Erica Hadaric, @ericanoellh

Key West, FL, Paul Mitchell the School – Miami

Art of Haircutting Recipient

As her 40th birthday approached, Erica thought about how to cultivate her life and realized she wanted to bring back a family business. “My parents met in beauty school, so I literally wouldn’t be here if it were not for beauty,” says Erica. She’d seen her immigrant grandmother live the American Dream, eventually launching a family business that became the go-to “it” salon. “I can’t wait to bring back Million Dollar Cut Salon and honor my grandmother’s legacy,” says Erica. After defining her dream, there was another problem – access to a beauty school. But Erica didn’t let that stand in the way. She makes a 150-mile commute to attend classes in Miami. Watch her video here.