Sephora Is Launching Free Beauty Classes for Cancer Treatment Patients
Sephora may be known for being stacked with some of the best beauty brands in the biz, but we’re partial to the workshops that teach us how to master no-makeup makeup or false lash application. But their newest offering might just be the best yet. Sephora just announced an addition to its Classes for Confidence lineup (hands-on beauty classes for community groups and individuals experiencing major life transitions) that will focus on women affected by cancer treatment.
As of April 9, the free 90-minute class is titled “Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer” and features a curriculum shaped by Sephora employees who are also living with cancer. The instructors provide skincare tips based on the effects of treatment, teach color matching, and give a how-to session for radiant skin, brows, and eyes.
“We are harnessing the fun upbeat environment of our stores and attention of our experts to create a safe place for participants to learn and play with beauty, ask questions, and connect with others going through a similar situation,” Corrie Conrad, senior director of social impact and sustainability for Sephora, said in a press release.
Employees may also choose to wear pins signifying that they too are going through similar experiences. “Through early previews and participant feedback, we know these classes initiate powerful and positive connections for those dealing with cancer, away from the hospital environment,” Conrad said.
It’s an initiative the company hopes to see inspire as many as 100,000 by 2020. As Darla K. Watanabe, the director of supportive care programs at Stanford Health Care Cancer Center told Sephora, “It was one of the most inspiration mornings I have experienced. I’ve seen some of the women since the class they are still raving about the experience… for a while, they could take their mind off their cancer.”
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(Photos via Sephora)
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