Salon Business News

Farouk Shami Judges "Celebrity Apprentice" Cliffhanger

Anne Moratto | May 5, 2012 | 7:39 PM

Farouk Systems' founder and chairman, Farouk Shami, was both taskmaster and judge on The Celebrity Apprentice Sunday night.

Shami and business partner John McCall were on the show, explaining to the contestants how the new CHI touch-screen blow dryer was an innovation in the industry. The final five were challenged to create an ad campaign for the new dryer. While they concentrated on how this would improve the hair styling experience of the average consumer, not much was made of what this safer, quieter, and more comfortable tool would do to improve a hairdresser's work day.  Shami is such a hairdresser's hairdresser, always innovating and advocating, it is surprising they, the contestants, didn't add an element of this to their pitch.

Shami showed his strong convictions when accepting the International Salon and Spa  (ISBN) Legend Award.  He spoke to Salon Today Editor-in-Chief Stacey Soble about his concern for the hairdresser's health, about manufacturer's responsibility to produce safe products and about his work with aid organizations.

"Giving is more fun and more rewarding than taking," said Shami.

I'm sure The Donald would agree.

Facebook Comments

More from Salon Business News

Salon Business News

The Millennium Experience Will Welcome Non-Millennium Clients For the First Time in 2017

Elizabeth Jakaitis | October 21, 2016

For the first time in its 16-year history, The Millennium Experience will open its doors to all industry professionals. Hosted by Millennium Systems International, the annual conference will include hair shows and inspirational speakers, aimed to celebrate the future of the industry and to inspire attendees to try new strategies that will benefit their brands.

Salon Business News
Salon Business News

Day 1 & 2 From HAIR+ Summit

October 20, 2016

Earlier this week, MODERN SALON MEDIA hosted the first HAIR+ Summit in Atlanta, offering stylists and salon owners the opportunity to dive deep into the causes of thinning hair and hair loss, while exploring the many solutions available for their clients who suffer from hair loss issues. Find out what happened each day at the event and learn who was there by browsing through our pictures.

Load More