The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) has awarded four BCL mentorships to aspiring hairstylists. The BCL Mentorship Program is open to students enrolled at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools member school and pairs an industry professional mentor with each student for a unique learning experience. The program winners and their respective schools are Delvina Jeffries from Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology (Columbia, SC); Jamie Bailey, Bellus Academy from National City, CA; Samantha Dossing of Cosmetology & Spa Academy (Crystal Lake, IL); and Belinda Crooks of Carousel Beauty Colleges (Springfield, OH). According to Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, the competition provides an opportunity for students to make valuable connections and learn from elite names in the industry while they are still in cosmetology school. “The generosity of professional mentors and the passion they have for paying their success forward to support next generation talent is truly inspiring,” says Lynch. Previous BCL mentors include Jan Arnold, Howard Murad, M.D, Vivienne Mackinder, Lydia Sarafati, Johnny Wright, Ted Gibson, and Diana Schmidtke.
For more information, visit www.beautychangeslives.org.