Beauty Changes Lives Accepting Scholarship Entries

Scholarships provide funding for beauty and wellness education

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," 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 commented.

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is a 501(c)(3) which seeks to raise awareness of careers in the beauty and wellness industry, while raising funds for beauty school scholarships and supporting charitable causes.