Category: August 03



    On August 3, we raise awareness around the benefits of salon hair gloss services on National Hair Gloss Day.


    The root of beautiful, healthy hair lies with hair professionals. These trained professional stylists know what’s best for your mane and keep you looking fabulous. Whether your maintenance schedule is low key, or you go for the color, cut and style, we rely on hair professionals to bring out our personality in their craft. Perfect for refreshing color and enhancing your hair’s natural shine, a hair gloss leaves you with healthier looking and feeling hair.

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    What is hair gloss? Hair gloss is like lip gloss, meaning it adds a special coating that makes hair shine. In technical terms, hair gloss is a treatment that seals the cuticle of the hair to enhance hair tone. When hair gloss is applied, the cuticle become smooth showing radiant hair tone and sheen. In addition, hair professionals love to get to know their customers. This is how the stylist forms a relationship to provide better hair care and color. In fact, it is a great opportunity to create a bond between professional and customer resulting in a life-long friendship.

    If you are looking to try a new shade or change your hair color for the first time, a hair gloss application is for you. Also known as demi-permanent hair color, hair gloss is a gentler form of color that fades gradually over time, meaning you won’t get harsh root regrowth. With results that can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks, a hair gloss service is the perfect way to try that new shade while achieving shiny, healthy-looking hair.

      Benefits of Hair Gloss

      Hair damage is the best reason to get a hair gloss treatment. Hair damage is caused by a variety of reasons, such as:

      • Styling with heat tools
      • Tap water
      • Mechanical damage.

      Hair professionals often explain to customers why their hair is damaged. Listening to your hair professional about care for your hair not only helps you take better care of your hair, but it also helps during visits to the salon.

      While stylists typically use glosses as a way to tone, color-correct, refresh, and add shine to hair, there are countless reasons to get a Gloss Service. Hair glosses are one of the most versatile professional hair treatments available. It provides beautiful and personalized end results. Plus with the right gloss, you will have health benefits for your strands.

      • Color without commitment
      • Refreshes hair color between appointments.
      • Color correct brassy hair.
      • You get glass hair results.
      • Gives your hair a pick-me-up.
      • Hair color is subtle, not drastic.

      What Kind of Gloss Should I Get? And Where? With so many colors and looks to choose from, a professional stylist will be able to customize a color that is perfect for you. Because glosses are a form of demi-permanent hair color, they allow for color without the commitment. Demi-permanent hair color or a Hair Gloss Service is offered in salons. Some professional brands offer services and products without ammonia, which is considered best for optimal hair health, as well as when a client might be sensitive to smell.


      • Research the latest hair color trends and get inspired to transform your hair.
      • Book a gloss appointment before your next big event.
      • Get a Clear Gloss when your hair is feeling dull and uninspired.
      • Research where your nearest salon is!.
      • Book a gloss appointment, such as a Shades EQ Gloss Service.
      • Share your before and after photos of your hair gloss treatment on social media.

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      Redken and National Day Calendar teamed up in 2022 to create National Hair Gloss Day to be celebrated each year on August 3.


      For over 60 years, Redken has been a leader in the professional salon industry, empowering professionals and consumers to achieve healthy hair transformations with confidence. Founded by Paula Kent, a woman who believed in the power of science, Redken was the first company to take a scientific approach to hair. The company defines the right balance of protein, moisture, and supported by an acidic pH, which remains the alpha and omega of haircare to this very day.

      All Redken products are made with the highest quality ingredients. In addition, they are tested by salon professionals to ensure maximum efficacy, for every hair type and texture and every hair need. Based in New York City, Redken supports the expertise of salon professionals with principle-based education, cutting edge technologies rooted in protein-science, and a portfolio of products. As the number one provider in demi-permanent hair color on the market, including Shades EQ, Redken offers maximum versatility and flexibility for clients of all hair types and hair textures.

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    • National IPA Day – First Thursday in August

      National IPA Day – First Thursday in August

      National IPA Day on the first Thursday in August celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer.


      While the IPA is one of the most popular types of craft beers, it’s also making a resurgence with local microbreweries. Many are experiencing success as their brew finds its way into local restaurants and pubs.

      The IPA seems to have developed out of an idea from the 1700s. When shipping ale to India, adding hops to the beer increased the longevity of the brew. Brewers thought that hops preserved the beer for long voyages to hot climates. One London brewer gained attention for his ability to brew this particular style of beer. George Hodgson shipped many casks of pale ales to India from London. However, no one knows for sure when or who coined the name India Pale Ale.

      Brewers ferment barley to make India Pale Ales. Depending on the length of fermentation, the tannins may cause some bitterness in the beer, even after adding the hops. While IPAs have a reputation of being bitter and hoppy, not all are. They also tend to be crisper than other beers.


      Raise your glass on National IPA Day and enjoy this day with friends. The beauty of participating in a National Day such as this one is the support you provide for local craft brewers…Cheers! Post on social media using #NationalIPADay


      Author of The Beer Wench’s Guide to Beer: An Unpretentious Guide to Craft Beer and beer enthusiast, Ashley Rousten, founded National IPA Day in 2011.

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      In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. Many states have their own state celebrations, and National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. There’s so much more to explore, we can’t help but celebrate our beautiful country even more!

      National Georgia Day | August 3
      National Georgia Day | August 3


      The 13th colony and the 4th state to enter the Union, National Georgia Day recognizes the natural wonders and immense complexities of this bastion of Southern culture.


      Georgia’s founder, James Oglethorpe, settled the colony’s first capital, Savannah. Georgia would go on to have four more capitals, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville and finally, Atlanta

      Politically and socially, a divide has always seemed to exist. Considering Georgia was initially established as a barrier of fortification between South Carolina’s southern border and the Spanish settled in Florida, perhaps Georgia lived up to destiny.

      To Sign or Not to Sign

      Georgia initially prohibited slavery in 1735. Of the 13 original colonies, she was the only one to do so. The prohibition lasted 15 years. Leading up the Revolution, Georgia leaned toward supporting the crown and was the single colony not in attendance at the First Continental Congress.

      During the Second Continental Congress, Georgia first sent one delegate, Lyman Hall. However, Hall didn’t vote because he only represented a single parish in Georgia. The colony later sent Button Gwinnett and George Walton as official delegates. All three signed the Declaration of Independence.

      Wars were destructive for Georgia. Her people and the economy suffered, and the resistance to social change persisted.

      During the 20th century, industrial and technological advancements found a niche in Georgia’s economy. A hub for airlines, military bases and international corporations, Georgia rebounded once more.

      National Georgia Day Flavor

      When it comes to Georgia, words that come to mind include home-cookin’ and comfort food. Don’t be surprised by the serving size, the number of fried foods or desserts. Two things are certain, they’re made from the heart, and they are delicious!

      Just about anything can be fried, including okra, green tomatoes, chicken, seafood and Vidalia onions. Since 1986, those sweet onions grow in Vidalia and 20 Georgia counties, and nowhere else by Geogia law.

      Peaches are to Georgia like sunshine is summer. Take a bite out a ripe one and let the juice run down your chin. Or, enjoy all the wonderful peach pastries or canned peaches Georgia has to offer.  From pies to jellies, there are so many ways to bring the flavor of Georgia home with you.

      Grab a Coca-Cola and some boiled peanuts to enjoy the summer weather. Georgia is home to Coca-Cola and enjoying salty peanuts go back to the Civil War era.

      Real BBQ finds a home in the South and in Georgia, you better show up early or you won’t get served. When its done right, there’s bound to be a limited supply, so it sells out early, too!

      When the air is cool, a Brunswick stew is in order. With tomatoes, lima beans, corn, okra, potatoes, and chicken, beef or any game to be had, this one-dish meal will warm the whole family up on cold, Southern evening.


      Overall, Georgia’s history is fertile for inspiration. Alongside the peach orchards and cotton fields surge crops of masterful artists, musicians, writers, and poets. Their experiences with the beauty, history, and humanity of Georgia fill the eyes and ears with more than can be appreciated in one visit.

      Join National Day Calendar by exploring the sites, sounds, flavors and beauty of Georgia and use #NationalGeorgiaDay to share on social media.

      Mediator, negotiator and diplomat, Tomochichi provided enormous assistance to colonists and his people during the arrival of General James Oglethorpe and others that followed. As a result of his relationships, Savannah was established as well as a Christian school at Irene with the aid of Benjamin Ingham.  Today, a marker in Savannah Wright Square honors his achievements.
      The first woman to occupy a seat in the United States Senate in 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the death of her husband Thomas E. Watson. She served 24 hours while the Senate was in session before her replacement was elected. Felton had a full journalism and activist career before her appointment and had been instrumental in her husband’s campaigns.
      Juliette Gordon How created Girls Scouts of the USA in 1912. Fostering the potential of girls around the world and creating a global network, Gordon How soon established a movement that broke boundaries and developed generations of independent women. Today, the Girl Scouts of the USA services millions of members and their alumnae as a result of Gordon How’s inspiring dedication.
      An early Dead Ball Era outfielder from rural Narrows Georgia, Ty Cobb lead a controversial baseball career. His aggressive style and dominate personality made him no friends in the dugout. In the batter’s box and on the field his strategic playing made him a master of the modern game of baseball.

      Cobb spent a majority of his career with the Detroit Tigers. After 22 seasons, he spent his final two with Philadelphia.

      In 1936, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
      The talented guitarist, blues singer and composer was something of an enigma until after his death in 1959. Recording under different names and labels with different artists, Willie Samuel McTell never saw much success during his lifetime though he produced a variety of sessions across several labels and was unquestionably gifted in each genre in which he performed.
      [object HTMLBodyElement] The 39th president of the United States, James E. Carter served from 1977 to 1981 and earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his diplomacy and advocacy during his term.

      Carter graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946 and served as an officer for seven years before returning to Georgia and starting a family.

      His political career began in 1962 when he entered state government. Then in 1974, he announced his presidential candidacy. He served one term with Walter Mondale as his Vice President.
      Inspirational and motivational civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his dedicated work for the movement. The prize came two years after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. for Jobs and Freedom.

      King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
      Replacing the first, and currently the only African-American United State Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas has served on the court since 1991.

      The conservative attorney would grab headlines during his hearings due to accusations of harassment but would be confirmed by the slimmest of margins by the Senate.
      Julia Roberts’ star hit the big screen with Pretty Woman and never stopped shining. While she had earlier roles in films like Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, her role with Richard Geer is the perennial favorite for romantic comedies. While she has an unquestionable talent for comedy,  serious dramatic films fit her wheelhouse, too. Today, movie goers continue to fill the theaters when Julia Roberts is on the bill.
      Selected by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, quarterback Cam Newton played college football at Auburn University. He earned the Heisman Trophy in 2010 and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the year in 2011. He’s been to the Pro Bowl three times and in 2015 earned the Bert Bell Award, NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award and NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
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      Gold’n’Gem Grubbin – Cleveland
      Giant Peanut Monument – Ashburn
      The Big House – Macon
      Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village and Discovery Center – Americus
      Pasaquan – Buena Vista
      The Tree that Owns Itself – Athens
      Rousakis Plaza Echo Square – Savannah
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      Hindu Temple of Georgia – Fayetteville
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      There are many “nut” days throughout the year such as National Almond Day, National Pistachio Day, and National Pecan Day, but August 3rd embraces them all. It’s National Grab Some Nuts Day!


      Defining a nut is tricky. Though botanically an almond and cashew aren’t considered nuts, once they’re in the can, it’s hard to tell the difference. The same goes for walnuts and peanuts, even though they have the word “nut” in their names. Despite the confusion, these nuts, legumes, seeds, and drupes continue to find their way into our daily diets. Whether we add them to salads or into our baking, we love nuts. We’re nutty for nuts!

      Depending on the kind, they add necessary good fats to our diets. They’re also full of minerals and nutrients we might otherwise be missing. In the right quantities, they improve our health and make things taste better, too. There’s nothing too nutty about that.

      These little bountiful nuggets contain beneficial nutrients, have a long shelf life, and can be quite portable. They add a nice crunch to snacks and desserts as well as satisfying meals. National Grab Some Nuts Day might seem a little squirrelly, but then again it’s the right time of year for it. Go nuts and grab a few or a lot!


      Do not forget to grab a handful of your favorite nuts to snack on today! Better yet, get baking. Nuts add texture and flavor to baked goods. Don’t forget the savory dishes. Try adding almonds to salads, peanuts to stirfry or create a crust from crushed pecans for a pork roast. We even have some recipes for you to try:

      No matter how you celebrate, the day encourages sharing by using #NationalGrabSomeNutsDay on social media. 

      Are you looking for more variety? We offer 9 Delicious Nuts from Around the World for you to explore.


      We were unable to identify the origin of the observance.  




      National Watermelon Day on August 3 recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs!  And since watermelon is 92% water, it is very satisfying in the summer heat.


      This vine-like flowering plant originated from southern Africa. While the word watermelon refers to both the fruit and the plant to botanists, the plant is a pepo. The pepo is a berry with a thick rind and fleshy center. Interestingly, pepos develop from an inferior ovary. They are also characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae, a scientific term for the gourd family.

      While the watermelon fruit is loosely considered a type of melon, unlike other melons, it’s not in the genus Cucumis. The smooth exterior usually produces a dark green rind with stripes or yellow spots. Watermelons produce a juicy, sweet interior flesh ranging from deep red to pink. However, sometimes it comes in orange, yellow, or white. 

      While melon holds plentiful water, wild melons tasted bland and bitter. This clue suggests that desert dwellers likely cultivated the first melon. The seeds and art found in the tombs of Pharoh’s supply additional clues to the watermelon’s value. tombs of Pharaohs. Over time, cultivation and breeding brought out the better qualities of the sweet and tender fruit we enjoy today. 

      With proper growing conditions, watermelons grow to enormous sizes. Around the world, competitions award prizes each year for the largest one. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds. To learn more refreshing watermelon facts, check out


      While you are celebrating the day, spread the joy! Visit a pick your own watermelon patch or pick one up from your local farmer’s market. Then, slice it up and invite the neighborhood over to share. Make a fruit salad or cut it into wedges. What are your favorite watermelon memories? Try these other fun ways to celebrate the day, too!

      • Host a seed-spitting contest.
      • Create a new watermelon recipe. You can also share your favorites!
      • Enjoy watermelon-flavored candies or beverages.
      • Create a frozen watermelon dessert.
      • Learn how to pick a ripe watermelon.
      • Complete a watermelon carving. You know, like pumpkins but sweeter!
      • Make a Vodka Watermelon Basil Granita.

      What recipes will you be trying? Post on social media using #NationalWatermelonDay.

      Parents and educators, check out more ways to #CelebrateEveryDay by visiting the National Day Calendar Classroom


      While our research did not uncover the creator and origin of National Watermelon Day, we do offer you many more ways to celebrate fresh fruits and veggies.

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      August 3rd Celebrated History


      Explorer, Christopher Columbus, sets sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a swifter passage to the East Indies. Along with Columbus, his crew sailed in three ships, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria. While he didn’t reach the East Indies, they did land on the shores of what is now known as the Bahamas.


      Launching intercollegiate athletic events for the first time in U.S. history, Yale College and Harvard University compete in a boating race. The schools’ boat clubs raced on Lake Winnepiseogee. The winner? Harvard. The team took home a pair of black walnut oars with silver mountings.


      Twenty-six dentists from around the country establish the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA still functions today, advising on the Nation’s oral health.


      Harvey Firestone establishes Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Acron, OH. The new company produced tires for automobiles under their patented process. It would later go on to supply tires to the Ford Motor Company.


      Following the death of President Harding, Calvin Coolidge is sworn into office as the 30th U.S. President.


      Jesse Owens wins his first gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics. He would go on to win a total of 4 gold medals on the cusp of World War II.


      Santa Claus Land opens in Santa Claus, IN. The theme park took a year to construct and is one of the oldest, continually operated amusement parks in North America.


      In 1891, James Naismith hung a peach basket creating a new game for physical educations students. Fifty-five years later, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merge creating the National Basketball Association.


      At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, Mary Lou Retton scores a perfect 10. Which competition, you ask? She performed her thrilling feat on the vault. She would go on to win a total of 5 medals, more than any other athlete that year.

      August 3rd Celebrated History

      Elisha Otis – 1811

      Otis is the inventor of the first safe elevator designed to carry people and cargo. In 1853, Otis debuted his creation at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York.

      Ernie Pyle – 1900

      The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is best known for his reports as a war correspondent during World War II.

      John T Scopes – 1900

      In 1925, a court found Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in his science classes at Rhea County Central High School in Tennessee. He violated Tennessee’s Butler Act which prohibited any teachings denying Devine Creation.

      Maggie Kuhn – 1905

      Kuhn is the founder of the Gray Panthers. She and the organization confronted ageism in America.

      Anne Klein – 1923

      A trailblazer in the fashion world, Klein launched the Anne Klein & Company in 1968 along with Gunther Oppenheim.

      Tony Bennet – 1926

      The popular crooner is known around the world for songs such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” and “Stranger in Paradise.” He continues to sing with a variety a musical artists, too.

      Martin Sheen – 1940

      Born Ramón Gerard Antonio Estéves, Sheen has starred in numerous successful films. His television roles have also seen success, such as The West Wing and Grace and Frankie.

      Beverly Lee – 1941

      As a member of the pop quartet, the Shirelles, Lee and her groupmates earned #1 on the pop charts for their song “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” They were also the first all-female group to reach this milestone.

      Martha Stewart – 1941

      Stewart turned her talent for cooking, decorating, and entertainment into a multibillion-dollar enterprise. In 1999, Stewart made her first billion dollars, earning her the title of the first woman in the U.S. to join the ranks of self-made billionaires.

      Mary Ann Esposito – 1942

      Esposito hosts Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking show on television in the United States.

      John Landis – 1942

      Known for directing such films as The Blues Brothers, Coming To America, and Beverly Hills Cop, Landis also directed Michael Jackson’s music videos.

      Marcel Dionne – 1950

      Over an 18 year career, Dionne played center in the National Hockey League. In 1992, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

      Joan Higginbotham – 1964

      As the third African-American in space, Higginbotham served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.

      Tom Brady – 1977

      As a quarterback in the National Football League, Brady has played in 9 Super Bowls.