Who: Toronto longtime stylist David Newman of Hair by David Salon and the Style Council.
What: A party named Spring Ahead! with proceeds from services and raffles benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital in John Steinberg’s memory.
When & Where: March 10, Hair by David Studio, Toronto
Why: When the Community Service category was renamed to the John Steinberg Award for Community Service, Newman was part of the judges’ panel, and took to heart what Steinberg meant for the industry. Newman was inspired to do something in his own salon with a lasting impact, and the idea to fundraise in memory of this hair legend came to be.
Highlights: To match the eco-friendly theme, sweet, savory, vegan, gluten-free and local bubbly refreshments were all the ingredients used to make this spring event bright. June Croken, Loriebelle Urrutia and David Newman treated guests to haircuts and hairstyles, while Andrea Brown, Kimberly St. James and Alexis Kalansky applied mineral makeup.
Guests went home with a loot bag full of eco-friendly products, including Kevin.Murphy Young.Again hair gloss, trio packs, shampoo and conditioner samples donated courtesy of Liquid Luxury and TBBS.
Soundbite: “I named this Spring Ahead so that people will remember the date of the event each year on the weekend the clocks go forward an hour. I’m hoping to make this an annual event with a different slant each year,” says Newman.