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Salon Professionals Honored at America's Beauty Show

May 9, 2018 | 1:11 PM
Candy Shaw and Paul Dykstra
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Brittany Gufstasom and Larry Silvestri
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Diana Arce and Larry Silvestri
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Hidetaka Yoshikawa and Larry Silvestri
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Eric Fisher and Karen Gordon
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Eric Fisher and Karen Gordon
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At America’s Beauty Show 2018, Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) presented several awards and honorary scholarships, and remembered those who served their association during the annual CC President’s VIP Reception.

The 2018 Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award was awarded to Eric Fisher, Eric Fisher Salons, Wichita, Kansas. In presenting the award, Jerry Gordon’s wife and salon partner Karen Gordon toasted Fisher next to Jerry Gordon’s yellow Ferrari, and noted, “Three years ago, Cosmetologists Chicago inaugurated a very special award, the Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award. In selecting Eric, we all know Jerry would have endorsed our selection of Eric Fisher of the Eric Fisher Salons and Academy, and Style With Knowledge program on styling techniques.” Fisher accepted the award, a Baccarat crystal Ferrari horse in honor of Jerry Gordon’s passion for racing and fine cars.

Previous recipients were past CC President and current Consigliere Frank Gironda and Candy Shaw of Jamison Shaw Salons, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service was initiated in 2017 to celebrate the contributions of the late Fred Piattoni who served as Cosmetologists Chicago executive director. Paul Dykstra, current CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show presented this award to Hidetaka Yoshikawa, president and chairman of Takara Belmont Corporation during the Beauty Changes Lives Legacy Dinner on April 29, 2018.

The 2018 Lisa Newman Scholarship was awarded to Diana Arce, instructor, Pivot Point Academy, Des Plaines, Illinois. It is presented annually to a CC member for advanced training in any cosmetology discipline – hair, nails, skin or salon business. The award honors the memory of Lisa C. Newman, who led CC’s marketing efforts for more than 25 years.

The 2018 Margaret Vinci Heldt Creativity in Hairdressing Scholarship was presented by CC President Larry Silvestri to Brittany Gustafson, J. Gordon Designs, Chicago. Named after CC’s Margaret Vinci Heldt, the creator of the iconic “Beehive” hairstyle that swept the fashion world in the '50s and '60s, this scholarship honors Heldt’s contribution to the association and her lifelong commitment to help others through education. The funds are designated for advanced education in the art of hairstyling.

In attendance at the Friday night awards reception were the Cosmetologists Chicago Board of Directors, members of the media, industry VIPs and the show’s largest exhibitors, as well as leading Cosmetologists Chicago members.

Originally posted on Modern Salon.

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