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February 4, 2016

Here’s How to Win a Scholarship to a Vidal Sassoon Academy

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Lindsey Washbourne’s Winning Entry


Alexandra Van Bebber of Arizona used the desert as a backdrop for her scholarship competition entry video of insightful reflections on the importance of beauty. She’s now a student at Phoenix’s Penrose Academy, thanks to a Wella Hairdressers at Heart beauty education scholarship. Lindsey Washbourne created a stunning look that blended androgyny and glamour with precision, and won an advanced scholarship to attend a North American Vidal Sassoon Academy program. Are you next?


The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program, supported by Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 round of scholarships. You have until April 4, 2016 to apply, and time flies, so if you are passionate about beauty and passionate about beauty education, enter now


Established in 2012, the competition celebrates the passion of aspiring hairstylists and the confidence, creativity and commitment of licensed hairstylists. The Spring 2016 competition will award 10 “Basic” scholarships covering 50% of tuition (up to $10,000) to students enrolled in a qualified cosmetology school in the U.S. or Canada. In addition, 10 licensed hairstylists will receive “Advanced” scholarships to attend a North American Sassoon Academy program, including travel and course fees up to $5,000.

Both “Basic” and “Advanced” applicants may apply via written essay, inspiration board or video and each submission should address how the applicant is inspired to change the lives of others as a professional hairstylist. Some examples of previous “Basic” winners’ videos may be seen here 
and “Advanced” winner videos may be seen here!


“Wella believes it is our obligation as established professionals to provide guidance to the young talent in our industry. Contributing to the development and empowerment of young stylists is an essential element of our industry,” says Wella North America CEO, Sal Mauceri.


Since launching in 2013, the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Competition has awarded 120 scholarships.


For more information on “Basic” and “Advanced” scholarships visit www.hairdressersatheart.com.