career

The Top Shelf

Jenn Streicher, Makeup Artist

Streicher sister Number One on her career path into makeup artistry, grooming Jack Black, the one palette she travels with and approximately ten shower gelsRead more >

The Top Shelf

Or Gotham, Writer

On everything from working at McDonald's to why you should be using a silicone primer instead of basically all your other makeupRead more >

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Jordan Salcito, Sommelier & Founder, Ramona

"I love lip gloss—I just feel like it dresses you up. It’s like patent leather shoes on your lips."Read more >

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The Stylist Who Drinks 4 Cups Of Tea A Day

And who wears sunscreen every damn day, even in the NetherlandsRead more >

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Natasha Pickowicz, Pastry Chef

What your beauty routine looks like when you work at two restaurants on opposite ends of ManhattanRead more >

Misc.

The At-Your-Desk Survival Guide: Mini Edition

Because you can't bring it all with you all of the timeRead more >

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Christina Han, Founder, Type Navy

From $70 cleansers to $5 pore strips and everything in betweenRead more >

The Face

Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Designers, Proenza Schouler

On their first fragrance, Head & Shoulders, and the best toner for "little breakouts"Read more >

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Anna Stevenett, Editorial Assistant, Into The Gloss

The always matte, never highlighted makeup routine that'll have you looking like Jane Birkin in two swipes of a mascara wandRead more >

The Professional

Jawara Wauchope, Hair Artist

How being his sister's childhood hairstylist won him a career with fashion's biggest namesRead more >

The Professional

Jin Soon, Owner, JINsoon

"Manicurists and their clients can have really special relationships. If you understand the language and have an open mind, you can do it—seriously."Read more >

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Laura Yeh, Designer, Glossier

The mind behind so much of Glossier's packaging on everything from 3D-printing to the best way to get rid of all your poresRead more >

The Professional

Valerie Wickes & Maxine Leonard, Beauty Papers

The founders and publishers of the magazine on how it came to beRead more >

The Top Shelf

Pandora Sykes, Writer

On writing, loving her freckles, nightly oil baths, discovering matte-ifier, and everything else she keeps on her top shelfRead more >

The Professional

Val Garland, Makeup Artist

"At school I remember I had the careers talk, and the counselor said that he could help me pass my levels if I was a good girl. And that just incensed me—bit of an Irish temper. I just went, ‘Fuck you, fuck school!’ lifted up the table, and walked out."Read more >

The Face

Jan De Villeneuve, Model

On the beauty secrets she's stuck to for 40+ yearsRead more >

The Face

Christina Tosi, Chef & Founder, Milk Bar

The chef and Milk Bar founder on why "everything in moderation" doesn't apply to ice cream or designer mascaraRead more >

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Rati Sahi Levesque, Chief Merchant, The RealReal

"In truth, I'm not a huge beauty person—I like shoes instead. I'm building my routines."Read more >

The Professional

How Kathryn Minshew Transformed Her Frustrating Job Search Into A Whole Career

The Co-Founder and CEO of The Muse on how to find a hole in the market, fill it, and build your career from thereRead more >

The Professional

Ezra Petronio, Creative Director and Photographer

"[Self Service] is not trying to be an ego-publication that thinks it reaches more people than it does. So we made it a luxury, and we made it expensive. Our obligation to the reader is to deliver quality every time."Read more >

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Solange Franklin, Stylist

"I don't sleep with a silk scarf on, or anything. I don't like silk pillowcases either! I like my hair in its natural state, and I’m not afraid of frizz—it’s a pejorative [word]. It's me."Read more >

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Sandy Linter, Makeup Artist

On doing Jackie O's eyeliner, never forgetting eyeshadow primer, and always moving forwardRead more >