The Beauty Changes Live Experience 2022: Here’s What Went Down!
The beauty industry non-profit has changed over 800 lives & raised $7.5M for impactful programs & scholarships.
Beauty Changes Live Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary
Runway presentations, disruptive artistry, emotional reunions and cheers of celebration—here’s what you missed at The Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) Experience. BCL took over Joe’s Live on Sunday, April 10 following America’s Beauty Show to celebrate the non-profit’s milestone 10-year anniversary and the 800+ lives it has impacted.
Together, nearly 1,000 beauty industry icons, next-gen talent and friends of beauty raised $100,000.00 throughout the evening that will go towards empowering and equipping the next generation of beauty professionals with valuable resources like education scholarships, mentorship opportunities, and business grants.
“Ten years ago, we knew that we had the responsibility to shape the future and help this industry be successful,” said Lynelle Lynch, Beauty Changes Lives founder and president of Bellus Academy. “Over those ten years, Beauty Changes Lives has impacted over 800 lives, helped recruit and retain talent, raised $7.5 million for much-needed resources, and celebrated the diversity that this industry embraces.”
“The [BCL] Experience is the industry’s opportunity to commemorate those the organization has touched and pay it forward for upcoming beauty professionals, added Lynelle. “We look forward to celebrating even more lives changed and opportunities created throughout the next 10 years.”
Meet a few of the past winners of Beauty Changes Lives scholarships and see how this experience has impacted their careers.
Past and present Beauty Changes Lives scholarship winners shared the stage throughout the evening with the legendary Sam Villa, the event’s host, inspiring guests with emotional and empowering stories of how beauty changed their lives. Ted Gibson and Jason Backe presented the winners of the WorthUp Alliance Dream Capital Grants, giving away $20,000 in total to entrepreneurs who can change the future of beauty.
The evening concluded with runway presentations from innovative brands, led by industry expert mentors and their next-gen mentees. Each brand showcased true creativity, embracing the “METAMORPH” theme through awe-inspiring moments, bold statements and artistry using hair, fashion, makeup and production. Runway presentations were crafted by artists from: Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, IGK Hair, L3VEL3 Professional, CLICS Colors, Ulta Beauty and Wella.
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