Shavarstine Pease

Shavarstine Pease, Capri College—Dubuque, Iowa

As the first person in her family to attend college, Shavarstine says it took her “a few times going down the wrong path and trying to please others” before finally following her dream of working as a hairstylist. Shavarstine loves the confidence and sense of empowerment that hairdressers give their clients and each other. “This CosmoProf scholarship instills confidence in me to pursue my dream, all because someone I’ve never met believes I can succeed,” she says. “I am happy now pursuing a career that I know I will love.”