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Trailblazers: Fort Lauderdale

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 Fort Lauderdale that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Ashley Wallace

Today, I am a full time makeup artist with my own studio in Fort Lauderdale FL. I specialize in all things makeup from super natural to super glam. Become A Hot Chick is still on the rise to being great, with the help of my beautiful clients & supporters. Read more>>

Devin Strebler

I started out doing nails as a hobby, I hated all subjects in school besides art. I always knew that art was what o wanted to do. I wanted to offer something in this area that no one does! Read more>>

Irene Katsamakis

Tön Vangard started about 10 years ago in Barcelona, Spain. They developed an amazing brand and phenomenal reputation as trendsetting professionals in the Beauty fields including hair and makeup. Read more>>

Autumn Markley

Always had a passion and love for hair. Grew up in a small town in New Hampshire moved down to Fort Lauderdale when I was 18 went to beauty school and worked hard growing my career since. Read more>>

Tohni Jean Bellis

I started from my family business mother a dressmaker and father a tailor. Fashion has always been my entire life. I attended college and obtained a degree in Fashion. Read more>>

Samantha Lerouge, Lehanka Avril and Samantha St. Armand

Three childhood best friends who always aspired to make Youtube videos since before Youtube was a fad. Read more>>

Ana Marino

Ana, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started my blog during my second year in college. I was switching majors, from psychology to journalism. During the fall semester, I took a class where we needed to create a blog. Then the page morphed into what it is today Moda Addicted. Read more>>

Lilly N Abed

From the beginning, I was interested in casual and sporty clothes. Each place has its own designated style and that’s what I’ve learned from my many years of experience. Fashion and beauty have been a big part of my life and they are what have made me who I am today. For everyone, their clothes and makeup are how they express themselves. Read more>>

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