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Tania Estrada (Diné) “My name is Taina Estrada, and I am from Arizona, born and raised on the Navajo Nation. I have always had a passion for makeup. I wore it throughout my teen years into adulthood. In 2016, I attended Aveda Institute Phoenix full-time to pursue my passion for facials and makeup. In July of 2016, I became Aveda alumni and took my state boards to pass the Arizona and Colorado exam. I have been and still am a licensed esthetician and professional MUA in both states. Being dual-licensed is amazing! My love for makeup continues every day. There’s no limit to learning. The sky is the limit. Before this pandemic, I did many fashion shows, photoshoots, weddings and special events in the state of Arizona. I still do what I can during this pandemic but always in a safe manner. The goal I’m working towards now is to be the owner of my business and launch an eyeshadow palette out representing my Navajo culture soon.” About the look: “My look represents my culture and heritage as a Navajo woman through makeup. There’s a saying the Navajo have, and it’s, “Walk in Beauty.” Just three little words that form a strong statement alone. As a Navajo woman, beauty is in her strength and the way she carries herself. My makeup look represents the design of native culture. The turquoise and coral represent the standard colors of Navajo jewelry made by talented artists. Turquoise represents happiness, luck, and health and is worn for beauty and pride. Coral represents success and social prominence, a sign of wealth and status.”

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Nookwakwii “Snowy” White (Anishinaabe) “My name is Nookwakwii, a northern (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe) word meaning “when it snows in the Spring after the birds have returned,” and everyone calls me Snowy. I am an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and currently reside in West St. Paul, Minnesota. I am a champion jingle-dress dancer at pow-wows throughout the US and Canada, and I am a beadwork artist, and enjoy sewing traditional ribbon skirts in my spare time. I have been featured on the cover page of Native Max Magazine’s December/January 2018 edition as a model for the IamAnishinaabe Native apparel brand. I love the make-up! I love using make-up to create a diverse range of looks all with a strong foundation in my Native culture.” About the Look: “The look I’ve created here is inspired by the Great Lakes Woodland floral designs traditional to the landscape from where my ancestors have always lived. The colors purple, pink, and green evoked a sense of happiness for me. I decided to place the flower over my eye since the eyes are the ‘windows to your soul.’”

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