Emily Cook, @emie_ann

Apalachin, NY, Continental School of Beauty

Moroccanoil “Cultivating Confidence” Scholarship – $5,000

During high school, Emily cultivated confidence by styling friends’ hair for proms. “Stepping out of my comfort zone allowed me to reinforce the radiance of others,” says Emily in her application video. As she transitions from cosmetology student to licensed hairstylist, Emily’s goal is to uplift the beauty in her clients and equip them with confidence. Watch her video here and see examples of her hairstyling: