Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 2 - (Page 42)
BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES
Getting On Board with Beauty Changes Lives
IT’S OFFICIAL. The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation now has its own board of directors. Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), the 501(c)3
Collectively, this dynamic board is charged with creating a strategic plan to unite our industry towards the goal of raising the perception of careers in beauty and wellness...
established to raise funds for scholarships and philanthropy projects, is now poised to speak out on behalf of beauty careers with a loud and powerful voice. The new board is comprised of leaders spanning the gamut of hair, nails, fashion and beauty education. “While the AACS board is charged with overseeing association-wide responsibilities that relate to members’ interests, the Beauty Changes Lives board was created to focus exclusively on the Beauty Changes Lives mission,” said AACS Executive Director Jim Cox. The seven new board members represent some of beauty’s leading voices. Their collective expertise reflects a breadth of experience in various segments of the industry including fashion, product development, television, entrepreneurism and of course, beauty education. The 2012 Beauty Changes Lives Board of Directors is as follows: Jan Arnold, Co-Founder and Style Director, CND Reuben Carranza, North American CEO, Managing Director, P&G Salon Professional Ted Gibson, Celebrity Hairstylist, Salon Owner and Television Personality Lynelle Lynch, President and Co-Owner, Bellus Academy, elected BCL President Christine Gordon, President and Co-Owner, Graham Webb Academy, elected BCL Secretary John Halal, Founder and President, Honors Beauty College, elected BCL Treasurer Robert Passage, Global Ambassador, Pivot Point International Lynelle Lynch, president of Bellus Academy and a founding member of Beauty Changes Lives, said the newly elected board members further boost the credibility and esteem of BCL. “Members of the BCL Board represent a broad range of support from celebrity to high fashion to worldwide beauty product distribution. Collectively, this dynamic board is charged with creating a strategic plan to unite our Industry towards the goal of providing scholarships and leading philanthropic activities on behalf of the professional beauty industry,” Lynch said.
On Monday, March 5, a special Beauty Changes Lives presentation was held during the show’s Student Assembly. Beauty school students heard first-hand stories of how careers in beauty have changed lives. Beauty professionals representing hair, On Monday, March 5, a special nails, skin and product Beauty Changes Lives presentacompanies showcased tion was held at ABS’s Student Assembly. Beauty school stuthe diverse paths that dents heard first-hand stories can lead to personal of how careers in beauty have and professional ful- changed lives. PHOTO CREDIT: (TOP) MODERN SALON MEDIA; (BOTTOM) fillment in the beauty PIVOT POINT INTERNATIONAL industry. Christine Schuster, senior vice president, Education at L’Oreal Professional Products, NAHA winner Carlos Cintron, and Chicago celebrity hairstylist Michele Forst (see her Superstar Graduate profile on page 48) were just a few of the beauty professionals who talked about the paths their beauty journeys have taken them on, and their dreams for the future. “The Beauty Changes Lives event was about showcasing the real-life inspiration and passion of individuals who have chosen beauty as their career. Students were able to hear about the highs and lows of the journey and be inspired with a sense of hope that they too can create a beautiful career path,” said Bonnie Bonadeo, founder and president of The Beauty Agents.
Beauty Changes Lives Blog Gains Momentum The Beauty Changes Lives blog logged nearly
5,000 page views during the two months following its launch. Located at www.beautychangeslivesblog.com, the blog provides a forum where anyone can showcase how beauty has changed their life. Previous posts have reflected the viewpoints of cosmetics company founders, hairstylists, beauty companies and even a real-life princess! Is there a story you’d like to share on the Beauty Changes Lives blog? Author guidelines are posted on the blog. Share your idea by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Miller is editorial director for BeautyLink magazine.
Beauty Changes Lives in the Windy City at America’s Beauty Show 2012
All of the new BCL directors were on hand at America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago where the first Beauty Changes Lives board meeting was held. ABS was also the site for other BCL activities.
BY SUSAN MILLER
| B E AU TYLINK | E FFICI ENC Y | 2012
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings of Washington
CEA 2012 Convention Preview
A Student’s Perspective NEW!
A Beautiful Return
AACS Listserve Q & A
Building a Powerful To-Do List
Creating Agile and Efficient Meetings
Wearing Many Hats
Beauty Changes Lives
Your Career Center
Never Assume a Pitch Is Dead
Creating Green Value
And Then There’s Compliance
Voices from the Classroom
Behind the Scenes with The Hunger Games
Creating a Dream Career
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Associate Member Profiles: Insurance and Legal Services
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 2