Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

The Most Badass Babes In Beauty

  1. Begin Slideshow



    See All Slides

    We've all heard of the grandes dames of the beauty industry: the Estée Lauders, the Elizabeth Ardens, and the Essie Weingartens. But, as the industry has exploded in size over the past few decades, there's emerged a new crop of ladies who are taking it by storm — and, we must say, they're pretty badass.

    They've infused nail polishes with neon colors, created jaw-dropping hairstyles for runway shows, and made consumers see the light when it comes to organic skin care. Basically, they're shaking things up in a field that was getting a little snooze-happy.

    But, for all they're doing, many of us don't know their names or their fascinating stories. And, we should, because each one of them is a study in tapping into your potential and releasing your inner badass. So, we sat down with 13 of the biz's biggest disruptors to learn their secrets, from how they got their start to what makes them feel beautiful. Ahead, allow us to introduce you to your new career (and maybe life) inspirations.

    Begin Slideshow



How To Throw An Outdoor Soiree On The Cheap

Like most inhabitants of New York City, you’ve probably been brainstorming ways to get the heck out of your apartment in exchange for a little outdoor time since roughly April. But, hosting an entire al fresco fete isn’t easy. For help, we linked up with editor and NYC-native Laura Neilson, who's practically an expert read

New York

11 NYC Bars Perfect For Summer Fridays

The Summer Friday is a New York institution littered in mythos. Last year, The Wire reported on “The Fading Art of The Summer Friday,” while Inc. recently covered the inverse, with the story, “Why Summer Fridays Are Good For Business.” But, if you're one of the lucky ones who can truly enjoy a shortened work read