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Beauty Uncovered

WrittenbyKate Hillon01/09/2008


Meet Our Experts

Meet our top fashion and beauty industry pro's who will be sharing their expert knowledge and insider tips.

Meet our top fashion and beauty industry pro's who will be sharing their expert knowledge and insider tips. 


James Brown shot to fame when he worked with best friend, Kate Moss, on her first ever cover for Vogue in 1992. For 15 years James has worked on high-profile fashion shoots and catwalk shows and was named the Elle Style Awards Hairdresser of the Year in 2001.

Alain Pichton kick started his career training in France until the lure of London called him to the UK. Alain is a well-respected stylist for fashion shoots, catwalk shows and is the Creative Stylist for L'Oreal Paris Elnet, Studio Line and Elvive. 

Sean Tetlow is Creative Director for Clairol and works from his own salon, The Colour Room, for the past five years. He has enjoyed success at major industry awards and competitions and has been shortlisted for Hair Magazine's 2008 Salon Stylist of the Year.

Since 1978 Sam McKnight has always been at the forefront of session hair styling when he worked on his first Vogue shoot. He has worked on hundreds of covers and stories, featuring in almost every Vogue international edition. 

Gary France has been in the industry for the past 25 years and is a prominent member of the award winning Toni and Guy artistic team. Gary, and his wife Kirsten, run the Toni and Guy flagship salon in Kensington.

Tamara Corin is the award-winning Beauty Editor of Boots Health and Beauty magazine. Having interviewed the best makeup artists, hair stylists, skin therapists and nail technicians, Tamara is always getting the best insider's tips from experts and celebrities.

Marcia Kilgore is the founder of Bliss Spa, Soap and Glory and revolutionary leg-toning FitFlops. She has often been credited with single handedly igniting the day spa boom of the late nineties. Her tongue in cheek attitude can be found in her humorously named products!

Anastasia Achilleos has been a beauty therapist for 13 years and for 7 of those she has been a facialist. She has been a brand ambassador for Olay for 4 years and is also one of the Urban Retreat’s Beauty experts developing their skincare range in 2007.

Jerrod Blandino is the co-founder and CEO of international cosmetics brand, Too Faced. Working as a top Beverly Hills make-up artist, Jerrod started the brand with only a credit card, a dream and a microwave!

Stewart Long has been Boots Skincare Scientific Advisor for 2 years and has been developing methods for testing skincare for over 10 years.

Caroline Barnes is a well-respected make-up artist and is still as passionate now as when she first started in the industry 15 years ago. She has worked with top photographers and also worked for the likes of Glamour, Vogue and Marie Claire.

Dr Nick Lowe is an internationally renowned dermatologist both in the UK and US with his own range of skincare products. Dr. Lowe has been at the forefront of teaching, research and innovation in many areas including the study of skin ageing and its treatment.

Lucy Halperin is an international make up artist and head of make-up for Revlon UK. In addition to editorial, advertising and client work, she has also been make-up director for London Graduate Fashion Week the last two years running.

Lisa Eldridge has been a make-up artist for no less than 15 years and her signature look is fresh, flawless skin. In 2003 Lisa became the Creative Director for Boots No7, using her years of international experience to develop, re-design and re-launch the brand. 

Will Andrews is part of the fragrance creation team for Procter & Gamble UK.  He works as a fragrance evaluator, with perfumers, designers, and market experts at the Global Fragrance Creation Centre of Excellence.     

                   
Jo Wood is the founder of Jo Wood Organics, an established, highly regarded cosmetic line that combines ethical issues and chic glamour. Her products promote health and are carefully formulated from the world’s finest organic oils and plant extracts.

Kathy Phillips was Vogue Asia Pacific's Beauty Director and launched her This Works range in 2004. She has written two books, Vogue Book of Blondes and The Spirit of Yoga and is a qualified Yoga teacher - something she has been practising for 30 years.

Rebecca Hopkins founded Balance Me with her sister in 2005 - a luxurious aromatherapy range made with pure essential oils to create a blend of bespoke aromas to optimise health, wellbeing and natural beauty.

Beauty Therapist Nichola Joss works in London and travels globally looking after her clients, working on film sets, advertising campaigns and editorial shoots for top fashion magazines. She is known for her famous facial treatments and oils which she blends for each of her clients.

Celebrity nail expert Andrea Fulerton has won the British Nail Professional of the Year twice and is a respected and leading authority within the UK beauty industry. Andrea is passionate about fingers and toes and she loves creating that seasons varnish colour or new 'look'.

Leighton Denny has won nail technician of the year so many times he’s now been made a judge! As the leading nail technician in the UK he launched his own range of products in 2005 which received great praise from beauty journalists and fellow professional manicurists.

Leading makeup artist Daniel Sandler is known for creating stunning looks and has worked with industry experts in music, tv, film and fashion. In 2007 he collaborated with Urban Retreat to create a collection of affordable must-have beauty products.

James Kaliardos is the international make up artist for L'Oreal Paris. James regularly works with top photographers and his work has appeared in lead fashion magazines, advertising campaigns and haute couture fashion shows.

Margaret Dabbs is a qualified podiatrist and foot expert with a range of luxury clinics across Central London. In 2004 she developed her Beauty for the Feet range of products to address common foot conditions and feet kept sexy enough to be seen all year round.    

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