“What was your big break?” It’s a question people often ask of celebrities, but at Allure, the beauty professionals and brand founders are the celebrities. In My Beauty Break, we’ll dig into the behind-the-scenes details — the money, the aha! moments, and the mistakes — of the biggest brands in the industry. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Anastasia Bezrukova has been hustling nonstop since her family immigrated to Canada from Kazakhstan when she was little. She saw the sacrifices they made to provide her with better opportunities, and she wanted to honor that by always striving for success.
She rose to the top of her class, got into a top University, and quickly climbed the ranks in the beauty industry. But all of that hard work came with a price — she struggled with burnout and anxiety, which she self-treated with shopping. The more