The beauty industry is big business, with $445 *billion* dollars in global sales. In fact, it’s been estimated that the average woman spends around $15,000 on beauty products in her lifetime.
But men have long dominated the beauty industry, even as it has primarily female consumers. As beauty mogul Jen Atkin told Sophia on Girlboss Radiothis week: “There have been men, white men in boardrooms, making decisions about our beauty, about fashion. They’ve ignored community and they’ve ignored culture, and you cannot do that anymore. For them to survive, they’re going to have to open their doors up to more women, to younger people. And it’s just this amazing revolution right now. We’re a part of it, and that’s so, so exciting.”
Well, consider this jobs roundup your call to get in the game. Each of these amazing positions provides an opportunity to leave your lipstick smudge on the beauty industry.
Integrated Account Coordinator, BeautyCon Media
This account manager role offers an opportunity to impact beauty standards around the world. If you have previous sales or project management experience, working with Beautycon—a company that puts on *major* beauty festivals—to connect brands and consumers might be the gig for you. Just one year of experience is necessary for this Los Angeles-based role.
Product & Fragrance Developer, Victoria’s Secret
If creating a scent for the angels sounds like heaven to you, then you should apply for this olfactory expert role. The brand behind some of your favorite lingerie, accessories, and body care products is looking for a product developer. At least 2-4 years of experience developing fragrances is required for this New York City-based role.
Global Communications Director, Estée Lauder
Here’s a super high-profile job that requires at least 8 years in the world of beauty PR and a rolodex (or whatever the kids are using) full of industry connections. This position is responsible for cultivating Estée Lauder’s global image—no pressure. If you’re a strategic communicator with a passion for culture and an encyclopedic knowledge of trends, this New York City-based role could be for you.
Cosmetic Chemist, eSalon
This custom at-home hair color company is looking for an experienced chemist to work out of its beachside office in El Segundo, CA. Bonus points if you’re interested in or have prior experience in the world of hair.
Assistant Beauty Editor, Time Inc.
Real Simple and Healthare seeking an assistant editor to report on top notch beauty products and create content for their online and print media channels. You’ll have access to one of the best beauty closets in the biz! This opportunity is a great foot in the door for those early in their career as only 1-2 years of experience is required for this New York City-based role. (Plus you’d be working with beauty director Heather Muir, who’s kind of the best.)
Creative Marketing Coordinator, frank body
If coffee and skincare are a few of your favorite things, then hi, let’s be friends—and also, you should apply for this Melbourne, Australia-based job. The creators of the Original Coffee Scrub are looking for a creative marketing coordinator who can keep up with the company’s cheeky social strategy. The best part? Creativity comes first when applying for this position. Or, as they put it: “We don’t care about degrees, we care about ideas. Blow our socks off with your creative application.”
Product Specialist, KISS
Thanks to this company, getting your nails done no longer requires waiting for paint to dry. This brand creates press on nails, false lashes, and fun hair colors and they’re looking for a specialist to develop more products that will help customers create their own home salons. Fluency in Korean and English is required for this Port Washington, NY based role.
Global Makeup Artist, NARS
Calling all superstars. This A-list role will be a dream for the makeup artist with industry clout and impeccable skill. You’ll be teaching, mentoring, and developing workshops for NARS artists worldwide. Although the role’s based in London, this position requires tons of travel. Wheels up!
Assistant Buyer, Beautylish
This is a great role for someone at the beginning of their career to learn at a growing e-commerce company and gain experience in buying. If building relationships with beauty brand partners sounds like a fit, then this San Francisco-based role might be for you.
Software Engineer, ipsy
Here’s where beauty meets tech. This e-commerce brand, which offers a monthly subscription beauty bag, is expanding its engineering team and looking for someone who knows the ins and outs of software. At least 4 years experience, preferably in e-commerce, is required for this Silicon Valley-based role.