British Beauty Weekend 2020

British Beauty Weekend will explore careers and innovations in the beauty industry, offer insights from leading companies such as WGSN, British Growth Fund and Facebook, and you’ll be able to hear from a host of leading experts and get a taster of what’s to come in 2021.

The 3-day event will begin with a series of inspiring virtual panels followed by a day of activity on Instagram. British Beauty Weekend is hosted in conjunction with our patron Covent Garden. Sign up now to secure your place.


British Beauty Weekend 2020 Schedule


Thursday 29th October


Post-Pandemic Beauty: Why Safe Beauty is the New Clean Beauty

British Beauty Council patron, WGSN hosts an in depth look at how consumer needs are adapting to the current times, prioritising antibacterial, antiviral and immunity-boosting actives in a post-Covid-19 world. Join their Beauty Director, Jenni Middleton to discover how to adapt your business plan, prioritising personal safety and hygiene for all beauty products and services.



Careers – Smashing Stereotypes in Science & Beauty  – Education Pillar

British Science Association will host an event exploring the careers of some of the country’s leading cosmetic scientists. Our expert panel with discuss cosmetic science and the stereotypes that surround the science and cosmetics industries.



The Future of Beauty Commerce, from E-commerce to Discovery Commerce

Hosted by Facebook, this session focuses on a new approach to marketing in the digital era, focusing on a consumer journey that starts well before intent. Even more relevant now as we re-emerge from COVID-19 and people are spending less time browsing in stores – Discovery Commerce opens up new sources of demand for businesses and delights consumers with products and services they will love.



Friday 30th October


Careers: How to become a brand

British Beauty Council’s President of Pillar, Education, Elizabeth Barnett-Lawton talks to a panel of industry experts and leaders about their careers in beauty and advice for upcoming beauty brands and creators.



Creativity out of Covid – Supporting British Beauty – Innovation Pillar 

Hosted by Jo Jones, co-founder of Beauty Banks. This panel will celebrate and support British beauty, offering advice and guidance for brand owners and innovators starting out on their brand journey. Joined by BGF. 



The Future of Hair 

Supported by British Beauty Patron Babyliss Pro and moderated by The Telegraph’s Sonia Haria. We explore the hair trends and innovations of 2021. The creativity and resilience of hairdressers over the last 6 months has been remarkable and we hear from leading experts about what they think will be the future of the hair industry and what salon owners & hair stylists could expect.



Saturday 31st October

Set your reminders to check out the British Beauty Council Instagram on Saturday for a day filled with exciting and inspiring takeovers and live interviews from our prestigious Advisory Board, Patrons and Community. See below what the day has in store. 


Morning Rituals with Lisa Potter-Dixon

Our first industry expert to takeover the British Beauty Council Instagram will be the incredible Lisa Potter-Dixon, one of the UK’s most-loved makeup artists, a three-times best selling author, and co-host of the @5favesoftheweek podcast with Theo Coyne. Wake up to Lisa’s inspiring morning motivations, rituals and skincare tips and tricks to start your day.

Ask The Expert: How to raise investment with Emilie Spire, Felix Capital

Join Emilie Spire, Investor at venture capital firm Felix Capital, as she answers your investment queries and offers business advice on raising investment during challenging times as well the best ways to build your business on a budget. If you have any questions you want answering please send through to by Thursday 29th at 4.00pm.


The Importance of Brand Transparency with Feel Good Fellowship

Consumers are increasingly demanding more from the brands they buy from. Our Advisory Board Member, CEO and founder of Feel Good Fellowship & Bespoke Banter, Scott Wimsett will be joined by Aisling Connaughton, founder of CYD Connects Ltd, to discuss the work and purpose of the Feel Good Fellowship, alongside the importance of transparency and sustainability in the beauty industry.

Mastering Social Media with Ailish Lucas, The Glow Getter Collective

Are you looking for tips on how to use the power of social media to build your business and social media presence? If so join us for some great social media insights from founder of The Glow Getter Collective, Marketing & Social Media Strategist for Natural Beauty Brands, Ailish Lucas. If you have any questions you want answering please send through to by Thursday 29th at 4.00pm.


Life After Lockdown: Sonia Haria in conversation with Dija Ayodele

Join our Advisory Board Members Sonia Haria and Dija Ayodele in conversation about Life After Lockdown. Beauty Director of The Telegraph, Sonia Haria, and Aesthetician and owner of Westroom Aesthetics Dija Ayodele will be discussing the impact the past 8 months have had on the beauty industry and on Dija personally. It will also explore how Dija is preparing for the future.

Supporting Salons: Jayne Lewis-Orr in conversation with Adam Reed 

Following the launch of the #ChopTheVAT campaign, Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Group and British Beauty Council Advisory Board Member, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Founder of Adam Reed Hair & Global Ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel, GHD and the Green Salon Collective, Adam Reed will takeover the British Beauty Council Instagram to celebrate, support and promote the British hair industry.



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