Over the past 12 years I've worked as a writer and editor, mostly in the world of hair and beauty. Although I gained a degree in Fine Art and Photography, my love for writing - and beauty products - led me to email former Style Editor of Metro, Bel Jacobs, and ask about freelance work. From there I went on to intern at Wallpaper* magazine, before making the leap to live and work in Dubai. Working on a start-up English speaking newspaper, I set up a Style Desk and made the newspaper the first UAE-based daily to cover the international Fashion Weeks, thanks to a sponsorship deal with a major department store.
From there I moved on to work for popular Dubai glossies, such as Emirates Woman, before becoming Editor at Society Dubai, a title dedicated to culture and lifestyle. This is where I was lucky enough to interview the likes of icons such as Paulo Coelho, Diane Von Furstenberg, Mary J Blige and many more. It's also where I broadened my subject matter to finance, art, architecture and food - and also had a dating column! Hmmm...
After two and a half years of living in the so-called 'sandpit', I decided to move back to the UK. On arriving in London in 2009, I became editor of Salon Business, a B2B hair magazine that needed a complete re-design and re-think. After changing the magazine's entire look and feel, I decided it was time to take my future into my own hands. In 2011, working with a fellow hair industry journalist, I set up a consumer hair and beauty online magazine, sohairobsessed.com, while also building a small creative agency, working with brands such as ghd, Hair by Sleek and Capital Hair & Beauty. 

Today I'm loving working with brands and entrepreneurs who want to stand out with words, whether that's via social media, newsletters, informative blogs, in-depth educational brochures or branding. If you need help with content about anything from food and fashion to beauty and art - pretty much everything bar techno music - get in touch!

Also blogging at nogracekelly.com

 

 

 

 


WHO I'VE WORKED WITH

 

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Charisse is one of the most creative and dynamic individuals I have ever worked with. From editing, to strategy and writing, she is a one-woman powerhouse. There’s little Charisse doesn’t know about content and social media, and her experience is testament to that. Her ability to make strong connections with clients and her creative approach to campaigns makes her a leader in her field.
— Sarah Andrews, Social Media Strategist www.bettyand.co
Charisse is a brilliant writer and all round media badass. She has worked with me on consulting and directing a fast paced jungle of a small business like MDMflow on how to best represent ourselves and produce amazing content. I am very excited to be working with Charisse on building a bold, beautiful platform.
— Florence Adepoju, founder of MDMflow
We have worked with Charisse for a number of years now, and have always found her to be efficient, professional and full of creative ideas. Apart from the great work she does producing our quarterly customer magazine and helping with social media, she is always happy to give advice on other aspects of our content creation. She is like an extra member of our Marketing department!
— David Williams, Marketing Manager, Capital Hair & Beauty