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    Posted: August 24 2003 at 11:57am
The Xenon Foundation dedicated to the late Xenon, a world famous hairdresser, teacher and platform artist needs your help to spread the word about a wonderful opportunity for someone yearning to enter the beauty industry.

All the information will be up on the web site at in about 2 weeks but in the meantime please let your salon customers know that there is this amazing scholarship available.
Xenon Foundation Star Search Scholarships
The Xenon Foundation and its board of directors will award a scholarship (not to exceed $8,000 for a course in Cosmetology, $5,000 for a course in Skin Care/Make Up and $1500 for a course in Nails) to a school of your choice for 3 individuals (one per category). We are looking for the next Xenons who will commit themselves to becoming our industry's finest.

These 3 individuals selected, 1 hairdresser, 1 esthetician/make up artist and 1 nail technician will be given the opportunity to enter our industry and keeping the dream alive. Xenon, who was one of our industry's finest educator, teacher, platform artist, school owner and hairdresser, had a final wish before his death Feb. 7, 2001.

He wanted a scholarship foundation set up in his name so people with his same love and passion for this industry would be given an opportunity to learn a trade.

Xenon had this dream for many years, now the Xenon Foundation is proud to announce its search for 3 individuals with the same passion and love as he did.

How To Apply?
Simply log onto: to obtain and print out an application form. The rules and regulations are also on this site.

Applicants will be required to submit a 5-10 minute video of them giving an oral essay. No videos will be returned. If applicant uses a live model and/or friends, family, acquaintances or background persons, please make sure to get their approval in writing before video taping anyone other than you.

Tell us why you want to enter our industry, why we should select you and express your passion. There is an application fee of $25.00 per applicant.

Who Is Eligible?
Any person who is a resident of the United States and is seeking a career and license in cosmetology for hairdressing, esthetics/make up or nails for the first time (the winners must meet the State's educational requirements for entry in a cosmetology school). The Xenon Foundation does not discriminate against age, race, religion or gender.

Those not eligible: family members, relatives, employees and their family members and relatives, business associates and ongoing acquaintances of board members and judges.

What type of beauty school qualifies?
All winners will be allowed to select a beauty school of their choice. In the event you need assistance with your selection, the Xenon Foundation can assist each winner.

When I attend school, what is required of me?

You will be required to maintain a 90% grade average throughout school. Your attendance must be regular and completed within the allotted time and required hours. You must complete all school and state requirements to file for your license. Finally, you must be prepared to pass your state's examination to obtain your license.
When is the deadline over?

The dead line for submission of all applications, application fee and video tape will be December 31, 2003. The winners will be notified by certified letter and phone call on or about February 15, 2004.

What happens after I graduate from a beauty school?

First, you MUST complete all the required honors and obtain your license. After you have obtained your license, the process in grooming you for stardom continues…The Xenon Foundation will arrange for you to take workshops, seminars, attend trade shows, work backstage with one of our industry's top platform artist, assist celebrities stylists, assist at photo shoots with top stylists or visit major salons, spas or nail salons in your area for added insight, meet high profile industry people PLUS have your whole career from the first day of school to stardom followed by one of our major trade publications!!! The Beauty and Hair Industry's eyes will be upon you anxiously awaiting your new found career.

How is my scholarship fund handled?

Monies awarded to you in order to attend a beauty school to obtain a cosmetology, esthetics/make up or nail license will be held in escrow until you have completed all the requirements and adhered to all the rules and regulations. If you default on any areas, all monies held in escrow will be returned to the Xenon Foundation. Any costs you have encountered such as tuition, books, equipment or supplies will become your responsibility.

Please mail all materials to:
The Xenon Foundation
C/o Katherine Frank Creative
1009 N. Lombard Road
Lombard, IL 60148

*All applications must be post marked by December 31, 2003

Any questions, please contact: Janice at (773) 736-9034 or email:

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