Publication: Thrifty Hunter Magazine
Photography: Logan Cole
Hair: Lady Dianna
Make up: Amy Clarke
Styling: Gabby Lewis
Model: Kristin Alderson
What an amazing time we have had watching our students be creative. They have shown so much talent and even more potential for their skill in both hair and makeup. As part of their final exam, we decided to have them do each others hair and makeup for a photo shoot. They got be be creative and we really saw their talent shine.
These ladies each have different struggles, different pain, and differnt stresses. I know more about them than I ever thought I would and it makes me so thankful to have had the life experiences that I have had to be there for them. Each of us on this team has had struggles that have brought us to this point. Our students have to strong everyday and it was a relief for them for someone else to be strong for them in their time of weakness.
Of course, we are very biased, but these women are so incredibly gorgeous inside and out. It has been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. Through these windows, I see courage, insecurities, strength, joy, worries, and passion. I am a better person now for knowing each of them.
The Amy Clarke is finally here to teach our students all her secrets about makeup. A few of the girls have been so excited for the makeup classes to start. Two of them have asked me every week, “We are still learning makeup, right?” Well, now I see why! These girls have such a natural talent for makeup. It been so incredible to see them work.
We have had some of the biggest donations this trip. From flat irons, to combs, to brushed, and now makeup. Some of the biggest names in professional makeup doanted to our program for our students to have the opportunity for success. I hope they all know how much it has meant to our girls. I think they are still completely overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers.
It has been the most amazing experience to watch their determination. It has been so moving to hear about what motivated them. Family. Friends. Children. Husbands. The desire for a better life. My prayer for them is to always hold on to the things that motivate them.