TRESemmé has announced the return of the TRESemmé Future Stylist Fund, a scholarship program that awards a total of $100,000 to aspiring Black hairstylists. This initiative is a part of the brand’s three-part action plan to elevate the Black community in beauty and fashion. Part one of the initiative focused on diversity in talent within the industry. This year, TRESemmé is focusing on education improvement throughout the industry. Applications for the fund are officially open now through October 10, 2021.
TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund Supports Black Hairstylists
A 2020 study found that 86% of Black women report challenges when trying to find quality haircare at salons. Not only that, but many also reported discrimination towards their hair types. 75% of stylists said they wish they had more training in how to style Black hair types. Very few cosmetology schools require training in textured hair. The consequences are clear: Black women aren’t getting the quality hair care they deserve.
This second installment of TRESemmé’s three-part action plan includes a partnership with a textured hair expert. The goal is to make education on how to care for and style textured hair more accessible. This curriculum will be available in early 2022.
TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund
Not only that, but through October 10, 2021, aspiring Black stylists can apply to the TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund. 10 recipients will have access to $10,000 towards tuition to an accredited cosmetology school, access to career-advancing opportunities that include exposure through TRESemmé brand channels and coaching from pro stylists, and exposure and mentorship, as well.
Every Black woman, even a famous actress, has experienced bias in the salon chair, whether that means we’ve been charged extra because of our hair type or received inadequate service by a professional inexperienced with textured hair.
“Every Black woman, even a famous actress, has experienced bias in the salon chair, whether that means we’ve been charged extra because of our hair type or received inadequate service by a professional inexperienced with textured hair,” says Meagan Good. “I am so proud to team up with TRESemmé to ensure women – both stylists and those in their chairs – provide and receive superior service no matter their hair type or skin color.”
How to Apply
Here at All Things Hair, we applaud TRESemmé and their actionable plan to elevate the Black community. Applications for the Future Stylists Fund close October 10, 2021! Aspiring Black stylists interested in attending an accredited cosmetology school or who are currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school to become hair professionals can apply to the TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund at www.tresemmefuturestylistsfund.com.