London-based beauty entrepreneur, Maria Hatzistefanis, founded her ground-breaking skincare group, Rodial, in 1999 by identifying a niche for treatments targeted to specific skin concerns. Consisting of three brands – Rodial, Nip+Fab and Nip+Man, the products are sold through 20,000 doors across 35 countries worldwide. With a growing global beauty empire, her results-oriented products excite with evocative tongue-in-cheek names such as Dragon’s Blood or Stemcell Super-Food. Today, the cutting-edge products are available in the most prestigious stores around the world, while high profile celebrities such as Kylie Jenner front the brand’s campaigns.
Maria started her career as a beauty writer at Seventeen Magazine in Greece before moving to New York where she received an MBA from Columbia Business School. After a stint in corporate finance at Solomon Brothers, first in New York and then London, she followed her passion and instinct for beauty by founding Rodial Skincare. Maria has become a respected and sought-after opinion-leader. Her point-of-view attracts followers both online and off, and she is increasingly in demand to speak at fashion, business and digital conferences such as her latest appearance at London’s Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design.
In 2014, Maria launched Rodial’s first ever cosmetics range, with an exclusive sculpting bar and counter in London’s Harvey Nichols. She pioneered the concept of communicating with the consumer in the digital age via social media with her own social media handle @mrsrodial, with over 200k followers across instagram, twitter and is in the process of launching a new youtube channel and a B2B app. She is also the executive producer of a new web-series “The Mrs Rodial project”.
Maria’s passion for design and education has recently led to a project with Central Saint Martins University, where alongside supermodel Erin O’Connor and fashion designer Henry Holland, she briefed the 2nd year BA Product Design students to create an innovate makeup brush case.
Maria loves to travel, practices Jivamukti yoga, meditates and is interested in nutrition. She lives between her homes in London and Oxfordshire with her husband and two sons.