In the world of entrepreneurship, it is interesting when an individual has a mentor who he/she looks up to, this yield more productivity on the part of the individual. The iconic and rich American beautician and makeup artist Huda Kattan nicknamed Heida is the founder of the Huda Beauty blog which is number one Instagram beauty blog with followership of over 26 million. The blog is also among the top 20 best beauty blog worldwide. She is popularly described as an influencer in the world of beauty. She is a model to all beautiful girls out there who utilize their brains rather than their beauty.
Who Is Huda Beauty?
Huda Kattan popularly addressed as Huda Beauty was born on 2nd October 1983 in Oklahoma, United States and was raised in Tennessee, United States. She is a Muslim and American by a citizen. She attended the University of Michigan where she got a University degree in Finance as a major. She is a social media sensation and beauty star blogger.
Facts You Need To Know About Huda Beauty
Launched Her Makeup Career Because She Was Fired
The concept of becoming a beauty blogger and fashionista came to her when she was in the University of Michigan where she studied Finance. Huda Beauty started her career as a social media influencer and beauty blogger when she got fired by her boss in a company she worked as a finance recruiter for the way she dressed and her lavish use of make-up. This action spurred her in focussing on her interest which eventually has become the billion-dollar beauty brand which has given her recognition today.
She first acquired the much-needed knowledge in the field from the famed Makeup school of Joe Blasco before she ventured fully into business. With the experience and training she gathered, she returned back to Dubai and got employed by Revlon which is an American Multinational Cosmetics company based in New York as a makeup artist. While doing this, she was advised by Mona her sister to start a blog where she posted tutorials and guidelines to follow in applying makeup.
Later on, she decided to open her own cosmetic line following the advice from her sisters when they discovered how Huda Beauty’s customer kept calling for customized eyelashes which she usually does to suit the taste of her clients. Huda’s beauty label got recognition based on false eyelashes, which led the label in extending its offer to liquids lipsticks and so on.
Huda Beauty blog brand started in 2010 was launched in 2013 by Huda Kattan, and her sister, Alya Kattan was the first investor in the billion dollar beauty brand empire.
Huda Kattan’s net worth is currently about $560 million while her beauty empire is valued at about $1 billion by Forbes in 2018. She has garnered such a terrifying sum while doing makeup, beauty blogging, and producing different beauty makeup kits and products such as contours, lipsticks, etc. Huda uses various social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram where she has 150k, 2.8 million, 5.8 million, and 30.5 million followers respectively in projecting her products. Combined with her knowledge in entrepreneurship, she has held the world of beauty hooked to her social media platforms; no wonder she has racked up massive subscriptions on her handles.
Family – Parents and Siblings
The parents of the Huda Beauty Vlogger are the Iraqi Sussan Al Qazzaz and Ibrahim Kattan. She has 4 other siblings; Halida Kattan, Khalid Kattan (brother), Alya Kattan (elder sister) and Mona Kattan (elder sister).
Both Alya Kattan and Mona Kattan have always been her major source of motivation, most especially in spurring her to do what she now does – beauty and fashion. As a matter of fact, Alya Kattan is her business partner, while Mona Kattan manages her social media handles.
Huda Beauty is happily married to Christopher Goncalo, a Portuguese. According to the beautician, she had a crush on him because of his popularity in high school but they only officially became an item after they met again at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. They started dating when she was 16. He was the Operation and Logistics management for Huda Beauty company, a job he accomplished perfectly owing to the latest financial value of the company as of 2018. The wonderful couple has a daughter together named Nour Giselle who was born in Dubai, UAE on June 25, 2011.
The beautiful mother of one, Huda Beauty, has a petite height of about 5 feet 4 ½ inches (1.64 m) and her height is complemented with a weight of about 56 kg (123 lb). Her other body measurements such as her bust-waist-hips are measured 34-24-35 inches respectively.