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Get ready for the Vogue Future Beauty Festival: a day of fun and insightful tutorials, masterclasses, and thoughtful discussions, all coming together right here on Join us for a virtual celebration of all things beauty and wellness with an incredible line-up of game-changing players in the industry.

Streaming on as well as across all Vogue Arabia social channels, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, the festival will feature more than four hours of content — free to tune into from the comfort of your homes, starting from 12pm.

Scroll down to browse the festival programming and inspiring content we’ve put together leading up to the festival, and sign up here to stay updated on the latest festival announcements.

Announcing the Virtual Vogue Future Beauty Festival’s Lineup

The wait is over, as Vogue Arabia is announcing the lineup of the Vogue Future Beauty Festival. On July 10, joining us for a virtual celebration of all things beauty and wellness are Iraqi-American beauty mogul Huda Kattan, legendary hairstylist Sam McKnight, Lebanese makeup-artist-to-the-stars Bassam Fattouh, and many more game-changing players of the industry.

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How to Eat Your Way to Healthy Looking Skin

Tried every lotion and potion in the book for glowing skin? The answer may actually be about what you’re consuming. From eating to drinking enough water and even sun exposure to sleep, Dr. Nasr Al-Jafari is the Medical Director at the DNA Health Center located within Jumeirah Al Qasr in Dubai discusses the importance of taking a holistic approach to the problem.

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Improve Your Meditation and Mindfulness with these Apps

The world might currently be a confusing and unpredictable place, but don’t worry there are apps for that. In all seriousness, when times get a little stressful mediation and mindfulness might just be the answer. Scientifically proven to increase focus, help you get better sleep and combat stress, which can even lead to weightloss, these are the apps to help you through.

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How to Run the Perfect Bath From Ambiance to Scrub

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as taking some me time to soak in a bath filled with bubbles. Helping your body to relax, submerging yourself in warm water can help relieve anxiety and stress which in turn improves your mood. If you’ve been hitting all your exercise goals baths can also soothe sore muscles, joints, and bones as the warmth of the bath can help improve blood flow.

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How to Sanitize Your Beauty Kit Like a Pro Makeup Artist

It has never been more important to sanitize your makeup products. As we have learned from the Covid-19 crisis, stubborn viruses can survive on surfaces for days. 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) is your most important weapon when it comes to keeping your makeup bag and its contents sanitized. Made from a 70% alcohol 30% water solution, it is most effective against bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

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10 Beauty Experts to Follow in the Middle East

It is no secret that women in the Middle East love beauty. Whether it’s following the latest trends or taking extra special care of their skin, they are often experts in the field. Here, we round up some of our favorites to follow on social media and beyond.

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Follow This 5-Minute Makeup Strategy for Your Next Zoom Meeting

It’s 8:45 am and you overslept. Your Zoom meeting begins in exactly 15 minutes, and after dressing from the waist up and raking your hair into a center-parted low pony, there are exactly five minutes left to tackle your face. Highlighter or mascara? To contour or not to contour? Here, celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo—whose star clients include Winnie Harlow and Ella Balinska—breaks down the easiest tips to achieve a subtle glow ahead of your next video chat.

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11 Beauty Tools That are As Stylish As They are Functional

We are all familiar with the feeling of buying an essential beauty tool only for it to stick out like a sore thumb on our dresser. Tools and devices that are big on substance are rarely as big on aesthetics, and the ones that look the prettiest don’t always offer the best results. Thankfully, the beauty industry has advanced enough for us to now have that perfect middle ground when it comes to style and functionality.

Scroll through our edit of 11 such chic tools here.

3 Easy Breathing Exercises to Help Calm Your Mind Daily

With technology never more than a moment away from our fingertips and the pressure to be always doing something dictating our every step, our minds are in a constant state of information overload. Yet, if the current state of the world has taught us anything, it’s that time is precious—time to pause, time to reflect, and time to focus on your mental wellbeing. One of the easiest ways to do so is through conscious breathing.

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Team Vogue Arabia’s Cult Beauty Products

The world of beauty is full of promises. The skin elixir to revitalize even the dullest of complexions. A red lipstick that is universally flattering. The fragrance that will enrapture anyone you breeze past. Some of these statements are true, with products great enough that they reach cult status. Here team Vogue Arabia shares their favorites that have been tried, tested, and repurchased again and again.

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It’s Time to Embrace the Power of Aromatherapy

We all know the relaxing effects of lighting a candle. The flick of the match, the wick catching light and the glorious smell that fills the room. Spending so much time at home its time to take your wellness rituals to the next level. Welcome to the world of aromatherapy and essential oils. From burning oils to gazing at the gentle mist escaping from your diffuser, it’s also time to embrace them into your skincare and pampering routine.

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Dr Barbara Sturm Answers Your Skincare Questions

The countdown to Vogue Arabia’s Future Beauty Festival is on. In preparation for what is set to be a day filled with tutorials, masterclasses, and discussions, we warm up with Dr Barbara Sturm. Starting her career as a chemist, the beauty guru moved into the world of skincare. Loved by celebrities from Bella Hadid to Hailey Bieber she is renowned for her innovative treatments and award-winning skincare line.

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What Order Should You Really Apply Your Skincare?

Skincare is overwhelming. It seems like every day a new formula or active ingredients hits the market offering a plethora of benefits. What if you just want to keep it simple? Then it’s best to seek expert advice. Dr Marwa Ali the resident aesthetic doctor at The Wellness Clinic at Harrods in London shares her essential skincare steps that you too should focus on and the benefits of doing so.

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20 of the Region’s Most Glamorous Beauty Divas Ever

It’s no secret the Middle East has long been regarded as the birthplace for some of the world’s most beautiful women. From exquisite cinema starlets to universally beloved musicians, we dive into the archives to uncover the beauty secrets of these undisputed icons who have topped our best beauty moments for eons.

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The 17 Most Iconic Wigs Cardi B Has Ever Worn

Ever since her early days on Love and Hip Hop: New York, Cardi B has made an impact on fans with her stunning hair and makeup moments. The rapper is not only running the wig game with her extensive collection but she’s also clearly in first place, if you ask me. Within just a few days, she’ll go from wearing a voluminous red wig to popping out in a wavy jet black one.

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Winnie Harlow’s Entire At-Home Makeup Routine

From New York City with her roommate, Asha, model Winnie Harlow offers up her guide to getting the perfect makeup for selfies, including her favorite brow pencils, tips for undereye circles, and the mascara she swears makes eyelashes look like extensions.

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The Truth About Recycling Beauty Products

The fairy tale of recycling — and it is a fairy tale — does not start at the register, or the curb, or even hovering over the kitchen trash can, licking the yogurt top clean, and wondering if it’s good enough. No, the story we consumers believe in begins in our hearts, put there lovingly by Sesame Street puppets, parents, and teachers: Place your depleted bottle in that recycling bin and soon enough it will be reincarnated — or smooshed or melted down or however, whatever — into something new. Maybe the two of you will meet again.

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6 Women Share How Yoga Transformed Their Lives

Yoga offers both mental and physical benefits that can transform your life. Six women share their journeys of discovery.

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The Best Hair Colors to Complement Your Skin’s Warm and Neutral Undertones

Picking a new hair color can often be challenging. You want it to refresh your look while also complementing everything about you. The best way to ensure that is by using the hues in your skin tone as a reference; and for most brown complexions, this means going for colors that suit your skin’s warm or neutral undertones.

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6 Podcasts to Help You Sleep Better

Whether you spend your evening staring at your ceiling or you toss about like a chopped salad until you finally get to sleep in the early morning hours —fear not, as there are several podcasts to help you get to a steady night’s sleep cycle. The podcasts range in various genres of storytelling, music, and even food recipes, designed to help you slow down and relax your mind.

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Eye-Catching Nail Trends to Get You in the Summer Spirit

Although summer holidays may be put on hold this year, there’s nothing stopping you from checking off your beauty bucket list. With likely more time at home than ever, capitalize on the opportunity to experiment with a DIY mani or schedule in a post-lockdown pamper sesh at your favorite salon for a go at these tempting talons that signify you’re ready for the long-awaited summer.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Journaling

With everything that’s going on in the world, it might seem a little bit overwhelming right now. That’s why it’s the perfect time to start journaling if you haven’t already. With so many health benefits, psychologist Mamta Saha shares why journaling has become so popular and how to start the practice.

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Iman Cosmetics Has Been Promoting Diversity Since its Launch in 1994

Uplifting people of color was never a trend for the Iman. The #PullUpOrShutUp challenge started by Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter has pushed brands to be more transparent about the lack of diversity on their corporate teams.

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Vogue Arabia’s Top Ten Beauty Looks of All Time

From dramatic reinventions to showcasing natural beauty that shines from within, scroll through the gallery below to take a look at our most impactful beauty looks that notably broke the mold, and helped to tell an unforgettable story.

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Welcome Note
12:00 pm to 12:05 pm
Red Carpet Glamour Tutorial with Bassam Fattouh and Jessica Azar
12:05 pm to 12:35 pm
Partner Session - The Importance of Skin-Care Prep with Toni Malt and CHANEL
12:35 pm to 12:50 pm
“Tweakments vs. Treatments” with Skincare Expert Dr. Marwa and Diala Makki
12:50 pm to 1:20 pm
Fragrances From and For the Middle East with Kilian Hennessy and Amna Al Habtoor
1:20 pm to 1:50 pm
Tata Harper Talks Clean Beauty with Jessica Kahawaty
1:50 pm to 2:20 pm
Career Retrospective Interview with Legendary Hair Stylist Sam McKnight
2:35 pm to 3:05 pm
Partner Session - Achieving Everyday Natural Waves with Dyson
3:05 pm to 3:20 pm
Manuel Arnaut in Conversation with Huda Kattan
3:20 pm to 3:50 pm
Closing note
3:50 pm to 4:00 pm

CHANELToni Malt, Middle East’s leading Celebrity & Editorial makeup artist, CHANEL Beauty Ambassador, and author of Amazon’s sold out makeup book TRANSFORM – 1 Model 60 Looks. Her desire to share and teach has been a major influence on the creation of her book TRANSFORM and the TONI MALT MAKEUP ACADEMY, now training the next generation of key freelance makeup artists in the heart of Dubai.

Toni is a passionate and gifted makeup artist with an innate talent for creating extraordinarily beautiful faces. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni is known for her bold and flamboyant use of color, never shy from making a statement with makeup.

DYSONAt Dyson we believe everything could be better. Fuelled by a frustration with things that don’t work properly and a relentless obsession with making them work better, we’ve spent the last 25 years pioneering inventions and continually improving.

We’re a technology enterprise, and our business is built from a desire to solve the problems others ignore. Crucially, we excite people with unexpected new technologies, and we’re careful to help our owners get the very best out of their machines. From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint.

While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business, this includes personal care.

HUDA KATTANLaunched by award-winning beauty blogger Huda Kattan in 2013, HudaBeauty is one of the world’s fastest-growing beauty brands. Beginning as a blog in 2010, Huda Beauty has fast become the number 1 Beauty Instagram account in the world with over 42 million followers and is currently ranked the 66th most followed account on Instagram. Huda launched Huda Beauty into Sephora in the Dubai Mall in 2013 with a collection of false eyelashes and has since expanded the range to include a vast array of lip, eye and cheek products. The brand has since had several record-breaking launches globally, with products now available worldwide at retailers including, Sephora, Sephora in JC Penney, Harrods, Selfridges, and Cult Beauty. Huda Beauty continues to expand across Europe, Asia and the US where the brand is regularly ranked number one against competitors.

MANUEL ARNAUTManuel Arnaut joined Vogue Arabia as Editor-in-Chief in May 2017. In October 2017, he also launched Vogue Man. With more than a decade of Condé Nast editorial experience, combined with a strong track record of regional success, Arnaut has expanded Vogue Arabia’s reach and influence with its print editions, digital and social platforms, and flagship events, while staying firmly rooted in the region. Arnaut previously held the role of Editor-in-Chief at Architectural Digest Middle East, which he launched in 2015. Arnaut began his media career at Vogue Portugal, where over a period of seven years he interviewed fashion’s leading figures, followed by a three-year stint at GQ Portugal, where he held the position of Editor.

BASSAM FATTOUHBassam Fattouh Cosmetics began as a niche brand in 2010, dedicated to the concept of blending a product line’s best colors and produced with the best material and state-of-the-art packaging from Europe, the United States and Japan. The brand garnered incredible success very quickly and became a bestselling, highly demanded luxurious product line sought after by every woman.

JESSICA KAHAWATYJessica Kahawaty is an Australian-Lebanese model, philanthropist, and law graduate who has bridged cultures together through her work in the fashion industry and humanitarianism. An ambassador for some of the world’s exclusive brands, Jessica uses her name and platform to continuously shed light on global issues around the world and empower young women to reach their full potential through education and the arts. Jessica has built an impressive portfolio of luxury brand partnerships working as an Official brand ambassador for Breitling watches, a friend of the brand for Louis Vuitton, as well as many other projects with the likes of Tom Ford, Christian Dior Beauty, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, and Tiffany & Co. With a background in Business Finance and Human Rights Law, Jessica has worked with various NGOs internationally. She has advocated for causes close to her heart including St. Jude’s Children Cancer Centre, Charity Water, and Breast Cancer Awareness.

SAM MCKNIGHTHairdressing legend Sam McKnight’s spectacular career spans nearly 50 years working in fashion. He has worked with all the greats including A-list clients including Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Burberry, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood. In addition to devising trend-leading hair looks for fashion shows and advertising campaigns, McKnight is a regular contributor to British and international Vogues, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D and Love, creating iconographic images with the world’s most pre-eminent photographers: Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Craig McDean,Mario Testino and Bruce Weber among many others. In addition, he’s on-call for a starry clientele including Uma Thurman, Cate Blanchett and Kate Moss, for personal appearances and red carpet events. But perhaps his most iconic client was the late Princess Diana, who he met on a shoot for British Vogue which led to him becoming her personal hair stylist for seven years.

ALEXANDRA VENISONAlexandra is Vogue Arabia’s Beauty Editor. Originally from London, Alexandra moved to Dubai 18 years ago. After returning to the United Kingdom to study, she gained a first class honors degree in fashion journalism from the London College of Fashion. Back in Dubai, she worked for two leading local women’s lifestyle titles: Emirates Woman and Viva magazine. She then moved to Harper’s Bazaar as digital editor, before joining Vogue Arabia as beauty editor.

TATA HARPERIn the new modern beauty industry that is starting to focus on natural and nontoxic solutions, Tata Harper’s eponymous line of skincare and wellness products has been fast-tracked as a must-have for the enlightened consumer seeking effective, luxurious products that are developed using the latest technology. Formulated with the highest-quality natural ingredients available on the global market, Tata Harper products have garnered a devout fan base with the most discerning of customers, including celebrity fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Lake Bell, Christy Turlington and Julianne Moore.

DIALA MAKKIDiala Makki is a journalist, documentary producer, and TV host who was previously selected as of the top 100 influential Arabs under 40. The television presenter is no stranger to the inner workings of the fashion industry with hosting Mashaheer with Diala Makki. Born in Iran and raised in Lebanon, Diala has degrees in both Communication Arts and Political Science & International Affairs. She is also outspoken on the topic of female empowerment particularly in relation to domestic violence, having launched a campaign on her social media in support of victims.

KILLIAN HENNESSYHeir to a long line of entrepreneurs who were pioneers in luxury, Kilian decided to take up the torch of family tradition. Creating a new luxury brand was definitely a challenge worthy of his predecessors. Kilian fell in love with perfume whilst studying at university. Before graduating from CELSA, he wrote a thesis on the semantics of scent. Kilian is now considered one of the most respected perfumers in the world after training with highly esteemed experts. He previously worked for the likes of Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior before setting up his own brand, Kilian Paris, which is inspired by childhood memories from his days in Cognac, France.

DR. MARWA ALIDr Marwa Ali is the resident Aesthetic Doctor at The Wellness Clinic in Harrods. She specializes in advanced nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and is renowned for her supremely natural looking results. She is passionate about skincare and has recently been appointed as the global ambassador of Obagi Medical. Her conservative approach has gained her many high-profile clients, treating patients from royals to high society from all around the world.

AMNA AL HABTOORAmna is a graduate of strategy & design. She joined her family business as an executive director of marketing and communications at Al Habtoor motors, with high involvement in some of the company’s most luxury profile deals, including those with Bugatti, Bentley, & McLaren.

Redirecting her ambitions, Amna founded mash concepts in 2014. Exploring one of her earliest passions, perfume, Amna seized an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of niche perfumery. Towards the completion of her perfumery course, Amna was drawn to the idea of a fragrance line focused on the art of nostalgia.

Soon enough, Arcadia was brought to life. A brand that redeveloped the culture of scents in the middle east, through a contemporary and experiential manner. Arcadia encompasses the idea behind reminiscing and creating memories through the art of scents.

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