ALL proceeds go to our Journey Scholarship Fund

Pieces Of Me - A hair stylist journey, Black excellence gala. Philadelphia, PA. Sponsoring the Embrace The Journey scholarship.

Experience a gala dedicated to the Black hairstyling legacy in the heart of Philadelphia. Support our mission to empower future cosmetologists with scholarships and tools. An evening where beauty meets purpose. Event by Tomika Lynn Miles.

Our Mission

The Embrace the Journey Scholarship was started to assist graduating cosmetology students with continuing education. With your donations, we can help to jumpstart the careers of makeup artists, hairstylists, estheticians, and nail technicians. Our goal is to raise enough funds to give 3 graduating Cosmetology students $1000 in professional tools and $500 towards continuing education classes from various educators.

Here's What To Expect

Begin at 6:00 PM sharp with cocktails and silent auction bidding. Dive into a sumptuous dinner, then enjoy performances from notable artists like Mark Mitchell and Gloria Galante. The evening peaks with a scholarship presentation, dancing, and an exclusive artist meet-and-greet. Celebrate hairstyling excellence with us!

By attending, you directly contribute to the “Embrace The Journey Scholarship”, helping kick-start the careers of budding cosmetologists, estheticians, and nail technicians. Enjoy:

Food: Savor a tasty buffet dinner and cocktail hour

Drinks: An open bar to elevate the night

Engage: Participate in a silent auction for exclusive treasures

Entertainment: Be enthralled by live performances

Dance: Move to the rhythm and create lasting memories.

By being there, you’re championing a brighter future for emerging talents and showing them that dreams, with support, can become reality.

  • 6:00 PM: Doors Open, Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction Bidding Begins

  • 7:00 PM: Guests Seated & Dinner Starts

  • 7:45 PM: Auction Bidding Ends

  • 7:50 PM: Music Performances Start

  • 8:20 PM: Auction Winners Announced

  • 8:25 PM: Musical Interlude by Harpist Gloria Galante

  • 8:30 PM: Embrace The Journey Scholarship Spotlight

  • 8:45 PM: Dance the Night Away & Artist Meet & Greet

  • 10:00 PM: End Of The Night


Embrace the Journey Scholarship

By generously donating, you can empower graduating cosmetology students, providing them with the vital support they need to continue their education and jumpstart their careers in the beauty industry.

Our mission is clear—to raise funds and grant three deserving men and women $1,000 worth of professional tools and $500 towards continuing education.

As a valued sponsor, you’ll have the opportunity to join us at our prestigious Pieces of Me Gala on October 8, 2023, held at the luxurious IASTE Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA.