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AACS Beauty Changes Lives
BEAUTY
CHANGES LIVES

Mentorship Competition
the spotlight will shine on NextGen
talent during the Beauty Changes Lives Experience at America's Beauty Show. The opportunity
to be on stage at the nation's largest professional
beauty venue is invaluable for young hairstylists
to jump start their career. BeautyLink spoke with
Holly Moretti, a Leo Passage scholarship winner who
participated in the 2017 event, about how winning a
scholarship and appearing at the Beauty Changes
Lives Experience changed her life.
ON APRIL 29,

Where did you graduate beauty school?
I graduated Penrose Academy in March 2017.

How did the Leo Passage Scholarship and
participating in the Beauty Changes Lives
Experience impact your career goals?

The
opportunity
to be on
stage at the
nation's largest
professional
beauty venue
is invaluable
for young
hairstylists
to jump start
their career.

I love the fashion and editorial side of the hair industry. The Beauty Changes Lives event motivated me
to build my professional portfolio, inspired me to
pursue the editorial side of the industry, and challenged me to grow as a stylist.

Leo Passage Scholarship winners celebrate a successful runway show
at the 2017 Beauty Changes Lives Experience.
Left to right: Matthew Stradling, Alexa Gaxiola, Beauty Changes Lives
Foundation President Lynelle Lynch, Holly Moretti and Latasha Coy.

What surprised you about the Beauty
Changes Lives Experience?

with a group of stylists, so keep a look out on all
social media @hairdresserholly.

I was delighted to work backstage on my own
model performing a hair color, cut and editorial
style. The mentors were helpful, offering tips
and tricks while allowing me plenty of creative
freedom. The week-long experience in downtown
Chicago included a photo shoot that I'm using in my
professional portfolio. The Beauty Changes Lives
Experience included an evening fashion show at the
Art Institute of Chicago. The show featured a huge
runway with a large crowd to match. The coolest
part was the show's finale when scholarship winners walked the runway with the models. Staring
into the crowd, I saw top industry leaders watching
me and my team. That rewarding, humbling and
enriching experience inspired me to work even
harder in my career.

Tell us about your career now.

BY SUSAN
MILLER

I work at Leidan Mitchell Salon & Spa/Model Citizen,
assisting and taking my own clients. As a sponsor
of the NFL Arizona Cardinal's cheerleaders, we
cut, color and style the cheerleaders' hair before
games. Leidan Mitchell Salon & Spa/Model Citizen
participates in a lot of fashion shows, photo shoots
and philanthropy, which is why I was so thrilled
to be hired by them. When I am not working at the
salon, I am an independent stylist. Right now I am
currently working on a NDA Avant Garde photoshoot

What are your career goals and where do
you see yourself in the future?
Eventually, I would love to be an NAHA nominee or
winner and become a platform artist. I would love
to style hair at fashion shows and photo shoots for
magazines. I'm also happy working behind the chair
serving the clients I've grown so close to. I want to
grow as a stylist and try everything!

What kinds of continuing education are
you pursuing?
I am all for education! This month, I am taking a
Kérastase Bridal Up-do class, Redken color class
and a day-long hair extension course. While the
extension class was expensive, I know it will benefit
me as a stylist. I also recently attended ISSE Long
Beach where I took a lot of different classes. I am
constantly looking for ways to grow and hope to
eventually become a master stylist. Being a hairstylist is long, hard work. Constantly improving requires
a lot of practice and patience. But at the end of the
day, I love everything about being a hairdresser.

What advice do you offer beauty
school students?
Put yourself out there and jump on every opportunity!
Learn all you can. Become a master of hair!
BE AUT YLIN K | ENL I GH T E N | 20 1 8 |

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2

Introduction to AACS 2018 Partnership Program Guide
message from the AACS president and CEA chair
workings of Washington
Spring Leaders Summit/Capitol Hill Day
CEA Conference Preview
Industry Partners Going Above and Beyond
Legal Environment Update
beauty changes lives
and then there’s compliance
people & places
new products & services
associate member profiles: Enlighten
new school members
index to advertisers
advertisers.com
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Intro
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Introduction to AACS 2018 Partnership Program Guide
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - message from the AACS president and CEA chair
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - workings of Washington
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 14
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Spring Leaders Summit/Capitol Hill Day
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 16
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CEA Conference Preview
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Industry Partners Going Above and Beyond
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 19
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Legal Environment Update
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 22
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - beauty changes lives
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - and then there’s compliance
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - people & places
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - new products & services
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - associate member profiles: Enlighten
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BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - new school members
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - index to advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 10 Issue 2 - advertisers.com
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