Yara Khmidan

Where are you from and where are you based now?

I am from Odessa, Ukraine and currently based in NYC.

How did you get your start in the industry?

Long story!  I wanted to do acting stumble and upon some classes in my home town – came across a model scout and so it begin…

Most memorable modeling experience?

Shooting with For Love And Lemons in Jackson Hole Wyoming.  I had so much fun with the girls!  It felt like girls trip and not work at all.   I wish I could have experiences like that all the time!


I love reading so that will be my hobby – book worming!  But lately I been taking piano classes.

Dogs or Cats?


Favorite book?

The Case for Humanity by Yasmine Sherif 

What celebrity would you rate as a perfect 10?

Angelina Jolie , Jennifer Lawrence , Blake Lively and Beyoncé of course.

What is the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

Expensive gifts for my ex’s lol!  JUST KIDDING I am a very wise spender.

Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

Definitely Teleport ! It is awful to know what people are really thinking.

If You Had A Theme Song, What Would It Be?

Crazy In Love by Beyonce.

Describe your dream hair.

Lots of it, lots volume and silky smooth!

What is your favorite everyday go-to hairstyle?

Depend what I am up to but if its a day off – wake up put some product in and go!  Usually its looks pretty good messy- well , that’s my personal opinion lol!

Biggest hair challenge?

To style it.  I just want it to be done!

What is the craziest thing you have ever done to your hair?

Bleached and colored it pink – it was awesome but sadly didn’t last long.

Most embarrassing hair moment?

Once, I was messing around with my best friend and got a little to close to a candle and my hair caught on fire … SO EMBARRASSING!!!  It smelled like chicken.  We had good laugh and my hair didn’t get too damaged!

Do you have any favorite hair tools, products or treatments?

Any product that de-frizzes my hair is a favorite!  Love doing hair masks as treatments, no particular brands honestly.  There is always something new to try so I stick to that method.

Any secret tips, styling tricks or home remedies you use on your hair?

Natural hair masks that’s my secret!  Like the one with Castor Oil and rum is a good one if you want your hair grow & shine.

photographed by Angela Marklew @ 7 Artist Management,  model Yara Khmidan @ Freedom Models, makeup Dee Daly @ Opus Beauty,  hair Ashley Lynn Hall @ Art Department