Beauty Legend Vidal Sassoon Inspires Scholarship Program
$1.5M P&G’s Wella Grant Awards 50 Percent Tuition Scholarships to Aspiring Beauty Professionals
Scottsdale, AZ (February 1, 2013) – Honoring the legacy of Vidal Sassoon, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is announcing a scholarship to fund 50 percent of recipients’ cosmetology school tuition. Wella, the salon professional division of P&G, in partnership with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, has established the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program. The $1.5 million grant by P&G and Wella is designed to grant scholarships to individuals who embody the late Vidal Sassoon’s heritage of creativity, craftsmanship, professional drive and love of learning. 2013 marks the inaugural year for the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program which will award 20 scholarships annually over the next five years.
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, a non-profit arm of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, is the administering body for the fund. Reuben Carranza, CEO of Wella North America and a member of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation board, said, “We share Beauty Changes Lives’ commitment to the advancement of the beauty professional through education and look forward to elevating exceptional artistry through our talented candidates.”
Scholarships covering 50 percent of a student’s tuition will be awarded to selected applicants from throughout North America who are accepted into a qualified cosmetology school. Scholarship applicants must submit a written essay or video testimonial demonstrating their commitment to Vidal Sassoon’s legacy of creativity and discipline, and detailing how they plan to honor his philosophy through professional achievement. Submissions are being accepted at the Beauty Changes Lives scholarship site, www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships through March, 29, 2013. Applicant submissions will be vetted by a panel of accomplished industry veterans.
Beauty Changes Lives Foundation President Lynelle Lynch noted that the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program will motivate and inspire future beauty professionals. “The creative passion that characterized Vidal Sassoon’s amazing career is motivating a new generation of aspiring hairstylists to pursue their dream profession. His legendary career demonstrated that beauty changes lives,” said Lynch.
About the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation: The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is a 501(c)(3) which seeks to raise awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities available in the beauty and wellness industry and awards scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in hair, skin, nails, barbering and massage therapy. The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation also organizes and participates in numerous philanthropic fundraisers that shine the spotlight on the charitable initiatives of the beauty and wellness community.
Beauty Changes Lives Accepting Scholarship Entries
Scholarships provide funding for beauty and wellness education
(October 2, 2012, Scottsdale, AZ) – The American Association of Cosmetology Schools, Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and some of the biggest names in the beauty and wellness industry are pleased to introduce Beauty Changes Lives scholarships
The innovative competition funds $2,000 tuition beauty school scholarships to individuals planning a career in cosmetology, esthetics, nails, barbering or massage at a qualified cosmetology school.
Scholarship entry information is available at www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships. Each applicant must submit a one-to-three minute video or an essay of up to 500 words that answers the following questions: “How does beauty change lives?” and “How will you change lives as a beauty and wellness professional?” Scholarship entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Entries will be evaluated by a panel of professionals working in the beauty and wellness industry. Judges will consider each applicant’s creativity, grammar and presentation, along with the impact the applicant aspires to make as a beauty and wellness professional and the number of online votes each applicant receives.
Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board of Directors President Lynelle Lynch noted that the scholarships present an opportunity for everyone who has ever dreamed of working in the beauty and wellness industry. “I am continually amazed by people who tell me they always dreamed of working in the beauty and wellness industry but did not receive the support to make their dream a reality. In addition to providing scholarships, Beauty Changes Lives showcases the extraordinary careers in the Beauty and Wellness Industry and highlights the successful career paths within this creative and financially rewarding industry,” Lynch said.
She noted that several esteemed brands and industry leaders support the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation. “The generosity of those working in the industry has truly been overwhelming. From celebrity hairstylists to some of the world’s largest beauty and wellness brands including Wella Corporation – Professional Division of P&G and Massage Envy, those working in the beauty and wellness industry truly believe that beauty changes lives,” Lynch comments.
For further info: www.beautychangeslives.org
P&G Salon Professional’s Reuben Carranza Announced as New Member of Beauty Changes Lives Board of Directors
Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), a nonprofit organization, along with P&G Salon Professional, recently announced Reuben Carranza as one of seven new members elected to the BCL Board of Directors. Carranza, the North American CEO and managing director of P&G Salon Professional, joins Robert Passage, Jan Arnold, Ted Gibson, Christine Gordon, John Halal, and Lynelle Lynch on the new BCL board of directors. The group plans to continue the BCL mission, which is committed to raise the perception of careers in the beauty and wellness industries.
After announcing the new board of directors, P&G Salon Professional donated $10,000 to the nonprofit’s scholarship fund, which will be awarded in an upcoming contest for perspective individuals looking to join the professional beauty industry. On behalf of BCL, Carranza urged other members of the professional beauty industry to support BCL and its cause by making a contribution.—Aja Edwards
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P&G Salon Professional’s Reuben Carranza Named to Board of Directors for Beauty Changes Lives
Reuben Carranza, North American CEO and Managing Director for P&G Salon Professional, was named as one of the seven new members elected to the Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) Board of Directors, a non-profit initiative committed to elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness.
To support BCL and the work being done by the non-profit organization, P&G Salon Professional donated $10,000 to the scholarship program. “I’m very excited about the work and potential for Beauty Changes Lives,” says Reuben. “We’ve donated $10,000 and my plea to other manufacturers and members of the professional community is to join us in our contribution and really help to support this very worthy cause.”
BCL is a non-profit initiative designed to raise awareness of how careers in the hair, beauty and wellness industry transform lives both personally and professionally. Created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), BCL is supported by a coalition of beauty professionals including educators, product manufacturers, celebrities and industry icons. Through public events, educational outreach and partnership with select philanthropies; BCL showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.
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P&G CEO joins Beauty Changes Lives
P&G Salon Professional is proud to announce that CEO Reuben Carranza is one of the seven new members elected to the Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) Board of Directors.
Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit organization that aims to increase awareness of how those who make a career in the hair, beauty, and wellness industries succeed in transforming their own lives as well as the lives of others. Such work is supported by a wide range of beauty professionals, including educators, manufacturers, celebrities and industry VIPs through events, outreach and partnership initiatives.
To further support such an inspirationl organization, P&G Salon Professional also donated $10,000 dollars to the scholarship program and reminds other members of the professional beauty industry to take the time to help support this worthy cause.
For further info: www.beautychangeslivesblog.com
Photo Caption: Lynelle Lynch, president of Bellus Academy and newly elected president of the board for the non-profit Beauty Changes Lives thanks Reuben Carranza , North American CEO, Managing Director, P&G Salon Professional for his donation of $10,000 to the charity.
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|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.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists with similar occupations.
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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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Ted Gibson, “Beauty Changes Lives” Spokesman
By Maggie Mulhern | 06/16/2010 11:26:08 AM
Celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson was named spokesperson for “Beauty Changes Lives,” a new initiative by The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) at the Ted Gibson Salon in Union Square, NYC yesterday. The program is focused on raising awareness of the rewards and opportunities offered by beauty and wellness centers.
Ted Gibson has joined the new campaign to help educate consumers about the myriad opportunities in the beauty and wellness industries. “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,” says Gibson. “My career has allowed me to fulfill my dreams and build a beauty empire.”
As seen in: Modern Salon
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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On the loose: Kate Gosselin, Lea Michele & both Olsens
Reality TV cameras, booms and all, have become a regular presence at almost every party we go to, and this week they were out in full force, with all lenses focused on the men of the beauty industry. At Ted Gibson’s salon on lower Fifth Avenue, we were told by a publicist that we “just missed” Kate Gosselin (damn), but we did get a glimpse of one of the new Real Housewives of D.C.: Mary Amons. There was no bouffant, no American flag pin, no sensible heels in sight. Apparently plenty of filming for the show was done in Gibson’s Chevy Chase salon, and his partner, Jason Backe, told me that he’s known as the sixth housewife. To prove it, he’ll have to pick a fight with each and every one of them.
Further downtown, in a suite at the Smyth Hotel in Tribeca, hairstylist Mark Townsend was celebrating the debut of his new website, Markt Beauty. Lea Michele lounged inside, happily doing interviews, while Jessica Biel and Maggie Gyllenhaal hung on the terrace, along with buzzed-about newcomer Jennifer Lawrence. When Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen walked through the crowd, we swear the YSL Tribute-clad partygoers went silent and cleared a very narrow path so they could properly eye the ensembles (crochet on top, black layers on bottom, for both).
At Francesco Clark’s party for his new book Walking Papers, Maggie Rizer, Karolina Kurkova, Lisa Airan, Jeanine Lobell, Nikki Kinnaird and Ivan Bart toasted the inspirational man behind the Clark’s Botanicals brand in the penthouse of 60 Thompson.
As seen on: WMagazine
Changing Lives with Ted Gibson and a Beauty Career
Life has been very exciting and a dream come true for Ted Gibson. He gets to do something he loves every day and inspires many throughout the country. And now he can do this even more regularly. This celebrity hair stylist and salon guru has not only became the resident expert on everyone’s TLC favorite “What Not to Wear,” but also just recently partnered with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) in their Beauty Changes Lives campaign.
Through Beauty Changes Lives, people can become educated on what a beauty career really means and how they might fit into that kind of world. It’s through having people like Gibson in support of his very own chosen career, that others may become inspired to do the same.
Gibson began speaking at conferences for AACS just last year but has since become a main face for the organization. In a recent press release, he said the following about his passion and work with the AACS: “My career in the beauty industry has allowed me to blend both my creative and entrepreneurial drives. The career has truly provided life changing opportunities and I feel both humbled and privileged to be part of this effort to raise awareness of beauty careers.”
Gibson has worked with the likes of Anne Hathaway, Demi Moore, Diane Sawyer, Jessica Alba, and more. His work has also appeared in countless magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Cosmo. He also has two very successful salons; one in New York City and one in Washington, D.C. For more information on his latest job, check out BeautyChangesLives.org.
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