A Chance to Win $10,000 for your Spa Business






Total Gifts Awarded

The Beauty Business Grant Application opened on April 26, 2021 and closed on June 21, 2021.

The valuable lessons learned in the past year have helped you become laser focused on what you want for your Spa Business. 

You have a chance to win $10,000 to help you continue that momentum.

The application window has closed. Good luck to all the beauty business owners who applied. We will see you in beautiful St. Pete, Florida!

The BBS judging panel will review submissions and five finalists will be announced on July 26, 2021.

It has been a challenging year for Spa Owners. 

No one predicted a pandemic, which has had major implications on our  beauty industry. 

Together, We Can Build A Better Future For Beauty Schools


The Beauty Business Grant Contest Brings Hope

Our mission is to stimulate the economy and give back to you, the beauty business owner. A chance to win $10,000.

Total Grant $20,000 

Char Fontanills, CEO of Confidence By Char is already a Sponsor for the Beauty Business Summit and is speaking both days. She wanted to do more for you.

Char Fontanills is matching the current $10,000 BBS Grant 

This makes it possible for two qualified spa business owners to go home with $10,000 each!



In the past, the Beauty Business Summit has gifted beauty schools ($20,000 total) and rewarded leadership for inspiring positive change in the next generation of service providers. 2020 changed everything. The BBS mission has shifted to spotlight a superstar spa business owner with grand visions to make an impact in their business and community. This year, we are honoring you. Welcome home.

$10,000 confidence grant

(from Confidence by Char)

Confidence By Char is committed to bringing you out of the shadows and into the spotlight of life.  The Confidence Grant is geared toward beauty and wellness practitioners that elevate their client’s confidence and are devoted to growing and adapting regardless of challenges faced. This year, The Confidence Grant shines a spotlight on you, the spa business owner.

BBS Grant Contest application closed on June 21, 2021

Review Period

  • The BBS judging panel will review submissions and five finalists will be announced on July 26, 2021.
  • The five finalists will present their vision to attendees on stage at Summit on October 3rd.
  • Attendees vote for the beauty business owner making the greatest impact.

Two beauty business owner winners will be announced on October 4, 2021

The Beauty School Grant Application opened on April 26, 2021 and closed on June 21, 2021.


To provide leadership, business, and marketing education so beauty industry professionals can build, grow, and scale their business.


Pay it forward to a beauty school dedicated to making the greatest impact in their community and in the beauty industry as a whole. The Beauty Business Summit rewards leadership within schools.

Seeking Beauty Schools Who Want To Create Positive Change
It's super simple to apply! Your 3-minute video should convey the following:

1 State why you need $10,000. What positive change will you make to your educational platform or curriculum with the grant money? Be specific.
2 How will these efforts/changes affect your community?
3 What will these positive changes do for the beauty industry as a whole?

The Beauty Business Summit Team believes in paying it forward. BBS rewards leadership and the school committed to making the biggest positive impact in their community and the beauty industry as a whole.

Submit your application and video no later than August 15, 2020

Five beauty school finalists will be announced on August 29, 2020, and will be notified with a personal phone call from Maxine Drake to confirm Summit attendance. Good luck!

All finalists will receive ONE General Admission ticket to the 2-day event. ($649 value). Schools and instructors receive special pricing if you need additional Summit tickets. 
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Previous $10,000 Grant Recipients

Do you have your Summit ticket?

Tickets to the Beauty Business Summit are still available! Not only will you receive rock-solid strategies to help you grow and sustain your beauty business, but you'll gain leadership and business skills, inspiration, and swag!

See you in St. Pete Beach, Florida!

Together, We Can Build
A Better Future For Our Beauty Schools