In the highly anticipated 2023 Beauty Issue, we shine a spotlight on the talented professionals who work tirelessly to ensure that Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Zoe Saldaña, Dakota Johnson, and Gabrielle Union, always look flawless. From hairstylists to makeup artists, nail artists, and groomers, these experts are the secret behind the red carpet glamour.
The past year has been a game-changer for beauty trends, with ink lipstick, milk nails, French manicures, and the strawberry girl look taking the industry by storm. From prestigious events like the Oscars and Met Gala to the electrifying tours of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, beauty has taken center stage. Celebrity makeup brands and viral Instagram and TikTok trends have also played a significant role in shaping the beauty landscape.
Within the pages of our 2023 Beauty Issue, we proudly present a handpicked selection of 40 exceptional hairstylists, makeup artists, nail artists, and groomers. These professionals have been chosen not only for their impressive client roster but also for their influential presence on social media. They share their favorite moments from 2023 and provide fascinating insights into creating iconic looks for stars such as Michelle Yeoh at the Academy Awards, Selena Gomez at the VMAs (with an unexpected lip color), and Kristen Stewart at the Met Gala (rocking a spiky mullet).
Some of these beauty experts also discuss the impact of recent writers and actors strikes on their work. Many have embraced commercial campaigns and have had the opportunity to showcase their talents at prestigious fashion weeks in Europe, working alongside other industry luminaries.
Our list of top glam squads in Hollywood for 2023 is presented in alphabetical order within their respective categories. We extend our gratitude to Kirsten Chuba, Danielle Directo-Meston, Chris Gardner, and Degen Pener for their valuable contributions to this report.