AVON AWARDS: At this week's sixth annual Avon Foundation Awards Celebration at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Avon honored crusaders against breast cancer and domestic violence and raised more than $500,000 for those causes. Among the honorees were John Quinones, co-anchor of "ABC News Primetime," who received the Voice of Change award; Jorge Gomez of the National Cancer Institute, Victoria Seewaldt of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and Eric Winer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Breast Spore, all of whom received the Medical Advancement in Breast Cancer Award, and Avon Mexico, which received the Women's Empowerment Crusader Award. The foundation has raised more than $10 million since 2001.

STAFFING UP: L'Oréal Professionnel has named Barry Holmes vice president of sales. He will report to Pierre Lampert, L'Oréal Professionnel's vice president and general manager. Manny Montalvo has been appointed vice president of field sales and will report to Holmes. Joe Glynn has been appointed L'Oréal Technique assistant vice president of sales and will oversee L'Oréal Technique's commercial plan. The L'Oréal Technique field team will report to Glynn.

CEW'S NEXT ACT: On Nov. 15, Cosmetic Executive Women's Women in Beauty Series will address the changing landscape of the beauty industry. Featured speakers will be Maria Reiling, director of eBay's Lifestyles categories; Wendy Liebmann, president, WSL Strategic Retail, and Michelle Hobson, Walgreens' manager of strategic business development and beauty.

THE TOP 10: Maybelline New York has joined forces with People, People en Español and Essence magazines to honor 10 women who have made a difference in their communities through education. A $10,000 grant will be donated to each honoree's affiliated educational cause, and there will be a photo and story in a follow-up spread in each magazine. A luncheon will be held in their honor on Monday, Nov. 6, at the New York Public Library. Maybelline New York spokespeople Christy Turlington, Erin Wasson, Tomiko Fraser, Da'nee Doty, Danna Garcia and global consulting makeup artist Troy Surratt are scheduled to attend the event honoring Oral Lee Brown of Oakland, Calif.; Karel Sloan of New Orleans; Sharon Cohen of New York; Bernadine Dutra of Fremont, Calif.; Soraida Melgar of West Sacramento, Calif.; Marie Vazquez Morgan of Shreveport, La.; Ibediza Agosto of Corozal, Puerto Rico; Tonya Jackson of Florence, S.C.; Shakir McDonald of Landover, Md., and Alyssa Whitfield of Rochester, N.Y.COVER GIRL TAPS NEW CELEB MAKEUP ARTIST: Molly Stern is now a spokeswoman for the Cover Girl makeup brand. Stern has held corporate positions with Clinique, M.A.C. and Trish McEvoy. A stint as a hair and makeup stylist at an L.A. salon led to a freelance career as a makeup artist for Hollywood celebrities. Stern now calls Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Kirsten Dunst her clients.

HAIR 101: Antonio Prieto wants every woman to know how to style her hair as well as his talented stylists. That's why Prieto has started a number of workshops at his Chelsea salon that tackle a number of hair issues created for the woman who wants to know how to master a style. Clients will watch a demo, practice the styles themselves and be instructed on the best products to use and how to use them. Workshop themes include blow-drying, curly hair, straightening, updos and deep treatments. Classes are offered on Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cost $100, which can be used toward retail purchases.

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