Candidates will be required to submit an essay targeting how they are going to make a difference in the beauty industry as a career with emphasis on What will I do to make a difference? The essay will be graded by the High School Scholarship Committee. The committee will evaluate the essay based on content, creativity, spelling, syntax, and grammar.

The following process and rules will apply to enable the Scholarship Committee to consider the WINNERS:

Essay Requirements:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 page typed essay, double spaced, 11 to 12 font, Times New Roman. All essays not conforming to this standard are subject to rejection without consideration.
  • The essay will be due to Marinello Schools of Beauty, Corporate-Whittier at 12449 Putnam Street, Whittier, CA 90602 with an attached Marinello application (application available online at, postmarked by midnight of April 30, 2012.


  • Competition is scheduled to begin May 7, 2012 and run through May 18, 2012. Stay posted here for exact competition dates. (Competition day is the choice of the school director)
  • Candidates interested in cosmetology will be performing formal updo hairstyles-Wedding/Prom/Special Events.
  • Candidates interested in the esthetician program will perform make-up.
  • The Marinello campus director, and their appointed personnel, will take before and after photographs of the participants work. All photographs will be sent to corporate.
  • Hair, there will be 5 views of before and the same 5 after. They are:
    1. 1. Front
      2. Right side
      3. Left side
      4. Back
      5. Top
  • For Makeup there are 3 views before and 3 after. They are:
    1. 1. Front
      2. Right side
      3. Left side
  • Video recordings of the actual practical portion of the scholarship requirement would be highly beneficial for marketing and promotion. (recommended NOT A REQUIREMENT)
  • Judging is only on the final look, not the process, and is based on the photographs. Model releases are required. Before and after photographs, and the graded essays, will be reviewed and judged by the Scholarship Committee to determine awards.
  • Essays and photos become the property of Marinello Schools or Beauty and will not be returned to the applicant.
  • All competition participants are encouraged to bring friends and family to the campus for a tour and services. Tours and services can be conducted prior to, or on the same day of the competition.
  • It is suggested that each participant receive a welcome package with samples, information material, and Marinello discount coupons for themselves, family, and friends.

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