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Harrods calls upon leading makeup college to drive graduate recruitment

The world’s leading luxury department store, @Harrods, has teamed up with the Scottish-based makeup academy, GlamCandy (@GlamCandyUK).

The new H beauty location in St James Quarter, Edinburgh, is offering makeup students their first step into the luxury cosmetic industry.

As the first H beauty outside of London, the latest addition to the ever-growing Edinburgh shopping scene will house over 90 international brands. These will provide customers with expert-driven services and an immersive experience.

H beauty is keen to support local talent through its ‘Born and Bred’ values, highlighting up-and-coming Scottish brands whose values correlate and connect with Harrods’ own. Alongside homegrown artistic talent, the store will also feature Scottish brands such as Vieve, Lola’s Lashes, and Kingdom Scotland.

Paulina Siembor, GlamCandy creative director, educator and professional makeup artist, said:

“The demand for makeup artists within the industry has been increasing over the years and we are so glad that GlamCandy has been recognised as a leading training provider who is able to give their students these hands-on experiences. To partner with a brand like Harrods is going to really help kickstart our students’ careers.”

GlamCandy has been working with H beauty and L’Oreal to help advertise new roles within the industry. So far, two students have been recruited for roles with high-end brands such as luxury makeup and skincare brand, Charlotte Tilbury, and Magnetic Lash, the number one magnetic lash brand.

Rocio Lahoz, GlamCandy graduate, said:

“During my time studying at GlamCandy I developed my artistic skills more than I could have ever imagined. I learned so many new techniques and trends that I didn’t know about, I discovered my own “identity” in the makeup world and what makes me feel confident.

“What I loved the most was that we were also taught how to prepare for job interviews. It made me feel 100% more confident out of college and helped me out to get my current job at Charlotte Tilbury for H Beauty, Harrods in the new St James Quarter.”

Heidi Freeman, talent acquisition partner at L’Oreal, said:

“To offer a world-class client experience at the counter, we need beauty-loving people who are eager to learn, excited to develop, and who genuinely care about our clients.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to have fresh talent from GlamCandy, who are beauty experts, to bring our brand story to life at L’Oréal.”

H beauty Edinburgh marks the next steps in Harrods’ 172-year history, which also includes a further two stores to open in the next 12 months in Bristol and Newcastle. This is part of a long-term effort to unite beauty communities across the UK.

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