Make-up Designory was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s “Legacy of Style” event. The event, which took place at the Peninsula Beverly Hills on September 23, 2013, brought together visionaries, artists and influencers from all areas of the Beauty and Wellness profession to celebrate the profound impact that legends of the salon industry have made through their contributions.
sion, which today accounts for 50% of the total industry. Ms. Hedren is a celebrated and accomplished actress, former model and humanitarian and is as the “Mother” of the Vietnamese-American Nail Profession. She has committed herself to the education and empowerment of Vietnamese-American women by helping them find work in the professional nail industry over the last 3 decades. Vietnamese-Americans now dominate the multi-billion dollar nail salon business in North America.
In addition to the Legacy of Style Award, Jan Arnold, Co-Founder of CND, announced the creation of the Beauty Changes Lives CND Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Fund. This Scholarship fund was created to elevate, educate and expose the professional nail profession as a rich and rewarding career. CND presented the initial donation of $184,000 to Beauty Changes Lives for the scholarship fund during a press conference held at the Cosmoprof North America show in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 14th. This Scholarship fund will benefit every individual enrolling in a nail program at any AACS school. In addition to the scholarship in her name, Beauty Changes Lives and CND presented Tippi Hedren with a $20,000 check in support of her passionate support and humanitarian work at Shambala, a preserve for lions, tigers, leopards and any sort of big cat in need of a home.
Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 established to raise funds for scholarships and philanthropy projects, while raising the awareness of how careers in the beauty and wellness industry transform lives both personally and professionally. Created 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. American Association of Cosmetology Schools Executive Director Jim Cox noted that the Beauty Changes Lives provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about diverse career paths in the beauty industry. “Job opportunities in the beauty industry are still a secret to many people,” said Cox who noted that skin care jobs are projected to grow 31% between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and that professional appearance jobs are projected to grow at a fast rate as well–about 20% faster than all other Mcareer paths. http://www.beautychangeslives.org