Juanita Thompson

Juanita Thompson, @Juanita.beauty

Decatur, GA, Elaine Sterling Institute

Sydell L. Miller, Total Image, $7,500

Juanita can pinpoint when she fell in love with make-up. “Doing my prom night makeup was when I fell in love with beauty,” she says. After studying managerial science, then art and design in college, and starting a business at age 22, Juanita found beauty just felt like home. “I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery, but every time God has closed a door, He has opened another bringing me closer to where I need to be,” she says. And what does she want her legacy to be? “I’m driven, dedicated and determined. I’m ready to be a trailblazer,” she says. Watch Juanita’s video here.