Elevate Your Career: Enter The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Competition
Education fuels your career. That’s why the folks at Hairdressers at Heart established the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Competition in an effort to elevate the hairdressing profession by providing stylists with beneficial opportunities and tools to grow and succeed in their careers. Entries are now being accepted for the Spring 2016 competition, with “Basic” scholarships and “Advanced” scholarships being awarded to deserving pros and students.
“Basic” winners will receive 50 percent of beauty school tuition (up to $10,000), while “Advanced” winners will be awarded a five-day course at a Sassoon Academy in North America (up to $5,000, including travel, lodging and course fees).
“Three years after his passing, Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart is pleased to see Vidal’s commitment to education live on through the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship,” Wella North America CEO, Sal Mauceri notes. “Vidal transformed not just the art and science of hairstyling, but the world’s perception of hairstyling as a career. Many of the applicants in the scholarship competition shared how his artistic, entrepreneurial, and social vision inspired them to pursue a career in beauty.”
The Spring competition is part of a $1.5 million dollar scholarship donation from Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart that runs through 2017. Winners will be selected based on their written or video applications explaining how they plan to change lives through a career in the beauty and wellness industry.
“Vidal Sassoon brought hairdressing back to the basics – making hair low maintenance yet still modern and elegant. As a mother, I can appreciate the path he paved and incorporate his ideas into my own life and career,” wrote Leah White Frisbee in her Fall 2015 scholarship application.
Entrants’ applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges representing some of the most accomplished names in the industry. “For nearly three years, the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program has been opening the door for those who want to join the professional industry and accelerating the careers of licensed professionals. It’s inspiring to see the boost this scholarship program offers to emerging and established artists,” says Beauty Changes Lives Foundation President Lynelle Lynch.
Is now the right time for you? For more information on the Basic and Advanced scholarships and to view entries submitted by previous winners, please visit: www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships and www.hairdressersatheart.com.