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 Legacy 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.
The Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation
In 1978, Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, and ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Two decades later “the father of Safe Cosmetics” left Aveda to purse the mission of next-level certified organic, sustainable, inside-and-out beauty. In 2008, he revealed the first USDA certified organic hair care line, Intelligent Nutrients. It broke new ground to revolutionize the beauty industry again. Intelligent Nutrients lives to the highest standards of 100% plant-based products. All of Horst’s innovations revolved around beauty products that would care for professionals, their guests, and the planet through the power of pure flower & plant essences. Horst passed away in February of 2014. Today the company is led by his wife Kiran Stordalen and daughter Nicole Rechelbacher, who were instrumental since day one.
In April 2018, Horst Rechelbacher was honored with the Legacy Award by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation at the Experience event hosted during America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago. To celebrate and carry on Horst’s passion for the industry the Horst M. Rechelbacher foundation established this scholarship program to carry on their family name in an industry they want to continue to foster new growth and innovation within.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Spa Association
Since 1991, the International SPA Association has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry, representing health and wellness facilities and providers in more than 70 countries.
Members encompass the entire arena of the spa experience, from resort/hotel, destination, mineral springs, medical, club and day spas to service providers such as physicians, wellness instructors, nutritionists, massage therapists and product suppliers.
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.