Beauty Store Business magazine - December, 2019

City of Hope

Playing by Heart

United by a love of rock ’n’ roll, the beauty biz and giving back, Kevin Wachs and Steve Goddard are making beautiful music together–while making the world a better place.

Considering their similar backgrounds and interests, it’s surprising that Kevin Wachs and Steven Goddard didn’t truly form a bond until they’d spent decades in the beauty business. When Goddard was being honored in 2015 with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, the two finally connected, joining forces as beauty business legends with a passion for helping others.

The Spirit of Giving: BSG's Mark Spinks

Beauty Systems Group president Mark Spinks talks charitable causes, the industry and being this year’s Spirit of Life Award recipient.

Surprisingly, Mark Spinks didn’t always imagine himself in the beauty business. After growing up in Columbus, Indiana, he attended college at Indiana University as a double major in economics and criminal justice (and remains a rabid Hoosiers fan). But his journey toward the beauty industry would begin with his very first assignment out of college, working within the department store industry, handling retail and operations for locations that boasted a solid dose of salon space.

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California

In Memoriam: Gill Godbold

In Memoriam: Gill Godbold

Greg Dawson & Associates' Duncan "Gill" Godbold of San Jose, California, passed away Sept. 2. He was 66.

Godbold worked more than 40 years in the beauty supply business and was one of the best manufacturers reps in the industry who won many awards.

Harlan Kirschner's Celebrating Cures

Harlan Kirschner's Celebrating Cures
The Kirschner Group's CEO will be honored with the industry's City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award July 12.

Saturday, July 12, is the date for the beauty industry's 2014 Spirit of Life Award Reception & Dinner at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This year, Harlan Kirschner, CEO of The Kirschner Group, is being honored. Kirschner is only the second manufacturers rep firm principal to ever receive the award. (The previous manufacturers rep firm principal honoree serviced only one beauty retailer.)