Leo Passage epitomized the mission of BCL showcasing the art of cosmetology as a premier career. We are honored to celebrate his legacy with the Legacy Award.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 09, 2015
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL), in conjunction with Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), proudly announces that the 2015 Legacy Award honoring Leo Passage will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The evening will kick off America’s Beauty Show (March 21-23, 2015, McCormick Place, Chicago).
The event will posthumously honor the contributions that Leo Passage, founder of Pivot Point International, Inc., made to the beauty industry and his remarkable vision for cultivating NEXTGEN talent. The award also serves as a fundraiser for BCL’s scholarship and mentoring programs. The BCL Foundation was created to build awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry, as well as to provide scholarships to deserving students choosing a career as a beauty professional. BCL has awarded more than $750,000 to aspiring beauty and wellness professionals since 2013.
Open to and encompassing the entire beauty industry that will be in Chicago for America’s Beauty Show that weekend, the Legacy event will be an interactive evening designed to spotlight young and future talent, dubbed NEXTGEN, and salute all beauty professionals. The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, on Michigan Avenue, will be the setting for an evening of music, open bar with specialty cocktails, celebrity DJ Hannah Bronfman, and an opportunity to mix and mingle with the glitterati of beauty.
Sponsors for the event include “platinum sponsor” Bellus Academy; and “gold sponsors” American Crew; Aquage; CND; DevaCurl; Great Clips; HattoriHanzo Shears; Keune; Matrix; Mizani; Moroccanoil; Redken; TIGI and Wella.
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation was created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty wellness, and massage therapy industries. http://www.beautychangeslives.org.
Cosmetologists Chicago is an association of more than 10,000 salon and spa professionals and students that owns and produces the annual America’s Beauty Show. http://www.AmericasBeautyShow.com.
Pivot Point International, founded by Leo Passage in 1962, is the global premier provider of hair, tools and beauty educational solutions for schools, salons, students, individual stylists and distributors. http://www.pivot-point.com.
Kate Cicela, Vi Nelson & Associates, kate(at)vinelson(dot)com, 312-944-1262
Susan Miller, susan(at)ewingmiller(dot)com, 765-620-2007