Hairdressers at Heart
Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart prides themselves on providing opportunities to support the lives and livelihoods of stylists the world over. Their goal is to support stylists at every stage in their career and cultivate top talent through relationship-building and education.
For over 130 years, Wella has been delivering innovations and services that enable hairdressers’ creativity. Wella is the salon professional division of Procter & Gamble. P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands.
THE SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FOUNDATION
Sydell and Arnold Miller and their family’s lives revolved around the professional beauty industry. Arnold was a talented hairdresser with a dream and Sydell was a dream maker who helped make it happen. They started their first product company in 1971 called Ardell. The company made Duralash eyelashes, and their first haircare product called Hennalucent.
In 1980, the Miller’s founded Matrix Essentials and grew it into one of the largest “professional only” beauty companies in the world. Arnold passed away in December of 1992 and the company was sold a few years later. Sydell later served as Chair Person of the Board of Directors for SalonQuest, the maker of Aquage and Biomega Haircare.
In March 2017, the Millers were honored with the Legends Award by Beauty Changes Lives Foundation at the America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago. To celebrate this award, the Miller Family established this scholarship program to carry on their family name in an industry they loved and wanted to give back to. It is their desire to help elevate the Professional Beauty Industry through a $1Million Scholarship Program for beauty school students and Next Gen hairdressers over the next 10 years.
CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.
MUD Make-up Designory
Each year, MUD schools train hundreds of students from around the globe in a variety of make-up specialties. From day one, students are immersed in the fundamentals of make-up artistry with aspirations of working in the fashion, entertainment or retail cosmetic industries. MUD gives future artists the opportunity to discover their own unique style under the training of licensed instructors with professional expertise in film, television and fashion.
Your exclusive salon partner. And so much more. Largest Selection: Access to 25,000+ products from the best brands in the industry. Exclusive Brands for Salon Professionals: Salon professional color, retail, supplies and more at wholesale prices. Learn, Be Inspired, Reach your Full Potential: Access to education and inspiration to sharpen your skills!
Ratner Companies is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating 1,000 salons under the Hair Cuttery, Bubbles and Salon Cielo brand names. The company was founded by salon professionals Dennis and Ann Ratner, who understand the importance of education and the passion it takes to be successful. Ratner Companies is excited to provide scholarship opportunities to students who are attending an accredited cosmetology program. These scholarships will provide students with financial support so they can enter the beauty industry with a sense of purpose and ready to achieve great success as they share their craft with their guests. Through this program, Ratner Companies and Beauty Changes Lives will help support future salon professionals secure employment as they follow their path to prosperity in the beauty industry.
Amazing Lash Studio
Ever since Amazing Lash Studio was founded in 2010, we have been dedicated to raising the bar on perfection, long-lasting beauty and professionalism in the eyelash extension industry. We practice best-in-class business ethics while promoting integrity, honesty and dedication to the client. Our team of specialists is committed to providing exemplary customer service by upholding these values that will strengthen us to become the leader in the beauty industry.
European Wax Center
As the largest waxing company with a proprietary portfolio of products and over 650 open centers in the U.S., European Wax Center (EWC) believes that revealing beautiful skin is the first step toward revealing the best version of yourself. The brand’s mission is to inspire women to be authentic and unapologetically confident in everything they do. Their goal: That every guest walks in and struts out.
European Wax Center (EWC), an iconic beauty lifestyle brand, was founded by siblings David and Josh Coba in 2004. The concept was simple: to bring the EWC distinctive waxing expertise and unmatched experience to women throughout the USA. As a result, European Wax Center is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the beauty lifestyle services category and continues to outpace the OOH waxing market.
Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation
The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation was founded to honor a successful Paul Mitchell School graduate whose struggle against mental illness ended tragically in suicide. The foundation helps cosmetology students, graduates, their families, and cosmetology-related enterprises. Funds have provided educational opportunities, hurricane relief, and support in the fights against breast cancer, domestic violence, and other destroyers of self-esteem.
The grant will allow Beauty Changes Lives the opportunity to offer scholarships to students in nearly every aspect of the beauty industry, including barber, cosmetology, esthetics, and/or nail licensure programs.