Women should be celebrated everyday, but in light of International Women’s Day we thought we’d shout out to some of the women who have made major breaks and achieved success in our industry. These Aussie women are the thought leaders, style makers and creative geniuses who have inspired many after them. As women, it is our duty to uplift and support each other. Only we can raise each other up to greatness.
Today, we celebrate the strong women in our industries who are boss ladies, fusing talent with badassery to make their mark on the scene. We love a good hustler! We hope these women have or will inspire you also. And not to forget, our real celebration – you! We know that many of our customers are women slaving away in the salon, juggling multiple jobs, running their own businesses or motherhood. We salute you! We love you, women.
LADY BOSSES IN HAIR
KYK (Kristina Youssef Kreations)
Young, talented and ambitious Kristina Youssef defied her parents’ cultural expectations when she decided to become a hairstylist. Her dream was so powerful that she was determined to work hard to achieve her goals, and now she is one of Melbourne’s leading stylists known for her attention to detail and on-point hairstyling. She has worked with some big names like health and fitness ambassador Ashy Bines and The Bachelor AU contestants like Lana Jeavons.
Hair with Linda
Best known for her fancy festival braids, Linda has gained widespread attention from all around the world. This Queen even got to work with Vanessa Hudgens! You go get ’em girl!
Hair by Suzy & co
Hair by Suzy is known for her beautiful ‘Suzy Special’ undone bridal up-do and bridal ponytail. In true entrepreneurial spirit, she runs spectacular collaborative masterclasses to educate and inspire other hairstylists and beauty lovers.
Love is in the Hair by Janet
Love is in the Hair is one of our favourite Australian hair colourists and Fanola Australia ambassadors who has definitely taken her hair artistry to new heights. She is phenomenal in every sense and oh so humble about her successes! She has worked with some pretty awesome people like the eightythree girls.
LADY BOSSES IN MAKEUP
Melissa Sassine is a passionate entrepreneur, multi-award winning makeup artist, educator, creator of Melissa Sassine Cosmetics, and all round boss babe! She is one of Australia’s most demanded bridal makeup artists and is empowering more women through social media and her makeup academy. “Beauty is the best possible version of yourself… inside and out” – Melissa Sassine.
Another incredibly sought after bridal makeup artist is Jenny Do who is currently sitting on a whopping 448k followers on Instagram. It all started with 4am car rides to service her clients to being booked out an entire year in advance. We love that hustle!
Emma Chen is a force to be reckoned with. Both a master hairstylist and makeup artist, she has created amazing fashion and editorial looks. She is running not-to-be-missed masterclasses all around Australia and the US.
Ann Hassarati is a wealth of experience and knowledge in the makeup industry with over 20 years of experience. She has a natural talent of bringing out the best features of her clients’ faces and is passionate about her craft. She even has her own line of professional makeup brushes, emphasising the importance of investing in top quality tools.
“Love the creativity, versatility and the art that makeup brings to enhance the beauty of a woman. It’s been my passion to bring out the best version of one’s face.” – Ann Hassarati
LADY BOSSES IN NAILS
Nails by Kirsten
This St Kilda based babe is known for her cute and quirky nail art designs. If you are ever looking for inspo and a well curated insta page, go check it!
If you haven’t heard of CJ Artistry, then you’ve been living in a cave! We interviewed these two powerhouse sisters last year for a blog and they were truly inspiring. They wanted to create a space to make women look and feel good, then leave feeling empowered.
LADY BOSSES IN LASHES AND BROWS
Lashes by Ely
Lashes by Ely does some amazing lash work if you haven’t yet been on her Instagram. She even does Love Island’s gorgeous Tayla Damir’s lashes and they look incredible! With raving reviews all round, she is the lash go-to gal of the Northern beaches.
Tanya Beauty Care
I personally got my brows done by Tanya a few years ago when she wasn’t all too known, but now with 52.2k follower on Instagram, she is one of the most in-demand brow experts in Sydney. She has her own studio and academy offering training in her unique microblading technique to artists around the globe.
LADY BOSS IN TANNING
Bella Bronze Tans
Jasmine Scarr first started as a mobile tanning business and found she was dissatisfied with the products she was using on her clients. Thus, she launched her own cruelty free professional tanning range known as @bellabronzetans! Now she operates from House of Beauty on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
These are just some of the few we’ve managed to put together… obviously, there are so many babes out there nailing it on a day-to-day basis and we are bummed to not be able to include every single one of you. We hope you have found some inspo in these phenomenal women. Keep doing what you’re doing, keep killin’ it, boo! Share with us some of your industry favourites in the comments. Tag a phenomenal woman you know. Happy International Women’s Day!