Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

It's Official! Sephora's Artemis Patrick Will Be City of Hope's Spirit of Life 2019 Honoree

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, officially announced that its National Professional Salon Industry group will honor Artemis Patrick, chief merchandising officer at Sephora, with the 2019 Spirit of Life Award. The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s highest philanthropic honor and is presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and philanthropic achievement.

"On behalf of the salon industry and the City of Hope National Professional Salon Industry board, we are grateful to Artemis and Sephora for believing in City of Hope’s critical mission,” said John Heffner, CEO of Drybar. “With their support for the Spirit of Life campaign, the salon industry will continue to grow its long legacy of giving that fuels the momentum of the innovative research and personalized medicine model, one patient at a time."

“The salon industry’s generosity has been critical to accelerating the pace of discovery in cancer and diabetes care, transforming our understanding of life-threatening diseases and moving promising discoveries toward actual treatments,” said Kristin Bertell, chief philanthropy officer at City of Hope. “We are grateful for the industry’s profound commitment and excited to celebrate all that its philanthropic partnership will accomplish in 2019. Congratulations Artemis and the entire Sephora team.”

Artemis Patrick joined Sephora in February 2006, previously serving as vice president of ecommerce merchandising for and vice president and general manager for Sephora inside JCPenney.
Patrick is known for her passion for innovation and being a risk taker. She leads a top-performing team of merchants and product development specialists, always with the aim of helping Sephora clients learn, play and get inspired with beauty. She is widely recognized as an accomplished leader in the industry with her demonstrated ability to collaboratively drive growth in complex business settings. Currently as chief merchandising officer, Patrick realizes Sephora’s winning vision in product market leadership, category innovation and service differentiation.

Patrick will be honored with The Spirit of Life Award on July 27, 2019, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. She is joined by an esteemed dinner committee, including representatives from brands such as Amika, Briogeo, Luxury Brand Partners, MorrocanOil and Olaplex. The event is titled, “Be Bold, Build Hope, Create Beauty.”

The event will include a hosted cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment. For information about becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or making a donation, visit

Photo courtesy of City of Hope