Dermalogica announced the winners of its New Beginnings scholarships—Kiet Duong of Advance Beauty College and Johnathan Hererra of Salon Success Academy. They will receive a $5,000 award and a professional development mentorship with a Dermalogica skin therapist.
The New Beginnings scholarship is an annual competition available to students that are enrolled in a Dermalogica member school and identity as a person of color. Applicants must submit a video describing their passion for esthetics and how the gift will support their career goals and community.
Kiet Duong aspires to open a spa focused on skin care education that can remove insecurities. He plans to use his $5,000 to invest in products for the Belief Spa he plans to open after he completes his esthetics studies.
Johnathan Hererra is inspired by his Native American heritage and elements of the Hispanic, Queer and SoCal community. Hererra proposed that natural isn’t always better and science isn’t so bad. He plans to open a spa after completing his esthetics studies.
Lynelle Lynch, president of Beauty Changes Lives, says, “These winners reflect the entrepreneurial and inclusive spirit that has defined Dermalogica and its culture for more than three decades. We are honored to administer these scholarships generously funded by such an esteemed brand in the skincare community.”