Samantha Wester-Dudnick

Samantha Wester-Dudnick, Campbell, Calif.

Bullied as a child, Samantha tested out of high school and enrolled in cosmetology school at age 16. Twelve years later, Samantha uses her place behind the chair as a channel to encourage and empower others at Oz A Salon in San Jose. Eventually, Samantha aspires to become an educator and use the art, expression and creativity of hairstyling to help her clients become the best version of themselves.