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September 28, 1993
Germany's Wella Corp. said it will acquire a majority interest in Woodland Hills-based Sebastian Inc. USA for an undisclosed sum. The two beauty and hair-products companies will continue operating separately. Sebastian manufactures Sharper, Laminates and Cellophanes brand products. Wella makes hair colorings and wave products, appliances and salon furniture.
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September 28, 1993
Germany's Wella Corp. said it will acquire a majority interest in Woodland Hills-based Sebastian Inc. USA for an undisclosed sum. The two beauty and hair-products companies will continue operating separately. Sebastian manufactures Sharper, Laminates and Cellophanes brand products. Wella makes hair colorings and wave products, appliances and salon furniture.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Surfing to Ring Cash Registers: The U.S. Open of Surfing, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' first world-class event on the U.S. mainland since 1991, opens Tuesday in Huntington Beach, and local merchants can hardly wait. The city expects a wave of business from surf fans and corporate affairs hosted by the event's sponsors, including Sebastian International Inc., a Woodland Hills-based hair products company that is bringing 2,000 distributors to town.
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January 27, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The West Valley Boys and Girls Club will celebrate Valentine's Day early this year with its third annual Valentine's Day dinner-dance Feb. 8. The black-tie-optional event for adults, titled "Taking Our Children's Future to Heart," is expected to be hosted by actor Beau Bridges at the Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills.
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May 3, 1998 | TOM BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fifty teenage mothers from across Los Angeles County were given career advice, mothering tips and a shoulder to lean on at the Athletes and Entertainers 12th Annual Mothers and Daughters Tea on Saturday. The event, hosted by model Kathy Ireland and co-sponsored by beauty-care giant Sebastian International Inc., linked teenage mothers with women from various professions.
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April 30, 1999 | BARBARA THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fashion lost one of its greatest innovators last week when Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis died of ovarian cancer. Eerily, the day of her death, packages arrived to the media from Sebastian International Inc. announcing a new lipstick color, Berry Bazaar, a color designed by and dedicated to Tilberis, who was described on the point-of-purchase displays as a cancer survivor.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1992 | MICHELE LINGRE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the mid-1980s, John Sebastian Cusenza, founder and president of the hair-care and cosmetics company Sebastian International Inc., abandoned several of his products that contained harmful or polluting ingredients such as ammonia. Instead, he started marketing products that were more environmentally sensitive. He chose the Rainforest Foundation--a high-profile charity that fights the destruction of the Amazon rain forest--to be a symbol of Sebastian International's new "green" image.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1998 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calls from salon owners worried they will lose their competitive edge continue to flood phone lines at L'Anza Research Inc. two weeks after the Supreme Court struck down the hair-care company's challenge to unauthorized retail of its products in drug stores and supermarkets. A weary Robert De Lanza, the Azusa company's president, personally fielded more than 100 calls. Salons "took the decision as a sign L'Anza will be available at grocery stores, which is absolutely incorrect," De Lanza said.
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September 10, 1998 | JULIE LOGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirty years ago, a group of young actors made big waves when they climbed onstage and sang: I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy / snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty / oily, greasy, fleecy / shining, gleaming, streaming / flaxen, waxen / knotted, polka-dotted / twisted, beaded, braided / powdered, flowered and confettied / bangled, tangled, spangled and spaghettied! My HAIR!!
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June 9, 1988 | JACK JONES, From Staff and Wire Reports
At least one San Fernando Valley hair stylist doesn't like the way her hair looks. For one thing, she complained, the stranger who cut it left her with large patches of near baldness. The unidentified lady called Sebastian International Inc., the chic Woodland Hills cosmetics and hair care company, because the man had claimed to represent that firm. He doesn't, said their attorney, Richard Flom.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surf's up here, and Sebastian International Inc. is hoping to catch a wave. So the Woodland Hills-based hair salon products company is bringing more than 2,000 people to Huntington Beach's Waterfront Hilton next week for a convention and sales force pep rally tied to the company's role as a major sponsor of the inaugural U.S. Open of Surfing. Sebastian will also be introducing a new line of products. "We're involved with the U.S.
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