RITES FOR AUGERI: A memorial service will be held today for retired L’Oréal executive Joseph Augeri at 12:30 p.m.
The service will be held in Ridgewood, N.J., at C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 East Ridgewood Avenue. The family asks that any contributions offered in his memory be made to Hospice of Palm Beach at 5200 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla., 33407. Augeri, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Lancôme in the U.S., died Sunday in Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife, Ann.
ARDEN ADDS SERVICES: Beginning this summer, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa on New York City’s Fifth Avenue will add Restylane treatments to the roster of services. The popular wrinkle-filler injections will be performed by plastic surgeon Bryan Forley. Also this summer, celebrity hair colorist Brad Johns joins the team as hair color director. Johns most recently headed color services at Avon Salon & Spa, which is closing its doors June 16.
TIME TO EXHALE: After seven years working at Avon’s Salon & Spa, eyebrow guru Eliza Petrescu is relocating Eliza’s Eyes to Exhale spa’s two New York City locations. “I want to bring the beauty from inside out, and that’s what Exhale is all about — the body, mind, wellness and spiritual experience,” said Petrescu. “We understand the importance of wellness and understand the connection between body, mind and wellness with physical appearance.” Though her staff began offering services June 5, Eliza will start on July 11 and will work out of Exhale’s Upper East Side location. Eliza’s Eyes will be located at 980 Madison Avenue and 150 Central Park South.
CUT-A-THON: Throughout 2006, Redken 5th Avenue NYC has partnered with the b.cause foundation to support America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. In recognition of National Hunger Month, Redken and b.cause will host a Cut-A-Thon on June 23 at the Redken Exchange on Fifth Avenue. Over 75 Redken stylists will offer haircuts and blow-dries in exchange for a minimum donation of $25. To raise national awareness for the cause, 10 Redken salons across the country — in cities including Dallas, Nashville and San Francisco — will also host Cut-A-Thons this month. B.cause was founded in 2000 by Rudy Sprogis to advance charitable causes of salon owners and beauty industry professionals. Appointments are first come, first served, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HEARD AT ECRM: According to industry sources at the ECRM hair care conference, a Boston investment firm is in negotiations to buy the Ken Paves Professional hair care business. Also, Ellin LaVar, which was recently acquired by Woodridge Labs, aims to introduce at 12-item hair care line to the mass market. LaVar will be the focus of a TV series on the Women’s Entertainment network in September.