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As Told By: Gabby Aikawa from Sephora

Gabby Aikawa first got her start with all things product development during an internship in college. Fast forward to now, Gabby works in Sephora’s product development department for the Sephora Collection. Her love of everything beauty doesn’t stop there — she simultaneously started a lifestyle and beauty YouTube channel where she shares her knowledge of…

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As Told By: Nomfundo Njibe from Chick Cosmetics

It all started with a lost makeup bag. During a short visit to London, Nomfundo Njibe had to shop for new beauty essentials and was intrigued by the selection of retailers selling affordable products from indie brands. This led her to create her own digitally-native makeup line, Chick Cosmetics! Keep reading to learn more about…

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As Told By: Dawn Turner from Priori

Dawn Turner is a beauty industry veteran, with over 23 years of experience working with several cutting-edge cosmeceutical skincare companies. Currently she is the sales director and partner at Priori, a biotech skincare line with clean beauty products that are powered by results-driven technology. Keep reading to learn more about how Dawn Turner first got…

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As Told By: Anna Blachut

Say hello to Anna Blachut, an upcoming fashion and beauty blogger based in Switzerland. Inspired by her love and passion for design, luxury goods and travel, she consistently shares her fashion adventures and beauty tips with her followers on Instagram. Learn more about how Anna first got started in the industry, her top tips for…

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As Told By: Darien Isaac, Male Beauty Blogger and MUA

Meet Darien Isaac, makeup artist and male beauty blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Keep reading to learn more about Darien’s day to day life, his favorite social media platform and how men of color are redefining the beauty industry. My name is: Darien Isaac My social handles are: Instagram @darienisaac | Twitter @darienisaac_   Find my website at:…

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As Told By: Hana Hong from Marie Claire

After years of freelance writing and being a part of several different fashion and beauty magazines, Hana Hong is now a beauty assistant and writer at Marie Claire. In a recent article she wrote in Cosmopolitan, Hana discusses both the great (and not-so-great) sides of K-Beauty and more about the pressure and criticism she’s faced…

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As Told By: LaVonndra Elle Johnson

LaVonndra Elle Johnson is the founder of botanical based luxury skincare brand Elle Johnson. With a background in retail, she decided to launch her own line after dealing with years of issues with oily skin and blackheads. Keep reading to learn more about a day in the life of Elle, the challenges she faced when starting…

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As Told By: Cashmere Nicole from Beauty Bakerie

A single mother and breast cancer survivor, Cashmere Nicole took these challenges as inspiration to launch her own makeup brand Beauty Bakerie in 2011. Her message of empowerment, happiness and well-being serves as an inspiration to all. Get to know more about Cashmere, her inspiration for her beauty line and why she believes it’s important…

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As Told By: Jane Ormon from Nolaskinsentials

After years of struggling with acne, Jane Ormon set out to create her own skincare products that is not only good for your skin, but also good for the environment. That’s when Nolaskinsentials was born — a line of hand-crafted serums and moisturizers with no animal-derived ingredients, parabens or alcohols. Keep reading to learn more…

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As Told By: Danielle Devine from Japonesque

As the Marketing Director of Japonesque, Danielle Devine does it all — from naming new products to reviewing and implementing social media strategies. In her previous roles at CND and OPI helped her to gain entrepreneurial experience while also strengthening her role as a team player. Learn more about what a typical day looks like…

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