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Our Founder's Mission

Bioelements founder, Barbara Salomone, started on her entrepreneurial path with a goal to help future estheticians build their careers with skin care formulas and education to ensure success.

Today, with the Esthetics Entrepreneur Award, we remain committed to supporting the advancement of entrepreneurs so they get the chance to succeed and flourish in their fields.

pictured: Barbara Salomone teaching esthetics in 1985

2021 Esthetics Entrepreneur Award

The Esthetics Entrepreneur Award will award and support four (4) estheticians pursuing a professional skin care entrepreneurship. As part of Bioelements commitment to positive change for all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, and gender identities, at least half of the 2021 awards will go to Black or African American applicants. Award recipients will receive:

  • A Bioelements Opening Order Package to launch their start-up esthetic spa business

  • A New Account Orientation & Onboarding Digital Training Class to help them get up and running with confidence. Plus, access to online training via technical guides, videos, and invitations to educational webinars.

  • A dedicated Bioelements Regional Education Business Manager as their personal mentor for 6 months. They will help them plan their service menu, develop a promotional calendar, answer product knowledge questions, and more via virtual meetings.

  • One quarterly Bioelements Bonus Box (delivered post-launch) filled with support tools and other business-building materials for the treatment room and retail area.

  • A Spa Locator business listing on bioelements.com

  • Exposure through the industry trade press and Bioelements social media platforms.

It’s a total value of $2500+ to jump-start an
entrepreneurial esthetics career!

Online application period opens August 16, 2021
Application deadline is October 11, 2021

2021 Esthetics Entrepreneur Award FAQs

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When is the Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneur Award application due?

Applications are due by October 11, 2021.
Applications may be submitted online through the
Application Portal between August 16-October 11, 2021.

Criteria to apply:

Must have an esthetics or cosmetology license
Must be located in the USA
Must be 18+
Must be opening a new esthetic spa business within the next 6 months after receiving the award.
Solopreneurships (space/booth rentals) are eligible.
Must show proof of lease agreement upon being selected as a winner


Esthetics license
Driver’s license/ state ID/passport

One letter of recommendation
Personal Insight Responses - Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words.


I already own a spa business but I carry a different skincare line.
Can I apply for this Award?

No. The Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneur Award is for new
entrepreneurs that are
launching new spa businesses.

Can I apply for the Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneur Award if
I’m already employed as an esthetician under a different employer and
I’ve decided to launch my own business?

Yes, you can. This award is to empower estheticians who want to start their own business and be their own boss.

Next Steps

Once the application period ends on October 11, 2021, all applications will be reviewed by our Judges' Panel.

Winners will be announced November 8, 2021, via the email you provided in your application. If you are selected as a winner, we will require proof of your lease agreement and verification of your business address.

If you were not selected, you will be notified via the email provided in your application.

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