“Beauty changed my life!”
Roniann Mears, Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship BASIC Winner
Beauty Changes Lives is a charitable 501c3 nonprofit foundation that unites beauty and wellness professionals and those they serve as it Elevates, Educates and Exposes the power of touch to transform careers, lives and communities. Our mission is to elevate the perception of the beauty industry as a viable and rewarding career choice. Our vision is to unite all categories to support the Next Generation of beauty and wellness professionals as they embark on their journey to become the next leaders and icons of our industry.
We currently offer seven scholarships in all categories representing the beauty and wellness industry. We also offer two advanced education scholarships, one in cosmetology and one in makeup, and plan on expanding our advanced education scholarships in 2017. Since 2013, Beauty Changes Lives has given away more than 1.5 million dollars in scholarships to prospective and newer students attending cosmetology, esthetics, nail, massage, makeup and advanced courses.
Established by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), Beauty Changes Lives is supported by a coalition of beauty professionals including educators, product manufacturers, celebrities and industry icons. Through public events, educational outreach and partnership with select philanthropies, Beauty Changes Lives showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.