Beauty Changes Lives scholarship season is well under way; and to help inspire prospective applicants with their submission process, BARBinc is highlighting some of the organization’s 2014 winners.
Amanda Duffy, Winner of the 2014 BCL Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Basic Program Scholarship
Amanda Duffy, winner of the Fall 2014 BCL Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Basic Program scholarship, has a successful career as a Broadway Hairdresser for over 12 years. Amanda recalls her childhood; sneaking away into her bathroom with her mother’s makeup to experiment and play as young girls do. After being caught one day, her mother surprised her and sent her to finishing school, where she learned how to properly set her hair and makeup.
This was the first introduction Amanda had to the world of beauty. She applied her newly learned techniques and became the unofficial beautician of her high school! At the same time, Amanda began participating in her high school’s theater program and proceeded to major in theater arts in college. Once graduating from college, she applied and was selected to participate in an internship within the Wig-making and Stage-Makeup department at the legendary Julliard School. Since then she has held a long lasting career in Broadway within the Hairdressing and Makeup department.
Amanda wants to be a master in her craft and therefore attend cosmetology school is a necessity. Thanks to Beauty Changes Lives and the Vidal Sassoon scholarships, Amanda has received a scholarship and will attend the Arrojo Cosmetology School in NY.
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Interested in applying for Beauty Changes Lives’s Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Basic Program Scholarship? Deadline for submissions is April 13, 2015.
“BeautyChangesLives.org” is a non-profit initiative designed to raise awareness for the haircare industry by showing how our industry has a huge, positive impact on individuals and society as a whole. The organization is supported by a number of beauty professionals, product manufacturers, celebrities and philanthropies; and primarily acts through scholarships which are awarded to deserving young professionals.
To win a scholarship, applicants must write an essay or record a video describing themselves and their goals. Each winning entry, either essay, photo, or video; is posted on the organization’s website, to serve as public recognition to the winner and inspiration to future scholarship applicants.
For more past scholarship winners from 2012-2014, visit…
Beauty Changes Lives ” Past Scholarship Winners