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Natural Talent
Cosmetology School Scholarship


Are You a Natural?

Thank you to all of the high school seniors who submitted their scholarship application. Each participant who entered will receive at least a $1,000 scholarship.

If your entry is selected by our judges, 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 to compete for our 1st place and Runner-Up scholarships at each of our 6 school locations.

Finalists will be notified by end of March 2023.

Each scholarship can be used for a 2023 Cosmetology Program at Douglas J Aveda Institute.





Finalist Winners

1st place – $5,000 Scholarship
Runner-Up – $2,000 Scholarship

Guidelines for Entry

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


All participants must submit contest application by March 1, 2023 which includes the following:

Provide 3 different looks that inspire you:

      • Must be submitted via an entry form with images that are uploaded as a .jpg file
      • At least one of the inspirations looks must be your original work
      • This is your chance to be creative and stand out!

Write an essay on “why” these looks inspire you along with why you should be selected for our Finalist Round.

Entries received in Phase 1 will be judged by a panel of licensed cosmetology educators and 5 Finalists will be chosen for each of our 6 campuses.

Those selected to compete in Phase 2 will be contacted via email with all the details needed to continue.


All Finalists will be asked to attend pre-defined model days at Douglas J Aveda Institute where they will bring a model of their choice to do a before and after look that they document along the way.

Contestants work alone on their model, you must bring all of your own supplies, tools, product and clothing needed to prepare your model.

Each Finalist will provide a final submission will be judged by a panel of licensed cosmetology educators.



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