Careers in the Beauty Industry…snag one!

If you loved our feature on unconventional careers in the beauty industry, then read on for more info on how you can snag one of these sweet gigs. Our lovely professionals want to help you acheive your dreams, so here is some extra info on their paths to the top! 

Hana Zalzal
Founder, Cargo Cosmetics
Hana holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto as well as an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.  She has worked as an engineer, marketer, and financial analyst.

She has received several honors including:
Canada’s Top 40 under 40
New York Fashion Group International Rising Star Award.
2006 Brand Innovator of the Year (Brand Packaging magazine)
Arbor Award (University of Toronto)

Teca Gillespie
Beauty Scientist, Proctor & Gamble
Teca has been a scientist with P&G for the past 7 years.  She works directly with the P&G Beauty product designers to develop innovative formulations for both hair care and hair color brands.

Teca has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry and is currently persuing her MBA.

Jen O’Holla
Canadian Media Relations
Jen works closely with the media, developing and maintaining key relationships to keep them informed about new products and initiatives.  She plans and executes company events and strategizes on increasing LUSH’s brand awareness within the media.
Jen has a BA in Communications with a Minor in Psychology.

Sarah Montante
Assistant Brand Manager, Herbal Essences NA Marketing

Sarah interned at P&G between her first and second year of business school and fell in love with the company and the Herbal Essences brand. 

She has a degree in Literature from Yale University an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Sarah graduated from HBS in spring of 2008 and has been working at P&G on the Herbal Essences Brand ever since.

Sound interesting? Think you got what it takes? Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a makeup artist is really like!

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