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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.

Alyssa Cox

Growing up I was artistic. I loved painting, drawing, and creating. Fortunately I found my passion for hair right out of school. I went to Aveda Cosemtology school. I have been working in the salon ever since. Read more>>

Faneisha Nibbs

I’d say that my many formative years of exposure to her imagination unlocked the artist in me. I’ve explored a number of creative outlets from singing, to writing – even swerving into the flooded passageway of blogging. Read more>>

Devyn Blake

I grew up in a small town between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. I always knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. I would practice on my babysitters, my mom, and even my grandpa would pay me in coins to put barrettes in his hair. Read more>>

Crystal Ochemba-Powell, AKA Ms. Charlie

Charlie is an experienced Professional Makeup artist with 5+ years of experience. She started her career as a brand consultant for Bare Minerals. From there, her interest in makeup, technique, and artistry grew into a full-blown passion. Read more>>

Victoria Joubert, Vicky Vavoom

I started working for Ulta Salon and Cosmetics and knew NOTHING about makeup. I was told by my manager that it was a requirement to wear makeup and to just try my best at apply it to myself and customers everyday. Read more>>

Tai’Lor Smith

I have been doing hair for four years now, I am a State Board Certified Braider and I own The Tailored Hair Collection which houses Mink Brazilian bundles, Lace Wigs and more. I started Tailored Hair in 2014, upon attending Bowling Green State University. Read more>>

Monica Gallego

I’ve always loved makeup ever since I was a little girl. I wasn’t allowed to play with makeup, so I would apply Abby powder all over my face and pretend it’s makeup. Read more>>

Jenna Zembillas (Reeves)

I truly love photography. I love being able to allow others to see the beauty in themselves. I love capturing pure, honest love within a family. I love having the opportunity to give others the most priceless memories. Read more>>

Kendal Chandler

Fashion blogs first started to really get a following when I was in high school and I LOVED the idea of them! From the moment that I followed my first one, I knew that when I had the time to invest in one, I wanted to start one as well because of my love for fashion. Read more>>

Denna Babul

Denna has dedicated her life to helping bring the silent epidemic of fatherlessness to the forefront. She is currently working on her third book, Why This Guy: Relationship Choices, Challenges, Dating and Daddy Dilemmas. Denna is also busy writing her first script…in her sleep. Read more>>

Lauren Mines

I have always had a love for fashion. In 2014, I created a fashion blog, Midtown Magnolia. Because of this, when my friends and I were going through our engagements, they would always ask what to wear for their engagement photos, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners – all those pre-wedding events – Read more>>

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