Buy-Rite's Annual Beauty School Scholarship

Buy-Rite Beauty has always made a point to promote the hairstylist, cosmetology & beauty industry as a growing career field. From working directly with local salons to donating products to beauty schools, supporting the industry has always been a staple of our business.

Buy-Rite Beauty will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a hairstylist or cosmetology student who best exemplifies our core beliefs. We want to hear about their most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your future within the beauty industry.

How it Works

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must have applied to or be enrolled as full-time beautician, esthetician, or cosmetology student. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of Buy-Rite Beauty employees are excluded from this contest.

Submissions are now being accepted. Please email over to [email protected]. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST on November 1st, 2024. 


To apply, students will submit an essay detailing their most meaningful achievement and how it relates to their future within the beauty industry.

  • The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. For example, Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1972.
  • All submission emails must contain the student's full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, the school they are currently enrolled in and/or applied to, and a phone number to contact.


Buy-Rite Beauty will select the winner based on the best essay as determined by our internal panel of judges. Selection criteria will include, but is not limited to:

  • Compelling and engaging description of the essay topic.
  • Thematic consistency throughout the submission around the central thesis.
  • Proper spelling and grammar usage throughout the submission.

Buy-Rite Beauty will select the winner during the month of December and will announce the winner on the website pending notification of the student and his or her family.


2023 Winner: Tyler Hairston

It is our privilege to declare Tyler Hairston as the well-deserving recipient of Buy-Rite Beauty's Annual Beauty School Scholarship for 2023. Tyler, a proud veteran, underwent a transformative journey after serving in the military, facing a physical disability that redirected his career toward Barbering. Presently enrolled in the Cinta Aveda Institute of San Francisco, Tyler aspires to establish a Barbershop tailored to the unique needs of veterans, providing discounted services and a supportive environment for sharing stories and experiences.


 2022 Buy-Rite Beauty School Scholarship Winner Tiffany Dang

2022 Winner: Tiffany Dang

This year was a difficult decision, so many submissions were received. Upon review, we are excited to announce that Tiffany Dang is the winner of Buy-Rite Beauty's annual Beauty School Scholarship for 2022. Tiffany is enrolled at the Paul Mitchell School in the esthetics program located in Sugar Hill Georgia. We selected Tiffany's essay due to her perseverance in navigating the rough waters of chasing a college dream before realizing her passion is rooted in aesthetics. After obtaining her license from the Paul Mitchell School, she hopes to continue her training with laser and micro-needling.


2021 Winner: Lloyd Roberts

We are delighted to announce that Lloyd Roberts is the winner of Buy-Rite Beauty's annual Beauty School Scholarship for 2021. Llyod is a cosmetology student at Hazard Community & Technical College located in Hazard Kentucky. After working manual labor for many years, Lloyd decided to obtain his GED, and now pursue his dream of attending cosmetology school. This new inspiration trickled down, and now Lloyd and his oldest son are sharing this college journey together. After graduating, Lloyd hopes to open his own salon and give back to his community by offering veterans, seniors, and nursing homes no-cost services.


2020 Winner: Lauren Daugherty

We are excited to announce that Lauren Daugherty is the winner of Buy-Rite Beauty's annual Beauty School Scholarship for 2020. Lauren is a cosmetology student in the Cosmetology Program at the Aveda Institute located in Nashville Tennessee. We selected Lauren's submitted essay due to her involvement with the Love The Dress charity event. Lauren has volunteered her time, over the last several years, by providing hair and makeup for those less fortunate. After graduating from Aveda, she hopes to open her own salon at some point and continue providing services to the homeless, the elderly, and first responders.


2019 Winner: Naeshia McDowell

We are proud to announce that Naeshia McDowell is the winner of Buy-Rite Beauty's annual Beauty School Scholarship. Naeshia is a cosmetology student in the Cosmetology Program at Atlanta Technical College. Naeshia's essay on human trafficking awareness, along with her selfless desire to make the world a better place are the key reasons we chose Naeshia to be this year's winner. Through her hard work and dedication, Naeshia has taken it upon herself to spend her time outside of the classroom training and making society aware of this very troubling issue. It is this type of dedication and drive to make the world a better place, that we as a company love to support.


2018 Winner: Crystal Stevens-Benson

We are thrilled to announce that Crystal Stevens-Benson is the 2018 winner of our annual Beauty School Scholarship. Crystal is currently a student at Rocky Mountain Academy of Hair, Skin, and Nails in Casper, WY. Crystal moved us with her story of family, determination, and a desire to fulfill her dreams. We gravitated towards this amazing student, as we too as a company understand the importance of family and the desire to fight for what you believe in. We are proud to award this hardworking & talented student with this scholarship award as she exemplifies what it means to follow your passion.


2017 Winner: Vanessa Quintana

We are proud to introduce the winner of our annual Beauty School Scholarship, Vanessa Quintana. Vanessa inspired us with her desire to learn as much as she can through ongoing education and her determination to achieve her goals of owning her own salon and helping make people feel beautiful. Vanessa will be studying cosmetology at the Olympian Academy of Cosmetology.


2016 Winner: Catherine Stroh

We are proud to introduce the 2016 winner of our first annual Beauty School Scholarship, Catherine Stroh. Catherine inspired us with her story about how she plans on using the scholarship to inspire others to be their best selves. Catherine is from Minnesota and plans to attend the Regency Beauty Institute.

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