Wella Announces the 2016 #WellaCares Challenge Grand Prize Winners

With a Total of $15,000 Awarded to 3 Winners Across North America

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wella, the salon professional division of P&G, is proud to announce the
three Prize Winners of the #WellaCares Challenge as, Grand Prize Winner
Adrienne Peters, Second Prize Winner Mandie Barnes, and Third Prize
Winner Stephanie Gearheart. Each will receive $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500
respectively for their dedication and commitment to charity-related

Grand Prize Winner, Adrienne Peters, from Revel 8 Salon & Spa, was
awarded $7,500 for her work on Fostering a Revelation. Fostering a
Revelation is a movement that was started at Revel 8 Salon and Spa, and
is a program that takes children who are aging out of foster care and
brings them into the Revel 8 salon family. Adrienne is able to mentor
them through hair school, making sure all expenses are covered during
their training, as well as the beginning of their careers. Upon
completing hair school, the students enter into an eighteen month
internship and finally become a full time stylist at Revel 8 Salon &
Spa. Adrienne plans to use the award to help grow the movement
throughout the industry, allowing other salons the opportunity to serve
their communities and grow the hairdresser community by helping provide
the best education possible. “I have been so blessed by the benefits
that come with being a hair stylist.” Adrienne says, “I only hope to
share that with the children in my community who need not only a career
to take care of their financial wellbeing, but a family to care for
their emotional wellbeing as well. That’s what we are at Revel 8, a

Second Prize Winner Mandie Barnes, from Avenue Salon was awarded $5,000
for her work with Haircuts for the Homeless, a charity event that
provided people in need with haircuts. Mandie, along with her salon
family, used their day off to host an event where they gave those in
need free haircuts as well as socks, mittens and food. With the award
Mandie plans on hosting a similar event but on a larger scale. “I’d like
to not only give free haircuts in downtown Salt Lake City, but I’d like
to get shampoo bowls so we can actually wash their hair.” Maddie says,
“I’d like to give out fresh clean shirts, and of course food. With the
prize I was awarded I feel we can reach a lot more people and do more
than we did last year. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to
do more for my community.”

In addition to Adrienne and Mandie, Third Prize Winner Stephanie
Gearheart, from Prime Designz Salon was awarded $2,500 for her work with
The Daisy Project, a charity that provides children with disabilities an
equal opportunity to participate on playgrounds by installing adaptive
equipment. Stephanie and her salon have participated in cut-a-thons, and
booth events where 100% of the proceeds went to The Daisy Project and
were able to attend the cutting of Let Them Play playground which
included adaptive playground equipment, such as a wheel chair accessible
swing set and auto-sensory equipment. Stephanie plans on donating her
award to The Daisy Project. “My dedication to improving the lives of
children with disabilities will not stop with a swing set.” Stephanie
says, “We recently committed our fundraising efforts to purchasing an
adaptive merry-go-round so children can ride along with their siblings
and parents, together we can make a difference.”

The next #WellaCares Challenge will commence in the Spring of
2017. For more information and updates, please, visit www.HairdressersAtHeart.com.

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