While she was named Makeup Artist of the Year in 2013, we think it’s safe to say that Victoria Curtis is just as ecstatic about being ranked as one of the world’s most successful women in new book The Game Changers.
Written by authors Stephanie Adams (previously the Creative Director at British Vogue, Elle UK and Net-a-Porter) and Samantha Brett (journalist and TV reporter), The Game Changers lists 40 women who are at the top of their game, with publishing mogul Arianna Huffington, businesswoman and model Elle MacPherson and online entrepreneur and actress Gwyneth Paltrow all mentioned.
“I was beyond honored and humbled,” Victoria tells us. “I have been lucky enough to be featured along some truly inspirational woman who have inspired me through my journey.”
Once a university graduate working in the marketing department of L’Oreal Australia, Curtis took a keen interest in the philosophy of salons and what they were trying to achieve for their clients.
“I felt like there was an opportunity to launch a luxury cosmetics brand exclusively for salons and medispas with skincare benefits that would allow clients to see results from their treatments sooner,” she says.
“I travelled the globe to source products, packaging and formulas that I felt were exactly what I would love to use and carry in my personal makeup bag.”
A few years later, and Curtis Collection can be found in hundreds of salons around Australia and the world. Combining the luxury and style of a high-end cosmetics brand with ingredients and formulas of a dedicated skincare range, Curtis Collection has become a regular on the catwalk and a leader in the Australian cosmetics industry.
When asked if she had any words of advice for someone who’s dreaming of starting their own business, Victoria replied, “Remain true to yourself, your vision and your passion, because this will always guide you in the right direction.”
“Consistency is key and most importantly the ability to overcome adversity and setbacks. In business this is something we may be faced with daily, so remaining true to what you have set out to achieve will ultimately make the difference in the end.”
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