Stylists Come2Gether to Raise Money for BCL

On Saturday, February 8 San Diego’s Bellus Academy hosted come2gether; a sizzling, once-in-a-lifetime event at the Moniker Warehouse in San Diego’s Downtown/East Village neighborhood. Bellus brought together some of the world’s most internationally acclaimed hair stylists with local professionals for an evening sparked with inspiration that raised $5,000 to benefit the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.

This collection of international artists and stylists, which included Mike Varela, Nina Kovner, D.J. Muldoon, Douglas McCoy, Nicole Brown, Omar Antonio, Carrera Bailey and Diego Raviglione, shared their predictions for hair fashion trends and presented the latest in visual styling techniques with local industry professionals. The keynote speaker of the event was Stacey Broughton, the former Senior Art Director for the Vidal Sassoon Academy and a pioneer and ambassador for Sassoon by bringing visual styling ideas, played an imperative role in creating the unique Vidal Sassoon ‘look.’

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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 partnership with select philanthropies. Beauty Changes Lives showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.

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