Byron Evans, @b_marcelle, self-employed, Tallahassee, FL

As a freelance stylist and esthetician, Byron defines success as “unapologetically going after all of your hopes and dreams until you achieve them.” Growing up with a mother who was always doing hair or getting her hair done,” Byron fell in love with “helping change the direction of someone’s day.” In his application video, he notes sustainable success is all about persevering. He first applied for a Beauty Changes Lives scholarship in 2013. “Life is all about timing,” says Byron.