Anita Bhagwandas

Anita Bhagwandas

Freelance Beauty and Features Journalist

Anita Bhagwandas an award-winning freelance Beauty and Features journalist, media consultant and experienced editor based in London (but originally from a magical placed called Newport, in South Wales.)

Anita has made her name creating thought-provoking, culturally relevant and agenda-setting journalism that’s relatable. Prior to going freelance, she was Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, Beauty & Health Editor at Women’s Health, and Features and Beauty Writer at Stylist. She’s written for The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph, Esquire, Men’s Health,  Kerrang!, Alt Press, Top Sante, Clash, Rock Sound, Schon, Never Underdressed, Dazed Digital and XO Jane to name a few.

She also works with trend forecasting agencies like The Future Laboratory/LSN Global to predict what’s going to be killer in the world of beauty and health and for Mastered as an editorial expert. She’s chatted on Woman’s Hour, BBC’s Asian Network and ITV’s This Morning as a beauty expert. She’s always found giving her two cents on expert panels, and was in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2013, singling her out as a ‘tastemaker.’


Johnson & Johnson Best Long Copy Beauty Journalist (2016)
Fashion Monitor Best Long-Lead Beauty/Grooming Journalist (2015)
Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalist Of The Year, (2015)
Johnson & Johnson Best Monthly Beauty Journalist, (2015)
Fashion Monitor Best Short Lead Beauty/Grooming Journalist (2014)
Johnson & Johnson Best New Beauty Journalist, Highly Commended (2013)
PTC New Consumer Specialist Journalist Of The Year, Highly Commended (2013)
Fashion Monitor Awards: Rising Star in Beauty Journalism, Highly Commended (2013)
Shortlist Media, Best Christmas Jumper, 3rd place, 2013

Jasmine Awards Best Visual Piece (2016)
Jasmine Awards Best Online Piece (2016)
Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalist Of The Year (2016)
Johnson & Johnson Best Beauty Team Marie Claire (2016)
BSME Consumer Columnist Of Year (2015)
Johnson & Johnson Best Online Beauty Journalist, The Guardian (2015)
BSME Rising Stars – Best Section – Stylist Beauty (2014)
Jasmine Awards, Best Visual (2014)
GG2 Leadership Award Young Journalist Of The Year (2013)
Johnson & Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards  Best Weekly Beauty Journalist (2014)
Johnson & Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards  Best Weekly Beauty Journalist (2013)
Johnson & Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards, Best Online Beauty Journalist (2013)
Jasmine Awards, Best Practical Guide To Fragrance (2013)
P&G Beauty Journalism Awards, Best Layout (2013)
P&G Beauty Journalism Awards, Best Feature (over 800 words) (2013)




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