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Episode 6: Ash K Holm Is Setting the Record Straight


In the sixth episode of IPSY’s Hitting Pan podcast, we sat down with celebrity makeup artist, content creator, and IPSY’s very-own Chief Makeup Artist, Ash K Holm. Known for her stunning makeup artistry and iconic celebrity glam (her clients include Khloé Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, and so many more A-listers), Ash opens up about her journey in the beauty industry. Whether you're an aspiring makeup artist or simply a fan of her work, this episode is packed with insights and inspiration you won't want to miss.

Why You Need to Tune In to This Episode

Ash gets to the bottom of taking big career leaps, having a why-not-me mentality, the power of Instagram, and the importance of learning to read a room. Plus, she spills the tea on her iconic glam database and what the K in Ash K Holm really stands for.

Key Takeaways: Ash K Holm’s Recipe for Success

  • Find a Mentor: “I think it’s important to find a mentor and someone to help guide you along the way. There have been some really incredible mentors throughout my life. At the time, I may not have known that this person was a mentor. It wasn’t an official thing, like, ‘Hey you’re my mentor.’ You find someone that you look up to. I always try to surround myself with people that I want to be like. I feel like you are who you hang out with, so I spend a lot of time hanging out with people I look up to and I can learn from.”

  • Take That Big Leap: “I think the only way to grow is to go, and when one door shuts, another door opens. Sometimes when you have no plan at all and the universe is just saying, ‘I'm shutting this down,’ and you don’t know why right now, you’re going to know why later.”

  • Use What You’ve Got: “I just thought to myself, [Instagram] is a powerful app. I can reach people through my art, and all I want to do is inspire people. What a great way to connect and find more opportunities—I really saw that early on. This was literally the first year that the app was available.”

  • Gas Yourself Up: “What you say out loud about yourself and how you see yourself is what the world sees, so you always have to gas yourself up, even when it’s hard. Even when you don't want to and you’re feeling down about yourself.”

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Final Thoughts

Ash K Holm’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience, self-belief, and the willingness to embrace change. Don't miss her episode of Hitting Pan to hear more from the beauty trailblazer. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch full video episodes of Hitting Pan, or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcast, iHeart, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes drop every Thursday, so follow IPSY on Instagram and TikTok for all the latest Hitting Pan news (plus so much more!).

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Article Last Updated June 12, 2024 12:00 AM