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Trailblazers: South Broward

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 South Broward that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Vanessa Gali

I believe being a woman, mom, all the blessings, pain, lessons in my life help me to do what I am passionate about. I love to educate, empower others to be what you need on a good day and be the light on your bad day. I use my years of working in the medical field, my desire to be a psychiatrist/help others and apply it to my love of being an Esthetician/LMT.  Read more>>

Sandy Tocci

Our Fit Fam is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and THAT has always been my mission — to create a place where EVERYONE felt welcomed! There are no age restrictions. There are no experience requirements. Even if you can’t SEE yourself getting better, we WILL help you create that vision of the person you can become! Read more>>

Johanna Morales

Johanna has 19 years of experience in the beauty industry as well as knowledgeable in multiple techniques and styles but not limited to new trends. She is known for braiding techniques, vintage and Pin-up varieties. Her background has exposed her to a wide range of both genders and all ages in many locations and nationality/races. Read more>>

Jamila Powell

I got in the beauty industry the year after I had my daughter, Magnolia Rose. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but the birth of my daughter pushed me to dream big. I started with a salon geared towards hair extensions. Read more>>

Anquanette Gaspard

My background was in customer service, operations and marketing. I would always write Yelp reviews about all the places I visited and my thoughts on the food, experience, etc. I learned from a fellow Yelper that I could have a career as a food critic/blogger/writer. Read more>>

Adrienne Genus

I always knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. I followed the traditional path, graduated college, and ended up working in jobs I hated or wasn’t passionate about. While studying for the GMAT, I decided to do what I wanted to do and pursue Cosmetology. Read more>>

Katherine Cardona

Because at the end of the day, we all want to look as good as we feel, especially, on our special day! It is my vision to continue to create these looks for millions and billions of women worldwide, and help them create and achieve whatever look and vision they have for their main event! Read more>>

Shay Thomas

I consider my self a well rounded stylist that’s passionate in hair care and gorgeous flowing hair! I’ve gone beyond my expectations, such and print work, fashion shows, music video, reality shows and live tv performances. I truly thank God for how far He brought me. Read more>>

Yeniaris Campo

Even though I am self taught, and didn’t specifically go to school for makeup, I am constantly working on learning new techniques as well as attending masterclasses from the best in the industry. Read more>>

Virginia Le Fay

I became a makeup artist by default, it was not a career I had ever considered pursuing. I had absolutely no clue that I could make a living out of painting faces! Growing up I was always involved in musical theater, so putting makeup on was a natural part of the performing process. Read more>>

Aurelia Edwards

I founded Pink Scissors Planning in 2010 in order to channel my creative ambitions into a passionate endeavor. My first taste of event production started at the young age of 4 years old when I planned a surprise party for myself. Read more>>

Christina Neptune

My career path has not only allowed me to beautify women on the outside but remind them of their beauty on the inside. It open doors for me to cater women and children who were given the same unfortunate hand as me. Read more>>

Alora Chyrie

I can definitely say that I am an energy person, which is why I always try my hardest put out the best energy for others. You never know what a person may be going through, so to be a glimpse of light in a dark tunnel can ignite another’s flame and help you to find another part of yourself. Read more>>

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