25 April 2024

Beauty Changes Lives celebrates 10 years

Beauty Changes Lives, the industry non-profit has changed over 800 lives and raised $7.5M for impactful programs and scholarships since its founding 10 years ago. A great reason to celebrate!

Beauty Changes Lives celebrated its 10-year anniversary! The industry reunited to continue paying it forward to the next generation of beauty preofessionals. The Beauty Changes Lives Experience took over Joe’s Live on Sunday, April 10 following America’s Beauty Show. And the evening was filled with energy, disruptive artistry, emotional reunions, and cheers of celebration.

Thanks to this organization, nearly 1,000 beauty industry icons, next-gen talent and friends of beauty raised $100,000.00 during the evening. These donations will go towards empowering and equipping the next generation of beauty professionals. These resources will include education scholarships, mentorship opportunities, and business grants.

Ten years ago, we knew that we had the responsibility to shape the future and help this industry be successful,” said Lynelle Lynch, Beauty Changes Lives founder and President of Bellus Academy. “Over those ten years, Beauty Changes Lives has impacted over 800 lives. We have helped recruit and retain talent, raised $7.5 million for much-needed resources, and celebrated the diversity that this industry embraces. The Beauty Changes Lives Experience is the industry’s opportunity to commemorate those the organization has touched and pay it forward for upcoming beauty professionals. We look forward to celebrating even more lives changed and opportunities created throughout the next 10 years.”

Celebrating and sharing success

Past and present BCL scholarship winners shared the stage throughout the evening with legendary host Sam Villa.

Their stories inspired guests with emotional and empowering stories of how beauty changed their lives. Beauty industry icons Ted Gibson and Jason Backe presented the winners of the WorthUp Alliance Dream Capital Grants. Thse amount to a total of $20,000 allocatedl to entrepreneurs who can change the future of beauty.

The evening concluded with runway presentations from beauty’s most innovative brands. Industry expert mentors and their next-gen mentees of each brand showcased true creativity. And what better theme for the show than “METAMORPH”? Awe-inspiring moments, bold statements, and provocative artistry using hair, fashion, makeup, and production dominated the catwalk. Presentations crafted by artists from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, IGK Hair, L3VEL3 Professional, CLICS Colors, Ulta Beauty and Wella enchanted the audience.

Special thanks go out to…

The Beauty Changes Lives Experience was made possible by Beauty Changes Lives, Pivot Point and America’s Beauty Show. The evening’s generous sponsors included: Bellus Academy, I.S.P. Creative, Sam Villa, Wella Company, KMS, Associated Skin Care Professionals, Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute, CND, Dermalogica, Floyd’s Barbershop, The Salon by InStyle, JCPenney Salon, ULTA Beauty, Qnity, Borboleta, Hattori Hanzo Shears, Halo Couture, Milady, MUD, Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools, and more.


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