Jane Cunningham, British Beauty Blogger
Jane Cunningham is founder of Britishbeautyblogger.com, one of the first beauty blogs in the UK. With a background of beauty writing and journalism for print, Jane started blogging in 2008, finally transitioning to full time social media in 2015. Jane has collaborated with Marks & Spencer on a limited edition beauty product range and currently partners with Make Up Revolution on a special edition eye shadow palette. She has presence on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Facebook Live, You Tube and is known for straight forward, no BS beauty reviews and insider insights.
Instagram : @britbeautyblog
Twitter : @britbeautyblog
Mark Smith, Contributing Editor, European Spa Magazine
Mark Smith is the founder of The Spa Man and has been writing about beauty and male grooming for over 18 years. As one of the few male spa writers in the world, he visits around 30 spas each year across the globe and has been reviewing spas since 2007 for the likes of Tatler, The Daily Telegraph, Spa Secrets, Asia Spa, Men’s Fitness, and The Good Spa Guide.
He is currently Contributing Editor at European Spa Magazine and also works as a media consultant offering PR, marketing and social media support to beauty brands. Mark has been blogging since 2010, originally as Grooming Editor for iamstaggered.com after which he launched his own blog, The Spa Man. Launching in 2013 it provides a male take on the spa industry and includes spa reviews, opinion features and product reviews.
Genevieve Nikolopulos, Communications Consultant
Genevieve Nikolopulos is a highly respected communications expert with over 25 years’ experience within communications industry primarily in beauty and wellbeing.
Genevieve has worked with a wide range of leading brands and organisations including PZ Cussons Beauty, The Sanctuary, Aqua di Parma, Zoella Beauty, Tanya Burr, Champneys, Boots and BAFTA together with leading PR firms, Kilpatrick PR (as MD), Jackie Cooper PR and her own PR agency NikoPR. She has extensive experience working closely with many beauty and lifestyle influencers and top digital talent including Pixi Woo, Fleur de Force, Milly Mackintosh, British Beauty Blogger and Caroline Hirons helping to build and grow brands through digital word of mouth and the social landscape.
T: +44 (0)7973669161
Rajesh Nair, Corporate Director, Asiana Magazine
Rajesh Nair is the Corporate Director at Asiana Magazine, overseeing the online and commercial aspects of the digital side of the business. He also runs a media agency, Talnet Media specialising in technology development, marketing strategy and media planning for brands.
In the Beauty sector specifically, he has created a strategic partnership between Estée Lauder companies and Asiana to curate a Beauty Box targeted for mainstream brands to communicate and engage with the niche South Asian audience in the UK.
To reach out the beauty box to the target audience, he worked with beauty influencers to create targeted blogs and create the look videos to increase the engagement with the box and create the awareness to the target audience.
Davina Kumal, Influencer PR Executive, iiaa
Davina joined the iiaa in 2015, as Influencer PR Executive she pioneered the Influencer Programme for the iiaa in 2016. Her work has increased the visibility and influencer advocacy of both the iiaa and its brands, Advanced Nutrition Programme, Environ and Jane Iredale, by many thousands of mentions across all social channels, helping to both educate and influence the general public in the benefits of skincare based around efficacy and integrity. Davina is a CEW Young Executive Member.
Prior to joining the iiaa, Davina gained experience at Anya Hindmarch, Women’s Health Magazine and Barzilay Associates providing PR, marketing and high profile events for a range of clients such as: Aston Martin, Blick Rothenberg, Classic Motor Cars, Coys of Kensington, Exclusively Events, Grange Hotels, HERO (Historic Endurance Rally Organisation) - Event at Isle Of Wight Panerai British Classic Week, Hotel De France, Jaguar, Maserati, Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charities (RNRMC), Stratstone and more.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davinakumal/ @davinakumal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavinaKumal @davinakumal
Anne-Marie Lodge, Really Ree
Anne-Marie Lodge, ‘Ree’ started her blog, ReallyRee.com in 2010. She had a passion for all things beauty and wanted to share it with as many people as possible and a blog seemed the ideal way of doing it. She was thrilled and surprised when she initially started to get her first few readers to the blog; now those few readers have grown in to half a million readers a month and Ree’s blog has become the biggest beauty blog in the UK and one of the most trafficked in the world. Ree called the site ReallyRee because she felt she wanted to ‘keep it real’ for her readers and always write about beauty in an honest and accessible way for ordinary people like her who just wanted to look their very best.
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Yanar Alkayat, Digital Director, Healthista.com
Yanar Alkayat is a beauty, health and wellbeing writer for national press, digital director at Healthista.com (an online channel for women's health) and runs her own digital consultancy for beauty brands. She has been working in beauty editorial for over ten years with experience on Cosmopolitan.co.uk, InStyle.co.uk, Handbag.com, WomensFitness.co.uk among many others. Her passions are in natural, ethical and holistic beauty, health and wellbeing (find her musings on these on her blog, brightershadeofgreen.co.uk) or read her regular beauty pages in Health & Fitness magazine, NetDoctor and Healthista.
Social handles: @YanarBeauty
Charlotte Moreso, True Grace PR,
Charlotte is the Managing Director of True Grace PR, a specialist agency for the beauty, hair ,fragrance and men’s grooming industry. She has worked as a PR & marketing consultant in the health and beauty industry for over 22 years, running highly successful campaigns for global commercial brands, smaller UK beauty brands and in more recent years, creating digital marketing campaigns for clients working with key influencers and bloggers. Her work has won several industry awards.
Joanne Etherson, Events & PR Manager, Salon Services
Joanne has over 15 years’ experience working in the professional hair and beauty industry, and with world top salon brands including Kenra Professional, Maria Nila, Gelish, Paul Mitchell and many more.
As PR & Events Manager at Sally, she works with influencers across the globe, including world renowned colourist Guy Tang, to create original and exclusive content and events for Salon Services, Sally Beauty and Beauty Express.
Joanne’s passion is driving innovation in hair and beauty and inspiring all Sally customers, helping them look and feel great.
Instagram & Facebook @SalonServicesUK, @SallyBeautyUK, @BeautyExpressUK
Websites: salon-services.com, sallybeauty .co.uk, beautyexpress.co.uk
Jen Wilding, Photographer
Jen was born in South Africa and spent the first 10 years of her life in a country that brims with soul and vitality. After emigrating to Australia she spent her formative years always with a camera in hand, shooting from an early age.
Now based in the UK Jen works between London, Australia and various international assignments specialising in beauty, fashion and advertising photography. Her clients include Harpers Bazaar AU & UK, Glamour SA, L’Officiel Au, Vogue AU, Goldwell UK and L'Oréal UK alongside many advertising and commercial clients. Jen has also recently shot for the “Love your Skin” beauty book working with the skincare guru Abigail James to create unique beauty imagery. Previously she has contributed to two makeup books with Rae Morris, celebrated makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur.
Jen has carved out her own photographic style, which retains a strength and timelessness, there is a certain precision in her work, which comes from a background in architecture, as well as formal photographic training that has been softened by a feminine tenderness and a creative eye.
Mark Woolley, MD, Electric
Mark Woolley is a multi-award winning hair stylist, founder, international creative director and the driving force behind the exclusive British cool brand, Electric.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, the Electric brand encompasses six bespoke salons in key cities throughout the UK, a professional award winning product range, the Electric Studio and the Electric Education Academy. One of the most respected figures within the hairdressing industry, Mark’s work regularly appears in leading publications across the globe. He is a renowned stylist within the influencer community too, blessing the hair of international beauty bloggers and celebrities. He understands and embraces the digital age and draws a lot of his inspiration from the popular culture drummed up by these influential figures.
Electric Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_london/?hl=en
Electric Twitter: https://twitter.com/electric_london?lang=en
Jon Bradley is a commercial photographer working with businesses and brands within the beauty, grooming and lifestyle sector. It's Jon's job to bring products and services to life through creative, professional imagery. Working with PR and marketing teams, Jon shoots everything from live events through to product photography. Clients include NARS, La Roche Posay, Goldwell, Kerastase, MAC Cosmetics, Radley and Burberry.
Jon understands the influence and importance of the blogging world through his client work and is delighted to be on board as a New Generation Beauty Influencer Judge.
Ambarina is a multi-award winning beauty editor, blogger and YouTuber. With over 15 years experience commissioning and writing beauty and lifestyle for numerous magazines and websites, including the BBC website, Asian Woman & Asian Bride magazines and most recently, HELLO! Magazine, she has a wealth of experience of writing from both a journalistic and bloggers’ viewpoint. She started her blog in 2010 when she realised she had so much more to say about beauty than she could fit into her magazine and online commissions. Having started her career in Europe’s top ad agency, she has also worked on brand marketing and PR, and is able to look projects from both a creative and commercial viewpoint.
Her blog is known for honest reviews, focusing on skincare and beauty for the intelligent consumer and she has worked on campaigns with brands including Slendertone, sk:n Clinics, Scholl, Nivea, Tria, Tesco and Unilever.
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