Cosmetologists Chicago Announces Tornado Assistance Fund

By Lauren Salapatek | 11/20/2013 9:27:00 AM


In 2012, Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) raised and presented considerable funds to aid salon professionals and owners affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. Now this association of 5,000 that owns and produces America’s Beauty Show, has established the Cosmetologists Chicago Tornado Assistance Fund to help salon pros that were affected by the deadly storms and tornadoes that swept through the Midwest on Sunday, November 17th.

click image to zoomMore than 80 tornadoes were reported hitting the Midwest on Sunday. Six people were reported dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes were flattened and splintered, and there were approximately 358 reports of damaging winds and 40 reports of large hail. --Chicago Tribune.

What if your salon was destroyed just before the busy holiday season? Unfortunately, that’s what many of your salon peers face today in the aftermath of the tornadoes.

So what can you do to help the salons in need?

CC and Cosmetologists Illinois have already reached out to identify salons and salon professionals in the worse hit areas. They will “adopt” as many as possible and provide funds to help them get back on their feet. CC will also give them complimentary admission to America’s Beauty Show in March 2014.

Visit to contribute.

Fill out the form to *CONTRIBUTE NOW, and help your fellow professionals in the affected areas rebuild their lives and their salons.


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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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