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Beauty Jobs – Q&A with Victoria DiPlacido, ELLE Canada

March 20th, 2017

If you’re anything like us, working as a Beauty Editor at an iconic publication is what career dreams are made out of. Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor at ELLE Canada, gets to do just that out of the Toronto-based head office. Beauty Nine to Five got the chance to chat with Victoria about her most memorable celebrity encounters, lessons learned on the job and even shares a few tips on landing an internship at the magazine. Read on for the interview below. BNTF: Your IG give


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Beauty Jobs – How to Land an Internship in the Beauty Industry

March 14th, 2017

There’s no avoiding it. Internships are a mandatory part of most beauty careers, especially for PR, Social Media or Marketing positions. Brands want to know you can handle the demands of working in a fast-paced and highly-creative environment – it’s the best way to prove you’re a good fit that can deliver. Erase thoughts of Starbucks runs, walking the boss’s dog and trips to Paris from your mind. A great internship is a mix of hard work, hands on experience and personal growth. Re


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Makeup Artist Jobs – Milk Makeup is Coming to Canada

March 8th, 2017

The beauty gods over at Milk Makeup heard your prayers and it’s finally possible to buy their highly covetable products at Sephora Canada online and in stores starting March 15th. From a primer that minimizes pores by 68% to a felt tip lip marker, the super popular brand makes products that are cruelty-free and easy to use. Not to mention, their cool minimalistic packaging, multi-use portability, and innovative formulations make them hard to pass up. The brand — which sprung out of fashi


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Beauty Jobs – How to Network in the Beauty Industry

March 6th, 2017

Much like its fashion counterpart, breaking into the beauty industry is no walk in the park. To be successful in this field you need passion, drive and most importantly, a strong work ethic. Aspiring beauty gurus can get their foot in the door and a head start on the competition by building lasting relationships with industry professionals — so start networking ASAP! If you want to be a MUA or hairstylist on the retail level, work as a beauty editor at a leading magazine, or work at the hea


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Makeup Artist Jobs – 13 Spring Beauty Launches We’re Excited For

February 28th, 2017

There’s something fresh about spring! Is it because it marks the start of change and new beginnings? Or is it because it signals the end of icy sidewalks and heavy-duty parkas? Either way, we look forward to the season and all the skincare, hair and makeup goodies it brings. As the timeless adage goes: out with the old, in with the new. Remember to throw away beauty products as they reach the end of their shelf lives. By spring cleaning a little early this year, you can make room for these


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Makeup Artist Jobs – NYFW Beauty Looks You Need To Try

February 20th, 2017

It’s a fact, runway beauty trends typically become mainstream in the months following fashion week. Although looks straight off the runway aren’t necessarily the most wearable, they can be modified (aka toned down) to work for anyone and everyone. Stay ahead of the beauty game by keeping an eye on backstage runway looks during New York Fashion Week. We’ve compiled the top beauty trends from the Fall 2017 Ready to Wear season that you need to try ASAP. 70s Power Woman “Disco divas


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Makeup Artist Jobs – How-to: Romantic Flush

February 13th, 2017

Have you noticed there’s something going around this month? No, we’re not talking about the flu. With love in the air, it’s time to incorporate a little romance into your daily makeup routine. Treat your cheeks to rosy hues of blush-toned pinks and bold plums this winter, just in time for Valentine’s Day. We’ll show you which products you need to amplify your cheekbones for a dinner date or if you have nothing planned, a regular day at the office. Read on to learn how to achieve t


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Beauty Jobs – Splurge vs. Steal: The 9 Items You Need In Your Makeup Arsenal

February 8th, 2017

Just as you need a staple wardrobe filled with tried and true clothing pieces, you also need a makeup bag stocked with beauty staples. To ensure you’re always selfie-ready, keep a trusty set of top-rated and essential makeup products for everyday use on hand or in your purse. Not sure where to begin? No problem! We’ve put together a list of all the items you need in your makeup bag so you can get glammed’ in a minutes notice. Don’t worry — there are no gimmicks here — each of t


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Beauty Jobs – 8 Tricks and Tips to Combat Winter Static

February 2nd, 2017

If one thing’s for certain, hair static is easily one of the most frustrating situations to encounter during winter and can singlehandedly ruin a good hair day. As soon as the cold weather arrives, the dry winter air begins to give your hair a positive charge, which causes your strands to stand on end, making you look a walking science experiment. There’s nothing more frustrating than hair that won’t cooperate, especially after putting on a sweater or your favourite winter hat. But



Beauty Jobs – Five Cold Weather Hacks

January 24th, 2017

Is the cold weather getting the best of your skin? Good news! Although everyone’s skin is different, there are hacks to add to your makeup and beauty routine which help fight dry, winter skin. You can instantly improve issues like flakiness, chapped lips and limp lashes with these tips and tricks to and you’ll be able to keep your skin healthy and radiant all winter long. 1. Exfoliate Instead of Clarify Dry, cold air can lead to breakouts and redness. And while your natural instinct ma