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On a sunny day in May, a bevy of beauty industry experts, influencers, bloggers and creative directors assembled in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton to hear an informative Fashion Group International panel of six offer up their unique perspectives on what’s hot now and in the future and why.
Karen Young, President of The Young Group opened the luncheon event by introducing Jessica Matlin, Beauty Director of Harper’s Bazaar and co-founder of the podcast Fat Mascara. “Everything is niche today,” said Jessica. “Brands with a clear point of view that bring something no one else has said before are in demand. They feel authentic and relatable.” She added that if your brand doesn’t hav
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When beauty editor Caitlin Kiernan received the shattering diagnosis of cancer, she was obviously concerned about her health. But as a working professional, she knew she had to learn, quickly, how to look her best while feeling her worst. Caitlin called on her list of extensive contacts–from top medical doctors to hair stylists, makeup artists, and style mavens–to gather the best and most useful tips to offset the unpleasant effects of treatment. The result is this comprehensive beauty guide for women with cancer, covering every cosmetic issue, from skin care to hair care, wig shopping, nail maintenance, makeup tricks, and much, much more. Illustrated with charming drawi
Jet’s motto “look, study and attack” has made her an undeniable expert in the beauty industry. Evolving the looks of her clients by focusing on hair texture and bone structure, natural skin tones and color, she’s known for creating unique, signature styles that leave her clients looking gorgeous and feeling confident. Her level of knowledge and skill in contemporary hair styling technique has resulted in Jet Rhys Salon features in numerous fashion and beauty publications such as Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
Beauty In The Bag spoke with Jet to learn more about her career and best hair-care tips.
1. You’ve been welcoming celebrities at your salons for years
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Walter Obal is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the beauty world. He started his extraordinary career as a makeup artist in New York City when he was only 20 years old as the personal makeup artist to model/actress Jamie King for MTV’s television show House of Style. When the show ended he started working with Make Up For Ever Paris as a Senior Artist conducting training seminars before signing with an agency and booking fashion and beauty advertising and editorial work.
Obal has also been the brand ambassador and spokesperson for Esika (a major South American Cosmetics brand) and the Beauty Director for the New York City arts and culture publication, BlackBook. His client r
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