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Beauty Changes Lives Names 2018 Legacy Awardee

January 12, 2018 | 8:38 AM
  Pivot Point’s Robert Passage, Nicole Thomas-Rechelbacher, Kiran Stordalen and Beauty Changes Lives’ Lynelle Lynch. 
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Horst Rechelbacher
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The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation 2018 Legacy Award will posthumously honor Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The Beauty Changes Lives Experience co-hosted by America’s Beauty Show and Pivot Point International.

 The event at the Art Institute of Chicago will include an intimate Legacy Award dinner followed by a Runway Fashion Show that showcases sponsored NextGen teams and their mentors. Rechelbacher’s partner in life and business, Kiran Stordalen, and his daughter, Nicole Thomas-Rechelbacher, will accept the award honoring his contributions to the industry.

All proceeds benefit The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, which has raised more than $5M in scholarships for aspiring beauty and wellness professionals.  “Our fund-raising Beauty Changes Lives Experience allows us all to pay forward by supporting the next generations in beauty,” Lynelle Lynch, president of the non-profit Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, says. “Honoring Horst is a privilege for the Foundation and in doing so we also honor the thousands of industry members who were touched by Horst, by his life’s work and his talent for encouraging success in others.”

 To purchase tickets for the 6th Annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience, please visit

About the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation: With a mission to elevate, educate and empower, Beauty Changes Lives is uniting the industry and building awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty, wellness and massage therapy industries. Learn more at 

 About America’s Beauty Show (ABS) is owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC), an association with more than 15,000 members.  With more than 70,000 salon professionals and owners, aspiring students and teachers, headliners and educators, leading product manufacturers and distributors showing their latest products and distributors, America’s Beauty Show is the destination for the beauty industry.

 About Pivot Point International: At Pivot Point International, we believe it’s our responsibility to evolve hair and beauty education, continuously challenging the status quo. For 55 years, our ongoing commitment to developing best-in-class educational content has helped our learners create sustainable careers. We know what drives beauty professionals to succeed, and we provide them the education, tools and a community in which to thrive. Founded by Leo Passage in 1962, Pivot Point remains committed to his legacy of empowering learners, having fostered more than 1 million professional careers on six continents. Visit 

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