Sydney Pringle, Elevate Salon, Durham, NC
As the daughter of a cosmetologist, Sydney’s application video celebrates how beauty has been part of her life since childhood. “I practically grew up in a salon and loved assisting my mom and seeing the glow on her clients faces as they left her chair,” she says. Sydney was inspired to pursue her passion by her late father. “My dad always reminded me that I could do anything if I put my mind to it,” she says. After finishing her education, Sydney dreams of opening a full-service salon offering hairstyling, nails and makeup.