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Smooth 'N Shine® Announces 2013 Cosmetology Scholarships

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning a career in beauty? Smooth 'N Shine can help aspiring hairstylists take their skills to the next level! Schwarzkopf & Henkel, manufacturer of Smooth 'N Shine, is pleased to announce that 2013 Smooth N' Shine Cosmetology Scholarship applications are now available. High school seniors and high school graduates enrolled or intending to enroll in a program resulting in a cosmetology (hairstyling) license are eligible to enter for a chance to win a grand prize scholarship of up to $25,000 or one of ten $1,000 scholarships.

"Schwarzkopf & Henkel is thrilled to promote beauty education through the Smooth N' Shine Cosmetology scholarship program. Our goal is to help and inspire these deserving students to reach their full career potential and be successful in our industry," said Kathy Alaama, Vice President of Marketing, Schwarzkopf & Henkel.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by a committee appointed by the President of PBA's Beauty Professional/NCA membership section. All scholarships are funded by Schwarzkopf & Henkel and administered by the PBA foundation. Scholarship awards are final and the grand prize winner will be announced at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, CA, on January 28, 2013. Applications must be received by October 31, 2012.

The 2013 Smooth 'N Shine Scholarship application, eligibility requirements and additional information are available at, or by calling PBA at 800.468.2274.

About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.7 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.8 billion in fiscal 2011. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.