Hair Aid founder Selina Tomasich announced the winners of the nonprofit organization’s 2019 Golden Ticket Contest for students and team members from Paul Mitchell Schools.
Learning Leader Kyle Kammer of Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa and Future Professional Melissa Garcia of Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena took top honors and joined the Hair Aid team of award-winning global stylists on a 4-day induction trip and 5-day training project in Cambodia, February 20–28, 2020. Their grand prize included all flights, airport transfers, accommodations, and sightseeing time.
Hair Aid’s Golden Ticket campaign encouraged applicants to engage in volunteerism with the specific task of supporting women trapped in critical unsafe circumstances. To be considered, participants had to raise at least $500, generate media awareness of Hair Aid projects, and achieve strategic stakeholder involvement with Hair Aid events.
“I’m super excited to have the Golden Ticket winners with us on the Cambodia project,” Selina said. “Kyle and Melissa are awesome and Hair Aid is greater because of their skill, expertise, knowledge, passion, and dedication. Melissa was a superstar. She was in her element, she drew on everything she had, and she shone bright. What an honor it is to have her part of the Hair Aid family. Kyle is everything to everyone and more. So much more. They are beautiful souls inside and out and my heart is bursting because we all made this happen!”
About the Golden Ticket Contest
The Golden Ticket contest was designed to share awareness about Hair Aid with emerging generations and to raise funds for permanent training locations in countries where Hair Aid has trained people for the last 10 years. These training locations will be for-profit training salons, taking paying customers while training people living in street and slum communities. People previously trained by Hair Aid will manage the salons, in conjunction with the community collaboration barangay committees, government, congress and Hair Aid. Once the training location is secure, Hair Aid will hand it over to be owned by the community collaboration committee. Each location costs $25,000 for setup costs, government fees, licensing and outfitting.