TEAM P&G GROWS: Procter & Gamble Co. has three new members on its U.S. Sustainability Expert Advisory Panel. The new members are Caroline Hermans, Ph.D., Commitments senior manager, Clinton Global Initiative; Dr. Howard Frumkin, dean, School of the Public Health at the University of Washington, and Terry Tamminen, former secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency. Having most recently met in April 2011, the U.S. panel has consulted on sustainability initiatives including Future Friendly, P&G’s multibrand conservation education platform, as well as on product supply and brand innovations globally. Standing members include Dr. Jason Clay, senior vice president, Markets, World Wildlife Fund; Anne Johnson, director, GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition; Rick Needham, director of Green Business Operations & Strategy, Google Inc.; Dr. Jerald Schnoor, co-director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, The University of Iowa, and Dr. Kimberly Thompson, president, Kid Risk. To date, P&G environmental and social sustainability milestones include Pantene producing new bottles made substantially from plant-based plastic, powering plants with 100 percent renewable energy, having zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfills and using 100 percent renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging.
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OUIDAD HEADS WEST: Hairstylist, salon owner and curl expert Ouidad is attending the International Beauty Show in Las Vegas demonstrating her proprietary Carve and Slice cut technique, teaching industry insiders how to tame their manes with the “rake and shake” styling method. During her seminar, stylists can learn firsthand from Ouidad how to accelerate their knowledge of curly hair, from understanding curl patterns, hair texture and curl condition. Salon owners and stylists can ask questions about the benefits of being a Ouidad Certified Salon with training in the trademarked Carve and Slice technique. Ouidad’s educational presentation will be held Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room N240. Entry to the seminar is free with the show’s $37 admission fee.
GOODY BRINGS “REGAL” TO TARGET: Beginning this week, Target will begin selling an exclusive line of hair accessories from Goody, called Primrose Hill, that aims for elegance-chic inspired by the new Duchess of Cambridge. Goody said the line borrows vintage Sixties-romanticism with eye-popping florals and brights, accented by wood and metal embellishments for a rustic touch and glass beads and water colored chiffon. The Goody Primrose Hill collection will sell for $2.19 to $6.99.
TAKE A WHIFF: International Flavors & Fragrances will be participating in the World Science Festival in New York Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. At the event, IFF will encourage attendees to test their “smell IQ” and create their own fragrance at their “smell lab.” IFF will be conducting workshops and demonstrations for the families attending the fair between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the main tent, outdoor stage and discovery theater at Washington Square Park.
FAROUK IN SPACE: Farouk Systems, the official hair care sponsor of the Miss Universe Organization, will be part of the historic final launch of NASA’s space shuttle program scheduled for July 8. Shuttle Atlantis will be the 135th and final launch of the 30-year space shuttle program. Dr. Dennis Morrison, former NASA researcher and current senior vice president of technology for Farouk Systems, said the company will study the efficiency of microencapsulation of three antioxidants using his own methods that have been patented by NASA and that were flown previously on the STS-107 flight and recovered from the same experiment apparatus that was found in Texas after the destruction of the Shuttle Columbia.