TRESemmé Announces Return of Future Stylists Fund to Help Advance the Professional Ambitions of Aspiring Black Hairstylists

$100,000 in scholarships to be awarded; TRESemmé will increase efforts to provide better entry to textured hair-focused curriculum and continued schooling for stylists throughout the countryENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for New York Fashion Week, TRESemmé is saying the return of the TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund, an annual $100,000 scholarship program that was created to advance the careers of Black girls aspiring to be skilled hairstylists. The program is a component of TRESemmé’s three-tier motion plan to elevate the Black group in magnificence and style. As half of the Fund’s second anniversary, TRESemmé is opening purposes to the subsequent class of stylists and can spend money on continued schooling to equitable remedy of Black girls out and in of the styling chair.TRESemmé Announces Return of Future Stylists Fund to Help Advance the Professional Ambitions of Aspiring Black HairstylistsWhile the first 12 months of the Future Stylists Fund targeted on bringing numerous expertise into the business and growing illustration, for its second 12 months, TRESemmé is increasing the program by bringing consciousness to the schooling deficit inside the business.”We know that Black girls have been underrepresented in the haircare business due to a quantity of systemic obstacles and biases, whether or not they’re sitting in the styling chair or standing behind it,” mentioned Esi Eggleston Bracey, EVP and COO Beauty and Personal Care at Unilever NA. “Our lengthy term-goal is to obtain fairness for Black girls by means of illustration and schooling, in order that in the end each lady regardless of her hair kind or hair texture can obtain high quality haircare.”In 2020, TRESemmé carried out two nationwide research on textured hair biases, which uncovered that stylists lack schooling and coaching when it comes to styling and caring for textured, curly and coily hair sorts. The research discovered that:An overwhelming quantity of Black girls (86%) have reported challenges when it comes to constant, high quality haircare at salons, together with issue discovering a stylist who may care for his or her kind/texture of hair and even outright discrimination or bias due to their hair type1.Surveyed stylists agree that schooling is the prime development driver that may assist them advance of their profession (40%) and three in 4 stylists (75%) want that they had extra coaching in how to fashion Black hair2.TRESemmé’s expanded initiative intends to deal with the coaching hole by offering entry to textured-focused coaching for hair professionals in the business. Few cosmetology colleges provide coaching in textured hair, and state licensing authorities not often require it. That is why TRESemmé will likely be partnering with a textured hair professional to broaden entry to schooling wanted to correctly practice each new and tenured stylists on how to fashion and take care of textured, curly, and coily hair sorts of their skilled careers. The coaching program and academic curriculum will likely be made accessible to stylists in early 2022.Story continuesFuture Stylists Fund SoftwareStarting at present by means of Oct. 10, 2021, aspiring Black stylists serious about attending an accredited cosmetology faculty or who’re at present enrolled in an accredited cosmetology faculty to turn out to be hair professionals can apply to the TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund até will overview submitted purposes and choose 10 recipients who will every obtain the following advantages:Funding: $10,000 towards tuition to an accredited cosmetology faculty of their alternative. Socioeconomic standing is one aspect of systemic racism that holds many Black girls again. TRESemmé goals to create alternatives for extra aspiring Black stylists to earn their skilled hairstylist license by offsetting the value of formal coaching.Experiences: The model will provide business entry and career-advancing alternatives to recipients, starting from paid hairstyling gigs, publicity by means of TRESemmé model channels, and training from members of the TRESemmé household. Black hairstylists face a number of challenges in the business, from schooling to alternative, so these experiences are one other method to assist break down obstacles and foster significant profession development for the recipients.Exposure: Exclusive publicity by means of the TRESemmé channels and group, as well as to mentorship and improvement assets from members of the TRESemmé community.A variety committee will overview purposes and assist select the 10 recipients. This 12 months’s powerhouse group of girls are leaders in magnificence, style and leisure industries, recognized for his or her dedication to advancing girls and advocating for range, fairness and inclusion:Meagan Good, Actress, Director, ActivistLacy Redway, Unilever Global Stylist & Celebrity Hair ArtistNai’vasha, TRESemmé Stylist & EntrepreneurSandrine Charles, Founder, Owner of Sandrine Charles Consulting and Co-Founder of the Black in Fashion CouncilEsi Eggleston Bracey, Chief Operating Officer, EVP Beauty and Personal Care at Unilever North AmericaNew to the choice committee this 12 months are celeb hair stylists, Lacy Redway and Nai’vasha, and actress and activist, Meagan Good, to make clear the actual points Black girls face in the styling chair, even these in Hollywood.”Every Black lady, even a well-known actress, has skilled bias in the salon chair, whether or not meaning we have been charged additional as a result of of our hair kind or obtained insufficient service by an expert inexperienced with textured hair,” mentioned Meagan Good. “I’m so proud to workforce up with TRESemmé to guarantee girls – each stylists and people of their chairs – present and obtain superior service irrespective of their hair kind or pores and skin coloration.”To be taught extra about the TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund, sustain with candidates and different TRESemmé information, go to or observe @Tresemme #TRESFUTUREFUND on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void the place prohibited. The TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to Black, female-identifying or gender non-binary authorized residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older, who’re at present enrolled in, have been accepted to, or are planning to enroll in (inside 12 months of winner notification) an accredited cosmetology program with a give attention to hair. Begins 9:00 a.m. ET on 8/24/21 & ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/10/21. For official guidelines, click on right here.About Unilever North AmericaUnilever is one of the world’s main suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment merchandise, with gross sales in over 190 international locations and merchandise utilized by 2.5 billion folks every single day. We have 149,000 workers and generated gross sales of €50.7 billion in 2020. Over half of our footprint is in growing and rising markets. We have round 400 manufacturers present in houses throughout the world. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio contains iconic manufacturers comparable to: Dove, Knorr, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Magnum, Axe, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Q-tips, St. Ives, Suave, TRESemmé, and Vaseline.Our imaginative and prescient is to be the international chief in sustainable enterprise and to display how our purpose-led, future-fit enterprise mannequin drives superior efficiency. We have a protracted custom of being a progressive, accountable enterprise. It goes again to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful model, Sunlight Soap, greater than 100 years in the past, and it is at the coronary heart of how we run our firm at present.The Unilever Compass, our sustainable enterprise technique, is about out to assist us ship superior efficiency and drive sustainable and accountable development, whereas:bettering the well being of the planet;bettering folks’s well being, confidence and wellbeing; andcontributing to a fairer and extra socially inclusive world.While there’s nonetheless extra to do, we’re proud to have been acknowledged in 2020 as a sector chief in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and – for the tenth-consecutive 12 months – as the prime ranked firm in the 2020 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders survey.For extra info on Unilever U.S. and its manufacturers go to: For extra info on Unilever Canada and its manufacturers go to: www.unilever.ca1 Results are primarily based on a survey of 1000 Black girls (ages 18+) in the United States. KRC Research fielded the survey from October 15 by means of 22, 2020.2 Results are primarily based on a survey of 500 skilled hair stylists who serve a minimum of 50% girls in the United States. KRC Research fielded the survey from October 15 by means of 27, 2020.Contact: Asia Young, [email protected]é Announces Return of Future Stylists Fund to Help Advance the Professional Ambitions of Aspiring Black HairstylistsTRESemmé Announces Return of Future Stylists Fund to Help Advance the Professional Ambitions of Aspiring Black HairstylistsTRESemmé Announces Return of Future Stylists Fund to Help Advance the Professional Ambitions of Aspiring Black HairstylistsTRESemme FSF LogoCisionView unique content material to obtain multimedia: TRESemmé

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