BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3 - (Page 48)

BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES The Momentum Continues THE GIFT OF education is changing lives one beauty "BCL momentum continues to gain strength with additional scholarships being awarded later this fall. Upcoming BCL opportunities include $212,000 in cosmetology, nail and massage scholarships as well as an upcoming Celebrity Mentorship program." school student at a time, and the numbers are reaching critical mass. During the AACS Spring Operations Conference, the Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) Foundation announced that 92 scholarships, totaling more than $544,000, have been awarded to support beauty and wellness education. These figures include 30 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education "Basic" winners and 30 "Advanced" winners, 10 BCL|CND|Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program winners, 12 BCL Massage Therapy Education Scholarship winners and 10 winners of the inaugural BCL Prospective Student Scholarships. BCL momentum continues to gain strength with additional scholarships being awarded later this fall. Upcoming BCL opportunities include $212,000 in cosmetology, nail and massage scholarships as well as an upcoming Celebrity Mentorship program. To help support this robust growth, the Foundation recently added its first staff member. Heather Widler brings a breadth of experience in non-profit development to the BCL team in her role as BCL Foundation Administrator. "I am so excited to be part of this organization that is creating such a positive impact in people's careers and lives," said Widler. Following is an update on some of the exciting activity surrounding the BCL initiative: Creative Age CEO/Publisher Deborah Carver, CND Style Director Jan Arnold and BCL Foundation President Lynelle Lynch recently convened executives from America's leading nail companies to support BCL. In addition, Deborah Carver has generously provided complimentary media exposure to promote the BCL scholarships with full-page ads in the Creative Age publication family. On April 8, BCL announced the winners of the inaugural BCL|CND|Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship, each of whom received 100 percent tuition paid (up to $5,000) at an AACS member school. Nail Scholarship Recipients Dakota Gibson, Ohio State School of Cosmetology | BE AU T Y L I NK | CEL *E*BR AT E | 2014 Amie Pollard, Spa Tech Institute Jasmine Briones, Evergreen Beauty College Megan Rainwater Brazil, Evergreen Beauty College Holly Kalil, Advance Beauty College (read Holly's story in the "Student's Perspective" article on page 20.) Honoring a Legend In May, BCL announced the Basic and Advanced winners of the Spring 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship competition. The 10 Basic winners received 50 percent of tuition costs (up to $10,000) at an AACS member school, while 10 licensed cosmetologists received admittance to a fiveday advanced education class at a Sassoon Academy in North America, as well as travel expense assistance. Basic Winners Christina Saem, Evergreen Beauty College Elizabeth Carlisle, Metro Beauty Academy Rachel Cox, Hays Academy of Hair Design Neil Bellavia, Cinta Aveda Institute Hanna Powell, Cinta Aveda Institute Morgan Howard, Aveda Fredric's Isabelle Wills, Rudy and Kelly Academy Amber Valdez, Rudy and Kelly Academy Kelly CampForce, Aveda New York Lucy Mora, Paul Mitchell the School-Logan Nikki Click, Boca Beauty Academy Melissa Hernandez, Career Academy of Beauty 48 Dang Nguyen, Advance Beauty College Dana Pastore, ARROJO Cosmetology School Nailing a Career Path BY SUSAN MILLER Timithea Parker, Academy of Nail Technology

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3

Message From the Aacs President & CEA Chair
The Workings of Washington
The Art of the Consult
A Student’s Perspective
Celebrating Our Graduates
Access and Affordability
And Then There’s Compliance
Are You Ready to Thrive?
Navigating the Acquisition Path
Manlink
Creating a Marketing Mixture
Multicultural Corner
Culture Trumps Strategy
Beauty Changes Lives
Engaged Learning
Superstar Graduate
20 Ways to Celebrate You
Battle of the Strands
Students Leaving the Beauty School “Nest''
Why Every Educator Needs to Be at CEA This Year
Step by Step
Voices From the Classroom
People & Places
Create a Recipe for the Future
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Furniture Manufacturers
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers
Advertisers.com

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