From the Founders: We're Thrilled to Launch Byrdie UK
Today we are thrilled to debut the British edition of our beloved beauty site: Byrdie.co.uk. We’ve always adored the wide range of stunning women, brilliant beauty pros, and incredible makeup, hair, and skincare lines that hail from the UK, and are so thrilled that we get to celebrate them in greater depth with this new site.
Our adoration for British beauty is longstanding, and who could blame us for being so smitten? After all, there are so many legendary icons who hail from the UK—Twiggy, Naomi Campbell, Jane Birkin, Kate Moss, Julie Christie, Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne, Marianne Faithful, Alexa Chung, Charlotte Rampling, and Jourdan Dunn, to just to name a tiny handful—women who are not just our beauty idols, but the world’s muses, too.
Even better: There’s a wealth of incredibly talented hair, makeup, skin care, wellness gurus from Britain, people who are changing the industry, and our lives, with their genius work. Whether it’s Pat McGrath’s incredible high-fashion handiwork (the makeup looks she creates for the runway are the most influential, period) or George Northwood’s genius way with a pair of scissors (every time he cuts Alexa Chung’s hair, a million women follow suit), British beauty pros are truly visionary and should be celebrated on every level. And that, in part, is why we decided it was time to launch a site dedicated to all-things British beauty and beyond, hence the creation of Byrdie.co.uk!
So what can you expect from this new site?
We’re so glad you asked! You’ll still see the all of the beauty and wellness content that we’re known for, but now on Byrdie.co.uk you’ll also get original, unique stories that are created specifically for our UK readers. That will include everything from special spotlights on British celebrity beauty looks to interviews with UK-based industry insiders to breaking news on the country’s best products, brands, and trends. Best of all, our incredible new UK Editorial Director, Amy Lawrenson, is leading the site’s content, and we’re beyond excited she’s joined our team. She’s spent the last seven years working in both print and digital for ELLE UK and Women’s Health, and we are so proud to have her leading Byrdie.co.uk’s content.
And on that note, we shall sign off for now, knowing that Amy Lawrenson’s creating all kinds of stunning, inspirational, and informative content that you’re sure to enjoy. Please check back in daily to see the amazing new beauty stories that are just for our British audience, and be sure to follow us on social media too!
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Hillary & Katherine