Huns That Hustle: Jenna Meek of Gypsy Shrine

In honour of International Women’s Day, we chatted with ten kick-ass, powerful women who have broken through the glass ceiling and founded their own beauty brands.  

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Meet Jenna Meek, owner and Creative Director of Gypsy Shrine. 

Founded: 2016 

Location: The Northern Quarter, Manchester 

Motto: “Cross the ‘t’ of ‘can’t’ and say ‘I can’.” 

One how she’d describe herself in one word… 

“Innovative!” 

On what inspired her to found Gypsy Shrine… 

“I always wanted to start a business painting faces at festivals but I chose the traditional route and pursued a career in fashion. After a few years, and itching to be creative again, I quit my job, bought a Transit van, and gave the festivals a bash! Then I started thinking about products and going beyond face painting – I bought loads of loose jewels and started playing around with them…” 

On the most surreal moment of her career so far… 

“Last year we flew to Coachella and did a Gypsy Shrine pop-up with a host of amazing A-listers. It was amazing and very surreal.” 

On her role models… 

“Karren Brady – I’ve read her autobiography and love her outlook on business. Also, Deborah Meaden – I aspire one day to have as much business knowledge and experience.”