Big Beauty Weekend Online

  • In association with The British Beauty Council
  • Outstanding industry speakers
  • Live online event

At a glance

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: Online
  • Overall course fee: £175 (including VAT)
  • Start date: June 12, 2021

In association with the British Beauty Council  Education Pillar

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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 A 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. 

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Allure logo Rituals logo VIEVE Logo
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Event 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, A 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, Beautystack and WAH Nails

Jenni Middleton, WGSN

Gareth James, 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

*Please note this event will be recorded and all of the attendees will receive the recording after the event.

Entry Requirements

Students must be aged at least 16 years or older on 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join. An academic year runs from 1st September – 31st August. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.


English Language Requirements

There are no formal English language requirements for this course, however, it is delivered and assessed in English. If you are a non-UK student, and English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5, or be able to use English at this level if you do not hold an English language qualification, before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a course delivered in English.


How to Apply

Places on the Big Beauty Weekend are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, provided individuals meet the age and language requirements.

Once you have completed and submitted the online application form, you will be directed to the online payment system.

In order to secure their place, students who have been accepted to the course are required to pay the full fee in advance.

For complete fees information visit Terms and Conditions

Course Leader

Sophie Cullen

Sophie is a multi-award-winning beauty journalist and brand consultant who has worked across the national press, women’s glossies, weeklies and digital publications.

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