The Judges

The Judging Panel comprises experts from across our industry, who all give their time and expertise to participate in the programme free of charge. Our Judges each use, test, comment on and rank products in at least three separate categories between August and September. Their private deliberations form the basis of the shortlists in each category, which are announced annually on October 1st.

Members of the Judging Panel 2019 included:

Abigail James, International Facialist & Wellbeing Expert
Abigail is globally recognised and called upon by brands for her extensive knowledge, respected skills, legendary facial massage and results-driven bespoke treatments.

Alex Scolding, Head of buying, ASOS
As head of buying at ASOS, Alex oversees all nonclothing categories including Face + Body, footwear, accessories, swimwear, lingerie and lifestyle. She previously held buying roles in menswear at House of Fraser and Burberry.

Alice ‘Alice T’ Thomas, Beauty blogger
Experienced YouTuber, Alice T has seen her follower fanbase and viewing audience grow at a substantial pace over the past three years across all her social media platforms. Her make-up tutorials, product recommendations and tips and tricks ensure that those numbers keep on growing.

Anita Bhagwandas, Beauty Director at Large, Glamour
A multi award-winning journalist and brand consultant with over a decade’s worth of experience on some of the biggest print and digital titles in the country, including Stylist, Marie Claire, Women’s Health and, in her current role, Glamour.

Bea Sweet, Celebrity Make-up Artist
Bea’s stunning creative make-up looks have graced the front covers of a huge array of magazines, from Vogue to Numero, globally and in the UK, while her celebrity clients include Dua Lipa, FKA Twigs, Erykah Badu and Charli XCX.

Bryony Blake, Celebrity Make-up Artist
Bryony has lent her make-up skills to a host of successful shows including X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice. Since 2015, she has also been one of the beauty experts on This Morning, delivering live demonstrations, masterclasses and makeovers.

Dani Mansutti, Influencer
Brighton-based vlogger Dani Mansutti creates beauty, fashion, travel and mental health content. With over 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and nearly half a million Instagram followers, her polished content always comes with a luxurious and artistic edge.

Emily Ewart-Perks, Founder, Secret Spa
Emily founded Secret Spa, London’s premium at-home beauty service, in 2015 with her brother Rider. Her mission was to provide a seamless solution for women having beauty and wellness treatments. Find out more at

Emily Hunter, Editor, Beauty Magazine
With over a decade’s experience as a beauty editor and 4 years of The Beauty Awards under her belt, Emily constantly has her eyes open for the next big thing in beauty and is excited to chair the judging panel for The Beauty Awards 2019 with ASOS.

Holly Buckley, Director & Editor, Diary Directory
Holly is the Director of industry bible DIARY directory, used by brands and media professionals to access fashion, beauty and lifestyle contacts, news, dates and social insight.

James Earnshaw, Celebrity Hair Stylist
James is a session hair stylist who works around the UK and internationally. He is head creative director for an award-winning salon group and splits his time between campaigns, education, show work and celebrities.

Joy Debenham-Burton, Apparel & Fashion Professional
Joy’s career began in the swinging sixties, as the youngest department store buyer in London. From perfumery, she escalated to handling global promotions for the revolutionary Mary Quant range, which took the cosmetics world by storm. This kickstarted a long and successful career in beauty.

Kadeeja Sel Khan, Beauty Influencer
Kadeeja is one of Britain’s best-known beauty influencers who shares everything behind the scenes of Photoshop and filters to detail her skin journey with cystic acne, PCOS and rosacea, believing everybody should feel confident and beautiful in the skin they’re in.

Katrina Fulluck, ASOS Face + Body
Katrina joined ASOS in 2016 as Global Senior Buyer for Face + Body after working in beauty buying teams at Harrods and Space NK. Specialising in all beauty categories, Katrina has a passion for make-up having previously been a make-up artist.

Migena Topciu, Hair Stylist & TV Presenter
Former TV presenter and a model Migena is an award-winning hair stylist and make-up artist specialising in Asian bridal hair and make-up. Along with two hair salons, she has founded her own make-up institute, the MG academy.

Millie Kendall MBE, Chief Executive, British Beauty Council
Beauty maven Millie’s career highlights include introducing Shu Uemura to the UK and Europe, co-creating the Ruby & Millie make-up brand with Ruby Hammer, and co-founding the disruptive retail concept BeauyMART, and PR company BRANDstand Communications. She is now CEO of the British Beauty Council, which she co-founded to help raise the profile of the British beauty industry.

Sanna Nosheen, Make-up Artist & Beauty Influencer, Look a million
Sanna is a self-taught make-up artist and influencer with a passion for make-up and fashion. Her Look A Million brand has over 300,000 followers on Instagram while her accompanying YouTube channel has racked up over 30,000 subscribers.

Sharmadean Reid MBE, CEO, Beautystack
Entrepreneur Sharmadean is the founder of WAH Nails and Beautystack, a new way to book beauty treatments through shared images. A former fashion stylist and brand consultant, her mission is to use technology to empower women economically, socially and culturally.

Sonny Turner, Model & Influencer
At just 20 years of age Sonny is not only fronting major campaigns at home, but on both sides of the Atlantic. She is committed to showing that curves can thrive and wants to share her stance on body empowerment along the way. She enjoys being an influencer and uses her platform to partner with brands who share her stance.

Theresa Yee, Senior Beauty Editor, WGSN
Theresa Yee is a beauty editor with 12 years’ experience in the cosmetic industry. Prior to joining WGSN she worked across consumer magazines and at the luxury beauty retailer Space NK. An experienced trend forecaster, she is responsible for WGSN’s beauty trends, two years ahead of season.

Tom Pellereau, The Apprentice Winner & Inventor, Stylideas
Former winner of the Apprentice and inventor Tom Pellereau loves solving problems and making life better. He has developed the s-shaped Stylfile nail file, the baby-safe Nipper Clipper, STYLPRO make-up brush cleaner and, most recently, the STYLSMILE blue light teeth whitening experience.

Details for The Beauty Awards 2020 will be announced shortly.

For more information about The Beauty Awards 2020, email Ruth Dow or call her on +44(0) 20 7434 1530.

Details for The Beauty Awards 2020 will be announced shortly.

For more information about The Beauty Awards 2020, email Ruth Dow or call her on +44(0) 20 7434 1530.

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