Tag: Arab Female Entrepreneurs

Huda Kattan Forgoes Salary To Protect Employees From Layoffs

Just like those in fashion, beauty brands, whether major ones like L’Oréal and M.A.C Cosmetics or smaller independent ones, are giving back in various ways amid the coronavirus pandemic. And this has included executives like Huda Kattan opting to forgo their salaries to minimise the impact the COVID-19 crisis has on their workforce. The Founder and Chief Executive of billion-dollar cosmetics empire Huda Beauty has become the latest high-profile figure to make the move in a bid to protect her employees during these difficult times.
​Dubai-based Kattan, who employs 267 people, will not be receiving her salary for the rest of the year. Family members linked to the business are also refusing their wages until the end of 2020. These include sisters Mona, the Huda Beauty Co-founder and Global President, and Alya, the Chief Instagram Officer, as well as husband Chris Goncalo, the COO, and father Ibrahim, the supply chain’s Senior Adviser.




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Une publication partagée par Huda Kattan (@huda) le 11 Mars 2020 à 8 :05 PDT

 “With everything happening in the world right now – people are fighting for their lives, concerned about their health, trying to keep their loved ones safe, all while trying to put food on the table – the pandemic that we’re experiencing has, without a doubt, had a dramatic effect on the global economy and businesses of all sizes, including Huda Beauty.
“Our teams are, and always have been, at the heart of everything we do at Huda Beauty. We’re a family business and we consider each and every member of our team to be a part of our family,” the Iraqi-American beauty mogul told Arabian Business.




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What’s one thing we all need right now more than ever? UNITY. I’m proud to stand in solidarity with my fellow leaders in the beauty and wellness industry for the launch of #BeautyUnited —the largest industry wide effort to support frontline healthcare workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic. These are the real heroes, and we can come together to immediately support them with protective equipment and essential medical supplies #beautyunited @thebeautyunited
Une publication partagée par HUDA KATTAN (@hudabeauty) le 8 Avril 2020 à 9 :00 PDT

The company that was valued at $1.2 billion as of 2019 has had to close several centres and delay make-up launches in the wake of government-imposed lockdowns.
Kattan, who used to be a make-up artist, has already donated $1,000 to 100 independent make-up artists, knowing the financial brunt hands-on creatives are feeling as self-isolation measures continue. She told The Business of Fashion: “I was living job to job… what if I had my daughter at that time and I was alone? What would I do for food, what would I do for rent?”
The mega-influencer is also joining fellow leaders in the beauty and wellness industry for the launch of #BeautyUnited, which she described as the “largest industry-wide effort to support frontline healthcare workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic.” 




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Une publication partagée par BeautyUnited (@thebeautyunited) le 7 Avril 2020 à 2 :42 PDT

Kattan, who was named one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time Magazine and Digital Innovator of the Year 2018 by Women’s Wear Daily, first got noticed on YouTube and a beauty blog she launched in 2010. By 2013, she founded Huda Beauty, which boasts products ranging from false lashes to skin foundations and eyeshadow palettes. She owns 51 percent of the business that has seen staggering commercial success, with the rest owned by family members or set aside for an employee option pool.
Author: Roula AllamSubtitle: All family members involved in Huda Beauty are also making the sacrifice…1 month agoFeature image: Pictures: 

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Express Yourself Unapologetically With This New Homegrown Beauty Brand

There’s nothing better than sporting a new stellar homegrown beauty brand. Well, actually, it seems there is, and that’s wearing one that also believes in empowering women, giving back and practices cruelty-free, gluten-free and paraben-free manufacturing. Founded by Canadian duo Priya Judge and Gayatri Sagar with a clear mission at heart, the newly launched The Dubai Dolls aims to make every woman feel like the best version of herself.

The co-founders, who have lived in multi-culturally diverse places have learned that the “ultimate definition of beauty is to be your most authentic self, inside and out,’ as Judge described. They also want to hail everyone’s individual looks.‘The Dubai Dolls aims to banish stereotypes and honour diversity. After all, beauty comes in all forms,” Sagar said.
4 Lip Shine Shades
The company offers four Lip Shine shades that reflect the culturally diverse women of Dubai. The shades named after the most popular destinations in the emirates dry to a matte finish, don’t transfer once applied and don’t leave any stains on lips once removed.
The Burj: An iconic bestselling red
La Mer: A bright coral
The Palm: A naughty nude
Marina: A popping fuchsia

A limited-edition gift set that includes all four shades is also currently available.
2. Faux Mink Eyelashes
The brand that was created as a result of Judge and Sagar’s passion for make-up, social responsibility and girl power also offers cruelty-free faux mink lashes. The two unique styles that can be worn up to five times are:

Dubai Nights: Triple stacked lashes that are dramatic and fluffy, making them the ideal high-impact look for a big night out.

Habibti: Perfect for everyday glam, these sensual lashes give great length with a light volume.

At the moment, The Dubai Dolls donates two percent of sales to ensure that young girls from underprivileged and undernourished backgrounds receive one year of nutritious lunch meals as well as education in a private institution. Order here: www.thedubaidolls.com.
Author: Roula AllamSubtitle: Available in the GCC, The Dubai Dolls is all about supplying beauty lovers with ultimate cruelty-free make-up looks while giving back…1 month agoFeature image: Pictures: 

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