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Beauty Changes Lives + amika team up

As a salon-raised brand, it’s our purpose to give back to the stylist community and make a difference. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Beauty Changes Lives to launch two scholarships (with 12 recipients total) that fund BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ aspiring stylists to attend cosmetology school. Keep reading to learn more!  

what is Beauty Changes Lives?

Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit that supports beauty professionals throughout their career journey. According to their mission statement (which you can find on their website, here!) they “empower the next generation of beauty professionals through scholarships, mentorship, and advanced education.” Since 2013, the Beauty Changes Lives foundation has awarded over $3.1 million and over 700 scholarships to future beauty professionals. 

Beauty Changes Lives x amika partnership

What: We are proud to partner with Beauty Changes Lives to launch two scholarships to fund BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ aspiring pros to attend beauty school.  

Who: This scholarship is for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ future beauty professionals that are newly accepted or currently enrolled students. 

When: Applications close May 31st 

Why: As a salon-raised brand, we want to make a difference in our future stylists’ lives and invest in the next generation of professionals. 

the scholarship


8 partial (4 $5K scholarships per season) and 4 “full ride” (2 $15K scholarship per season) scholarships spread across 2 programs. 

If you’re interested in learning more, click here! To read more about our “friend to hair” BIPOC Cosmetology Scholarship, click here. To learn more about our “friend to hair” LGBTQA+ Cosmetology Scholarship, click here.