Each year, City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry (NPSI) honors a beauty industry leader for his or her outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions with the Spirit of Life® Award. This year’s Honoree is Harlan Kirschner, CEO of the Kirschner Group.

The Kirschner Group, Inc has achieved worldwide success in the beauty industry. With over 30 years of experience, Harlan Kirschner  has led the way and helped the company evolve into the thriving, and now international, professional sales organization it is today. In 1979, Harlan began his career in the beauty industry working for a sales distributor. Having learned the ins and outs of the beauty business, as well as management and operations, Harlan soon set out conceptualize and eventually create his own company, The Kirschner Group, Inc. Since 1999, the Kirschner group successfully expanded throughout the U.S., and in 2004 acquired global reach when it began servicing Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Harlan Kirschner and the Kirschner Group have gone on to become the most successful rep group in the industry.

Harlan Kirschner is currently a board of director member for the Professional Beauty Association, chairman of the Manufacturer Leadership Council and has been treasurer for the Western Buying Conference for the last 16 years. His passion, dedication, and love for the beauty industry have made him a perfect candidate in receiving this highly esteemed award.

City of Hope will honor Harlan Kirschner with the Spirit of Life® Award on July 12, 2014, at PBA Beauty Week / Cosmoprof North America. Join City of Hope in “Celebrating Cures” as the beauty industry unites to celebrate the hope of a cure and help millions of families around the world who are facing cancer.

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Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is produced by North American Beauty Events LLC (NABE). NABE is a joint venture between the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and BolognaFiere. For more information, to reserve a seat, or make a donation,visit cityofhope.org