National Professional Salon Industry Celebrates at Spirit of Life® Award Gala in Las Vegas

City of Hope honors Steve Goddard,
CEO & Founder of PRAVANA

Article courtesy of City of Hope

More than 700 salon industry executives and supporters attended City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry (NPSI) Spirit of Life® Award Gala on July 11, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to honor Steve Goddard, CEO & Founder of PRAVANA. City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and life-threatening diseases, and The Spirit of Life Award is the institution’s most prestigious philanthropic honor. The award is presented annually to a beauty industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and philanthropic achievement.

“Rock the Cure”—the theme for this year’s event—celebrated the hope of new treatments, even cures, for cancer and other diseases. The celebration featured a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a Bora Bora trip giveaway, and a special performance by Don Felder, formerly with the Eagles. To date, the “Rock the Cure” campaign has raised more than $1 million for City of Hope.

Goddard accepted The Spirit of Life Award from his industry colleague and friend for more than a few decades, Ann Mincey, formerly with REDKEN 5th Avenue. Having been in the beauty industry for over 30 years, Goddard decided in 2004 to return to his creative marketing roots and launched a new beauty entity, PRAVANA; a boutique brand of highly sophisticated products utilizing the power of the nature and the strength of technology to produce superior, holistic formulas. PRAVANA’s NEVO hair care products are 100% Vegan and 100% Gluten-Free, packaged in bottles that are 100% biodegradable, and in the spirit of caring, for every purchase of NEVO made, 5% of sales is donated to City of Hope towards the fight against cancer. To date NEVO has raised over $240,000 since the program started in 2012.

Thank you to the numerous companies that sponsored the event including PRAVANA & Revitalash/Athena cosmetics for being our two All Access sponsors; our Platinum Sponsors: CND/Revlon, Colorproof, Great Clips, JCP Salons, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Joico/Zotos, KAO inc., Matrix, SalonCentric, and Wella; and our Media Sponsors: American Salon, Creative Age Publications, Modern Salon, OTC Beauty Magazine and Professional Beauty Association.



*Photo of Steve Goddard and John Paul DeJoria

Photo courtesy of City of Hope

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