Alexia Guerra Chavez
Alexia Guerra Chavez, @alexiaguerra
Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, New York, NY
The Sydell L. Miller Total Image Beauty Schlarship – $7,500
Immigrating to the U.S. from Guatemala, Alexia found that art was a form of escape and communication that transcended language barriers. Unfortunately, other students and even a guidance counselor discouraged her artistic interests. “I was told by one classmate I’d be homeless if I pursued art as a career,” she says. Fortunately, Alexia opted to pursue her career calling. She says that building a career in esthetics will allow her to combine her passion for art with an interest in skincare and helping others put their most confident face forward. The bold, colorful make-up looks submitted in her scholarship application evoke her talent for bringing artwork to the canvass of a client’s complexion. Watch her video here.