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Legendary makeup men, The Westmores of Hollywood will receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. The official word came from Hollywood's honorary mayor, and walk of fame chairman, Johnny Grant. “Today I am happy to announce an array of celebrities who have earned this recognition for a combination of professional achievement and community involvement.”
Pioneers of their industry, the Westmores helped create and define the role of makeup artists in motion pictures. Wigmaker George Westmore made history when he opened the first makeup department in 1917 at Selig Studios. George's oldest sons, Monte, Ern, Perc and Wally, went on to open their own makeup departments at Warner Brothers, RKO and Paramount. By the 1930s, nearly every motion picture studio had a Westmore heading up its makeup department. In 1935, the brothers teamed up to open the opulent salon called The House of Westmore on 6638 Sunset Strip. Bud Westmore ran the makeup department at Universal for 24 years where he created the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Youngest son Frank was a freelance makeup artist and worked with Cecil B. DeMille on the Ten Commandments and wrote a family biography appropriately titled, The Westmore's of Hollywood.
The third generation Westmore brothers, Monty Jr., Marvin and Michael have all made their own significant mark in Hollywood. Monty Jr. was personal makeup artist to Paul Newman and Joan Crawford. Marvin created the fashion forward makeup for the epic film Blade Runner and Michael is the mastermind behind the alien creations on the Star Trek series and won an Oscar for his work on Mask.
Inspired by the rich Arabic culture, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened The Six Senses Spa at The Sharq Village & Spa in Doha, Qatar, which features ancient Arabic rejuvenation technique treatments. 800-241-3333
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From cooling devices to ceiling-hung TVs, spas are making hair removal a better encounter every day.
By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
A firsthand look at the trends developing in Singapore spas.
Donating an entire day to an eyebrow “wax-a-thon” and raffling off facials, massages and products, the spa Face, Body & Soul in Simi Valley, CA, recently held a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Hospital. Clients received eyebrow waxes in exchange for bringing in men’s clothing items or cash donations which, like the raffle proceeds, were given to the hospital to help clothe homeless men seeking medical attention at the county facility. 805-584-5000
Kline & Company, the global management consulting and market research company, released its fourth edition of Professional Skin Care 2006, a series on professional brands sold through spas, salons, beauty institutes, physicians and retail stores. 973-435-3365
The Aveda Concept Spa has opened at the Humber Valley Resort in Newfoundland, Canada. The spa’s four treatment rooms reflect the secluded woodlands that surround the resort and inspire treatments that involve the elements of earth, fire, water and air. 709-686-8100, email@example.com
The percentage of American adults who got sunburned increased from 31.8 percent to 33.7 percent from 1999 and 2004, a sign that many people aren't using proper sun protection, a new study found.
The study also found that significant portions of most racial and ethnic groups reported getting sunburned in the three years -- 1999, 2003, and 2004 -- when the data was collected through surveys.
The study authors noted that sunburn increases the risk of developing melanoma and basal cell carcinoma skin cancers.
Sunburn rates in 2004 were 46.9 percent for non-Hispanic white men; 39.6 percent for non-Hispanic white women; 12.4 percent for Hispanic black men; 9.5 percent for Hispanic black women; 16.2 percent for male Asians/Pacific Islanders; 16.1 percent for female Asians/Pacific Islanders; 30.4 percent for male American Indians/Alaska Natives; 21.5 percent for female American Indians/Alaska Natives; and 5.8 percent for male and female non-Hispanic blacks.
Overall, men were more likely to get sunburned (35.8 percent in 1999, 37 percent in both 2003 and 2004) than women (28 percent, 30.2 percent and 30.3 percent, respectively).
The highest rate of sunburn prevalence among whites in any of the three years was in Utah (51.3 percent in 2003), while the lowest was in Arizona (25.7 percent in 1999). Twenty states reported a statistically significant increase in sunburn rates among whites, while four states -- Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Louisiana -- reported a significant decrease.
The study findings are published in Friday's edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Sunburn can be prevented by following such sun-protection measures as wearing a hat; covering up while in the sun; avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
HealthDay News, May 31, 2007
Casa Blanca Salon and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hosted a fundraising event to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego with the help of companies such as Pevonia Botanica. Event proceeds, which totaled more than $10,000, went toward the hospital’s purchase of two PC Pals units—computer programs designed to help young patients learn about and better understand their medical conditions. 858-759-8998; 800-738-6642, firstname.lastname@example.org