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Trailblazers: Buckhead

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Buckhead that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Bree McDonnell

I fell in love with yoga and not just the physical practice of yoga. Most people start practicing yoga for the physical benefits which is just one of 8 limbs of yoga! It helped heal me from the inside out. Read more>>

Raquel Souza

Sweet Peach has redefined the hair removal experience in Atlanta and has constantly been named the Best by local and national media. With that experience, I decided to open Swatch Box Beauty in Buckhead to do the same for the nail and beauty experience. Read more>>

Autumn C.

When I told my friends and family my plan, they all laughed and thought I was playing because I am the girl who gets “catered” to and not the other way around. From there, I proved them wrong, I attended Boca Beauty Academy in Boca Raton, FL and started on the adventure that would soon slowly take over my life and became my passion. Read more>>

Abisola (Abi) Ikegwuonu

I am a Nigerian native and our rich and colourful cultural landscape was and has always been a source of inspiration for me. My parents served as conduits of inspiration as well. Growing up, I remember watching my parents get ready for work, outings, and events.  Read more>>

Madison Crowley

I have always loved writing and fashion. Working at a magazine has always been a job that encompassed everything I was passionate about – words, photography, style, and creativity. As I began to investigate what working for a magazine company actually entailed, I wondered if it would be the right fit for me. I began to do my research about firms, writing, style, and I ended up on Pinterest going through hundreds of pins talking about bloggers and blogging and the exciting (yet hard) work that they got to be a part of.  Read more>>

Tamela LeMieux

After growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tamela LeMieux moved to Atlanta, GA to go back to cosmetology school. Since graduating I spent the past 8 years styling Atlanta’s elite. I was mentor by the one of the greatest beauty professional in Atlanta Miss Lawrence Washington & I worked with some amazing clients & various celebrities. Read more>>

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