Hairdressers Against AIDS Press Conference

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/07/2011 10:14:00 AM


Recently on World AIDS Day 2011—December 1st—Hairdressers Against Aids held a press conference that announced the efforts of the unique Hairdressers Against AIDS advocacy campaign.

Hairdressers Against AIDS was created as a global advocacy program that aims to empower the entire industry of hairdressers and salon professionals to use their unique relationship with their clients and communities to become a resource to interact, educate and help prevent the spread of HIV. Hairdressers Against AIDS aims to get people to reduce their risk, get tested for HIV, and talk about HIV with friends and loved ones.
After launching in the U.S. one year ago, Hairdressers Against AIDS took their message one step further—by engaging students to help spread the HIV/AIDS awareness message. Professional stylists and colorists across the country took the Hairdressers Against AIDS message to top, local beauty schools on World AIDS Day 2011 while also encouraging additional salons and consumers to join the conversation by visiting




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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