From Dreamer to Achiever: Roya Falahi, Lake Forest, Cali., The Right Hair Salon, @riri_roya:

Roya left Iran to pursue her American dream of becoming a fashion hairstylist. “I really wanted to uncover client’s hair and show their beauty, but Iran was not the right place for a woman to express herself with uncovered hair,” Roya noted in her application video. In America, Roya is inspired to pursue avante garde fashion styles. “Helping my clients look and feel good makes me happy as my work empowers women,” said Roya in her application video.