Behind the curtain of the main stage at the International Salon and Spa Expo, the excitement in the air was electric. Paola Campos and Alyssa Loo, two of the 13 winners of Sally Beauty Supply scholarship monies for cosmetology education, were waiting off stage for their moment in the spotlight. And finally the presentation ceremony began as Mike Spinozzi, President of Sally Beauty Supply, was introduced and was greeted by applause from the crowd of beauty professionals assembled in the audience. Mike then introduced Bruce Selan, President of the Professional Beauty Association, and his cohort, Grace Santiler Nowik, Vice President of the Beauty Professionals Section (NCA). They thanked Sally Beauty for its 19 years of continuous support for the scholarship program, and the more than $190,000 contributed for education during that period.
Mike then invited the two winners, Paola and Alyssa, to come out on stage to accept the ceremonial check on behalf of all the scholarship winners. Amid thunderous applause, the group posed for photos with the oversized check made out to the PBA/NCA for $10,000.
If you or someone you know would like to apply for scholarship monies, visit either SallyBeauty.com or probeauty.org and download an application. It could be you on the stage at the ISSE show in Long Beach next January!!