Immigrants are making it big in beauty!
There is a popular saying, “Immigrants are what made America great!” And this can also be true when it comes to the beauty industry. Immigrants have been sharing their talent, knowledge, and expertise of hair and makeup for years. Here are some of the leading beauty specialists that come from another country and call America home!
Originally from Romania, she goes by her first name, Anastasia. And it has already become a household name here in America. Known for her cosmetic line, Anastasia Beverly Hills, she almost single-handedly brought the well-defined eyebrow back. It was Anastasia who said eyebrows are the frames for your face. And after she said that, women stopped over-plucking their 90’s eyebrows to let them grow in!
Yaniv has developed numerous worldwide campaigns, been showcased in a variety of international publications, and has received global fashion awards for his creations. His work is featured in editorial, video, commercial, magazine covers, runway, print, fashion, television, and worldwide beauty pageants. He was even featured as a hair and makeup artist for the 2014 Academy Awards.
In Israel, he is head of hair and makeup for celebrity weddings and event magazines; has made the “Top Hair and Makeup Artists” list; and has an established salon.
Katarina Van Derham
Originally from Slovakia, Katarina Immigrated to the US at the age of 22 and with only $500. Katarina found her place in Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the most sought after beauty experts. She then parlayed her experience and knowledge into a magazine for women, focusing on Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness. Let’s hear it for the CEO and founder of VIVA GLAM Magazine.
Born in Aix-en-Provence, France, this celebrity hair stylist is also known for his top-of-the-line hair products! Mr. Fekkai certainly has a place as one of the top Immigrants in Beauty!
Perhaps one of the first immigrants in beauty to make it big, Jose Eber came from Nice, France. Known for his phrase, “Shake your head, darling” he is arguably one of the most known names for celebrity hairstyling today!
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