Ehjaylyn Henry, @Graced_by_e, Spa Café International, Tampa, FL

A former accountant who felt confined in a career with limited pathways, Ehjaylyn defines success as creative freedom and being able to fuse passion with purpose. “Sustainable success is about finding out who you are, what you love and what makes you shine. There is no formula,” she says in her application video. Fiercely committed to professional development (she won a Beauty Changes Lives scholarship in 2018), Ehjalyn began taking advanced classes even before graduating beauty school.