We're in the business of celebrating women — especially the ones who inspire us. And, we might be biased here, but the beauty industry is brimming with leading ladies we look up to.
To honor their work, we've rounded up the 29 (good number, right?) most influential women in beauty — both past and present. We're talking game-changers, risk-takers, trend-starters, trailblazers, and those exemplary few who embody all of the above. Scroll through, read up, and pay homage to the tastemakers and insiders who have changed the industry as we know it, and made this world a little more beautiful for all of us.