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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 12 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 12 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.

Get A Behind-The-Scenes Peek At Our Gorgeous Beauty Nation Shoot!

When it comes to entertaining, musicians never disappoint — so we had high hopes when we turned the cameras on our 12 bold, glamorous New Provocateurs from our second Beauty Nation feature. After all, these are artists who are building the kind of on- and offstage buzz that you can't help but pay attention to.

Luckily, they delivered. These women are smart, funny, and introspective — and they each have a super-unique sense of style. We're crushing on them so hard that we teamed up with Revlon to give you a sneak peek at our awesome time on set. Get to know these music-industry game-changers, and see all the hair, makeup, and styling that went into one of our coolest features yet. They might just inspire you to try something new, too.
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