Jury of the Bustle Beauty Awards 2022: meet our experts

To help us pick the best Bustle beauty products of the year, we recruited 10 of the top professionals in the beauty industry. After all, what could be more trustworthy than a seal of approval on a hair product from the person Lizzo calls for hair advice? (Looking at you, Shelby Swain.) All of the judges we’ve worked with are at the top of their fields and some of the most trusted names in their respective fields, from skincare to makeup to hair. Over the course of several months, we sent them many, many products to test on themselves and their celebrity clientele, and they reported on which ones earned a permanent place in their kits. Ahead, meet the esteemed guest judges of Bustle’s 2022 Beauty Awards.

Reconcile

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin is a New York-based makeup artist and the Global Director of Art and Education at Tatcha.

With over 20 years in the fashion and beauty industry, from editorial art to brand consultancy, he has also amassed an impressive celebrity clientele which includes, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elisabeth Moss and Gemma Chan.

Jessica Petits

Jessica Petits is a makeup artist and groomer based in New York City. Born and raised in Harlem, Jessica was diagnosed with a rare skin cancer when she was 18 years old. The disease led her to explore the world of beauty – a field that restored her sense of self, fueled her artistic passion and allowed her to see beyond the social norms of black women.

Today, her celebrity clientele includes Janelle Monae, Mary J. Blige, Omari Hardwick, Nia Long, Ava Duvernay, Yara Shahidi, Usher, Miguel, Cardi B, John Legend and many more. She has contributed to publications such as Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Gasoline and has collaborated with world renowned photographers Annie Leibovitz and Inez and Vinoodh. Smalls has worked with major brands such as CoverGirl, The Gap, Tiffany & Co., Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Pepsi and Converse.

Tobi Henney

Tobi Henney is a bicoastal makeup artist originally from Sydney, where she was formerly L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director for Australia. She is known for her flawless, glowing skin and her signature red carpet looks created for clients including Megan Fox, Ashley Graham, Charlotte Lawrence, Poppy Delevingne, Ellie Golding, Sara Bareilles, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Barbara Palvin, Georgia Fowler and Shanina Shaik. . Henney has worked with major brands such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, L’Oréal Paris, Clinique, Maybelline, Nike, Anthropology and Coach, and her writing skills can be seen in Vogue, L’Officiel, RUSSH, Elle, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar, Schön!, and more. Henney is a natural in front of the camera, frequently sharing tutorials and how-to videos with outlets such as Byrdie Beauty and Who What to Wear.

Jamie Greenberg

Jamie Greenberg is a Los Angeles-based makeup artist and founder of Blighlighter. Her expertise ranges from iconic red carpet looks to natural makeup and true beauty. She has had campaigns and collaborations with brands such as Almay, Burt’s Bees, Glossier, Sisley, Makeup Forever and Ren Skincare. Her clientele includes Kaley Cuoco, Rashida Jones, Kristen Stewart, Elisabeth Moss, Kathryn Hahn, Lizzy Caplan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jane Levy and Judith Light. Jamie herself has been on camera, appearing on PopSugar, Refinery29, and his own YouTube channel, “JamieMakeup”. She was a Seduce Insider, and frequently creates new content for Joys, E! News and StyleCode on Amazon. In addition, she has done editorials for Allure, Esquire, She, Lucky, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Hair

Sally Hershberger

Sally Hershberger is one of the world’s most influential and sought-after hairstylists and founder of the Sally Hershberger 24K hair line. As the first female hairstylist whose talent and business acumen brought her to celebrity status, Sally is a personal favorite of directors and celebrities, and is also in demand in the fashion world. In addition to her work with top celebrities and photographers, Sally travels coast to coast to work with personal clients in her salons in New York and Los Angeles.

Sally maintains an active role in her salons: Sally Hershberger Uptown located on the Upper East Side of New York, Sally Hershberger located at Barneys New York on the Upper East Side, Sally Hershberger NoMad in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York and Sally Hershberger Los Angeles in Boulevard de la Cienega.

Shelby Swain

Shelby Swain is a name synonymous with art and hairstyling. She has worked with and styled for the most sought after celebrities and delivered her artistry to many of the world’s most esteemed outlets. Having worked in editorial, film and every other facet of media and entertainment, Shelby Swain continues to bring excellence to the eye. Her creativity and passion allow her to design new avant-garde styles that are sure to inspire. Her work is a statement of her own delicate interest and experiences. When you work with Shelby Swain, you get an artistic partner, a muse and an architect.

Reece Walker

Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a colorist and stylist, Reece Walker’s career has included directorships at the most coveted salons in Europe, Australia and the United States. Walker has been a prominent backstage personality at London, New York and Paris Fashion Weeks for brands such as Michael Kors and Tom Ford, and her signature blonde and copper style can also be seen on some of the celebrities and designers of most influential trends in the world, including Victoria. Beckham, Bella Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Eva Longoria and fashion doyenne Carine Roitfeld. Walker currently spends her time between the United States and Europe, working with her longtime brand partners and private clients.

The skin

Dr. Whitney Bowe

As one of the nation’s most sought-after dermatologists, Dr. Bowe is best known for her groundbreaking integrative and holistic approach to skin and for spearheading the gut-skin connection. Dr. Bowe specializes in the link between nutrition and skincare and gut and skin microbiomes, and performs in-office treatments including skin rejuvenation and laser dermatology in New York City.

Dr DiAnne Davis

DiAnne S. Davis, MD is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist specializing in non-invasive facial rejuvenation, skin color, hair loss, and cosmetic dermatological surgery. Dr. Davis completed her dermatology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where she served as chief resident during her final year of residency training. During his residency, Dr. Davis played an important role in coordinating the first Symposium on Skin of Color, helping to promote awareness of the unique characteristics of skin of color from a medical and cosmetic dermatological perspective. She has authored several journal articles and textbook chapters (both for medical and cosmetic dermatology) and has presented some of her work at local and regional dermatology meetings. She is also the co-founder of Sunblock Kids, which helps raise awareness of the importance of sun protection from an early age.

vanessa lee

Vanessa is a world renowned medical aesthetic provider sought after for her dedication to the appearance of natural beauty and known for her contributions to cosmetic/medical training and education. She’s a best-kept celebrity secret, skincare expert and owner of THE THINGS WE DO beauty concept bar. Her work can be described as beauty advice with natural intent. Vanessa believes in prioritizing inner beauty and uses her client’s best features as the focal point to restore and enhance facial balance and harmony.