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Monday, January 17, 2011

WBM Features: Stephanie George

If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is it's own excuse for being.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

If it is in fact your passions that make you happy, by all means follow your passions to the point of happiness and beyond. Follow them until the depth of a new passion is reached and/or happiness requires a step in another direction. However, as for Stephanie George, where her steps lead her is toward what she is most passionate about-- art, fashion and the beautification of others as she progresses toward accomplishing what she sets her mind out to do.

One step closer to success, this recent graduate of AVEDA NYC plans to impact the world, with her every move toward her goals. So with some time to introduce herself, discuss a little about her interests, and what the future holds, Stephanie George is the next reason Why Blue Matters.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Stephanie George?

SG: Stephanie George is a Black and Salvadorian blossoming young woman who is in love with life, art and people.

Where are you from?

SG: I'm from Elizabeth, New Jersey! Born and raised! but my mother is from El Salvador and my father is African American.


SG: New York City, hot summer nights, dancing, going out to eat, traveling, going to special events, doing hair and make up, listening to music, catching up on sleep, meeting new people and going to museums.

What's your perspective on beauty?

SG: I think beauty is all in the mind, a positive attitude and confidence is all you need. Even though i'm in the beauty industry and looking like a barbie doll is what everyone likes, I think its all in the maturity and mindset of the person.

What do you like most about being involved in fashion and beauty?

SG: I like seeing everyone's interpretation of beauty. I also love helping people find there own unique style and polishing it up.

How long have you been involved?

SG: I used to be a child model and started doing make up in high school. So I would say I really got into it about 3 years ago.

When did you that this was something you wanted to pursue?

SG: When I started accepting myself for who I really was, I moved to Louisiana last year and just started discovering that this is what I seriously wanted so I moved back in March of 2010 and enrolled myself at the AVEDA institute NYC and started in May 2010.

How important are relationships and credibility in what you do?

SG: Relationships are VERY important. I feel that in this industry you build relationships with everyone you run into. Romantic relationships should be private and you should always find a way to balance family, romance and a career. And as for credibility, just always keep it 100% with everyone and always be honest. Don't be afraid to be honest and yourself!

What inspires and motivates you?

SG: Moving into my own apartment in a nice part of Manhattan, traveling the globe, having money to never really worry about anything and meeting amazing people.

Biggest accomplishment?

SG: My biggest accomplishment was enrolling myself in school and paying for it myself.

What would you do if you weren't involved with what you're doing currently?

SG: I would probably still be very dependent on others. And wishing and hoping I had a clue on how I would start my career.

Where do you see yourself 5 yrs from now?

SG: I see myself living in Manhattan working on photoshoots, fashion shows and movie sets. I wants to find a top end salon that lets me express myself, and seeing things I always dreamed of. Also taking month long vacations to Greece and Italy.

Any future projects?

SG: I have a couple of things headed my way but nothing to confirm on. until then I will stay focused and keep doing what I need to do in order to get to the top!

What type of impact would you like to leave with your efforts?

SG: I would love to help women feel beautiful in their own natural skin and hair. i want people to feel confident about being them. i also want to help people to try things out of their element and experience more.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their business and styling endeavors?

SG: Take chances that will help you achieve your goals, be honest, and always go with your gut feeling.


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