Beauty & Politics: A Look at the World's Leading Ladies and Their Styling Habits

From "pobs" to full-time make up artists, here's how some of the most iconic women of the world create their looks.

 Photo: The Telegraph 

Photo: The Telegraph 

If you haven't noticed, 2016 will go down in history as an epic era for women all over the world. From Hillary Clinton becoming the first female presidential nominee in the U.S. to Angela Merkel making major gains in her 11th year as chancellor of Germany, women are dominating their roles as political leaders. But as women climb the governmental ladder to enter what is still very much a boy's club, what becomes of their beauty routines? Here's a look at some of the most powerful female leaders and their on-the-job beauty styles.

 

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Though she keeps her hair short and makeup minimal, Merkel certainly invests in her image. The Chancellor of Germany gets her hair and makeup done every. single. day. "It's important that my hairdo holds fairly well for 14 hours," she tells Spiegel, a German news source.

 

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Nominee for President of the U.S.

Last night, we watched Clinton crush the third and final presidential debate in a glossy red lip and her signature cropped cut complete with a deep side part.  Though she often embraces a feminine style sensibility, Clinton is ready for a day when the media looks past her aesthetic. "112 countries and it's still all about my hair,"  she writes in Hard Choices.

 

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil (2011-2015)

The former president of Brazil who garnered a reputation for being upfront about feminism, often tailored her look to soften her image. After a bout of cancer, Rousseff styled her hair after Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera. She's also known for constantly sporting a bright lip, courtesy of a makeup artist who stood by her side throughout her campaign. 

 

Theresa May, Prime Minister of Britain

 Photo:  cnn.com

Photo: cnn.com

Theresa May is well known for a fashion-forward style—the woman wore cheetah print pumps while being sworn in—but also for her "pob," the political lob.