North Port, FL, Paul Mitchell the School Fort Meyers
“Art of Hairdressing” Miller Family Scholarship – $5,000
The mom of children with autism spectrum disorder struggled to find a salon to accommodate her children’s special needs. She was inspired to learn haircutting with a goal of opening a salon that serves those suffering from sensory challenges. “I never dreamed I would work as a hairstylist, but I’ve always wanted to help others feel accepted,” says Karla. She aspires to open a salon catering to people with special needs. Watch her video here.