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Fulfilling Their “Passion And Purpose”…

Four beauty school students are one step closer to achieving their dream job as recipients of the Fall 2018 “Passion and Purpose” scholarship generously funded by the Ratner Companies. Each winner submitted a three-minute video describing how the scholarship would fuel her passion and fulfill her purpose to change lives.

“As the salon founding partner in the Get Your Dream Job campaign, Ratner Companies is letting the world know about the pathways that open up when passion meets purpose,” said Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation. “These scholarships provide a pathway for NextGen hairstylists to apply their passion in a purposeful career.” With a mission to elevate, educate and empower, Beauty Changes Lives is uniting the industry and building awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty, wellness and massage therapy industries.

The Fall 2018 “Passion and Purpose” winners are:

Noni Beacham, @Noni_Beacham, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS.
In her application video, Noni remarks on how the decision to enroll in beauty school transformed her life “from drab to fab” and is helping her pursue her passion to help others feel beautiful inside and out.

Shaynae Clark, @luxurynae, Douglas J. Aveda Institute, Westland, MI.
An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Shaynae founded The Luxury Experience hair extension line and The Butterfly Effect, Inc. non-profit to help people affected by hair loss. Her video notes, “Why am I going to beauty school? I’m ready to change lives!”

Danielle Long, @BEAUTYENGINEER_MUA,Pivot Point Academy, Chicago, IL.
“Hobbies become passions and passions yield to purpose,” says Danielle in her passion and purpose application video. She notes that the Passion and Purpose scholarship is allowing her to attend beauty school full-time and accelerate her goal of changing lives through beauty.

April McPherson, @Prosperandgrowstyles,Aveda Institute, Dallas, TX.
“Life is too short to have boring hair,” says April in her application video. She plans to channel her creativity, integrity and drive into a career that will help her extract the beauty unique in every woman. “Beautiful is the woman aligned with her divine assignment,” says April.



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