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Trailblazers: Point Loma & Shelter Island

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Point Loma & Shelter Island that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Angelica Navarra

Now after three attempts to launch my dream career and failing I started to think, “ok, God does not want this for me so what now” right? I began to freak out and wonder what the heck I was going to do with my life, I mean I wasn’t good at anything else. Read more>>

Laura Loaiza

So here I am. My dream. Where I always knew I needed to be but too scared to fully jump in. It can be hard when you’re so used to a laid out corporate world with consistent paychecks and health insurance. But it was time. Read more>>

Stephanie Camacho

I have a passion for helping others and doing what I love is making people feel great about them selves. I specialize in color and color correction. I also love anything that has to do with hair cuts perms and extensions and etc. Read more>>

Matany Bun Ou

Let’s just say my parents weren’t very happy when they found out what I had done & didn’t want to pursue a college degree anymore. One year later, 2009 & into my state board, I came out with a Cosmetology license & now currently work out of my own suite in Point Loma. Read more>>

Irie Earnest

I was inspired to get into holistic health simply because I found the practice of it beautiful and amazing. The idea that the body reacts positively to holistic treatments, made so much sense and the science of it sometimes complex. Read more>>

Mackenzie Hansen

Combining my love for food and design was where I truly found what I want to do. Along with hand lettering and floral illustrations I found my style and now create designs for fun, for work and for anyone who needs it. Read more>>

Leia Gadow

I started as a makeup artist for a local documentary film company. I’d always had an interest in the beauty industry so when I was working as a PA for this film company and saw they were in need of a makeup artist. Read more>>

Andrea Gallagher

By connecting the most viable service providers needed to take your brand and business to the next level I created a trusted In-House team of vetted brand experts’ whose ultimate goal is to let you focus on what you do best & we will take care of the rest! Read more>>

Jessica Welch

I always had an interest in facial aesthetics and would frequently watch videos on Instagram or YouTube of other nurses and doctors injecting botox or fillers. This motivated me to obtain formal training in the administration of cosmetic injectable products. Read more>>

Gala Marquez-Gordon

Through the interest I showed I got to work as a receptionist and assisted in helping the owner prepare the clients for treatments. Estrella Fernandez (owner) toke me under her wing and became mentor me many years. Read more>>

Meredith Winters

I have always had a strong creative soul, I grew up playing the piano, painting and playing sports. One beauty routine was consistent throughout childhood. I have always loved to have my nails painted. Read more>>


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