Amber Belt, Maryville, TN, Douglas J Aveda Institute
Amber’s passion for esthetics developed early in life. An anxiety disorder affected her skin, eyelashes and eyebrows, and made her the subject of ridicule. Coupled with losing her father, the condition caused Amber’s self-esteem to plummet. In her 20’s, she was given the gift of restoration and healing. “I want to use lessons from my journey to help restore the same lost beauty in others,” Amber says. “I am now filled with purpose and joy,” she wrote in her application essay.