DCI Education does more than teach, it also fosters an important and supportive community to facilitate true growth, and their important Gino Fossano Scholarship is an important part of that. The scholarship was launched in 2019 in commemoration of a legendary hairdresser, and it propels the next generation of Aussie talent.
Gino’s legacy lives on in the hair community through this initiative and beyond. He started hairdressing in 1978, grew to employ dozens of staff and was known for his consistent drive and positive attitude. His commitment and passion for hairdressing shines through as an intangible skill, an important legacy to dedicate DCI Education’s first ever scholarship to. In 2019, this honour was awarded to Kierra Kennedy from Suki Hairdressing in Newcastle, Sharayah Honey from Mode Hair in Clovelly, Sydney and Bronty Fraser from the Nest Hair Boutique in Perth
In 2020, the Gino Fossano Scholarship will be awarded to one apprentice hairdresser (1st to 3rd year) per year in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA & ACT, and will be offered to hairdressers who exhibit Gino’s same work ethic, fun loving nature and caring manner.
“When choosing the winners for the Gino Fossano scholarship I wanted to select the individuals that in my eyes held the same values and beliefs that Gino did,” said Justin Fassano, Gino’s son, as well as the director of Fossano & Co Barbershop, and a scholarship judge. “Gino not only invested in his own business, he invested in his own staff to make them the best hairdressers they could possibly be, hence our ongoing relationship with Dario Cotroneo that we have held for at least 12 years. I am so excited to provide this scholarship to the winners who are the future of our industry.”
The selected applicant will win a spot on the 2020 DCI Elevate Program in their city. The DCI Elevate Program consists of 10 three hour workshops, based one per month, which teach precise and expensive cutting techniques, starting in February through to November. The total value of these courses is $2600. Entries close in November 2019, so throw your hat in the ring for this wonderful education opportunity.
For more information visit https://dcieducation.com/elevate-program/
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