Horace Empowerment, Inc. is
a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Markeith and Roslene Horace. Established for the purposes of Charity and Education, Horace Empowerment Inc. provides teen workshops and educational scholarships for youth and young adults interested in careers in the field of cosmetology and salon ownership.
The Beauty Honors was conceived in 2011 when Horace Empowerment decided that Stylists, Barbers, and other Beauty Professionals needed to be recognized and awarded for their talents. They also wanted to give back to the youth in the community in the form of Cosmetology Scholarships.
"Mentoring local high school students has allowed me to come into contact with teenagers with exceptional talent and potential. The one thing I saw standing between their dreams and the realization of those dreams was lack of funds to pay for the necessary education. As a licensed hair stylist of almost 23 years and salon owner, I understand that there is more to being a Cosmetologist than just styling hair and paying overhead costs. Education and training are key factors if one is to be successful in this profession. The beauty industry is near and dear to my heart. I've seen lives change. I've seen stylists go from the "kitchen", on to become Salon Owners, Cosmetology Instructors and even National Educators. It is my desire to help talented students receive the education needed to pursue a career in the field of Cosmetology."