Farouk Shami Assists Joplin Tornado Victims

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Farouk Shami helps 60 displaced Joplin salon professionals who lost their businesses.

The recent, destructive tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri killed at least 125 people—many are still unaccounted for, damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 city structures and is the single deadliest tornado since officials began keeping records.
Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, maker of CHI Ceramic Nail Lacquer, is doing his part to assist 60 displaced Joplin salon professionals who lost their businesses and residents who have been affected by the twister.
"Joplin is where it all started for me," says Shami.
A young Shami immigrated to America in 1965 and attended the former Joplin Beauty Academy and worked in the salon in the former Newman’s Department Store before launching his career and world wide company. In 2009, recognizing Shami’s contribution to the professional beauty industry, Joplin Mayor Gary Shaw presented Shami with a proclamation declaring Sept. 20, 2009, as Farouk Shami Day.
“On Friday, May 27, at 11 am, I will be at the State Beauty Supply at 530 Virginia Avenue to help my fellow Joplin salon professionals get their salon back on track by providing salon kits to help them restart their business and provide for their families,” says Shami “People need hope and a sense of normalcy after such disasters.”
Shami is prepared to donate salon kits, styling tools and products valuing more than $100,000 in assistance. The salon kits are necessary for displaced salon professionals to restart their livelihood and have the potential to multiply ten fold in services. He will also be giving away care kits to Joplin residents containing CHI and BioSilk shampoo, conditioner and other toiletries.
“Joplin laid the foundation to where I am today,” continues Shami.  “I started Farouk Systems 25 years ago with a mission and dream. We are a company of hairdressers for hairdressers and I am humbled that I am able to give back to where it all began for me.”  

Image courtesy of Farouk Systems

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It is always important to help others. This is a wonderful way to help the stylists, nail techs and salon owners who were affected. This will make a difference. And everyone displaced will need grooming supplies.. Thank you on their behalf and on behalf of our industry... You keep paying it forward...Hope it also inspires others.
Lydian Flash : Master Nail Technician

Well, he is such a great man because though he has lots of money and success is on him, but then he did not forget his own place. He gave reliefs for those people who lose businesses because it is their only way to recover from the devastation. I hope he will also extend his hand to the family of those who were killed by the calamity. However, it was said that they might have to prepare for a second tornado outbreak. More tornadoes are likely on the way, as another storm front is currently bearing down on the lower Midwest. A five state area is currently at risk of tornado outbreak. Installment loans may be necessary to pay for damages.