Christen Dominique, HelloGiggles
In 2009, Barack Obama became president, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the #1 song in America, Glee aired its first episode, and Christen Dominique uploaded her first YouTube tutorial. It’s only been a little over a decade since all these events and cultural moments took place, but we can all agree that a lot has happened since then. In Dominique’s case, the last 11 years have changed her life in ways she couldn’t have predicted, turning her from an insurance rep living in Austin into a makeup mogul and influencer killing it in L.A.
Now, the 33-year-old has over one million Instagram followers, over four million YouTube subscribers, and a successful cosmetics company, Dominique Cosmetics. It all started back in Texas, when she was forced to quit her side hustle as a makeup artist due to the time commitment. “I had to let