Luster's® Pink® Brand Smooth Touch® Spokeswoman LeToya Luckett Spreads Holiday Cheer to Chicago Students, Hospital Patients and Fans

R&B Artist Inspires Girls at Young Women's Leadership Charter School, Hosts Toy Drive Nightclub Event Benefiting LaRabida Children's Hospital on Dec. 16

Dec 22, 2010, 15:51 ET from Luster Products, Inc.

CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter and actress LeToya Luckett spent a whirlwind day in the Windy City on Thursday, Dec. 16, making holiday-related stops around town as the spokesperson for Luster's Pink® Brand Smooth Touch® hair products.  Luckett—a platinum-selling solo artist and former member of the legendary group Destiny's Child—first made a surprise afternoon visit to the Young Women's Leadership Charter School (YWLCS) in Bronzeville, offering words of encouragement and inspiration to its Honor Roll students. The only all-girls public school in Chicago, YWLCS draws its 344 students from 30 city communities and ranks first among Chicago's 77 public high schools in the percentage of students entering college or post-secondary education.

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"Education first," implored Luckett, a Houston native and former Honor Roll student who was warmly greeted by the students when she made her surprise entrance. "Understand that you're going to need, especially in these times, a Plan A, a Plan B, and a Plan C. So make sure you keep those grades up."

Later that evening, Luckett hosted "A Smooth Touch® Holiday Affair & Toy Drive" at The Shrine nightclub (2109 S. Wabash). Guests were encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for patients at LaRabida Children's Hospital. During the night, hundreds of toys were collected for the South Side institution, which treats youngsters with chronic illness and/or developmental disabilities. Luckett and legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh shared the stage for a lively special performance, with Luckett singing her chart-topping solo hit "Regret."  While onstage, she asked the hip-hop star to "teach me how to 'Dougie'"—a reference to the hot dance that bears his name and which was popularized this year by Cali Swag District's platinum-selling single.

About Luster Products

Luster Products, Inc. has served the needs of African-American families through its premium personal care products, as well as its contributions to the community for more than 50 years. Today, Luster Products employs more than 400 people worldwide. The company's products are sold nationally and internationally through a dynamic sales force and numerous retail outlets.

Luster Products' main facility—corporate offices, plant and warehouse—is situated on 17 acres in Chicago's Stockyard Industrial Park. An aerosol production plant is located in suburban Blue Island, Ill. The company also has branch offices in London and South Africa.

About Luster's Pink Brand Smooth Touch

Luster's® Pink® Brand Smooth Touch® products are for style-conscious women with a hip-hop flair who want haircare products that allow them to have beautiful, healthy, unique, head-turning styles whether they're walking the red carpet, shopping at the mall, or hanging out with their friends. The fresh face of Smooth Touch® is actress and R&B recording artist LeToya Luckett, whose signature hair styles are admired and emulated by women across the country. As the celebrity spokesperson for Smooth Touch®, Luckett's picture and signature appear on the Limited Edition Pink® Brand Smooth Touch® Relaxer Kits No-Lye Regular or Super. Luckett also promotes the brand's entire line of products, including Smooth Touch® Go Glitz Olive Oil Sheen Spray, Smooth Touch® Hydration Vibe™ Olive Oil Hair Lotion and Smooth Touch® A Reason To Gloss™ Shine Polish.

About LeToya Luckett

Part of the global groundswell known as Destiny's Child, LeToya counts two Grammy Awards and co-writing credits to the group's smashes "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name" as milestones in her rearview mirror. But her solo efforts have been no less successful. Riding the smash single "Torn," which topped BET's 106 & Park countdown for 25 straight days, her self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. From there the album cruised to platinum status. LeToya's second solo album, Lady Love, includes the smash hits "Regret" (featuring Ludacris) and "She Ain't Got."

LeToya is currently recording her third solo CD, which is scheduled for release in 2011. She recently completed shooting the feature "From the Rough,"  a film about the first female head coach of an NCAA Division 1 men's team which also stars Academy Award®-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, Henry Simmons and Chicago South Side native Michael Clarke Duncan.

SOURCE Luster Products, Inc.