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Trailblazers: Arlington

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

Sherrelle Lewis

I am your girl. My classes include color mixing, composition, brushwork, texture, subject matter, and an amazing playlist. My treat everyone like family motto sets me apart from others. You might come to me for a beautiful piece of art and leave with a new cousin. Read more>>

Karla Guadron

What I’m most proud of is the satisfaction to know someone out there, I don’t know that loves what I do and recreates the same makeup I just finished doing. What sets me apart from others is that I have my own unique looks and have different techniques, I do it my own way. Read more>>

Celest Domenick Flores

I was able to find them. Now, I vlog my fitness journey as well as different videos for adoptees who are also on their adoption journey trying to find their biological families today. Just to give them some tips and encouragement. Read more>>

Naomi Davis

Another plus to all this is the fact that I was able to attend college online while striving towards my dreams. I have learned over the years that without my many mistakes, I would not be the strong, independent woman I am today that does not let anything hold me back from following my dreams. Read more>>

Angela Holder

I provide over 40 quality spa, makeup, waxing, and professional treatments. What sets me apart is the “Fancy experience” that you will receive. The wine down and relaxing one-on-one atmosphere that has been created will have you wanting to book again and again. Read more>>

Joanna Ellis

We, as women, are most often caretakers in addition to building our careers and many of us feel that rest and relaxation is a sign of being lazy, but my biggest piece of advice is to always honor your body and your mind. You will get there with time and dedication. Read more>>

Stefy Belmonte

Within a few months, we opened up my very first shop!! Life has been an amazing ride ever since!!! Now, with a baby and a beautiful storefront, with my husband by my side, nothing seems impossible anymore. I now teach wonderful women how they too can achieve what I have for myself. Read more>>

Octavio Arzola

To be honest, I just wanted to make my mama proud, everyone in my family has something going for themselves and whenever they tell her some good news, the biggest smile came across her face, so beautiful and I never got that smile because I didn’t have anything to tell her. So, everything I do is to experience that smile and tell me she’s proud of what I have accomplished. Read more>>

Mona Betancourt

My memories with makeup started as a 7-year-old in Pomona California, with my mother buying me my first Avon Cherry flavored chapstick. As soon as she gave it to me, I ran and hid under the kitchen table and put it on my lips. I can remember the smell, the taste; I couldn’t believe I had my own chapstick, and then I ate it! Read more>>

Rocio Flores

I posted some of the signs I had done on my social media & little by little, family members & friends wanted to get chalkboard signs made for their baby showers & birthday parties. I was advised by a friend to create a separate page from my personal & post more of my work. Deciding on a name for my new page was so hard. Read more>>

Priscila Gutierrez

I want to learn and grow as much as I can and never stop. I want to make people feel and look pretty, and finally, do something that I’ve always been truly passionate about. Happy clients make me happy and allow me to be proud of my work. Honestly, having a big heart and being caring is what I feel sets me apart from others. Read more>

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