Earlier this year, we introduced the Lexli Esthetics Scholarship program as a way to support those currently training for a career in the esthetics industry. Today, we're proud to introduce our very first scholarship recipient: Kylee Smith, a student in the esthetics program at Josef's School of Hair Design in Fargo, North Dakota. In addition to receiving a $1,000 check for her tuition and related education expenses, Kylee receives a Lexli Professional Introduction Kit, valued at $500, which provides Lexli aloe vera skin care products and materials to help her build her business when she becomes a licensed esthetician later this year.
Kylee learned she was the winner when Lexli founder and lead formulator, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, visited her school on October 13.
"When I was announced as the winner of the Lexli Eshthetics Scholarship, I couldn't believe it," said Kylee. "Now that I'm almost done with my hours and my schooling will be paid for, thanks to Lexli, my focus is on searching for an opportunity with a salon or spa that best fits me and my personality. Thank you to Lexli for this amazing opportunity and for choosing me as their first scholarship recipient!"
Through the Lexli Esthetics Scholarship Program, Lexli awards two $1,000 awards annually - one in the spring and
another in the fall - to individuals who demonstrate a passion for skin care and the talent to be a leader in the field. To apply, aspiring estheticians who are already enrolled in an accredited program must complete a scholarship application and submit a personal video that highlights their philosophy toward skin care and/or their vision for the future of esthetics. All entries are independently judged by a panel that includes veteran licensed estheticians, physicians and members of the Lexli executive team.
"The esthetics industry is expected to continue experiencing impressive growth well into the foreseeable future, as individuals increasingly view the services of estheticians as essential to their health and wellbeing, versus an occasional luxury,” said Dr. Abdullah. “While there is no shortage of individuals with the passion to become an esthetician, unfortunately, the cost of training can sometimes be a roadblock. As a professional skin care brand sold through estheticians, we believe it is vital that we support those who have the desire to enter this exciting industry.”
The application period is now open for Lexli's spring scholarship award. If you are enrolled in an accredited esthetics program, we encourage you to apply. Full scholarship details and the application form can be found at www.lexli.com/lexli-esthetic-scholarship-program/.