to be able to offer this special presentation from the Moroccanoil artists who are fresh off of working the New York Fashion Week runways and creating the season’s most popular looks.”

Spa Uniform Design Contest: Win a $500 Gift Certificate

Get your sketchbook out! Put your great ideas to paper. It doesn't have to be perfect — Noel Asmar understands these drawings are from customers, not from fashion designers.

If you could design your own spa uniform, how would it look? Elaborate? Simple? Elegant? Create a drawing of your unique spa uniform design and you could win a $500 gift certificate toward the Noel Asmar group of companies.

Submit a hand drawn or computer generated picture of your drawing to The winner will be announced at the Noel Asmar Uniforms Booth at the 2012 ISPA Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

Be sure to include a brief description of your design, your name, business (if applicable), phone number and email address. Contest ends October 15th, 2012.

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NAHA Announces Two Category Changes for 2013

Jeanne San Diego was the NAHA 2012 Make-up Artist of the Year winner.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced two category changes to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) starting in 2013: Competitors can now enter in the new "Men's Hairstylist of the Year" category and make-up artists can enter in the "Make-Up Artist of the Year" category without the nomination of a hairstylist. 

The "Men's Hairstylist of the Year" will honor a stylist who displays the most proficiency in the designs and techniques used in men's styling and grooming. Entrants in this category must master current men's commercial, contemporary and wearable styling trends. 

By expanding the entry rules to allow make-up artists, an integral component to any NAHA entry, to enter the "Make-Up Artist of the Year" category without the nomination of a hairstylist, it is PBA's hope that make-up artists not affiliated with a stylist or salon will be encouraged to submit their work independently.

"By adding the NAHA Men's Hairstylist of the Year category and expanding the rules for how make-up artists can enter the competition, our hope is that more stylists and make-up artists will be encouraged to enter for a coveted NAHA. New participation will enhance NAHA overall and help bring recognition to more key areas of the professional beauty industry," said PBA Director of Industry Programs and Education, Jessi Marshall.

The entry process for the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) will open December 1, 2012. For more information visit or call 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424).

Win a Mehaz Depil-A-Tweez Slanted Tweezer

Mehaz Professional hosts the Why I Love Mehaz Tweezers contest which offers the

Mehaz Professional hosts the Why I Love Mehaz Tweezers contest.

Mehaz Professional hosts the Why I Love Mehaz Tweezers contest which offers the opportunity to win a Mehaz Depil-A-Tweez slanted tweezer made in Solingen, Germany. Ten lucky winners will be selected. Mehaz Depil-A-Tweez provides the professional precision required by skin care professionals! For information visit or call 800-347-7456.

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