The beauty industry as a whole is a creative place where one can manifest the dream job by combining skills and techniques. This is something retail maven and brand creator Millie Kendall quickly understood and leveraged in her career. Known for being instrumental in the success of cult brands including Shu Uemura, Aveda, Tweezerman, L’Occitane and Ruby & Millie, we’re delighted to see her join this edition’s speaker lineup!
“A Career In Beauty,” as told by Millie Kendall MBE
Millie Kendall MBE has often fused various aspects of her career to remove boundaries and change the beauty game.
In 1998, she launched Ruby & Millie with her friend and business partner, Ruby Hammer. It was the first mid priced make-up brand to cut across existing price and brand perception barriers, launching first in Harvey Nichols then Selfridges and simultaneously going on to retail successfully in Boots. Today, this remains a modern retail growth strategy but back then it was a completely unique concept. In 2007, both women were awarded an MBE for their services to the cosmetic industry.
Millie then paired up with beauty journalist and ex-Vogue beauty editor Anna-Marie Solowj to launch their own concept – BeautyMART. A disruptive and ground-breaking approach to beauty retail, BeautyMART was the first beauty boutique in store and online, curated by an editor, featuring a mix of globally – sourced products from across multi price points to offer a more democratic choice for the customer. BeautyMART paved the way for this new retail approach now emulated across the globe.
In 2015, alongside Solowij, Kendall launched the PR company BRANDstand Communications. The PR business that offers a pick ‘n’ mix menu of services – from business planning and strategy right through to retail launch, PR and marketing. Working across in-store, press and online to maximise each brand’s consumer experience at every touch point.
In 2018, Millie Kendall alongside Anna-Marie Solowij and Kate Shapland founded the British Beauty Council, a non-profit organisation that aims to support a successful, innovative, and inclusive British beauty industry.
In her Salon Owners Summit presentation, she’ll share her career choices, successes, failures, loves and dislikes. More specifically, you’ll hear about how she has focused her career on developing and supporting brands, ideas, people and the industry as a whole and combined that passion into what has become the first industry body to represents the voices, opinions and needs of the British beauty industry, the British Beauty Council.
Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this keynote!
More speakers announced soon. Click here to request a callback!
The Salon Owners Summit 2020: When, where & theme
When: Monday, January 6th, 2020
Where: Convention Centre (CCD), Spencer Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland (a world-class conference venue in the heart of Dublin, located just 15 minutes from the airport in the Docklands)
Theme: Creating A Focused 20/20 Business Vision
Don’t miss our additional add-on event, Inside Phorest!
The Inside Phorest event will take place on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin.
Now in its third year, Inside Phorest is the add-on event you don’t want to miss if you want to learn more about the upcoming software developments our teams are hard at work on. Discover the future of technology for the salon business and stay for the drinks reception after!
Spaces for this pre-Summit event are limited and an additional registration fee is required. Click here to request a callback!
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Secure your tickets to the 2020 Phorest Salon Owners Summit! Click here and fill in your details to get a callback! Please note that an Irish VAT rate of 23% applies (event held in Ireland).
For more information on accommodation, speakers, tours and activities surrounding the coveted event, keep an eye on www.salonownersummit.com!
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Not a Phorest client?
This event is exclusive to Phorest clients only. However, if you are looking to take your salon to the next level, then why not request a free quote or demo of our software today, and join the list of esteemed Salon Owners Summit guests!
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