Condé Nast College Big Beauty Weekend – Virtual Course

In association with British Beauty Council Education Pillar

Course Dates: 12th Sat – 13th Sun June 2021


The Big Beauty Weekend will bring two days of skincare, hair and make-up demos, panel talks, and masterclasses hosted by Creative Director Sara Hassan &  Beauty Editor Sophie Cullen, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including Maria Hatzistefanis CEO of Rodial & Alexia Inge, CEO of Cult Beauty.

The weekend event is designed for anyone with an interest in the beauty industry, including the current issues and how to tackle them. The event will be beneficial to both, those who already have knowledge or experience of the industry, with a particular interest in ethics and sustainability, as well as complete beginners.

Big Beauty Weekend Highlights

  • Hear from Condé Nast Editors
  • Engage in panel talks organised by The British Beauty Council Education Pillar on diversity and sustainability with speakers ranging from Plastic Planet, Walgreens, Weleda through to Facebook, to name just a few
  • Hear from some of the most exciting brands in the industry such as Elemis, Rodial, Cult Beauty, and Rituals
  • Participate in a brow masterclass with Benefit Cosmetics
  • Hear from industry experts
  • Network with other like-minded people
  • Learn the latest tips and tricks of the trade
    *View detailed programme for the weekend in the next tab

So, whether you’re looking to book in for the full weekend or tune into one day, we look forward to welcoming and connecting with you.

Course Programme

Saturday 12th June 
10.30 am Welcome Run through the day
10.45 am Niki Schilling, Rituals Energising meditation session
11.05 am Chloe Lewis,  Social Media Director, Glamour Social in publishing: gatekeeping a brand’s voice.
12.00 pm Maria Hatzistefanis, CEO, Rodial How to build a beauty empire
12.30 pm British Beauty Council Panel Moving towards a sustainable Beauty Industry with:

  • Jayn Sterland, British Beauty Council Sustainable Beauty Coalition Chair & MD at Weleda
  • Sian Sutherland, Chief Changemaker at Plastic Planet
  • Phil Cumming, Head of Sustainability at Walgreens
1.15 pm Lunch
2.15 – 2.45 Benefit Cosmetics Brow Masterclass
3.00 pm Claire Luxton In conversation with Beauty Photographer Claire Luxton
3.45 pm Networking Session
4.00 pm End of the day

Sunday 13th June 

10.30 am Welcome Run through the day
10.45 am Oriele Frank, Co-founder,  Elemis Sophie Cullen interviews Oriele Frank, on all things sustainability within Elemis.
11.15 am Deborah Joseph, Editor in Chief, GLAMOUR Deborah will speak about her career journey and how she turned GLAMOUR into one of the most successful digital beauty brands.
11.45 – 12.15 Jamie Genevieve, Founder,
In conversation with Jamie, makeup artists, Youtube star, and the founder of Vieve makeup.
12.30 – 1.15 pm Alexia Inge, CEO Cult Beauty What’s trending now?
Biggest beauty trends for 2021
2.00 – 3.00 pm British Beauty Council, Panel The Future of Beauty Industry with:

  • Sharmadean Reid, Founder of Beautystack
  • Jenni Middleton, Director of Beauty at WGSN
  • Gareth James, Director at Foundation Agency
  • Karen Worthington, Client Partner at Facebook
3.00 – 3.30 pm Michelle Lee, Editor-in-Chief of ALLURE Michelle shares her career journey, life as a beauty editor, and top beauty products.
3.30 – 3.45 pm Networking Session


For more information including admissions and event structure, click here.  

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