Sali Hughes is a journalist, presenter and broadcaster, specialising in beauty, women’s issues and film. 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 of Red magazine and popular resident columnist on The Pool and Empire magazine (both of which have seen her 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 that are recognised across the beauty industry as having “the Delia effect” on sales.
Sali is a very 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.
She has written and presented her own factual reports for BBC One Wales, and appeared as a beauty expert on a number of consumer shows, including BBC One’s The Truth About Beauty and BBC2’s What to Buy and Why. Her own popular YouTube interview series “In The Bathroom With…”has won three major beauty industry awards. Since 2015, Sali has also presented her own show on Soho Radio.
Sali has hosted corporate events for a large number of brands and retailers. In 2014, she curated, talent-booked and presented a series of sell-out panel discussions and debates for the Selfridges Beauty Project, a major, two-month long celebration of diversity and creativity in beauty, held in London, Manchester and Birmingham, and has enjoyed a strong working relationship with the retailer since.
She has hosted many high-profile events, videos, launches, seminars, beauty tutorials and public speaking engagements for clients including Boden, Triumph, Liberty, Boots No7, Clarins, Philips, L’Oreal Paris, Harvey Nichols, Somerset House, Clinique, Olay, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder, Smashbox, Lancôme, John Lewis and all major UK literary festivals. In 2016, she accepted a prestigious invitation to address The Oxford Union, arguing that beauty, feminism and substance are not mutually exclusive.