Experts

Kristen Arnett

International, celebrity makeup artist Kristen Arnett has been immersed in the world of beauty for over 14 years, with roles ranging from product development to high-profile fashion work.  Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GreenBeautyTeam.com, Kristen is respected in fashion circles worldwide for her skill at enhancing beauty without the need for harmful chemicals.  Her expertise on eco, natural and organic makeup has been featured in, Whole Living Magazine, Kiwi Magazine, Daily Candy, and Style.com, to name a few.  Kristen acts as a beauty educator, appearing on television, writing articles, speaking and training people around the globe; both privately and for cosmetics brands, as well as teaching proprietary workshops for makeup artists.

Her work has appeared in Vogue Acessori, Wallpaper, Woman’s Day, on Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show and TNT, among others.  She has worked on celebrities including Laura Linney, Jude Law, Shontelle, Valerie Harper and Angeal Missoni and the list grows daily.  Kristen is always working to make a positive impact on society and contributes to several non-profit organizations.  After two years abroad in Milan to hone her skills as a make-up artist, she is now based in New York City.

 

Renee Loux

Author, green expert, TV host, chef, organic foodie, restaurateur, Women’s Health Magazine columnist, Exhale Spa board member and eco-advisor, Renée Loux has been a champion and trendsetter in the sustainability movement for more than a dozen years. As an author, television personality, chef, restaurateur, raw food expert, and monthly columnist for Women’s Health Magazine, she has been a foremost expert in this burgeoning field with multi-media communication to a wide and varied audience. Renée has successfully imparted her wisdom and healthy lifestyle in four published books, The Whole Green Catalog, Easy Green LivingThe Balanced Plate, and Living Cuisine.

A celebrated eco-advisor, she appears as a frequent green-expert guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Insider Edition, and Fox News.  Renée’s diverse background in the fields of culinary arts, media and public relations, nutrition, and environmental science offers high-caliber validity and research to back it up.

 

Jessa Blades

In 2008, six years into a highly successful career as a professional make-up artist in New York City, natural beauty expert Jessa Blades grew tired of sacrificing women’s health in the name of beauty.  Ditching toxic brands and founding Blades Natural Beauty, Jessa now applies her deep beauty knowledge, tips and techniques to teach women how to maximize their individual beauty naturally, using the best healthy makeup and skincare brands on the market.

Named one of Glamour magazine’s “70 Amazing Eco-Heroes” and TreeHugger’s “Best Green Makeup Artist”, Jessa has emerged as a go-to natural beauty expert, regularly contributing to print publications from Vogue to Whole Living and making appearances on shows like The Today Show.  While the bulk of Jessa’s day-to-day work takes place in the fashion world, when not on set, Jessa puts her knowledge to use hosting educational workshops & classes.  Utilizing her love of herbs and plant-based medicine, Jessa has even created  her own line of handcrafted, small-batch skincare.

 

Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is a Los Angeles-based writer who mixes green with Hollywood.  For the past four years, she has served as the Beauty Editor for EcoSalon.com.  At EcoSalon, Katherine and her sensitive skin have sampled, reviewed and written about hundreds of green beauty products, developing a keen sense for what works well and what doesn’t.
She’s also a regular contributor for MNN.com and has written for NPR’s Pacific Swell, Grist.orgCoco Eco Magazine,  Greenopolis.com  and Greenopia.com.  Her work has been featured on CNN.com and Forbes.com.  Finally, Katherine also writes for the small screen, with credits including Disney Channel’s The Replacementsand USA’s In Plain Sight.

 

Starre Vartan

Starre Vartan is a world traveller, ecofashionista and writer with a green heart.  The founder and editor of Eco-Chick and sister travel site Eco Chick Escapes, Starre also wrote “The Eco Chick Guide to Life” (St. Martin’s Press) and contributes regularly to The Huffington Post, Inhabitat.com EcoSalonMNN and Coco Eco Magazine.  During her decade of experience writing, problogging, style editing, gardening, snowboarding, swimming and trail running, Starre has tried tons of beauty products; honing her expertise concerning what works well and keeps the planet – and you – healthy along the way.

 

Greta Eagan

Greta Eagan, is an eco-stylist and sustainable living expert. Her academic background from the London College of Fashion and graduate studies in Sustainable Fashion have propelled her into the fashion industry as a go-to resource and real life example of style with substance. She has worked with many mainstream brands including Glamour, The Outnet, Eileen Fisher, Kate Spade and more to raise awareness around fashion and ethics.

Greta is a contributing writer for The Kind Life and Lucky Magazine, and be sure to visit her site, www.fashionmegreen.com for more non-toxic beauty and sustainable style tips!  You can also follow her around the globe on Twitter @gretaeagan and send her an email to request an eco-styling consultation at [email protected].

 

 

Todra Payne

Todra Payne is a green celebrity makeup artist who has worked with entertainers, news personalities and fashion icons such as Mariah Carey, Soledad O’Brien, Sigourney Weaver and Donna Karan. Her makeup artistry and beauty advice has appeared in nearly every fashion and lifestyle magazine in the US and several abroad, along with national television & print ads.

She is the founder and managing editor of HealthyBeautyProject.com and HealthyBeautySocial.com.  Her passion for the green beauty movement means she’s often asked to speak at women’s events and universities about choosing safe personal care products. Interested in having her speak or consult? Contact her at [email protected]

 

 

Paige Padgett

Paige Padgett is a leading authority on green beauty and an irreverent, free spirit .  In 2006, Paige launched a professional green kit-unheard of in her industry at the time, proving to beauty expert skeptics that eco-friendly makeup artistry and beautiful faces were not mutually exclusive.

Now considered a leading authority on ‘green beauty’ Paige is the Green Beauty Expert for the Dasani ECOmmunity Facebook Page, DailyGlow.com, Jillian Michaels Wellness Team and founded Paigepadgett.com, a green beauty website. In addition, her expertise been featured in Shape, Elle, GenLux, The LA Times, Natural Health & others, in addition to radio and television appearances.  Paige’s mission is to inspire women to be sexy and civilized by reducing their Cosmetic Carbon Footprint (CCF) without sacrificing an ounce of glamour or taste.

 

Sophie Uliano

New York Times best-selling  author, speaker and activist Sophie Uliano has written 3 books on green & healthy living published, Sophie also shares her green living & beauty expertise via her thriving online community at www.gorgeouslygreen.com.

Calling herself “a bit of a ‘green’ girl”, Sophie’s been at it for almost 3 decades now.  However, her epiphany came when she was pregnant with her daughter, Lola.  She says, “I realized that our basic rights as human beings – to have clean food, air, and water, were being challenged. Bringing a child into a world where I had to read labels with a microscope in order to avoid slathering her with toxic chemicals was a big worry – I decided to do something about it.”

Gorgeously Green is about walking the middle path- a way of living where we can still have/do all the fun stuff while trying not to harm ourselves or the planet.

 

Stefanie Iriss Weiss

Stefanie Iris Weiss, author of nine books, including her latest title Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable.  She keeps her carbon footprint small in New York City, where she writes about sustainability, sexuality, reproductive rights, dating and relationships, politics, fashion, beauty, and more in British ELLE, Huffington Post, Above Magazine, nerve.com, The Daily Green, Marie Claire, and Teen Vogue, to name a few. Stefanie is also an on-and-off adjunct professor when not busy writing and teaching about sustainable love.

A vegetarian and eco-activist since her teen years, Stefanie has made her passion into her work, and she wouldn’t want it any other way. She believes that life is always better when there’s more pleasure, and sustainable satisfaction is the best kind. Learn more about her at ecosex.net, follow her on Twitter: @ecosexuality, and like Eco-Sex on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ecosex.