Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Announces Opening of Spring 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship

  Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Announces Opening of Spring 2014 Vidal
  Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program

      Application window for spring scholarship season opens January 28

Business Wire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- January 30, 2014

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation in partnership with Wella’s Hairdressers
at Heart will begin accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Vidal Sassoon
Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program on Tuesday, January 28, at
www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships. Twenty scholarships will be awarded,
including 10 basic scholarships for individuals pursuing a beauty and wellness
career and 10 advanced scholarships for licensed professionals who want to
take their career to a new level.

Since launching the first competition in 2013, the Beauty Changes Lives
Foundation  has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships, funded by Wella, the
salon professional division of P&G. Wella has committed to funding $1.5M in
scholarships, administered by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, through
2017.

Basic scholarships fund 50 percent of tuition (up to $10,000) at qualified
cosmetology schools (http://beautycareerlink.beautyschools.org). Advanced
scholarships cover travel, lodging, and fees for a five-day course at a
Sassoon Academy in North America. A judging panel of beauty industry experts
will evaluate each applicant’s 500-word essay or three-minute video
submission.

The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Scholarship Program honors the late
Vidal Sassoon’s legacy as a visionary, entrepreneur and advocate for lifelong
professional learning. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who embody
Sassoon’s heritage of creativity, craftsmanship, professional drive and love
of learning. A non-profit arm of the American Association of Cosmetology
Schools, the Beauty Changes Lives foundation serves as the administering body
and coordination liaison for the scholarship program.

The application window for the spring competition closes on Tuesday, April 1,
2014 and winners will be announced in May. In 2014, the first recipients of
Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Programs will begin
graduating beauty school. “It is amazing to see how individuals can change
their career and transform their life in about a year via the gift of
education,” said Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives
Foundation.

For more information on the basic and advanced scholarships and to view entry
videos submitted by previous winners, please visit: www.beautychangeslives.org
and www.hairdressersatheart.com.

About the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation: The Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness
of the extraordinary career opportunities available in the beauty and wellness
industry and massage therapy. The Foundation also organizes and participates
in numerous philanthropic fundraisers that shine the spotlight on the
charitable initiatives of the beauty and wellness community.

About Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G: Wella’s products help
make beauty dreams real every day for millions of stylists and consumers
worldwide. Wella brands are distributed in more than 180,000 salons across the
globe, and include Wella Professionals Care and Styling as well as Koleston
Perfect, Illumina Color, Color Touch and Blondor by Wella Professionals;
Sebastian Professional; Clairol Professional ^  and Nioxin. The Vidal Sassoon
Professional Beauty Education Scholarship grant is part of Wella’s
“Hairdressers at Heart,” an industry-wide program that supports stylists at
each stage of their career with scholarships, through artistic competition,
and with assisted child care and salon grants for community service.

About Sassoon Academy: Sassoon Academy offers its celebrated, industry-leading
philosophy and courses worldwide through its renowned Academies, and
instructional DVDs and books. All classes are developed and designed to be
contemporary, relevant and forward thinking and are delivered with passion,
commitment and technical excellence. The aim is to share the knowledge that is
gained in the development of our craft and ensure that our students gain real
commercial skills from our courses, as well as take away a piece of the
culture that created Sassoon. To learn more about Sassoon Academy,
visitwww.sassoon.comor follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/SassoonAcademy,
Twitter:twitter.com/SassoonAcademyand Instagram: @sassoonacademyofficial.

Contact:

Beauty Changes Lives
Susan Miller, 765-620-2007
susan@ewingmiller.com
or
Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart
Ellen Marth,212-546-8556
emarth@devriesglobal.com
 
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