conscious beauty connaisseur & sustainability consultant.
Khandiz has been a hair and makeup artist for two decades. Prior to studying make up, she attended art school. Her work marries conceptual art and thought-provoking narratives using clean beauty alternatives.
Her entry into conscious beauty stems from in life-long interest in environmental sustainability. She has been experimenting with natural beauty brands since 2006. In 2012 she moved to London from her native Cape Town and began actively switching our her professional kit. Khandiz has been working with an exclusively clean kit since 2014 after systematically replacing mainstream and conventional brands.
Khandiz is passionate about storytelling and creative thinking, culminating in her entrepreneurial spirit. Her editorial and commercial clients include Harpers Bazaar Japan, Fashion Revolution, Absolution Cosmetics, Twelve Beauty and Hunger Magazine.
She co-founded Novel Beings, the worlds first agency that represented ethically-practicing hair & makeup artists and stylists (2014-2018) and has gone onto set up Novel Creatives - a global booking platform for ethically-minded freelancers in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry and co-founded A Novel Approach, a boutique sustainability creative agency, with sustainable stylist Alice Wilby.
In 2017, Khandiz also set up UNTAINTED Magazine; an online beauty platform dedicated to all things “clean beauty” without the obvious “eco narrative”.
She is a regular panelist and guest speaker at clean beauty and sustainable fashion events. She has also guest lectures at LCF on the subject.
Khandiz has recently completed a course in Sustainability Business Management through Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership and consults on the business case for sustainability. She is also certified by the Carbon Literacy Project as ‘Carbon Literate’.