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o-1 approval secured by mayela vazquez, makeup & hair stylist

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has once again secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Mayela Vazquez, a highly talented Makeup & Hair Stylist from Mexico, based on her extraordinary ability in the arts.

Ms. Mayela Vazquez has sustained an outstanding international reputation in the field of makeup and hair styling.  She is well-recognized for her work with prominent fashion designers, and celebrities, to include: Paris and Nicky Hilton; prominent designers Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Ricardo Seco, and Rebecca Minkoff; and actresses Diana Garcia and Chloe Sevigny.  Her work has been published in fashion editorials for leading magazines such as Vogue Mexico, Nylon Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, among others. As a leader in her field, Ms. Vazquez is one of the creative founders of “Into the Industry,” a company which offers aspiring artists workshops on developing a career in the fashion and beauty industries. With much success in the U.S. over the past 3 years, Ms. Vazquez is now developing her own signature line of beauty tools. We look forward to watching Mayela achieve even greater heights in her career!

In order to qualify for the initial a O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty eight years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at


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