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FEB 2019

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56 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | FEBRUARY 2019 Before Nicki Minaj's fi rst album went triple platinum, she waited tables at Red Lobster. Beyoncé Carter once famously swept hair in her mother's salon before becoming Queen Bey. Trace back the meteoric arc of any star, and you'll likely fi nd a humble start. That's what makes these 20 stylists so thrilling to watch. Nominated by a well-established peer and each boasting fi ve or less years of professional experience, all are on the cusp of greatness. Meet the new mane artists shaking up our industry. SALON: Be Scene Studios, Rockville, Maryland MY MENTOR: Linh Phan. I didn't know what to do with my life after graduating college and met him just after realizing that hair is my passion. His unconventional approach to styling opened my eyes to the diverse possibilities of this world. STYLING SPECIALTY: Bobs, the number-one cut my clients request. FUN FACT THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU: I never went to beauty school. I apprenticed and got my license by learning the hands-on, old-fashioned way. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "From the start as my apprentice, Maayan has faced each challenge with a determined spirit that makes her stand out in our industry as one of the most respected talents I've had the honor to mentor. I now ask her questions on extensions." —Linh Phan @bescene, Be Scene Studios, Rockville, Maryland SALON: Amanda Lynn & Co., Davie, Florida WHY I BECAME A STYLIST: I was so honored when a coworker asked me to do her wedding hair several years ago. My mom saw the results, and encouraged me to go to beauty school—proof that mother knows best. PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being recruited as a brand ambassador for Celeb Luxury. I thought it was a joke when I fi rst saw their message! Two years later, I travel to shows, educate on stage and create content. STYLING SPECIALTY: Dry cutting. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Gabbi has created a brand for herself within our industry, and she squeezes every benefi t from the opportunities that come her way. Her consultations are thorough, so clients always leave feeling 'Gabulous.'" —Olivia Smalley @omgartistry, OMG Artistry, Davie, Florida Almost Famous The future is fi erce: Get to know these on-the-rise stylists. by FRANCESCA MOISIN RISING STAR: Maayan Birnstein @maayanbirnstein RISING STAR: Gabriela Marie @be_gabulous COURTESY OF ARTISTS AND INSTAGRAM THROUGHOUT

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