Lynelle Lynch Receives 2013 One Concept / Performance Health Humanitarian Award

Award presented at the American Massage Conference

- Bob Poirier, Vice President of Commercial Operations for Performance Health and Lynelle Lynch, president of Bellus Academy and founding president The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Lynelle Lynch, president of Bellus Academy, received the 2013 One Concept / Performance Health Humanitarian Award at ONE Concept American Massage Chiropractic Acupuncture and Spa Conference recently held in San Diego, California. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant, enduring contributions to humanity.

Bob Poirier, Vice President of Commercial Operations for Performance Health, had the pleasure of presenting the award to Ms. Lynch. “Lynelle is an accomplished visionary, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Her fresh perspective on the beauty and wellness education business has allowed her to revolutionize beauty education and offer education in ways that were unprecedented in beauty school education and career development. The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation’s scholarship programs can make dreams come true for those looking to pursue and further develop a career in beauty and wellness. She understands that scholarships present an important opportunity for those who have ever dreamed of working in the beauty and wellness industry, but have not received the support to make their dream a reality.”

In addition to honoring Ms. Lynch at the ONE Concept Awards Gala, Performance Health provided her with $1,000 contribution to The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.

“I am truly honored to receive the One Concept / Performance Health Humanitarian Award,” stated Lynelle Lynch. “As the founding President of The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, I know that we have made a profound difference for many, and with the support of our numerous contributors such as Massage Envy and recognition such as this, we will continue to elevate the perception of the careers in Beauty and Wellness and change lives. In addition to our rewarding scholarship work, we also shine a spotlight on charitable initiatives within the beauty and wellness community. Thank you very much for this tribute and generous contribution.”

About The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

Beauty Changes Lives 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. Established by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), Beauty Changes Lives is supported by a coalition of beauty professionals including educators, product manufacturers, celebrities and industry icons. Through public events, educational outreach and selected philanthropies partnerships, Beauty Changes Lives showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.

About Bellus Academy

Bellus Academy is an elite educational institute for the beauty and wellness industry for students entering the field, as well as professionals who look for inspirational and advanced training.  Recognized as a top-tier program, Bellus Academy has been recognized as “The Best School in the Nation,” by Modern Salon, and an honoree for Modern Salon’s “Excellence in Education” issues in 2012, 2011 and 2010. Bellus Academy was also ranked in the top three internationally for Intercoiffure’s “Best School” award.

Bellus Academy has three campuses located in San Diego. Bellus is one of the only academies in the nation to provide the advanced training and multiple license programs that prepare students for a premium career in the beauty and wellness industry. For more information please call 800-396-9187 or visit

About ONE Concept American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Spa Conference

Through ONE Concept Conferences in the United States and Canada, ONE Concept strives to Connect Communities of integrative healthcare professionals in a learning environment based on cooperation and mutual respect.