Huda Kattan is a beauty blogger known all over the world in the industry
Kattan was born and raised in Tennessee to Iraqi parents. She attended college in Michigan where she studied finance, a career she quickly gave up to become a makeup artist. Kattan met her husband at college and they moved to Dubai in 2008, where she now happily resides with him and their daughter.
She’s the Middle East’s most revered beauty blogger – and with 15m Instagram followers who devour her every beauty tip, it’s little surprise that Huda Kattan has been snapped up as the cover star of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
The 32-year-old blogger, who goes by Huda Beauty on Instagram and lives in Dubai, displays her beauty as she stuns on the pages of the glossy magazine. Huda, who has become one of the world’s most famous beauty gurus thanks to her in-depth tutorials showing her fans how to contour, strobe and channel their inner Kardashian, proves she’s a natural in front of the camera.
Fast-forward a few years and she runs one of the most successful social media accounts and YouTube channels, with double the amount of followers of Oprah Winfrey. She has also launched her own product range into Sephora and Harrods with her false lashes being a best-seller in the Middle East and her Lip Contour pencils clocking up a 50,000-strong waiting list.
Her husband even quit his job to come on board. ‘It was hard because here’s my husband who was the breadwinner and is now reporting directly to me. In the beginning, it was so sensitive,’ she admits.