Ten aspiring beauty industry professionals will receive financial awards up to $5,000 to cover tuition for nail tech programs.
One of the ten 2014 BCL|CND|Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship winners and NAILS Magazine student blogger, Quatisha Allen.
The BCL|CND|Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship program honoring actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren is funded by professional nail care company Creative Nail Design (CND) and their partner donors. Hedren has served as an advocate of the professional nail care community for decades, and has helped thousands in find rewarding careers as nail care technicians. The administering body for the scholarships, Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), is a non-profit initiative of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools.
The 10 scholarship winners were selected in a formal application process that included submission of a digital video or essay and an inspiration board expressing their hopes and desires for careers in the professional nail care industry.
“The passion of these individuals came across vividly in their inspiration boards, essays, and videos, which connected their passion for nail care with their love of family, nature, travel, and art,” said Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.
“Whether an individual wants to build a business, work in the fashion industry, or unleash their artistic expression anew every day, the professional nail care industry offers many paths to success,” said Jan Arnold, CND Co-founder and Beauty Changes Lives Foundation board member.
The BCL|CND|Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship program has awarded $100,000 in nail scholarships in 2014.
Winners and their respective schools include the following: Quatisha Allen, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Kadee Brown, The Salon Professional Academy, Onalaska, Wis.; Maria Godinez, Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, Ohio; Lauren Hole, Spa Tech, Westbrook, Maine; Taniesha Locke, International Salon and Spa Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Kristina Rodriguez, Casal Aveda Institute, Austintown, Ohio; Sunday Ross, La’ James International College, Fremont, Neb.; Tracey Stone, Montana Academy of Salons, Great Falls, Mont.; Sarah Waite, Academy of Nail Technology, Phoenix, Ariz.; Shelly Zook, Lancaster School of Cosmetology, Lancaster, Pa.
Information on Beauty Changes Lives scholarship programs, including the next BCL|CND|Tippi Hedren Scholarship program opening January 12, 2015, is available here.
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