Introducing: Music's Bold New Stars

Not to state the obvious, but beauty is a high priority at Refinery29: We cover it all, from the latest trends to the most innovative products to the gurus who share their hard-earned advice. But, to us, beauty involves much more than what meets the eye. The passion, the quirks, and the unique point of view of every woman we admire — that's what real beauty is made of.

So, to celebrate this ever-evolving concept, we're showcasing 11 women who challenge convention. That's why we teamed up with the beauty trailblazers at Revlon for our second installment of Beauty Nation: The New Provocateurs. You’ve met fashion’s rising stars; now, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the fiercest up-and-comers in the music biz.

Up ahead, you’ll get an exclusive look at 11 of the most boundary-pushing singers, songwriters, producers, and DJs out there. Whether they're baring their souls in a poetic piece of lyrical genius or shredding riffs that could blow the roof off Barclays Center, these women are shaking things up with their daring looks, their unconventional sounds, and their fierce determination. Read on, listen up, and discover the beautiful ladies behind some of music’s boldest sounds.

Jasmine Golestaneh

Jasmine Golestaneh — lead singer of the band Tempers — is living proof that beauty and music go hand in hand, each one playing off the other for mutual enhancement. She sounds the way she looks: dark, moody, and totally sexy. Like a grown-up Lorde meets a young Stevie Nicks, she does the term “bitchy bombshell” justice.
Golestaneh grew up in London and Paris, giving her an exotic background most hipsters only dream of. She formed Tempers with Eddie Cooper in 2012, and since then, they've released single after single, which have landed the duo on many a best-of list. Now, if we could only strut the sidewalk with the kind of confidence she exudes when prowling across stage, we’d be set.
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What beauty is to me
"A sense of awe, like when you see something or someone, and you completely lose yourself and go into this state of wonder, like you can’t even think anymore. Like going into the sublime or a spellbinding state. But, beauty can also be really grotesque. Either way, there’s a sense of loss or abandonment that happens in the sheer power of something beautiful."
The craziest thing I ever did
"I shot a music video for our first single last year, and I pole-danced in a waterfall. It was totally illegal to shoot there, not to mention put up a pole. I had 20 minutes before sunrise to perform all of these elaborate tricks. Luckily, I did study pole-dancing as exercise for two years, so I knew what I was doing, but it’s incredibly hard to pole-dance if the pole is vaguely slippery. I don’t know how I did it, but I pulled it off — it was very surreal."
What I wear to feel sexy onstage
"I love red lipstick and lots of heavy black eyeliner, and I like to make my hair really big and messy. When I’m performing, I often use my hair as a prop. I feel like the visual aesthetic of my band is matched to the sonic: My dark lips and heavy eyeliner really match the sensuality of the sound."
How I take risks with my music
"My music really embraces female sensuality as natural self-expression. Sometimes there’s this sense that if you’re going to be a woman in music, you have to be tough and masculine or over-sexualized. But, there is this gray zone of being true to yourself as a woman who is powerful and sexual and who doesn’t need to use that to sell herself but uses it as part of her creativity."
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