European Wax Center Announces Winners of Inaugural “Don’t Hesitate” Scholarship
(April 1, 2019 – San Diego) European Wax Center (EWC), one of the world’s fastest growing beauty lifestyle service brands, is excited to announce four winners of the “European Wax Center │Don’t Hesitate scholarship. Awarded exclusively to EWC employees, the scholarship is administered by Beauty Changes Lives. Each awardee’s school receives a $5,000 tuition scholarship toward the student’s esthetics or cosmetology education. In their application videos, winners shared their “don’t hesitate” confidence. Winners and their respective schools are:
Mackenzie Farley, Bayonne, NJ, IG @mackfarley
After just a few weeks working at EWC, Mackenzie knew she’d found her calling in helping guests feel more confident in their own skin. Remarking on how she helps clients find their unapologetic confidence, Mackenzie says in her video, “I am inspired by watching my guests walk in, but strut out. I want to help each guest feel beautiful, radiant and confident.”
Haley Rodwald, Prior Lake, Minn., IG @heyitz_haymae
Empire Beauty School
An advocate for personal branding, Haley states in her application video, “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card and how you leave others feeling becomes your trademark.” But her best inspiration comes from a note her mom wrote in her yearbook, “If you have nice eyebrows, you literally have everything you need in life. May you always have a nice sharp eyebrow pencil.”
Baillie Jo Slaughter, Moorehead, Minn. IG, @bailistafari
Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body
In her application video, Baillie speaks about self-confidence and empowering others to find their own confidence. “I’m not sorry for the amount of love and support I have for myself because it helps me encourage others,” she says. “When there is someone cheering you on and encouraging you to go past your fears, you’ll have the confidence to create and try new challenges.”
Cassandra Funk, Allentown, PA, @cutsbycassi
Metro Beauty Academy
Cassandra says it took time for her to develop unapologetic confidence and she wants to pay her confidence forward. “One reason I re-enrolled in cosmetology school was to help others find their confidence, feel comfortable taking risks and not hesitate from going after what they were previously scared to pursue,” she says in her application video.
“European Wax Center is proud to support women through educational opportunities. We are grateful for the success we’ve had as a brand, and these scholarships are our way to pay it forward so that every one of the recipients can pursue a confident career without hesitation,” said Sherry Baker, President of Marketing and Product Development, European Wax Center.
The Don’t Hesitate scholarship reflects growing demand for licensed beauty professionals. According to a report published by Career Education College & Universities (CECU), nearly 800,000 beauty and spa professionals will be needed in the next decade to meet employer demand. A 2017 study published by the International Spa Association reported more than 30,000 positions in the professional spa industry are currently unfilled.
“European Wax Center’s generosity is helping the Foundation and partners throughout the industry galvanize resources that celebrate the opportunities available to licensed beauty and wellness professionals and the confidence to pursue these opportunities without hesitation,” said Lynelle Lynch, Beauty Changes Lives President.