Start Somewhere


#4 Why the beauty industry is essential to society - with Millie Kendall

Ep. 45

For this week’s episode of Start Somewhere, I immerse myself into the world of British Beauty with retail maven and brand creator, Millie Kendall MBE. Millie is the CEO of The British Beauty Council, which she founded to represent the voices, opinions and needs of the British beauty industry. 

When it comes to her love for beauty, it was always in Millie’s DNA. As a hairdresser’s daughter, she spent a lot of her time as a child on salon floors. In pursuit of her passion, Millie decided to move to New York as a teenager, where she rubbed shoulders with extraordinarily talented hair and make-up artists that would later become her friends, colleagues and partners. 

 In this episode, we speak about Millie’s impressive career path and why she decided to create the British Beauty Council. We also hear about the devastating impact  Covid-19 has had on the beauty industry, and what it means for so many salons to close for the businesses themselves and their direct communities.   

The ask: For those wanting to Start Somewhere in the beauty industry, don’t be afraid to try a few different things. A lot of the jobs are transferable, so just try and kiss a few frogs before you find your prince. 

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