Michael Stewart (San Diego, CA) Bellus Academy
Michael’s passion for education comes shining through in the enthusiasm of his students who view him as a role model who never settles for the status quo. In 2015, Michael was among an elite group of hairstylists awarded a Leo Passage scholarship. “As an educator, I’m challenged to help students learn not just what they want to learn, but help them understand the importance of learning what they don’t think they need to know,” says Michael. He adds that by applying for scholarships, beauty professionals can push themselves to try harder and expand their creative and technical boundaries.