About Us

Our Beliefs

The Shelby School of Esthetics Foundation 501(c)(3) provides access to competency-based knowledge, artistic principles combined with hands on fundamentals associated with cosmetic arts education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals in the industry of beauty/barbering.

The Foundation sees cosmetic education as a catalyst, an agent of change for women, men, families, and communities. We envision a community that recognizes the importance of growth within the industry to assure positive outcome and achieve financial rewards from student to industry professional. In our community, doors will not be closed regardless of economic circumstances of those who lack resources to succeed.

To build this community, The Shelby School of foundation will: *Promote and provide financial support for cosmetic arts education; *Assure that students have the information necessary to make sound financial decisions *Lead a collaborative network of community and educational programs and partners aligned to support student preparation, transition, and persistence to completion and job placement and or business ownership mentorship.

To those who share its vision. HELP US! Help us! The Foundation offers opportunities to participate in its realization through financial and in-kind support and volunteerism.

NC Center for Non Profits

How You Can Help

Give a Donation

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations at our locations and via US Mail.

Become a Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change. Volunteer candidates for FADED Tattoo Removal and Cancel Cancer Culture (CCCA) Programs

Give a Scholarship

Your gift will help equip those in need with necessary resources, training and education while offering the promise of a brighter future. You can make a difference today by signing up tp be a Dream Catcher

Alumni Annual Fund

Your Gifts to the Alumni Annual Fund continue to create opportunities for current students. Donate today


Make a one-time donation

Make a monthly donation

Make a yearly donation

Choose an amount


Or enter a custom amount


Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly

The Foundation

Community Programs

The Dream Catchers; a group of individuals who are the gatekeepers of ones dreams. Our focus is the Health, Wellness, and Beauty Industry. This is our scholarship initiative open to candidates who would like to pursue a career in the health, wellness, and or beauty industry.

Whether you are a student in a professional beauty school, or licensed professional wanting to continue your education. The Dream Catchers offers scholarship to help you in your career.

Education advances our industry, and The Foundation’s Dream Catchers are dedicated to continually offering beauty professional opportunities to grow.

The Dream Catchers

Cancel Cancer Culture Advocates (CCCA); is a non profit community program where students in Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Academy invite cancer survivors (up to 4) to come, share in a group setting and receive custom spa services to meet their needs absolutely free.


FADED Tattoo Removal; is a non profit community program that removes visible gang tattoos, prison tattoos and forced tattoos from people. Removal of these tattoos can have a life changing effect on their lives and those of their families for the better. The idea is to remove one of many barriers to gainful, improved employment or lessen the psychological impact of tattoos placed against their will. Absolutely free!



Upcoming Event

SSE Alumni Award of Excellence Nominee

Subscribe to vote your nominee

Indicate your nominee.

Help Us! HELP US!

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.

Purchase our Logo Ts with a $20.00 Donation