Yuchao Zhao

Yuchao Zhao, Sassoon Academy—Los Angeles, CA

Immigrating to the U.S. from China, Yuchao personifies the American ideal of pursuing a better life through hard work. She currently works two jobs while attending beauty school and says the CosmoProf scholarship will help her spend more time practicing her craft. “I want to use my career to help people find their own style and shining point,” she says. “And I want to show my mother I can support her as a hairstylist.”