Paola Meneses, Valley Village, Calif., Aveda Institute

Paola receives a $2,500 Andrew Gomez Esthetics & Nails scholarship. The skincare and makeup enthusiast believes makeup and skincare can draw out the unique beauty that resides in each client. She is also an advocate for embracing self-care not just for special occasions but every day. “I love showing people that caring for yourself is vital to finding happiness,” she says in her scholarship video. Paola will graduate Aveda Institute in October 2019 and looks forward to exploring the many different career opportunities available to licensed estheticians.