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Last updated: April 23, 2020

Beauty Changes Lives Announces An Additional $70,000 In Grant Money Is Now Available

Sponsors Of The 8th Annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience Donate An Additional $70,000 In Relief Grant Funds
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Beauty Changes Lives Fundraised An Additional $70,ooo For Grants

In response to the beauty industry’s economic plight, Beauty Changes Lives just announced an additional $70,000 in grant money is available to licensed U.S. beauty professionals. Hairdressers can apply to receive a $1,000 grant from now until May 4 by visiting the Beauty Changes Lives website—click here to apply.


The latest round of grants is funded by the sponsors of the 8th Annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience, which includes L’Oréal Professionnel, Wella Professionals, Ratner Group, TIGI® Professional, KMS, Moroccanoil®, Pivot Point, Ulta Beauty, Barboleta, Hattori Hanzo, John Paul Mitchell SystemsOribe, American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Board of Directors, ISPA, AG Hair, Ergo and Greg Dawson.


The donation reflects a redirection of sponsorship dollars originally committed to the 8th Annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience. Usually held during America’s Beauty Show, the event serves as the primary fundraiser for Beauty Changes Lives, a 501c3 that equips and empowers next generation beauty professionals through scholarships, mentoring and networking.


“We are deeply touched to see these sponsors rally around the professional beauty community,” said Beauty Changes Lives President Lynelle Lynch. “While we had looked forward to hosting a celebratory evening featuring runway artistry, we are instead blessed by beautiful acts of generosity supporting those who call beauty their craft, calling and livelihood.”


These gifts follow an initial $124,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants funded by CND™ and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation. Professionals who previously applied for a Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation grant and were not awarded one will be automatically entered in the second class of grant applications.


Response to the original round of grants was rapid and robust for nail professional, cosmetology and esthetic relief grants, and in keeping with the beautiful spirit of the industry, licensed professionals are sharing the relief opportunities with their peers.


“I’ve shared the relief grant news on my social channels to help others in the beauty community know help is out there,” said Laura Pascazio, a makeup artist and the 2018 recipient of the Sydell L. Miller Total Image scholarship. “It’s so important for us to help those just getting started in their career and it’s amazing what Beauty Changes Lives is doing to help support the professional beauty community.”