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Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Foundation

Sydell and Arnold Miller and their family’s lives revolved around the professional beauty industry. Arnold was a talented hairdresser with a dream and Sydell was a dream maker who helped make it happen. They started their first product company in 1971 called Ardell. The company made Duralash eyelashes, and their first haircare product called Hennalucent.

In 1980, the Miller’s founded Matrix Essentials and grew it into one of the largest “professional only” beauty companies in the world. Arnold passed away in December of 1992 and the company was sold a few years later. Sydell later served as Chair Person of the Board of Directors for SalonQuest, the maker of Aquage and Biomega Haircare.

In March 2017, the Millers were honored with the Legends Award by Beauty Changes Lives Foundation at the America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago. To celebrate this award, the Miller Family established this scholarship program to carry on their family name in an industry they loved and wanted to give back to. It is their desire to help elevate the Professional Beauty Industry through a
$1 Million Scholarship Program for beauty school students and Next Gen hairdressers over the next 10 years.

Scholarships