Samantha Hill, @styledwithsam, Empire Beauty School, Camby, IN

In a world where beauty is often evaluated in terms of “likes” or “follows” on social media, Sam believes beauty professionals can reframe the definition of beauty. “Beauty is not about altering the surface of a client, but recognizing and bringing to light that beauty that is saturated within the client,” said Sam in her application video. As a beauty school student, Sam enjoys seeing how a sharp, extended eyeliner or a blended contour can help a client recognize her beauty which is more than skin deep. As a beauty professional, Sam says her purpose is to help each individual feel valued, worthy of love and safe in her presence. “Beauty is more than my passion; beauty is my calling,” she says.