A beauty icon is simply a person who represents, as well as, symbolizes what beauty is all about. Most of the time, an icon will make a statement and as a result, a trend is set. They can be a celebrity or the “girl next door” type of gal. So, who are the best beauty icons of 2015?
“Ronda Rousey” – Not only is Rousey beautiful, but she is bold and one of the toughest women ever to hit the MMA scene. As more than just an UFC fighter, Rousey is a beauty icon simply because she proves that women can fight and they can win. And they can also look good while doing it.
“Kylie Jenner” – Her makeup is always on fleek, as she is one of the few celebrities who can pull off a haute smoky eye with a nude lip, but what you don’t realize is her hair is always on point. In fact, her Kylie Hair Kouture extensions by Bellami really prove that Jenner takes great pride in not only her appearance, but influencing women all around the world.
“Sarah Shahi” – Born Ashoo Jahansouz Sarah Shahi, this Iranian-American actress is full of personality and beauty. Do not let the looks fool you though, as this woman is a true talent. As a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, she is a genius when it comes to performance art. And for those of you who do not know, she currently stars on the CBS crime drama Person of Interest.
“Candice Swanepoel” – She is one of the hottest imports to ever come from South Africa. Best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, Swanepoel has been featured in many ads for some of the greatest designers and has graced the covers of numerous magazines around the world. I think she definitely deserves a spot on the beauty list.
“Kim Kardashian” – Although Kardashian may quite possibly be the most successful reality star there is, her makeup is absolutely amazing and as a result, she inspires millions of women around the world. This Armenian-American beauty’s makeup and hair always looks fabulous.
“Tiffany Chen” – As a modern renaissance woman, Chen does it all. She is a Tai Chi instructor, a martial artist, an actress, and even owner of her own skin care brand, CHEN. As the daughter of Tai Chi Chuan grandmaster, William CC Chen, she is also one of the most beautiful women in the world.
“Angelina Jolie” – Any beauty icon list would be incomplete if this beauty were excluded. Jolie is an actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist. As one of the greatest actresses ever, she is also one of the most beautiful women ever too.
“Nikki Eslami” – An icon is defined as a person who represents something major and as a result, makes an impact on other people. As co-founder and CCO of Bellami Hair, Eslami is one of the world of beauty’s best kept secrets. She is a hard working woman who is successful, beautiful, and who many aspire to be.
“Natalie Eva Marie” – Marie is known as one of the most popular WWE divas right now, but what you don’t realize is she is a beauty icon in her own right. Her TestaRossa hair extensions by Bellami also seem to be doing quite well this year too.
“Laura Byrnes” – As one of the hottest fashion designers in the world today, Byrnes has changed the way that many view fashion. With her striking resemblance to Kate Winslet, she is the woman behind the Pinup Girl Clothing brand, the Laura Byrnes California line and one of the most beautiful women in the world.
“Kat Graham” – You may know her as Bonnie Bennett in the CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, but what you don’t realize is this stunning Swiss-born actress is also a model, singer, and a dancer. As beautiful as she is talented, I think it’s safe to say she is a modern beauty icon.
“Lilly Ghalichi” – Born Neelufar Seyed Lilly Ghalichi, this business executive and blogger has quite the resume. With more drive than NASCAR, Ghalichi is on a mission. As a former attorney turned entrepreneur, as well as, beauty and fashion icon; this Persian beauty always looks amazing.
“Miley Cyrus” – Although she is known as one of the most artistic and talented women on the planet, there is absolutely no denying that Cyrus is iconic in more ways than one. With her striking resemblance to Angelina Jolie and her ability to balance both beauty and sex appeal, I think it’s safe to say she is one of the most beautiful women out there.
“Elaina Maxwell” – Her claim to fame came over a decade ago when she became one of the first women to ever step foot in the cage with no other than Gina Carano. As one of the pioneers of women’s MMA sport, Maxwell is a true natural beauty who empowers women around the world.
“Sky Nellor” – As a SKAM Artist DJ, Nellor’s career started as a model before dipping into the music. And although her natural beauty is contagious, she is a true talent when it comes to creating and producing beats in some of the finest club establishments in the country. Originally from Australia, she is a beauty icon.
“Margot Robbie” – This Australian beauty started her career by working soley on independent films. As time proceeded, her success grew when people started to realize she is so much more than a beautiful blonde from the land down under. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to what this beauty icon is going to bring to the world of cinema.
“Karen Aubert” – Known as KD Aubert, this beauty is an actress, a model, and singer who was discovered when working behind a makeup counter. Her career has spanned out through 15 years since her discovery in the late 90’s. Starring in a dozen music videos and in numerous movies, Aubert is one of the world’s most beautiful women.
“Carmen Electra” – Born Tara Leigh Patrick, Electra is one of the most beautiful women ever in the world. As a glamour model and television personality, Electra’s claim to fame started shortly after she met Prince. Then later took off after she hosted MTV’s Singled Out before making an appearance on Baywatch.
“Kylie Jenner” – There is something to be said about Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner and the beautiful children they have created. Out of the various polls conducted, Jenner proves that she is the beauty icon of choice. Known for her beautiful eyes and lips, Jenner is a beauty inspiration to women all around the world. She is not the most followed celebrity on Snapchat for no reason.
Social Media Choice:
“Taylor Swift” – If you look at Swift, she has a massive following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and she is far from being done just there. With a combined following of 2 billion, I would definitely say she is the queen of social media and this year’s social media choice winner.
“Marilyn Monroe” – It is extremely important to never forget those special gems and additions to the human race that were once living on this planet. One of the most beautiful women to ever grace his planet is no other than the amazing Marilyn Monroe. She epitomized what a beauty icon was in her day, as she epitomizes what a beauty icon is today. She will continue to mark her place in this world for many years to come. RIP Norma Jeane Mortenson.
“I absolutely love Ronda Rousey. She is more than just a pretty face, she is a warrior that empowers women and does things that others say cannot be done. To me, that is what beauty is all about. I believe she is beauty icon because I love what she has achieved in MMA and on the big screen. I am looking forward to what she is going to do next.” -Britney Knowles