MillieWho I am and who I’ll be
I always found that there was a distinct lack of respect for people that worked in our industry.
Starting her career in beauty at an LA salon at age 13, Millie Kendall has been a part of the beauty industry, in many different roles. At the age of 19, Millie was expanding Shu Uemera’s US and European businesses, travelling to Japan to help the renewed makeup artist develop product for the US and Europe markets. From there, Millie went on to help bring Aveda, Tweezerman, L’Occitane, Oribe, Stila and Aesop to the UK. Millie launched her own brand, with co-founder Ruby Hammer, Ruby & Millie in 1998, her own retail store in 2015, BeautyMART, and BRANDstand Communications in 2015. Having a full understanding of the knowledge, expertise, intelligence and multi-faceted aspects and intersections of the beauty industry, Millie was tired of the idea that the industry was frivolous, indulgent or ‘un-intelligent’. So, in 2017 Millie launched the British Beauty Council, where she is currently the CEO. Through Millie’s leadership the British Beauty Council is lobbying for change in the industry, sustainable developments, innovation, education and protection for its workers and consumers.
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