The 1st Annual Miller Family Scholarship Competition Is Now Open to Esthetics Students!

In March 2017, Arnold and Sydell Miller, founder of Matrix and other beauty companies, were honored with the Legends Award by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation at America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago. To celebrate this award, the Miller family established a generous scholarship program to carry on their family name in the industry they love. It is their desire to help elevate the professional beauty industry through a $1 Million Scholarship Program for beauty school students and Next Gen beauty professionals over the next 10 years.

Deadline for submissions is March 5, 2018. The winners will be announced at America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago in Chicago at the Beauty Changes Lives Event on April 29, 2018.

There will be 9 Scholarship Awards presented, including:

The Sydell L. Miller “Total Image” Esthetic Scholarship

Sydell Miller is a beauty industry visionary who predicted that skincare, esthetic treatments, body care and color cosmetics would be key growth drivers in the salons. This very special scholarship honors a beauty school student who shares Sydell’s love of esthetics.

Scholarship: One (1) $15,000 scholarship to be used toward beauty school tuition.

Qualifications: This scholarship is open to new or current esthetic students who have not completed more than fifty percent (50%) of their coursework. Student must be attending or enrolled at an accredited cosmetology or esthetics school.

Requirements to Apply: Video Presentation from Applicant explaining why he or she decided to go into Esthetics and/or Make up, plus a style portfolio containing two (2) different before and after photos of an esthetics model and a make-up model. The focus is on creating a spa-like feeling with esthetics treatments and showing originality and artistic execution with the make-up model. During the video, the applicant must answer the following special question.

Question: Part of Sydell Miller’s vision was that beauty didn’t stop at the hairline. She introduced “Total Image Consulting” to hair salons. The clients of the day were looking for more beauty services in skin care, body care and color cosmetics. Please describe how you used Total Image Consulting on one of your clients or friends. Also show us before and after shots and a description of how their hair, skin and make-up benefitted from your services.  

For questions on the Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Foundation Esthetics Scholarship Competition, please contact: Krysta Kingsbury, Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Scholarship Director, PO Box 7174, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, Tel 780-733-8383 ext. 902.



 

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CIDESCO USA Notes Passing of CIDESCO Examiner Margrit Altenburg


 

 

It is with deep regret that CIDESCO Section USA acknowledges the death of Margrit Altenburg of the Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics (IC&E) in Houston, TX. 

“Margrit was a true leader in establishing the credibility and authenticity of CIDESCO in the United States,” said Paul Dykstra, CEO, Cosmetologists Chicago and the American Association for Esthetics which holds the CIDESCO USA section administration. “She was a pioneer in raising the visibility and professionalism of skin care and esthetics in our country. She will certainly be missed for her energetic support of CIDESCO USA.” 

Altenburg, a native of Germany, became director of Houston’s The Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics in 1999. IC&E had, just two years before, become the first CIDESCO International accredited school in the USA. A member of The International Education Committee and a CIDESCO examiner, Margrit immediately insisted that all the Institute’s teachers become CIDESCO certified. Today, IC&E is the only school in the USA with three international examiners teaching in its skin and body care department. 

Such accreditation means that IC&E is thoroughly inspected on a yearly basis regarding curriculum, staff, physical facilities, equipment and teachers’ credentials and found to meet the worldwide high standards established by CIDESCO. IC&E proudly offers CIDESCO Certification in a 1400-hour esthetics course. 

A CIDESCO Diploma is the next step in an esthetician’s education. Often known as the “PhD in Skin Care & Body Therapy,” the diploma enables the holder to work with physicians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons as well as in spas and clinics. The CIDESCO Examination, which will be administered by CIDESCO Section USA, is the same globally, enabling holders to achieve the highest recognition and employment throughout the world. 

“CIDESCO USA and the entire esthetics world will certainly miss the guidance of Magrit Altenburg,” concluded Dykstra.  


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CIDESCO USA Notes Passing of CIDESCO Examiner Margrit Altenburg


 

 

It is with deep regret that CIDESCO Section USA acknowledges the death of Margrit Altenburg of the Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics (IC&E) in Houston, TX. 

“Margrit was a true leader in establishing the credibility and authenticity of CIDESCO in the United States,” said Paul Dykstra, CEO, Cosmetologists Chicago and the American Association for Esthetics which holds the CIDESCO USA section administration. “She was a pioneer in raising the visibility and professionalism of skin care and esthetics in our country. She will certainly be missed for her energetic support of CIDESCO USA.” 

Altenburg, a native of Germany, became director of Houston’s The Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics in 1999. IC&E had, just two years before, become the first CIDESCO International accredited school in the USA. A member of The International Education Committee and a CIDESCO examiner, Margrit immediately insisted that all the Institute’s teachers become CIDESCO certified. Today, IC&E is the only school in the USA with three international examiners teaching in its skin and body care department. 

Such accreditation means that IC&E is thoroughly inspected on a yearly basis regarding curriculum, staff, physical facilities, equipment and teachers’ credentials and found to meet the worldwide high standards established by CIDESCO. IC&E proudly offers CIDESCO Certification in a 1400-hour esthetics course. 

A CIDESCO Diploma is the next step in an esthetician’s education. Often known as the “PhD in Skin Care & Body Therapy,” the diploma enables the holder to work with physicians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons as well as in spas and clinics. The CIDESCO Examination, which will be administered by CIDESCO Section USA, is the same globally, enabling holders to achieve the highest recognition and employment throughout the world. 

“CIDESCO USA and the entire esthetics world will certainly miss the guidance of Magrit Altenburg,” concluded Dykstra.

  

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