Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 4 - (Page 42)

BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship HOW IS BEAUTY changing lives? The winners of the Spring 2013 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship basic competition spoke with BeautyLink about how the scholarship program is changing their lives. Below, five of the 10 inaugural basic winners remark on receiving this scholarship. The remaining five winners will be featured in the Q1 2014 issue of BeautyLink. Kiera Doyle, 26, ARROJO Cosmetology School, New York City A former media account executive in Boston, Doyle moved to New York City in 2012 to pursue a career in fashion and beauty public relations and open a boutique PR firm. Working behind the scenes in beauty editorial environments, Doyle was enamored with the role hairstylists play in the industry. “I came across an opportunity to style hair on a fashion shoot when the hairstylist’s flight was delayed, and I was never the same,” Doyle said. She expressed her gratitude to Wella and the Beauty Changes Lives foundation. “Hair has always been my thing, and I’m so appreciative of this scholarship,” Doyle said. More information about Beauty Changes Lives scholarship opportunities is available at www. beautychangeslives. org/scholarships. Shie Eck, 21, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS Shie’s mom is a hairstylist, but prior to enrolling at Fisher Academy, Shie attended college and worked at a hotel. “Once I knew I wanted to go to beauty school, my mom impressed upon me the importance of selecting a school with a great reputation among salons,” Shie said. She added that the financial award is extremely helpful in permitting her to pursue her career dream. Upon earning her license, Shie says she wants to do “so much more than prom hair. After the first phase of my career, I would love to work with photographers and focus on editorial work,” Shie said. Sabrina Gonzalez, 40, Bellus Academy, National City, CA A former foster child and a lifelong admirer of glamour, Sabrina was struck by the many similarities between her difficult childhood and Vidal Sassoon’s. The Aramark manager and mom says the scholarship is opening up a new range of opportunities for her to pursue. “I’m so inspired by this opportunity,” she said, adding that she wants to work in a salon and eventually become an educator. “You’re never too old to learn and embrace new opportunities,” Gonzalez said. Jessica Karle, 23, ARROJO Cosmetology School, New York City Louisville native Jessica says that hair is much more than an accessory; it can also be a political statement. Since arriving in New York City four years ago, Jessica has worked for a number of social justice and political causes. “A person’s appearance and how she carries herself can be a political statement,” said Jessica. As she was working on her scholarship application, Jessica was impressed by how Vidal Sasson redefined women’s relationship with their hair. “Studying at ARROJO will help me stand out as I pursue creative and editorial opportunities in the future,” Jessica said. Robert Miller, 22, Avenue Five Institute, Austin, TX When he’s not pursuing his studies as a full-time student at Avenue Five Institute, Miller works in a natural and organic food cooperative and enjoys creative writing and journaling. An employee in Avenue Five’s financial aid office informed him of the scholarship and encouraged him to apply. The Victorville, CA, native dreams of pushing his creative boundaries after earning his cosmetology license. “I’d love to explore the artistic outlets of this career including stage work and film, and perhaps even own my own salon in the future,” Miller said. More information about Beauty Change Lives scholarship opportunities is available at BY SUSAN MILLER 42 Susan Miller is editorial director for BeautyLink magazine. | B E A U T Y L I NK | C AN YO U HEAR ME NOW? | 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 4

message from the aacs president and cea co-chairs
the workings of washington
Rejuvenate Your Passion for Business
The AACS Affi nity Program
Mobilizing Your Business Is a Thing of Beauty
Open Door Leaders
and then there’s compliance
Motivating Your Students
Use Your Resources
step by step
Taking Out the Mystery
beauty changes lives
Beauty School Insurance
a student’s perspective
skin care council
aacs listserve q & a
Beyond 2014
voices from the classroom
Work Smart
superstar graduates
Celebrate the Power of Being an Educator
people & places
new products & services
associate member profiles: salons
new school members
upcoming 2013-14 events
In Memory
index to advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 4