Who Knew: Beyoncé Opens Up Beauty School in Brooklyn

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Who Knew…Beyoncé has opened up a beauty school in Brooklyn, NY. The school is within Phoenix House,  a recovery house for people with drug and alcohol addiction. This is nice of Beyoncé and her mom to come up with a very different and fun way to help people fight their addictions and get themselves back on thier feet.

According to MTV,

On Friday (March 5), Beyoncé spoke in downtown Brooklyn, New York, at the Phoenix House, a nonprofit recovery center for drug and alcohol addiction, to unveil a project she and her mother, Tina, have dreamed of and worked on for years: the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center.

According to the press release, the program is “a seven-month cosmetology training course for adult men and women.” L’Oréal has donated all the products to be used at the center, and their spokeswoman Beyoncé, along with her mother, have pledged to donate $100,000 annually.

“I saw that a salon was a place for women to socialize, share stories, cry, laugh and get advice,” she continued about her experiences growing up around a beauty parlor. She was close to tears as she added, “Most importantly, I saw the joy it brought my mother, knowing she was a part of their transformation.”

B admired the strength of the women and men who’ve chosen to go to Phoenix House, citing the stigma placed on the disease of drug and alcohol abuse, and that while none of them chose to be addicts, they have all “chosen to get better.” As the speech ended and a brief set of photo ops — including the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon — began, Beyoncé took to the microphone one last time. “It’s a very proud day for me and my mother,” she beamed.

I think that this is very inspirational because it gives people a skill that will help them out in their lives and we all know that beauty and hair is a huge industry.

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