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Sali Hughes

Sali Hughes was born in Blackwood in 1975. She is a columnist, broadcaster, event host, and bestselling author of Pretty HonestPretty Iconic, Our Rainbow Queen and Everything is Washable. She is co-founder of Beauty Banks, a charity that provides those living in poverty with basic hygiene products, for which she has won several major awards. A former magazine editor, she has written extensively for Grazia, The Observer, Vogue, Elle, Stylist, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Shortlist, Woman & Home, Look, Good Housekeeping, Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter. She is Contributing Editor on Red magazine and has been twice-nominated for Columnist of The Year. She is also Beauty Editor on The Guardian, where she is known for her intelligent, straight-talking advice and honest product recommendations which are recognised across the beauty industry as having “the Delia effect” on sales. Hughes is an experienced radio broadcaster, appearing frequently on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour (for whom she has also presented two in-programme series), Late Night Woman’s Hour, You & Yours, and The Today Programme. She has made many guest television appearances on Sky News, BBC2’s Newsnight,  ITV's This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Lorraine. Her recently launched skincare range with Revolution, has received rave reviews and been commended as 'the white t-shirt of your beauty routine'.  She lives in Brighton with her family. 

Twitter: @salihughes
Instagram: @salihughes
YouTube: salihughesbeaty

Books in order of publication:

Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion (2014)

Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look at the Beauty Products that Changed the World (2016)

Our Rainbow Queen (2019)

Everything is Washable: And Other Life Lessons (2022)

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