Scholarship Honors Business and Beauty Legend Vidal Sassoon
Beauty Changes Lives Foundation awards 20 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarships
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 06, 2014-- Wall Street Journal
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, through generous funding from Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart, has awarded 20 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program awards, honoring the legendary entrepreneur and hairstylist. Ten beauty school students received basic scholarships funding 50 percent of tuition (up to $10,000) at qualified cosmetology schools. Ten licensed hairstylists received advanced scholarships covering a five-day course at a Sassoon Academy in North America, including travel, lodging and course fees.
Basic scholarship winners and their respective schools are as follows: Elizabeth Carlisle, Metro Beauty Academy; Rachel Cox, Hays Academy of Hair Design; Neil Bellavia and Hanna Powell, both attending Cinta Aveda Institute; Morgan Howard, Aveda Fredric’s Institute; Isabelle Wills and Amber Valdez, both attending Rudy and Kelly Academy; Kelly Camp-Force, Aveda New York; Dana Pastore, ARROJO Cosmetology School; and Lucy Mora, Paul Mitchell the School-Logan.
Advanced winners and their employers are as follows: Rachel Lynn Carr, Salon Vivace; Tara Gross, Salon 600; Shelby Anderson, freelance hairstylist; Evgenia Rozea, Unkommen Hair Salon; Antonio Vozzolo, Kimera Salon; Mary Ecker, Synergy Salon; Misti Dort, Salon Red; Suzanne Grifa, Rejuve Salon & Spa: Jerica Wentzell, Sentia Hair Salon; and Danielle Torres, CUSH The Art of Hair.
“Vidal Sassoon 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,” said Wella, North America CEO Sal Mauceri.
Since the program’s launch in 2013, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation has awarded 60 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship awards to aspiring and licensed hairstylists, totaling nearly a half-million dollars. Wella has committed to funding $1.5M in Beauty Changes Lives scholarships through 2017.
Beauty Changes Lives Foundation President Lynelle Lynch said the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship exemplifies the commitment to ongoing learning that characterized Vidal Sassoon’s career. “Vidal was a brilliant man who realized that no matter how successful one becomes, education is an ongoing part of the professional journey. We are honored to help individuals move forward on their career journey whether they are still in the cosmetology classroom or have already experienced success as a licensed professional,” she said.
Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of industry professionals who evaluate applicants’ video and essay submissions using multiple criteria. An especially important component of the judging process is the applicant’s expression of how he or she will use a career in beauty and wellness to change lives. “It is beyond rewarding to see how the gift of education is changing lives and paying Vidal Sassoon’s legacy forward in a beautiful way,” Lynch said.
For more information on the basic and advanced scholarships and to view entry videos submitted by previous winners, please visit: www.beautychangeslives.org and www.hairdressersatheart.com.
About the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation: The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities available in the beauty and wellness industry and massage therapy. The Foundation also organizes and participates in numerous philanthropic fundraisers that shine the spotlight on the charitable initiatives of the beauty and wellness community.
About Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G: Wella’s products help make beauty dreams real every day for millions of stylists and consumers worldwide. Wella brands are distributed in more than 180,000 salons across the globe, and include Wella Professionals Care and Styling as well as Koleston Perfect, Illumina Color, Color Touch and Blondor by Wella Professionals; Sebastian Professional; Clairol Professional and Nioxin. The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship grant is part of Wella’s “Hairdressers at Heart,” an industry-wide program that supports stylists at each stage of their career with scholarships, through artistic competition, and with assisted child care and salon grants for community service.
About Sassoon Academy: Sassoon Academy offers its celebrated, industry-leading philosophy and courses worldwide through its renowned Academies, and instructional DVDs and books. All classes are developed and designed to be contemporary, relevant and forward thinking and are delivered with passion, commitment and technical excellence. The aim is to share the knowledge that is gained in the development of our craft and ensure that our students gain real commercial skills from our courses, as well as take away a piece of the culture that created Sassoon. To learn more about Sassoon Academy, visit www.sassoon.com or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/SassoonAcademy, Twitter: twitter.com/SassoonAcademy and Instagram: @sassoonacademyofficial.
Beauty Changes Lives Announces Nail Scholarship Winners
By Anne Moratto | 04/05/2014 11:40:00 AM — firstchair.com
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Beauty Changes Lives| CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship.
Winners and their respective scholarship schools are as follows:Dakota Gibson, Ohio State School of Cosmetology, Columbus, OH; Nikki Click, Boca Beauty Academy, Boca Raton, FL; Melissa Hernandez, Career Academy of Beauty, Garden Grove, CA; Christina Saem, Evergreen Beauty College, Everett, WA; Timithea Parker, Academy of Nail Technology, Phoenix, AZ; Dang Nguyen, Advance Beauty College, Garden Grove, CA; Amie Pollard, Spa Tech Institute, Westbrook, Maine; Jasmine Briones, Evergreen Beauty College, Everett, WA; Megan Rainwater Brazil, Evergreen Beauty College, Everett, WA; and Holly Kalil, Advance Beauty College, Garden Grove, CA.
Professional nail care company CND generously funded the scholarship inhonor of acclaimed actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren. The scholarship pays tribute to Hedren’s leadership helping thousands of women find rewarding careers in the professional nail industry.
Scholarship winners were selected by a panel of industry judges who evaluated each applicant’s brief video or essay addressing the question, “Why are you pursuing a career in the nail industry, and how would receiving a professional nail scholarship change/fulfill your life?”
Beauty Changes Lives Foundation President Lynelle Lynch said the judges were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm applicants expressed for achieving their educational goals and becoming licensed nail professionals. “The winners demonstrated passion and an incredibly entrepreneurial mindset so characteristic of the professional nail industry,” Lynch said.
Winner Holly Kalil’s essay reflects that entrepreneurial mindset. The former flight attendant was inspired to open a retro-themed nail salon reminiscent of the “jet set” era. After completing her nail program, she opened Fly Girls Nail Art and is now enrolled in an advanced program specializing in gel manicures and nail art. “I thought of a loyalty program called a ‘frequent filer program,’” she noted in her essay.
CND has supported Beauty Changes Lives since the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) created a signature event in 2009. Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold sits on the BCL board of directors and also serves as a celebrity mentor for the Beauty Changes Lives Celeb Mentor competition. “It is rewarding to see how the Beauty Changes Lives initiative has gained the support of educators, product companies, licensed professionals and celebrity artists while introducing a new generation of emerging talent to careers in the beauty and wellness industry,” Arnold said.
Reuben Carranza On His New Role at LBP and the Future of Beauty
By Stacey Soble | 03/03/2014 5:54:00 PM – www.SalonToday.com
On March 3, Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for artist-driven beauty brands with offices in New York and Miami, announced that Reuben Carranza is joining the company as president of specialty brands. In his new role, Carranza will oversee the development of several innovative new brands and education platforms that will be launched over the next several years.
Carranza joins LBP after an illustrious career at Procter & Gamble, where he spent the last eight years as CEO, North America of Wella, the salon professional divisional of P&G, where he led a portfolio that included Wella Professional, Clairol Professional, Sebastian Professional and Nioxin. Carranza also serves on the board of several industry organizations, including the Professional Beauty Association and Beauty Changes Lives, and was honored with the 2013 City of Hope Spirit of Life Award in 2013.
On his first day on the new job, Carranza sat down with Stacey Soble, editor in chief of SALON TODAY in an exclusive interview to talk about the transition, the future of professional beauty industry, and his plans for Luxury Brand Partners:
SALON TODAY: First, tell us about your family heritage and how you believe that’s shaped your career in professional beauty.
Carranza: “Both my mom and my aunt were hairdressers and were working behind the chair for 40-plus years, and I grew up in that environment. There were a few instances when my father lost his job, and though my mom wasn’t a celebrity hairdresser or a salon owner, I remember it was her tips that would help keep food on the table and buy us shoes for school. Growing up in that environment, I also was struck by the power of the relationships that were a part of my mom’s working world. When I think about my brother’s and my milestones growing up—like the first day of school or graduating from high school—it it would some of her clients that shared those with us. My mom had clients from before she got married, and they celebrated personal milestones with each other. She even had clients who put it in their wills that she was the one who would do their hair for their funerals. There’s a bond of loyalty and friendship between a stylist and a client that promotes longevity and loyalty, and it’s a relationship you don’t see with many professions.”
SALON TODAY: You left the helm of P&G to come to Luxury Brand Partners – what drew you personally to this opportunity?
Carranza: “First, I can’t say enough about how great my career with P&G was—it was a time I not only grew myself professionally, but over the past eight years in particular, I had the chance to fall in love with this industry from a whole different angle. When I looked at my age and my stage of career and I looked at the future of this industry with the blurring of channels and the wide distribution of products…then I saw what Luxury Brand Partners is doing—creating luxury brands inspired by artists that play to the power of the relationship salons and stylist have with their clients—that’s where I wanted to be and where I thought I could make a huge impact. I think it’s a chance to be part of the next evolution this industry will go through, and I’m incredibly excited to be part of that journey with this group and organization.”
SALON TODAY: How is continued education important to the trajectory of a stylist’s career, and how is Luxury Brand Partners addressing it?
Carranza: “Luxury Brand Partners is about incredible, creative products that are artist-driven with educational approaches that are unique and different. It’s a dynamic formula that we’ll continue to use as more brands are brought into the fold. We plan to have a very broad impact through education—with an approach that is holistic—one which addresses the business side of ownership or the artist who has a business requirement, as much as it does the technical aspect.
“The environment that professional stylists and owners operate in isn’t getting any less competitive, and education is incredible important—it’s how they stay relevant and current—especially in the luxury market. And, while today’s environment can be very threatening, there also are huge opportunities. One of the dynamics that none of the other mediums or channels have is a consumer who is willingly sitting in their chair for an uninterrupted 40 minutes or more. That’s a huge competitive advantage, a chance to create a dialogue and build loyalty in a way that differentiates your salon in the marketplace. But, you need to know a great many things like how to recruit and train great talent, how to continuously motivate your staff, how to leverage social media to communicate with your clients to name a few. You need a partner who’ll be there with you and help you address all those issues as you grow your business.”
SALON TODAY: Where do you see the biggest opportunities for aspiring salon owners/stylists to build financial security in today’s professional beauty industry?
Carranza: “As we discussed, there are a number of big opportunities available to salons and stylists because of their unique relationship to the consumer, but there are a few requirements you have to have. First, you have to have a business model that is focused on a great product that is based on service and the consumer experience. I’m constantly amazed by how many salons try to be everything to everyone, but what they end up being is somewhere in the murky middle. Secondly, you have to have quality in the workplace and in your staff that is paramount—from the receptionist at the front desk to the assistant to the technical expert in the salon. With the dynamic that’s going onto today with the booth rental phenomenon, it’s challenging to assemble, keep and grow talent in the salon. And, thirdly, you have to create opportunity by finding and leveraging the enduring relationships your salon has with clients. What’s your point of view, and how does it drive all aspects of your salon? It’s about wants, not always about needs. They are coming to you because they have a choice, and you want them to feel they can’t live without you.”
SALON TODAY: What is one of the biggest trends you and your new team see in beauty and business that you will encourage your network of prospective salons/stylists to embrace?
Carranza: “The dynamic that information is available 24/7 to the end consumer, and that social media is a powerful venue for recommendation and advocacy. I think about last night’s Oscars and how Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds were all abuzz with unprecedented amount of activity—it’s a dynamic not a lot of owners are leveraging in a strategic way. I’ve been impressed with what LBP has done in that environment.”
SALON TODAY: How would you describe the luxury beauty consumer?
Carranza: “She tends to spend in the top two percent in skin, hair, cosmetics, nail and dental categories, and she tends to be a fairly frequent buyer—online, in salon and in department stores. She can be loyal to specific brands, but she’s also always interested in what’s new. She’s very well represented across hair, skin, cosmetics and nail categories, and her age can run the gamut—with expenditures on categories varying by age and growing as she ages. She’s geographically dispersed, and she tends to spend a healthy percentage of her disposable income on these beauty categories.”
SALON TODAY: What types of salons will “win” in 2014?
Carranza: “It’s a dynamic that’s playing out with the income distribution that’s prevalent in the United States. The higher-end, higher-price point, more experiential salons with a clear strategy that builds loyalty will win. As will the value salons and value chains that we see growing in the industry. But, there are many salons in the middle and that’s the most difficult dynamic and the ones who are seeing the most difficulty right now.”
SALON TODAY: On a lighter note, where did you watch the Oscars and how was Luxury Brand Partners involved?
Carranza: “We literally just moved to Miami where LBP is headquartered and are not scheduled to get our cable and internet until later this week, so we ended up watching it at home but live-streamed, which is the first time ABC has done that. It was a very interesting way to watch the Oscars. LBP had shipped product to many top hairdressers and we enjoyed the live commentary from many of the artists in our network, who commented not only on hair and makeup, but on the celebrity’s total finished looks.”
|Quick Facts: Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists|
|2010 Median Pay||$22,500 per year
$10.82 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||See How to Become One|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||712,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||14% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||100,900|
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists mostly work in a barbershop or salon. Physical stamina is important, because workers are on their feet for most of their shift. Many work part time, and nearly half were self-employed in 2010.
All states require barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists to be licensed, with the exception of shampooers. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from a state-approved cosmetology program.
The median hourly wage of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists was $10.82 in May 2010.
Overall employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
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|Quick Facts: Massage Therapists|
|2010 Median Pay||$34,900 per year
$16.78 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||153,700|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||20% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||30,900|
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
Massage therapists work in an array of settings, both private and public, such as private offices, spas, hospitals, fitness centers, and shopping malls. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to provide a massage.
Massage therapists typically complete a postsecondary education program that can require 500 hours or more of study and experience, although standards and requirements vary greatly by state and locality. Most states regulate massage therapy and require massage therapists to have a license or certificate.
The median annual wage of massage therapists was $34,900 in May 2010.
Employment of massage therapists is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.
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For the past two years, as job growth has gone from nonexistent to lackluster, workers and job seekers have been waiting to hear good news. Job seekers on all fronts want good news. Unemployed job seekers need to pay the bills and get back in the work force. Employed job hunters want to get out of dead-end jobs and earn competitive salaries. College students on the verge of graduating are eager to embark on a career and use the education they accumulated over the past four years.
The job seeker situation can be summarized in one word: frustrating.
The economy is recovering, but the recovery is slow. If you’re in need of a new job, it’s too slow. You can’t wait several years until things are back to their pre-recession levels. Fortunately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified 20 jobs that are expected to grow rapidly between now and 2018. These occupations are in high demand now and are expected to continue on this trajectory for the next decade.
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Beauty Changes Lives
Are you dying to make your living in the beauty industry? As someone stuck in finance for years who managed to break into this industry obliquely, I can certainly appreciate the value of advocating beauty education and building your career from an early age. My mane man Ted Gibson absolutely agrees and has collaborated with The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to be their new spokesperson for “Beauty Changes Lives.” The new initiative is focused on raising awareness of the rewards and opportunities offered by beauty and wellness careers.
The Beauty Changes Lives Website boasts career information, profiles of iconic personalities in the hair, beauty and wellness industry, and information on education opportunities. Says Ted (pictured at left with The AACS president Lynelle Lynch), “Who would have thought as a beauty school graduate I’d be able to travel the world, work with A-list celebrities, open salons and mentor the next generation of hair dressers. My career has allowed me to fulfill my dreams and build a beauty empire.” That he has. With a spot on successful TV show What Not to Wear, his own salon and his own line of products (just SOME of his accomplishments), he shows the world a truly fabulous example of what’s possible with an education in beauty.
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