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Celebrating our first year anniversary.

Working in the beauty industry for over a decade I’ve been surrounded by companies who give back to the community and to those who are in need around the world. I’ve been fortunate to work with cosmetic companies such as MAC Cosmetics, Bare Minerals and Dermalogica who are fully committed to give back and make a difference in people lives.  As a women entrepreneur, one of my missions for Rasing Beauty is to give back to our community and support diversity and equality.

In celebration of Rasing Beauty’s first year anniversary, it was a huge honor to host an amazing fundraiser in honor of the Exam Partnership School Initiative (ESPI).
ESPI is a not-for-profit multi-year program helping students from low-income, racially isolated elementary and middle schools to help gain admittance at elite NYC exam schools such as Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Hunter College High Schools.
We are excited to announce all contributions made has helped us raised $2000.00! As promised, 100% of the proceeds have been donated directly to the amazing organization.
Looking forward to our second year!
– Joanne Hedstrom, Founder


To learn more about the Exam Schools Partnership Initiative visit


Special thank you to Madame Tussuads NYC for all the generous support!!


Thank you to all the sponsors and participants!!