Beautiful You Training Ministries Inc. is a not for profit organisation set up by Beautiful You Hair and Beauty to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls abroad and in Australia.
Using our professional skills, our established brand, and our enthusiasm and passion to empower women, we aim to provide the skills, tools and support to help lift girls out of exploitative situations and into a safe place where they can control their own destiny. Through this process, we aspire to leave a legacy behind where women form lasting relationships to support one another and go on to lead and guide others towards a brighter future.
At Training Ministries, we strive to support disadvantaged communities and in doing so we are dedicated to being being clear, honest and transparent with our work. We’ve created a Transparency Statement so you can learn how Beautiful You Training Ministries Inc. is structured and managed, how decisions are made and how the funds are raised and spent.
You can download the full Transparency Statement here. Please reach out to Toni Hilton if you have any further questions: email@example.com.
In September 2017, Beautiful You Training Ministries raised $2000 to supply training resources to a hair and beauty training salon in Cambodia. Beautiful You Owner, Toni Hilton, travelled to Cambodia to donate the supplies in person while spending time in the salon providing practical training.
In 2018, Beautiful You Training Ministries raised $6000 through a range of fundraising efforts including a live catwalk fashion show, raffles and much more. The money was used to buy equipment, resources and products to stock three training centres in Cambodia. In August 2018, Toni Hilton and Spa Manager, Melita Ross, travelled to Cambodia to deliver the supplies and provide on-site hair and beauty training.
Having created a lasting change in so many lives, Beautiful You Training Ministries continued its fundraising efforts in 2019. $4500 was raised through a Beautiful You pamper party, a salon raffle and a speaking engagement at Grace Lutheran College in Rothwell, Queensland. Toni went to the school to speak to teenage girls about having a positive impact on the world, being proud of who you are and how one person with a mission has the power to make a big difference.
Norris Hair and Beauty Supplies also kindly donated 30 pairs of scissors to the fundraising cause.
In April 2019, Toni and Senior Stylist, Sam, travelled to Cambodia to work with the Open Arms organisation. The first part of their trip was spent supporting a hair and beauty business that transforms the lives of children by taking them off the street and giving them skills and opportunities. Toni and Sam helped set up a day spa and delivered hands-on staff training.
For the second part of the trip, Sam and Toni went to Siem Reap where they worked with Destiny Rescue to set up a hair and beauty training school that works to rescue vulnerable children from exploitation and slavery. The funds they had raised were used to buy equipment and supplies to kit out the new salon, and Sam and Toni had fun shopping and delivering it to the salon.
International travel is off the agenda for the time being, but that doesn’t mean the life-changing work stops. Toni Hilton has continued to raise awareness of Destiny Rescue’s work through local speaking engagements.
In 2020, Toni visited Grace Lutheran College in Rothwell, Queensland to talk to teenage girls about taking care of their skin and planning a positive future for themselves. It also provided the perfect learning opportunity to explore the challenges girls of a similar age face in Cambodia.
These trips to Cambodia may only last a few weeks, but they change lives forever.
The disadvantaged young people in Cambodia gain new skills that can be passed on to others, the salons gain vital equipment, and the personal encouragement and friendships have a ripple effect through communities. It’s not just about giving handouts of money – it’s about giving people the tools, the skills, the time and the personal support so the investment can have an immense impact on families across the region.
“Working with these girls is life-changing for us just as much as it is for them. To be in a position to be able to help people get out of awful situations and give them a chance to take their lives in a new direction is a real privilege. To be able to help them by sharing my love of hair and beauty makes it even more special. I also get to see the lasting impact the experience has on the Beautiful You staff members who join me on the trips. When they see how people live in other parts of the world and the struggles and challenges they face, it’s a powerful experience. It inspires us all to do more and be more so that we can be the change the world needs.”
“Going to Cambodia was an eye-opening experience for me. When I became a hairdresser, I never expected to have the opportunity to do something like this. It has been so fulfilling to make a difference in the lives of so many people and to be able to use my skills to help them.”
We wanted to say thank you again for all your hard work and efforts. We really enjoyed having you and Mel come and teach and equip the salon. Today they are working at the eyelash beds and it is really fun to see the girls practicing. Our teacher and Siem Reap, Srey Pou is sooo excited to have equipment to use to train the girls. You have been a blessing to us all here. Todd Density Rescue Cambodia