If you love makeup, are interested in skincare, women’s health and what is going on in the beauty industry – you need to know about the very first This is Yorkshire Beauty Week taking place from 22 May to 26 May across the region.
Created by Yorkshire cosmetic surgeon, Dr Lubna Khan-Salim, the weeklong festival includes events held during the day and night, celebrating Yorkshire-based businesses and voices, and is putting the spotlight on key issues including representation in beauty, sustainability, and women’s health.
Which events are you going to?
Launching on Monday 22nd May with an event on Sustainable Beauty and a screening at the Everyman Cinema in Harrogate with a panel discussion with B-Corps brands including NEOM Organics, the week includes events open to the public which are running every day until Friday 26th May.
Dr Lubna Khan-Salim hopes the celebration provides an opportunity for people to learn, be inspired and have fun at the events planned:
“We have a real mix of events and topics covered across the week – from the future of bio-hacking, to the language of beauty, and the impact of social media. Whether you want to learn more about the latest brands, trends and make up techniques, or play your part in conversations on pivotal issues impacting the industry and society, there really is something for everyone. Whether you come alone, or with your girlfriends, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time at these events.”
The week-long festival has garnered support from brands including Harvey Nichols, The Body Shop, John Lewis, The Ivy York, Koncept Studios, Huma Humad and Grantley Hall who are all hosting events across the week in Harrogate, Leeds, York, and Bradford.
Many of the events have redeemable ticket prices against purchases made at the event with the brands and products featured and all ticket holders will get access to an exclusive digital goodie bag with £100s of pounds of savings and offers.
Dr Lubna adds: “We wanted to create something new for the region, that brought together the passion, talent and skills that we have here in Yorkshire. It’s been a real grassroots movement that has generated lots of interest and support, particularly around the representation and inclusivity of beauty. Whatever your age or background, this week is about saying beauty is unapologetically you.”
Beauty and Social Media will be the topic of a round table event at The Ivy York on Tuesday 23rd May, with guests enjoying lunch over a discussion on the role and impact social media plays when it comes to influencing beauty standards.
On the evening of the 23rd May, there is an event called Rut to Rocking in Leeds for those looking for inspiration on their makeup, hair styling and fashion, with a squad of experts on hand.
The topic of Makeup and Identity is the theme for the Harvey Nicholls event held on Wednesday 24th May, when media broadcaster Stephanie Hirst will be sharing the role makeup has played in her transitional life, as well as demos from makeup artists using forward-thinking brands such as Fenty and Nars.
On Thursday 25th May guests are invited to a special event focused just on the beauty of eyes at Huma Humad in Bradford, with everything from makeup trends and techniques to brows and tweakments covered by the experts.
The week will end with an event on Friday 26th May at John Lewis with their Beauty Society team showcasing the future of beauty and skincare with leading brands including Origins, Lumene and Caudalie.
As part of This is Yorkshire Beauty two bespoke prints have been designed by local design agency, Ow.Much.Design that are available as a poster and jumper to support the Yorkshire-based charity, The Burns Club. Tickets and details to all the events can be bought at www.thisisyorkshirebeauty.com