Just when we thought we couldn’t love Bumble and bumble any more than we already do, the professional haircare brand decides to launch a new initiative supporting the next generation of hairstylists.
Bumble and bumble has partnered with Point Foundation, the largest scholarship-granting nonprofit in the U.S. for LGBTQIA+ students, to establish the organization’s first-ever hair trade scholarship. This initiative, which has been in the works since last year, aims to open doors for talented LGBTQIA+ students who aspire to build successful careers in the hair industry.
Through this partnership, four cosmetology students have already been announced as the first recipients of the inaugural Bumble and bumble x Point Foundation scholarship: Jordyn Rogers, Jaron Hood, Patricia Hunter, and Taylor Skillen. These talented individuals have ambitions ranging from film and TV hairstyling to education and salon ownership. As the recipients of the scholarship, these students are set to receive education financial support, Point-provided programming and student events, as well as personalized learning and coaching from experienced Bumble and bumble stylists, colorists, and educators to support their growth, development, and learning.
“At Bumble and bumble, we are committed to the amplification of individuality and supporting all journeys of self-expression,” said Corey Reese, Senior Vice President and Global General Manager of Bumble and bumble. “Education is at the core of everything we do so it brings us immense pride to announce our first hair trade scholarship recipients. We are delighted to support these individuals in pursuing their career aspirations in hair and look forward to seeing their impact on our industry.”
Working alongside Bumble and bumble and its diverse network of professionals, Point Foundation will carefully match scholars with Bumble and bumble hairstylists, colorists, or educators, who can provide personalized guidance tailored to unique career aspirations. Through this collaborative effort with Point Foundation, Bumble and bumble hopes to empower and equip these students with the necessary tools to flourish in their desired professional haircare paths. The Bumble and bumble mentors will support the scholars with professional expertise and advice, compassion, and empathy.
“In today’s climate, where more LGBTQIA+ student than ever need support in places of higher education, we are excited to work with partners like Bumble and bumble to provide students financial, professional, and mentoring help,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and CEO of Point Foundation. “Together, we can help students access and succeed in higher education so they can go on to living fulfilling lives as their authentic selves.”
Reese adds, “Since its inception, Bumble and bumble has recognized the transformative power of hair and the value of education, for both individual expression as a means to foster diversity and inclusivity within the industry. Bumble and bumble has continuously pushed the boundaries of creativity and cutting-edge techniques to empower hair professionals to embrace their unique talents and authentic selves. By combining resources and expertise, Bumble and bumble, in partnership with Point Foundation, can make a significant impact and pave the way for a more inclusive future.”
To learn more about the scholarship and the application process for future cohorts, be sure to visit https://pointfoundation.org/scholarships.