4 Powerful Women Currently Ruling The Beauty Industry

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Gone are the days when we weren’t aware of the amount of work and effort it took to get a woman ready for a special night. These days celebrities love to show off their hair stylists, makeup artists, stylists so much so that we fear the term ‘Glam Squad’ may soon be included in the dictionary. We decided to shine light on glam girls who are responsible for popularising a few of the latest beauty trends and that are currently enjoying their moment at the top. Presenting the boss ladies of the beauty industry who are famous, glamorous and powerful women who we respect and look up to for inspiration.

Jen Atkin

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Jen Atkin is the undisputed it-girl when it comes to celebrity hairstylists since at any given moment she might be tending to the tresses of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Tiegen or Jessica Alba. If you are following her life on social media, you would know that she is one of the hardest working people in the beauty industry, only proving that success doesn't come easy. She started off at 19 as a receptionist of a LA salon and today she is one of the most well-known stylists who owns her own hair care line of products (Ouai) and is the founder of the chic website ‘Mane Addicts’. She’s an exciting young success story who has got us hooked.

A product she swears by: Christoph Robin’s Regenerating Mask With Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil £53.00

Charlotte Tilbury

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We cannot talk about beauty influencers without mentioning this true beauty legend. Before she started selling lust-worthy makeup products she acquired 20 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry. Her phenomenal work portfolio includes campaigns with Vogue, Vanity Fair and Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and Missoni. Other than her exemplary work as a makeup artist, this British-born is currently everyone’s favourite thanks to her amazing beauty line 'Charlotte Tilbury'.

A product she swears by: Charlotte's Magic Cream, £70.00

Pat McGrath

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According to Vogue magazine, Pat McGrath is the most influential make-up artist in the world. A Jamaican immigrant born in Northampton, she has no formal training in makeup yet she has managed to shake up the beauty industry with her work. Each season, Pat McGrath conceptualizes beauty looks for more than 60 ready-to-wear and couture shows in Milan, Paris, London and New York - working with everyone from Prada to Maison Margiela. Having designed and launched Gucci’s debut cosmetic collection, her recent blockbuster success includes her very own brand ‘Pat McGrath Labs’.

A product she swears by: Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oil £34.75

Michelle Phan

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In our technologically forward world, this list would be incomplete without Michelle Phan. The moment we realised that bloggers had truly arrived was when she graced the cover of NYLON magazine this February. The Boston-native was one of the first bloggers to set up her YouTube channel way back in 2005. Now, 11 years later, with 8 million YouTube subscribers and a whopping 1.1 billion lifetime views, she is by far the most successful beauty blogger in the world.

A product she swears by: Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara £19.50

These women deserve all the fame and glory for their hard work - they are amazing role models for the younger generation. Rather than simply lusting after celebrity styles, we’re thrilled to be living in an age where it has become a trend to show off who are the people behind the magic.

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