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West Loop’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out West Loop’s rising stars below.

Alicia Walker

I made the decision to take a Lash Extension Training Course. I registered for the training not knowing how things would go afterwards, and I was so nervous. After the 8hr course, I felt that this was something that I could do all the time. Although I had never applied for lash extensions before, I felt like It was a natural talent. I went back to my full-time job (a paralegal at a criminal law firm) and told my coworker about it. She then took the training as well. Read more>>

Brandon Hardy

I always knew I wanted to do something creative in the arts, but I do believe I was scared of what others would say and didn’t like the feeling of being judged. But after much deliberation to myself, I gained the strength to embark on a big dream of mines which was modeling. I began messaging a lot of local photographers here in Houston and worked on building a portfolio I thought was great enough to get agencies to notice me. Read more>>

Shelby Garcia

As the aesthetic nurse, Shelby believes that her patients should be satisfied from the moment they walk into the building until they leave. She loves to give one to one client interaction to really understand what their wants and needs are. Shelby is responsible for the aesthetic and surgical consultations, pre and post op care, and certified to inject Botox, Dysport and the many brands of dermal fillers. Read more>>

Meka Diamond

VE originated over 20 years ago as an independent contractor salon name. With expanding a creative mindset, this name has grown into an “Elite” and “Professional” consulting firm. Over the years, our companies strategic planning has greatly influenced the industry and allowed us the opportunity to work with respected companies. We take pride in servicing our clients all with personable spirits while offering professional assistance. Read more>>

Grace Toledo

It’s only recently that someone would call me “successful.” In the 24 months, I have gone from working minimum page to a high corporate salary to now, calling the shots running a profitable online business. This journey I would say has taken a lifetime. Many moments of self-doubt, of crying in the bathroom, of being ready to give up. Read more>>

Robb McKenzie

I became a potter. Getting my hands ‘dirty’ with clay is somehow very cathartic. I think of nothing else aside from the lump of clay in front of me. It also gives me the sense of power; not only can I make sculptural forms, but if I need a coffee cup, I can make one; if I need a cereal bowl, I can make that too! Read more>>

Kayla Martinez

As everyone who is drawn to the beauty of expressing themselves with images, I’ve been drawing ever since I was a kid. It’s always been that one thing I will forever be passionate about. Growing up life tends to drain the kid inside you. Slowly my dream of wanting to be an artist was far in the distance with my personal legend. Around 2015 I was battling trying to keep myself sane, so I thought why not pick up a paintbrush. Read more>>

Cindy Schulze

Cindy Schulze Jewelry is a boutique jewelry line consisting of designs made with 14K gold, 14K gold-filled, and sterling silver metal often accompanied with precious & semi-precious gemstones and diamonds. In 2014, Cindy extended the collection to incorporate personalized pieces in which we offer an array of monogram, initial, and nameplate jewelry in the same variety of metals. Read more>>

Luis Ruiz

Designing clothes created a positive atmosphere by the people I would connect with to just myself. The garments I design originate from my head and try to see what’s not trendy currently and design something to become trendy later on. The Houston fashion community helps and supports each other, everyone is given the opportunity to follow their dreams. Read more>>

Monica Callis

I put my real estate license to use. God opened doors, and I haven’t missed a beat!! Changing people lives daily thru homeownership and increasing credit scores for purchasing power thru my credit restoration program Credit Arise. I’m finally doing what I love!! CHANGE IS GOOD!! Read more>>

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