Beauty mogul, Huda Kattan, is the latest celebrity to have obtained a Dubai Star. The makeup-maven is renowned globally for having one of the fastest growing international brands in the world following her humble YouTube and social media beginnings, Huda Beauty.
The Emirate’s equivalent of the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame, Dubai Stars, announced Huda’s award on social media with the caption, “Congratulations to the influencer-turned-entrepreneur who built a beauty empire, @huda. You are a #DubaiStar.”
Huda Kattan not only runs her highly successful and sought after makeup brand, but also stars in her own Facebook Watch reality web show, with her sisters Mona and Alya Kattan, entitled “Huda Boss.” The beauty boss, once spoke about her beginnings of her brand to a local publication in the Middle East, “We started the brand out of passion, with a vision. I’m not here for the money – I’m here for my own need to create.”
Going on to speak about the challenges she faced when starting out, she also opened up and said, “In the beginning, we struggled so much to make money. There were so many times we didn’t know if we were going to make it, if we even had a future. We didn’t have the opportunity to allow for failure. Some brands can have one product do well while one doesn’t. We couldn’t. If there was a failure, we would have gone bankrupt. In order to do the rose gold palette, I didn’t draw a salary for a few months. Nobody knew what was on the line for that launch. It did so well. It changed the industry.”
Since launching Huda Beauty, Kattan has made waves around the world, and came in at the top spot in this year’s Instagram Rich List, in the beauty category, led by Instagram scheduling tool Hopper HQ. Huda’s Instagram account surpassed top American beauty influencers including Jeffree Star and James Charles, and British influencer, Zoe Sugg.
Huda Kattan’s Dubai Star will be unveiled this month on Dubai’s beautifully lit Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, as her name joins the likes of Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Mo Salah, Amr Diab, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nancy Ajram just to name a few.
Congratulations from the AboutHer.com team, Huda!