Kathy Xiong, Chowchilla, Calif., Paul Mitchell the School – Fresno
A mother of two daughters and a military wife, Kathy advises in her application video, “Don’t let fear scare you from chasing your dreams.” Kathy wants to elevate perceptions of hairstyling. “People need to view hairstyling as a career and not a hobby,” says Kathy in her application video. While Kathy initially enrolled in beauty school to study makeup, she quickly fell in love with hairstyling. “I’m so excited to go to school every day and learn something new about the craft of styling hair,” she says.