Four (4) Second Prizes of USD $2,500: Anthony Capozzi for America's Vet Dogs, Capozzi & Co. Salon, Sayville, NY; Josée Desnoyers for Maison Pallia Vie De La Rivière Nord, Salon de Beautè Chez Francoise, Prevots, QC; Leslie Linder for Because of Mandy, Relax Day Spa and Salon, Menominee, MI; Karla Waldron for Mondays at Racine; Racine Salon & Spa; Islip, NY.
Thirteen (13) Third Prizes of USD $1,000: Julie Adams for Carestream, Las Vegas, NV; Johnny Bui for JB Heart to Heart Foundation, JB Salon, Langley, BC; Lorrene Conino for The Jesse Brown VA Center for Women Veterans, Salon Lorrene, Palatine, IL; James Corbett for Hair2Help, James Corbett Studio, New York, NY; Albert Cortez for Citrus Valley Hospice, Kut Haus Salon, Covina, CA; Laura Davidson for Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Ella David Salon, Germantown, TN; Terry Green for Billy Travis, Bombshell Salon, Chambersburg, PA; Denise Kooiker for School Supply Santa, S&S Salon and Spa, Byron Center, MI; Lorien Meillon for The Mary Magdalene Project, Ken Paves Salon, West Hollywood, CA; Michael Muia for Forty in Forty, Michael's Hair Design & Day Spa, Thunder Bay, ON; Brianna Sherman for Got Your Back San Diego, Studio 78, Oceanside, CA; Erin Spielmaker for Casa De Amparo, San Marcos, CA; Marisa Wilson for YAYA Girls, Beneath the Surface Salon, York, PA..
Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart™ Charity Challenge is part of Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart program, which provides lifetime career support at four critical stages of a hairdresser’s career: student, new talent, working hairdresser and salon owner. Aimed to help hairdressers and salon owners amplify their contributions to charity within their local communities, the competition garnered hundreds of entries from across North America. Participants submitted videos and essays that revealed their passion and actionable efforts towards causes such as heart disease research, domestic abuse shelters and autism awareness. Finalists were chosen by a combination of online public voting and a judging panel of industry experts.
The next Hairdressers at Heart™ Charity Challenge will commence in the spring of 2015. For more information and updates, please visit www.HairdressersAtHeart.com.
About Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G: Wella’s products help make beauty dreams real every day for millions of stylists and consumers worldwide. Wella brands are distributed in more than 180,000 salons across the globe, and include Wella Professionals Care and Styling as well as Koleston Perfect, Illumina Color, Color Touch and Blondor by Wella Professionals; Sebastian Professional; Clairol Professional and Nioxin. The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship grant is part of Wella’s “Hairdressers at Heart,” an industry-wide program that supports stylists at each stage of their career with scholarships, through artistic competition, and with assisted child care and salon awards for community service.