Uncork Your Personal Succcess and Dine for Change!

On March 16, 2009 industry icons Lydia Sarfati, President and Founder of Repêchage, and Paul Smith, Director of Education for Emiliani Beauty Supply, will host a National Cosmetology Association Dining for Change Event on the Repêchage premises. NCA’s Dining for Change is a unique grassroots fundraising initiative based on a new and growing model of localized charitable work called “giving circles”—small groups (ten on average at each event) of individuals networked with other small groups to make a difference through a low cost, easy to participate in fundraising activity. The Repêchage dinner will connect industry leaders in an intimate gathering to discuss contemporary themes and issues of the industry such as surviving in the economy and strategies to achieve success. It is an opportunity not only for salon and spa professionals to help each other in difficult times but to also give back to the industry and charities that it supports. All proceeds from this event will go to three NCA sponsored charities:

The Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund/CUT IT OUT, a program dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse through building awareness and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources (www.cutitout.org)
Look Good…Feel Better, a free, nationwide program that for two decades has offered women the help and encouragement of salon professionals to cope with the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment. Held in hospital settings, LGFB patient sessions are conducted by certified salon professionals working in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation. (www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org)
The NCA Disaster Relief Fund provides emergency cash assistance to directly support salon professionals impacted by natural disasters so that they can rebuild their lives – and careers- as quickly as possible. (www.ncacares.org)
It’s a time for change- be a part of it!

What:                     NCA’s Dining for Change Event hosted by Lydia Sarfati and Paul Smith

When:                    Monday, March 16, 2008

Where:                  Repêchage

300 Castle Road

Secaucus, NJ 07094



Time:                Welcome Reception: 5:30PM

                        Dinner: 6PM-9PM

Cost:                 $45 per person

Reservation only.

Repêchage is an international, seaweed-based skincare, bodycare, cosmetic line that was founded by skincare guru Lydia Sarfati in 1980.  Lydia Sarfati, CEO and President, discovered the rich, hydrating properties of seaweed and was the first to bring seaweed-based skincare products to the US and turn it into a business initiative. Born in Poland and inspired by European Spa traditions, Sarfati elevated her passion and experience into one of the most successful skin care companies in the world.  She has devoted the past 30 years developing seaweed-based skincare products that soothe, repair and reverse damage caused by stress, aging and environmental pollutants.  For more information, log on to www.repechage.com.