Sali Hughes was born in Blackwood in 1975. She is a columnist, broadcaster, event host, bestselling author of Pretty Honest (2014) and Pretty Iconic (2016), and co-founder of Beauty Banks, a charity that provides those living in poverty with basic hygiene products. 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. Since 2015, Hughes has also presented her own show on Soho Radio. She spends her time in Brighton and London. Her most recent book, Our Rainbow Queen, a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's colour-block style, was published in 2019.
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)