Beautiful post by HMUA Walter Fuentes about real, beautiful women working in the modeling industry–including our very own, Bailey Culbreth.

For the love of beauty

Working in a world full of constant measures and ideals of perfection and stature can take a toll on you if your values are not firmly planted.

I am thankful for being a man that works in the beauty industry because it has offered me a glimpse into the psyche and notions of what is considered beautiful and acceptable.

Being from a Latin family, it is the norm to accept, and almost expect, color, boldness, flavor, and curves.  I recall my mom’s passport photo vividly.  She was in her early twenties when the photo was taken. I remember her raven black curly hair, matte porcelain skin, groomed eyebrows and turqoise eyeshadow offset by a dusty rose lipstick.

She has always been simple in dress, not showing too much skin, and accepting of her “non American” body frame.

I remember eating a large sandwich at a friend’s house and coming home…

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