Beauty Changes Lives Awards $250K in Relief Grants
By Beauty Packaging Staff | 07.20.20
Supports beauty professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic arrived in America just as Beauty Changes Lives was preparing to host its annual fundraiser, the Beauty Changes Lives Experience. In response, a cohort of brands supporting the Beauty Changes Lives Experience reallocated their event sponsorships to fund $1,000 relief grants for hair, skin and nail professionals.
The initiative was spearheaded by CND and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, who stepped forward in the earliest days of the pandemic to support beauty professionals.
“Sponsors stepped forward with big hearts and generous gifts to make a difference in the lives of the professional beauty community” said Lynelle Lynch, president of Beauty Changes Lives. “We are heartened but hardly surprised by these beautiful acts of giving back.”
CND co-founder Jan Arnold stated, “Many Nail Pros and salon-owners alike have had to shut their businesses in order to prioritize the health and safety of their employees and clients. My hope is that these grants helped provide some temporary relief to those in need during this challenging time. As a brand that has thrived because of Nail Pros, we knew we had a responsibility to give back to those who have given us so much. Our contribution to the BCL COVID-19 Relief Grant is a small token of our gratitude to the Nail Pro community.”
Even during the pandemic, the commitment to equip and empower the next generation of beauty professionals continues. In August 2020, Beauty Changes Lives will announce recipients of the Spring scholarship awards and the competition is underway for Summer scholarships.