Four licensed estheticians are bringing a new level of comfort and compassion to their careers courtesy of the Horst M. Rechelbacher Oncology Skincare Advanced Scholarship.
Each winner receives a $2,000 scholarship for the Oncology Spa Solution Skincare program, including tuition, travel and accommodations. Inspired by the Oncology Esthetics-USA Spa training, the scholarship includes a three-day immersive course. The program provides an overview of how cancer affects hair, skin and nails and how estheticians can confidently and safely ask the right questions to customize a spa treatment for individuals affected by cancer.
The scholarship honors the legacy of Horst M. Rechelbacher. As founder of the Aveda Corporation and later Intelligent Nutrients, Horst was a pioneer in developing safe, non-toxic, and organic skincare ingredients. His passion for natural ingredients was complemented by a focus on the role estheticians play in delivering compassionate care to their guests. Each winner submitted a video demonstrating an esthetic treatment, sharing why she chose a career in skincare and describing how advanced education will enhance her career.
The inaugural scholarship winners are as follows:
Erin Clancy, Milwaukee Area Technical College/About Face Salon & Boutique, Saukville, Wis.
Lora Condon, Scotch Plains, NJ
Deborah Fink, Paris Beauty College, Concord Calif.
Danielle Spohr, Renew Day Spa, Garner, NC