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Beauty Changes Lives

Transforming Lives One Career at a Time:

Created in 2010, Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit initiative of the American 

Association of Cosmetology Schools that is transforming perceptions about careers in the beauty and wellness industry.

Beauty Changes Lives seeks to build awareness of careers in beauty and wellness, raise funds for beauty school scholarships and support beauty-related causes.

The program was inspired in part by a national survey commissioned by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools in 2009. The survey found that while the public at large knew little about career opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry, those working in the beauty business were extremely fulfilled and valued the career for its entrepreneurial opportunities, life/work balance and creativity.


Through social media and grassroots events around the country, Beauty Changes Lives highlights the role that beauty professionals play in making the world a more beautiful place. Beauty Changes Lives invites anyone interested in knowing more about careers in beauty to visit There you will also see a link to our blog where you can share your story about how beauty has changed your life. You can also visit us on Facebook by clicking the FB icon on the left.


Want to help the beauty industry keep paying it forward?

Salons and businesses that believe in the power of beauty careers can help pay it forward by participating in Dollars for Donations. This free-to-use program awards a percentage of credit card processing fees to Beauty Changes Lives. Switching credit card processors is free of charge and merchants will receive a free marketing kit to help promote Beauty Changes Lives. Find out more by contacting Chucik Brocious at (888) 762-4825 or