The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Joseph L. Weir Lifetime Member Scholarship celebrates the spirit of commitment to the association by fostering members’ professional advancement and education. Each year, five scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to current student and individual members of the Professional Beauty Association, to be used toward continuing education or cosmetology school.
Today we’re meeting Kylie Youmans, a winner of the 2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship! Kylie is based out of Denver, Colorado and graduated from Paul Mitchell the School, Denver. She focuses a large portion of her creativity on wedding styling and airbrush makeup.
Kylie says, “Even more than getting to play and create as my job, I absolutely love the network of people I’ve met within the industry. Being a hairstylist has allowed me to get to make so many new friends.
I also love that the beauty industry has so many different paths that artists can take. If you’re bored of one avenue, switch it up! There’s always something new to learn. Just when I think I’ve found my favorite method of balayage or long layers… I learn a new one!”
After receiving the Lifetime Member Scholarship, Kylie insists that cosmetology students will benefit from applying for scholarships as well as joining an association like the PBA. “PBA provides access to endless opportunities before even being licensed, and the best way to grow in the beauty industry is to be a ‘yes’ person! It never hurts to try, and you might find a newfound motivation and passion as you write out exactly ‘why’ it is you are pursuing life in the beauty industry!”
Click here to learn more about the Joseph L. Weir Lifetime Member Scholarship. Follow this year’s Beauty Week at #PBABeautyWeek and #CosmoprofNA.
All scholarships are funded by The Joseph L. Weir Trust and are administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation.