The beauty industry is a crowded space full of incredibly talented, creative people. So, what does it take to stand out — to reach the kind of international recognition that just a handful of skilled individuals have achieved?
For starters, it helps to get as close to those people as humanly possible.
So, we caught up with the hairstylists and makeup pros who work alongside the big names as their assistants, helping them while learning from them.
Ahead, the artists who function as the right hand to beauty's most recognizable talent tell us everything, from what it's like to be an assistant to the products they rely on to get the job done right. It's career advice that's relevant for everyone — especially those looking to break into creative fields.
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