Jocelyn Barlow

Jocelyn Barlow, @officialjbglamour

Aveda Institute, Madison, Wisc.

Imagining a future OPI shade that reflects her best self, this ambitious 19-year-old  proposes the name “Prominent Pink-ilicious”. She describes the shade as,  “a color that stands out and that’s very  fitting for me and my personality.” As a future nail profession, Jocelyn is inspired by the influencer Nailed It, who started with the  simple goal of going to school so she could take on clients and gradually built a thriving business. “I think about how I’ve gone from knowing nothing about nails to getting my nails done regularly to dreaming of one day building my own empire – that would be unimaginable,” she says.

OPI summer scholarship

OPI’s “A Great Opera-Tunity” scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled POC students in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.  To qualify, applicants must identify as a person of color.

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