The 2015 #BEAUTYCHANGESLIVES Legacy Award honoring Leo Passage took place March 21, 2015 at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event spotlighted artists who have been chosen as being among the best in young cosmetology talent, and were mentored by top industry professionals.

Nextgen Artists

American Crew

Patrick Chai

After graduating from Harvard, Patrick moved to Los Angeles to work as a software engineer. Unfulfilled, he discovered a love for hairst...

Aquage

Lindsey Balkovec

Lindsey Balkovec shares a rich history within the professional salon industry. As an Aquage educator and successful stylist in Omaha, NE for...

Aquage

Nicole Gary

Nicole is one of Aquage’s creative new artists featured in the exciting Aquage ARIA DVD collection. This busy 2014 NAHA winner produ...

Aquage

Tausha Ostrander

As one of the authors of Aquage’s most recent MUSE and ARIA Collections educational DVDs, Tausha has also graced the pages of HOT &...

CND

Ashley Craig

Ashley Craig, a Chicago native who now resides in sunny Florida, first entered the beauty industry because of the birth of her daughter. Now...

CND

Heather Davis

Recently named CND’s 2014 Education Ambassador of the Year, Heather Davis is a mainstay backstage at New York Fashion Week. In addit...

CND

Lavette Cephus

Lavette Cephus is a salon owner, mother and champion competition nail artist. Her salon, Beautè Asylum, is located in Toledo, OH. Rec...

Devacurl

Brian Hawthorne

Brian Hawthorne is a native of Brooklyn, NY. He started his training at two top salons before landing at the Devach...

Devacurl

Dennielle Laforte

Her love of hair started at the young age of 11, when she started to experiment with color on her own hair. She has a love for color, shapes...

Devacurl

Latoya Moore

Latoya currently works at Devachan Salon as an apprentice. She specializes in hair design. Passionate about transformations, she spends time...

Hattori Hanzo

Bo Brinkman

When it comes to makeup in Las Vegas, Bo Brinkman has been named “The Authority.” Born and raised in Las Vegas, N...

Hattori Hanzo

Joey Rodrigues

Joey Rodrigues is a graduate from Paul Mitchell the school Costa Mesa, CA. After graduating on the Honors and Dean’s List, he began hi...

Keune

Taylor Herbermann

“Honesty, patience, creativity and hard work are the keys to a career as a successful stylist,” says Taylor Herbermann. Taylor...

Matrix

Timmy Willy

Timmy Willy is quickly gaining recognition in the beauty industry as an up and coming artist. As a Matrix Artistic Educator, Timmy travels t...

Matrix

Meghan Moran

Working in the beauty industry has been a lifelong passion of Meghan’s. She studied cosmetology at a technical high school in southeas...

Matrix

Patrick Heid

Patrick Heid, an Artistic Educator for Matrix in Florida, was selected as a finalist in 2013 Spread the Love campaign. As an ambassador for ...

Mizani

Wura Kolawole

Wura Kolawole, better known as Miss Wu, is a New Jersey-licensed and freelance hairstylist, entrepreneur and educator. She is also an artist...

Moroccanoil

Shelby Connell

Growing up in the salon environment, Shelby Connell always knew her calling was in making women feel beautiful. “When I see that smile...

Pivot Point

Sabrina Hagenm├╝ller

Pivot Point protege Sabrina Hagenmüller from Germany is a highly popular stage artist and top hair designer with the ability to cr...

Redken

Ellen Devine

With an unrelenting work ethic, unparalleled motivation, and relatable demeanor, Ellen Devine has found her true passion as a Redken educato...

Tigi

Carly Rae Lawrenson

Carly Rae Lawrenson currently works at Harlow Salon in the heart of Nashville’s historic Music Row. Carly Rae joined the TIGI Ambassad...

Wella

Amanda Zawacki

Amanda started her career at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison, IL. She joined Mario Tricoci when she was 18 as a color technician. In ...

Wella

Stephanie Hernandez

Stephanie started her career at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison, IL, and quickly sought a job at Mario Tricoci in Bloomingdale, IL. I...