Steal Her Job is our brand new video series where we interview some of the coolest women in the country about the highs and lows of their careers as well as finding out how you can follow in their footsteps. First up is Benefit's head make-up artist and brow expert, Lisa Potter-Dixon. She gives us the lowdown on what make-up artists really earn, just how manic London Fashion Week is and what it really takes to beat the stiff competition in the beauty industry. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Dr Pimple Popper talks spot popping, viral fame and the pressures of YouTube Marguerite is the women-only club breaking barriers in the art world Meet Rain Dove: the firefighter turned model who embraces being genderless
Yahoo Style spoke exclusively with Serena Williams's stylist, Kesha McLeod, who has worked with the athlete for more than eight years now.
Known as one of the world’s first transgender models, Caroline Cossey has paved the way for the trans community. After travelling the world as a showgirl, Caroline embarked on a successful career as a model appearing in major fashion and pin-up magazines. In 1974, Caroline went through her final gender reassignment surgery.
Tala Raassi is living proof that sheer drive and determination pays off. The 35-year-old Iranian swimwear designer has overcome quite a few hurdles to become the woman she is today. Not least being locked in jail for five days and sentenced to 40 lashes when she was just 16-years-old. Her crime? Wearing a mini-skirt to a private mixed party to celebrate her birthday.
It’s easy to see why Liv Tyler’s such a successful woman. “Delphine (Ninous, the brand’s creative director) thought I was a good Belstaff girl,” Liv says, tucked up on a chair in a suite at the Rosewood London wearing a loose blouse, jeans and no shoes.
Hands up if you’ve ever used your cell phone to buy something? According to Lisa Green, head of Fashion at Google, mobile phones have not only become our gateway to e-commerce, but will play a huge role in the way we both discover and engage with fashion and retail in the years to come. Yahoo Canada recently had the chance to chat with Green at the launch of Ted Baker London’s AW16 collection entitled Mission Impeccable, a campaign that truly captures the essence of this relationship between retailers, shoppers and how we engage digitally with fashion.
(Instagram/tessavirtue17) Having won two Olympic medals and multiple world championships before the age of 30, it’s hard to imagine someone like Tessa Virtue having to deal with issues such as low self esteem. But the young ice dancer admits that even she has been made to feel like she wasn’t “good enough” at times. “There’s a certain idea of what an ice dancer should look like as well as what a female should look like,” she tells Yahoo Canada. "You know, the six foot tall, hundred pound model – and that’s an unrealistic thing to attain for anyone, really, because even the models are Photoshopped.”
There are a lot of reasons to want to get know Georgia May Jagger, model, brand ambassador and daughter of famous Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall.
We teamed up with Paige Carper from Pure Barre in Toronto to learn about the fundamentals of a barre workout and broke them down into photos so you can try them at home. Many may be surprised to find that there is very little dancing at a barre class. Instead, the focus is on small, safe movements that work different muscle groups. “The idea is to work the muscle until it’s fatigued, and then we release and stretch it out,” Carper explains.
In celebration of the Canada Day long weekend, the editors at Yahoo Canada Style took some of the latest gel nail polishes for a test drive to see which could stand up to the road trips, house cleaning, lobster dinners, hot glue guns and patio drinks. The only rule: each polish had to one that could be applied at home without the aid of a lamp. Click through the gallery above to see how each polished faired and let us know which polish you’d be willing to try by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
The baby, home and beauty brand co-founded by the actress focuses on products that are ethically manufactured, non-toxic and safe for the entire family. While the company was been around since 2011 – and products can be shipped to Canada via the online site, the home and baby line will now be available in 700 stores across the country, including popular grocers Loblaws and Sobeys. ALSO SEE: Jessica Alba Launches Honest Beauty Makeup Line Amid Sunscreen Controversy “We’re really excited to officially expand our brand into Canada,” Alba said at the event. The mother of two graciously made her way around the room, talking to everyone and sharing tips how to make your home safe and healthy. A photo posted by The Honest Company (@honest) on May 31, 2016 at 9:30am PDT “If we all have one thing in common, it’s that we’re busy,” she said. “We don’t have time to worry if the products we’re using are safe for our family.
In fact, women were two times more likely to use a lip treatment or anti-aging cream on their face and neck than they were to use an eye cream. “There are four different kinds of eye issues,” she says. “ There are wrinkles and crows feet, dark circles, sagging, bags and puffiness.
OK, it’s time to be honest. As you’re sitting reading this (and I’m sitting typing this), we’re (likely) both slouching. I’ll admit it. And while you’re probably aware that slouching is no good for your posture, you may be surprised to learn that it can make you look older – yikes!
A photo posted by Official Revival Tour (@revivaltour) on May 10, 2016 at 11:40am PDT What do you do before you go on stage?
“He had been living an unhealthy lifestyle and losing him inspired me to create my mantra for fitness and nutrition coaching. This simplified plan aims for long-term results and is perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle.
Me either – until I wandered into Toronto’s Hard Candy Fitness gym earlier this week where Svava Sigbertsdottir, founder of The Viking Method, was visiting for a collaboration with Marshalls. No, I didn’t get to wear a Viking hat, but I did get to wear some cute workout clothes and learned some surprising things about how my hormones were playing a role in my physical fitness. The Viking Method From the offset, a Viking workout doesn’t feel so different from a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. Sigbertsdottir focuses on functional exercises that mix up anaerobic and aerobic resistance moves including burpees, squat jumps and planks. A video posted by Svava (@thevikingmethod) on Mar 30, 2016 at 2:36am PDT What really separates The Viking Method is it’s focus on hormones and understanding how these can work for or against you when you’re trying to get in shape. “It is a method that takes in how your hormones work, which is crucial, by activating the good ones and de-activating the bad ones,” Sigbertsdottir says. So what the heck does that mean?
Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency the human ear can’t hear. Mira-Skin uses soft ultrasound to purportedly add vitamins and nutrients into the skin, stimulating renewal and hydration. “The gentle air vibrations of ultrasound temporarily expand and open transport ways, which boosts the delivery of anti-aging ingredients into the deepest layers of the skin where they are more effective.
“The exhibition brings to life the more than 5,000 year-old history of tattoos, exploring these ancient practices and their cultural significance,” says Chris Darling, senior curator of entomology at the ROM. The exhibit travels from Paris, where it was originally developed by Anne & Julien of Hey! Modern Art & Pop Culture magazine for the Musée du quai Branly.