Who’s Who in Natural Beauty

A bumper year for natural beauty

What a year it’s been! As natural beauty edges towards the main- stream, our industry has been busy working at grassroots level to build demand and dictate trends – which makes for an amazing Who’s Who for 2019.

On the next few pages you’ll meet our sector’s true movers and shakers. They’re the people who’ve shaped the industry all through the year – nurturing brands, spreading knowledge and building awareness. As ever, you’ll see a few established faces, plus lots of exciting names that might be new to you. In a sector blossoming so rapidly, it’s hard to pick out a bigger picture. But we do know that there’s a healthy number of cult brand owners and consultants with the expertise to bolster sales across the natural beauty spectrum.

So, without further ado, here’s our hot list …

  1. THE NATURAL NUMBER ONE: Jayn Sterland, managing director, Weleda (UK & Ireland)
  2. THE NATURAL BUSINESS DISRUPTORS: Jo and Stuart Chidley, co-founders, Beauty Kitchen
  3. THE BEAUTY INNOVATORS: Alex and Kim Barani, co-founders, Kinetic Natural Products Distributors
  4. THE ORGANIC MENTOR: Lorraine Dallmeier, director, Formula Botanica
  5. THE CREATIVE CONSULTANT: Helen Yeardsley, beauty industry expert, Y Consultancy
  6. THE ORGANIC HAIR CARE ADVOCATE: Tabitha James Kraan, founder, Tabitha James Kraan
  7. THE BEAUTY MARKETING MAVEN: Ailish Lucas, blogger, The Glow Getter
  8. THE FACE OF THE INDUSTRY: Janey Lee Grace, radio presenter and author
  9. THE TRUSTED INFLUENCER: Fiona Klonarides, founder, The Beauty Shortlist
  10. THE NATURAL EXPERT: Sonia White, managing director, Amarya
  11. THE CERTIFICATION EXPERT: Mark Smith, director general, NATRUE
  12. THE BOUTIQUE BEAUTY QUEEN: Imelda Burke, founder, Content Beauty & Wellbeing
  13. THE PIONEERING FAMILY FOUNDERS: Clare and Rebecca Hopkins, co-founders, Balance Me
  14. THE HOLISTIC BEAUTY HEROINE: Yelena Serebryakova, founder, Lena Wild
  15. THE ANTI-GREENWASH CAMPAIGNER: Katie Hill, editor-in-chief, My Green Pod
  16. THE CULT BEAUTY LEADERS: Dominika Minarovic and Elsie Rutterford, co-founders, BYBI Beauty
  17. THE NATURAL SPA SPECIALISTS: Kirstie and Luke Sherriff, co-founders, Pinks Boutique
  18. THE DEDICATED DIGITAL RETAILER: Mel Jenkinson, founder, Glow Organic
  19. THE INDUSTRY TRENDSETTER: Lou Dartford, make-up artist
  20. THE NATURAL SKIN FOOD GOURMET: Alex Nicolaou, founder, NINI Organics
  21. THE CREATIVE BUYER: Mitch McCarthy-Kalischer, assistant category manager, Holland & Barrett
  22. THE SISTERS ON A MISSION: Ariane and Delphine Chui, founders, ftoxins
  23. THE ORGANIC GURU: Graeme Hume, founder, Pravera
  24. THE BOUNDARY BREAKER: Emma Thornton, founder, TRUE Skincare
  25. THE ORGANIC CHAMPION: Georgia Barnes, senior business development manager, beauty and wellbeing, The Soil Association
  26. RISING STAR: THE ANTI-PLASTIC REVOLUTIONARY: Brianne West, founder, Ethique
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Having spent the early part of career putting her BA (Hons) in Media Writing to use as a freelancer writer across a number of industries – from wellbeing, food and travel to design and events – Rosie Greenaway’s post as editor of Natural Products News and Natural Beauty News began in 2017. In 2018 she co-launched NPN’s 30 under 30 initiative, is a regular presenter and speaker on industry panels, is a judge of several awards schemes in food and beauty (from the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards to the Who’s Who in Green Beauty Scandinavia) and acts as an Advisory Board Member for the Sustainable Beauty Coalition.