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By Beauty Blitz / April 17, 2012

We've rounded up some events that are sure to make you feel beautiful inside and out.

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This Earth Month, Pureology is offering promotions that will culminate in a $20,000 donation to support Global Green USA. Visit a Pureology salon to purchase a shampoo and conditioner from the Hydrate, Pure Volume or Super Smooth collections and receive a free travel kit. Want to get even more involved? Donate to Global Green USA via the brand's new Crowdrise Fundraising page.

Aveeno has launched its Be An Active Natural Fund to award individuals and organizations who create positive change in their communities. Visit Aveeno’s Facebook page to nominate your cause for one of eight $10,000 grants to be awarded this year in one of three categories:
1. Inspiring others to see their natural and inner beauty 
2. Educating about the values of an active and healthy lifestyle  
3. Preserving, restoring and improving the local environment

L'Oréal Paris is currently taking nominations for this year’s Women of Worth program. Through May 31, visit the Women of Worth website to nominate a woman that brings the "Because you're worth it" slogan to life through her generous acts and devotion to causes. Each of 10 honorees will be chosen to receive $10,000 for her charitable cause, and one National Honoree will be chosen via a public online vote to receive an additional $25,000 for her charity.

Thursday, April 19

Lancôme will be holding its first-ever International Makeup Artist Event featuring pros from 24 different countries. Schedule a one-on-one beauty or skincare consultation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the brand’s counters in Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman (call each counter directly to book an appointment).

Need foundation or concealer help? The Hourglass Artistry Team is staging complexion workshops at Sephora stores around the country. On April 21, beauty vlogger Cassandra Bankson will be making a guest appearance to share her tips and tricks with fans. Thursday, April 19: Sephora 34th Street, New York, NY – 12 to 6 p.m.; Friday, April 20: Sephora 86th & Lexington, New York, NY – 12 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, April 21: Sephora 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA – 12 to 6 p.m. *Cassandra Bankson appearance

Friday, April 27

Pantene and Seventeen Magazine will hold the first ever National Donate Your Hair Day on April 27 at the Rita Hazan Salon. Hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which creates real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair while battling cancer. To participate, you must have at least eight inches of hair to donate. Hair cannot be bleached, permanently colored, chemically treated or more than five percent gray at the time of donation. Appointments will run from 12 to 6 p.m. and can be scheduled via email to BeautifulLengthsWigs@devries-pr.com.

-Lauren, Beauty Blitz Intern