DENTON, Texas, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. is proud to announce that it has raised over $1.3 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® during the first year of its partnership with the breast cancer charity. From April 2011 through March 2012, Sally Beauty Holdings and its operating units Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf raised funds for Komen through a 5% donation of the sales price of designated products, as well as by collecting donations at the register in its stores. All Sally Beauty Holdings' U.S.-based operating units and many of its suppliers and manufacturers participated in the fundraising program.
"We are thrilled to partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's leading breast cancer organization. Komen Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker's commitment to the promise she made her sister, Susan G. Komen, to rid the world of breast cancer is what convinced our company and our professional beauty industry partners to join the cause," commented Gary Winterhalter, President and CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
"Sally Beauty and CosmoProf would like to extend a special thank you to our supplier and manufacturer partners, whose generosity helped us achieve this outstanding contribution. Their commitment to this cause is commendable, as the majority of our customer base is women," adds Winterhalter.
Customers were involved in this effort by purchasing designated products in Sally Beauty Supply stores in the U.S. this past October. Five percent of the sales price was donated to Susan G. Komen. Additionally, consumers were invited to join the cause year round by placing donations in canisters at the registers in U.S. Sally Beauty Supply stores. Since September 2011, purchase of any of the designated products in CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall stores triggered a donation to Komen of 5% of the sales price. Additionally, donations were accepted at the register in over 1,100 CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall stores.
The second year of Sally Beauty Holdings fundraising program for Susan G. Komen will run through March 31, 2013.
About Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH) (the "Company") is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with annual revenues of $3.3 billion. The Company operates primarily through two business units, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group (BSG), and is the largest distributor of professional beauty supplies in the U.S. based on store count.
The Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses sell and distribute through over 4,300 stores, including 185 franchised units, throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Mexico, France, Ireland, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.
Sally Beauty Supply has 3,158 stores worldwide and offers up to 8,000 professional beauty products for hair, skin, and nails through leading third-party brands and exclusive-label professional product lines. Sally Beauty Supply's customer base includes retail consumers and salon professionals.
The Beauty Systems Group business has 995 company-operated stores and 156 franchise stores. BSG also has one of the largest networks of professional distributor sales consultants in North America, with approximately 1,116 consultants. The BSG stores and sales consultants sell up to 10,000 professionally branded hair, skin and nail beauty products that are sold exclusively to professional stylists and salons for use and resale to their customers.
For more information about Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., please visit www.sallybeautyholdings.com
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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