Ivie Slaughter, League City, Texas, Paul Mitchell the School I Webster

Ivie receives a $3,750 Andrew Gomez Barbering and Cosmetology scholarship. The mother of twin sons born premature, Ivie realized how a hairstyle and makeup provided comfort when her sons were hospitalized. “I want to help my clients feel like they can deal with whatever life hands them and conquer the world, because when you feel good, there is nothing that can stop you,” says Ivie in her application video.