Top 50 Beauty

When you hear “Top 50 Most Influential People in Beauty” few would think a beauty blogger would fall into that selection. You would probably think of celebrities, fashion designers, makeup artists, beauty retailers and frankly anyone other than a blogger. However, for one very well deserving blogger, it’s undeniable that her influence is far greater than many of those you may initially consider and it has been cemented by the fact she has been included on a list created by one of the world’s leading authorities on the matter.

WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) is the industry insider in all things fashion and beauty. A few days ago WWD Beauty Inc announced first annual list of the power players who are shaping the beauty business today. You will see in the list below that there are a few surprises (including one of our favourite Australian retailers) but one that is no surprise to me or anyone that reads her blog is that of Christine Mielke of Temptalia

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Christine’s. Since meeting her in 2011 my admiration and respect for her has grown 10 fold and I was honoured when she appointed me as a regular contributor. But Christine is not your average beauty blogger – she is a leader and an inventor. I’m writing this hear because I for one feel that if you are yet to introduce yourself to the Temptalia site you should make it a priority.

Now, the business end …

Top 50 Most Influential People in Beauty

  1. Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, L’Oréal
  2. Jose Barra, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Health & Beauty, Target
  3. Ivan Bart, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, IMG Models
  4. Pamela Baxter, President, Chief Executive Officer, LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics N.A. and Christian Dior Inc.
  5. E. Scott Beattie, Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Arden Inc.
  6. Philippe Benacin, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Inter Parfums SA
  7. Honorine Blanc, Master Perfumer, Firmenich
  8. Gina Boswell, Executive Vice President, Personal Care, North America, Unilever
  9. Eva Chen, Editor in Chief, Lucky Magazine
  10. Shannon Curtin, Group Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Beauty, Walgreens
  11. Christine Dagousset, Global Deputy General Manager, Fragrance and Beauté, Chanel Inc.
  12. John Demsey, Group President, The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
  13. Dario Ferrari, Founder and President, Intercos
  14. Carsten Fischer, Representative Director, Corporate Senior Executive Officer, Shiseido Company LTD.
  15. Bill Fisher, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Manzanita Capital
  16. Tom Ford
  17. Fabrizio Freda, President, Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
  18. Muriel Gonzalez, Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics, Fragrances and Shoes, Macy’s inc.
  19. Marco Habert, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
  20. Deb Henretta, Group President, Global Beauty, Procter & Gamble
  21. Nicolas Hieronimus, President, Selective Divisions, L’Oréal
  22. Jo Horgan, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Mecca Cosmetica
  23. Scott Huff, Senior Vice President, Consumables, Wal-mart Stores inc.
  24. Marc Jacobs
  25. Carlotta Jacobson, President, Cosmetic Executive Women
  26. Karen Katz, President, Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus
  27. Howard Kreitzman, Vice President, Cosmetics and Fragrances, Bloomingdale’s
  28. Trey Laird, Chief Executive Officer, Laird + Partners
  29. Christopher de Lapuente, Chief Executive Officer, Sephora Global
  30. William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman,The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
  31. Dave Lewis, President, Personal Care, Unilever
  32. Gemma Lionello, Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics, Nordstrom
  33. Claudia Lucas, Director of Beauty Merchandising, QVC
  34. Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist, Creative Design Director, Procter & Gamble
  35. Marigay McKee, President, Saks Fifth Avenue
  36. Chris McMillan
  37. Christine Mielke, Founder, Editor in Chief, Temptalia
  38. Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President, Fragrances, International Flavors and Fragrances
  39. Guido Palau, Hair Stylist, Creative Consultant, Redken
  40. Claudia Poccia, President, Chief Executive Officer, Gurwitch Products
  41. Marc Puig, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Puig
  42. Frederic Roze, President, Chief Executive Officer, L’Oréal Americas
  43. Shelley Rozenwald, Chief Beauty Adventurer, Senior Vice President of Cosmetics, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor
  44. Michele Scannavini, Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc.
  45. Philip Shearer, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Clarins
  46. Giovanni Testino, Founder, Art Partner
  47. Chance Wales, Director of Beauty, Health and Personal Care, Amazon
  48. Brooke Wall, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, The Wall Group
  49. Linda Wells, Editor in Chief, Allure
  50. Wende Zomnir, Chief Creative Officer, Cocreator, Urban Decay

What do you think of the Top 50? Are you shocked by someone who is/isn’t on the list? Let me know by commenting below!

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