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Natural Talent
Cosmetology Scholarship

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Are you a high school senior with a passion for the beauty industry? Are you always admiring the color and haircuts on those around you? You may be a Natural Talent and an education in Cosmetology may be calling your name!

We know that an education requires an investment, and we want to give every high school senior the opportunity to participate in our Natural Talent Scholarship Contest.

If selected, you will be invited to participate in the Finalist Round where you will select a model of your choice and style their hair and makeup. All Finalists will be invited to attend an event in Spring of 2022 where the scholarship winners will be announced.

All participants who enter the Natural Talent Scholarship Contest will receive a $1,000 scholarship!

Each scholarship can be used for a 2022 Cosmetology Program at Douglas J Aveda Institute.

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Finalist Winners

1st place – $10,000 Scholarship
2nd place – $5,000 Scholarship
3rd place – $2,500 Scholarship

Guidelines for Entry

The Natural Talent Scholarship Contest is a two-phase contest.

PHASE 1

All participants must submit contest application by December 1st which includes the following:

Post a 1 minute IGTV Video sharing your love for Douglas J and why you should be selected to participate in our Natural Talent Scholarship Contest

  • Video entry must be posted on your Instagram as an IGTV Video
  • Must tag Douglas J in video post @douglasjaveda
  • Include hashtags #douglasjaveda; #douglasj; #douglasjavedainstitute #naturaltalentscholarship in your post comments

Provide 3 different looks that inspire you

  • Must be submitted via the contest application with images that are uploaded as a .jpg file
  • At least one of the inspirations looks must be your original work

Write a short essay on “why” these looks inspire you

  • Entries received in Phase 1 will be judged by a panel of licensed cosmetology educators and 12 Finalists will be chosen (two Finalists for each of our 6 campuses – Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Grand Rapids and Royal Oak  MI; Chicago, IL; and Knoxville, TN).
  • Those selected to compete in Phase 2 will be contacted via email with all the details needed to continue.

PHASE 2

Finalists will attend select model days at Douglas J Aveda Institute where they will bring a model of their choice to do a before and after look on that they will document along the way.

Contestants work alone on their model and must bring all of their own supplies, tools, product and clothing & accessories needed to prepare the look.

Each Finalist will provide a final submission that will be judged by a panel of licensed cosmetology educators. All Finalists will be invited to attend an event in Spring of 2022 where the scholarship winners will be announced.

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