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Spirit of Life Award Gala

On Saturday, July 11, City of Hope held its 2015 Spirit of Life Gala at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry Group honored Steve Goddard, Founder & CEO of PRAVANA, with its 2015 Spirit of Life Award. The crowd enjoyed a rockin’ evening, with a special musical performance by Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles.

The Sprit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to industry leaders who have demonstrated outstanding personal, professional and philanthropic achievements. Past honorees include John Paul Dejoria (JPMS), George Schaeffer (founder of OPI & Aloxxi), Harlan Kirschner (Founder of The Kirschner Group) and other industry icons. Since the National Professional Salon Industry founding in 1981, more than $25 million has been raised to support City of Hope’s mission to cure – and ultimately prevent – cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

Through this year’s Spirit of Life campaign, $1 million has been raised for City of Hope’s research and treatment programs.

 
DIGITAL JOURNAL
 
 
 
2015 Spirit of Life Sponsors

 
All Access Sponsor:
 
 
Platinum Level Sponsors:
 
ColorProof Evolved Color
Great Clips
JCP Salons
John Paul Mitchell Systems
Joico/Zotos
KAO Inc.
Matrix
SalonCentric
Wella
 
Media Sponsors:
 
American Salon
Creative Age Publications
Modern Salon
OTC Magazine
Professional Beauty Association
 
 
 
 
 

About Our Honoree

 
Steve Goddard
President, Founder
Pravana International
 
PRAVANA’s creator, Steve Goddard, is a 30-year beauty industry veteran. He began his long career as a way to support himself while attending college, and has gone on to work for some of the largest companies in the beauty business. Shortly after leaving school, Goddard joined Redken as the manager of its product evaluation salon, and climbed the ranks as a platform artist and later in the marketing department, where he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing & Advertising. Shortly thereafter, Goddard became Senior Vice President of Global New Product Development of professional products for Revlon, relocating to Barcelona, Spain. In quick succession, he then became the General Manager of Rusk, a division of Conair, and in 1999, joined Wella Corporation as President and CEO. In 2001, Goddard became President and CEO of Sebastian International and President of Wella's worldwide Salon Conexxion division.
 
In 2004, Goddard returned to his creative marketing roots to launch 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. "I really wanted to return to the excitement of dealing with a small marketing company in creating new products," says Goddard. A genial public speaker with a passion for music and exotic birds, Goddard is a motivator, family man, hairdresser, and accomplished guitarist. He is also a true entrepreneurial spirit, and the source for PRAVANA.
 
 

Spirit of Life Award Gala

Spirit of Life Award Gala

On Saturday, July 11, City of Hope held its 2015 Spirit of Life Gala at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry Group honored Steve Goddard, Founder & CEO of PRAVANA, with its 2015 Spirit of Life Award. The crowd enjoyed a rockin’ evening, with a special musical performance by Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles.

The Sprit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to industry leaders who have demonstrated outstanding personal, professional and philanthropic achievements. Past honorees include John Paul Dejoria (JPMS), George Schaeffer (founder of OPI & Aloxxi), Harlan Kirschner (Founder of The Kirschner Group) and other industry icons. Since the National Professional Salon Industry founding in 1981, more than $25 million has been raised to support City of Hope’s mission to cure – and ultimately prevent – cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

Through this year’s Spirit of Life campaign, $1 million has been raised for City of Hope’s research and treatment programs.

 
DIGITAL JOURNAL
 
 
 
2015 Spirit of Life Sponsors

 
All Access Sponsor:
 
 
Platinum Level Sponsors:
 
ColorProof Evolved Color
Great Clips
JCP Salons
John Paul Mitchell Systems
Joico/Zotos
KAO Inc.
Matrix
SalonCentric
Wella
 
Media Sponsors:
 
American Salon
Creative Age Publications
Modern Salon
OTC Magazine
Professional Beauty Association
 
 
 
 
 

About Our Honoree

About Our Honoree

 
Steve Goddard
President, Founder
Pravana International
 
PRAVANA’s creator, Steve Goddard, is a 30-year beauty industry veteran. He began his long career as a way to support himself while attending college, and has gone on to work for some of the largest companies in the beauty business. Shortly after leaving school, Goddard joined Redken as the manager of its product evaluation salon, and climbed the ranks as a platform artist and later in the marketing department, where he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing & Advertising. Shortly thereafter, Goddard became Senior Vice President of Global New Product Development of professional products for Revlon, relocating to Barcelona, Spain. In quick succession, he then became the General Manager of Rusk, a division of Conair, and in 1999, joined Wella Corporation as President and CEO. In 2001, Goddard became President and CEO of Sebastian International and President of Wella's worldwide Salon Conexxion division.
 
In 2004, Goddard returned to his creative marketing roots to launch 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. "I really wanted to return to the excitement of dealing with a small marketing company in creating new products," says Goddard. A genial public speaker with a passion for music and exotic birds, Goddard is a motivator, family man, hairdresser, and accomplished guitarist. He is also a true entrepreneurial spirit, and the source for PRAVANA.
 
 
Event Details
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Honoring
Steve Goddard, Pravana
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

 
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Andrea Courtney
Coordinator
626-218-7110
acourtney@coh.org
 
 
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