The Strongsville Brown Aveda Institute Scholarship

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 contest. The deadline for submissions was Friday, September 8.

Brown Aveda Institute offers two scholarship contests for the Cosmetology program and Esthetics Program. Scholarship awards include full tuition, kit fees, enrollment, and application fees.

About the 2017 Scholarship Contest

If selected, you will be invited to participate in the Scholarship Contest on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. You will select a model of your choice style their hair and makeup.

Contest will take place at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd. Strongsville, OH 44136. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the show begins at 3:00 pm.

Of those that compete, one cosmetology and one esthetic winner will be chosen to receive a full scholarship to our Brown Aveda Institute in Strongsville.

Please review all rules and details of the contest below in order to be eligible to compete and accept the scholarship. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5pm.

Guidelines for entry 

  • Cosmetology Contest is based on the model that has the best finished look (hair style, makeup, and clothing( All contestants must wear Black clothing) the Esthetics Contest is judged by the best makeup application along with your essay submission.

  • All models must be 13 years or older, NO male or child models allowed. 

  • Esthetics contestants must have a model dressed in Formal Black clothing, with their hair pulled back away from their face. You are being judged on the best evening glamour look of the model’s makeup. 

  • Cosmetology Contestants: No cutting or chemical services will be performed on the models anytime in the competition. You are responsible for the overall style of the model (hair, makeup, and clothing), and you will not be judged on the haircut or color of the models hair.

  • Contestants work alone on their model, you must bring all of your own supplies, tools, product, and clothing needed to prepare your model. 

  • All Contestants models clothing they chose to have them wear for the mainstage must be in Black on the day of the Scholarship event

Contest Details 

  • Those selected will be contacted.

  • When both Cosmetology and Esthetics contestants arrive the day of the contest there will be a before picture taken that will be given to the judges that evening so they can judge the best before and after model. 

  • The day of the competition you will be given 3 hours to complete the model’s hair and makeup and clothing. You are required to bring all of your own supplies and products to perform these tasks. 

  • It is not a requirement to enroll prior to the competition, if chosen as a winner you may register after that evening.



  • Contestants with any prior training at a Licensed Cosmetology school are not eligible to participate. To enroll in the Institute if chosen you must have completed high school, have a GED, or a graduate


  • There will be one cosmetology scholarships awarded and one Esthetics scholarship awarded that will include all tuition, kit fees, enrollment, and application fees that can be used in both locations

  • All winners must complete admission requirements to accept scholarship, and if program is not completed the scholarship is null and void.