When it comes to female talent in the beauty industry, Instagram is the place to be, and it is certainly not lacking. Picking just eight to talk about proved a very difficult task, but here we are, ready to celebrate the best of the best, their achievements and careers in the beauty industry.
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Our first mention needs no introduction. CEO and founder of Glossier, Emily Weiss’ success is a story we love to delve into and celebrate at any given opportunity. Starting out as a Vogue fashion assistant, then creating intothegloss.com, a website created to show the real-world beauty routines of fashion insiders and celebs, Weiss finally launched Glossier’s first four products in 2014, and the rest is history. If you’re into behind the scenes content and real-life vibes, you need to follow her.
With a whole range of awards under her belt, including an OBE for services to the hair and beauty industry and an MBE for longstanding contribution to the cosmetics industry, Millie Kendall, the CEO and co-founder of the British Beauty Council, is a must-have for your following list.
Katie Jane Hughes
Starting out as a manicurist at just 17 years old and then finding a passion for makeup, Katie Jane Hughes is one of our favourite women in the beauty industry. Using her individuality to her advantage by always experimenting, and not following the usual influencer path of doing one signature style, Katie has created a cult following on her socials, as well as booking some of the biggest brands in the game, including Glossier. If you’re looking for some cool, quirky and fresh looks, then she’s your gal.
Founder of The Stack World, Sharmadean Reid deserves a mention in this round up. Working on gender equality by increasing the global GDP of the women’s economy and allowing women to use content and conversations to drive community, The Stack World was launched in 2021, following Reid’s early career opening nail salons, creating beauty services and products and promoting communication. If you’re looking for a platform to help you grow, feel empowered and strong, then this one is for you.
Skincare expert and author of ultimate skincare guide, Black Skin, Dija Ayodele is one of our favourite women in the beauty industry. Sharing nothing but intelligent, informed and trustworthy information, that wasn’t always out there for people to access or learn about, following Ayodele is the first step in looking and feeling your best. A true gem in the beauty industry.
Fiona Co Chan
We can’t round up our favourite women in the beauty industry without mentioning Fiona Co Chan. From the empty floor of her apartment to the new-in category of BEAUTY BAY, founder of Youthforia and innovator in the world of green formulas, Fiona Co Chan is one to follow. Not only does she make incredible products (promise we’re not biased), but her Instagram is a top supplier of tips and tricks.
From teen hairstylist to one of fashion’s most well-known makeup artists, Val Garland belongs on this round up. After 30 years in the business, and an incredible range of work from doing makeup for Alexander McQueen to Contributing Beauty Editor at Vogue to L’Oréal Paris’ Global Makeup Director, Garland is an OG in the industry, and deserves to be on your following list.
Founder and CEO of one of our fav brands here on BEAUTY BAY, Danessa Myricks is one to follow for all things makeup and beauty. From super fun mini masterclasses to new and exclusive launch content, Danessa is a true expert in beauty.