TV, Radio Presenter & Voiceover Artist. Considered the UK's most qualified Beauty Expert & Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger. Top 10% online influencer in Beauty & Lifestyle, top 10% influencer on LinkedIn. Social media consultant to leading brands. PR & Press Officer for Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle & Music

Experience

  • Wedding & Beauty Blogger

    at HELLO! magazine online

    April 2015 - at Present

    London

    Writing wedding and beauty blogs for HELLO! magazine online. For blog writing, reviews and bloggers events enquiries please e-mail: ginaakerspr@gmail.com

  • TV Beauty Presenter for ITV's This Morning

    at ITV This Morning

    September 2014 - at Present

    London

    Presenting beauty features live on air for ITV's This Morning. Leading the presentation of beauty segments, using my experience as a qualified professional beauty expert to add further information and advice into the presentation. Explaining products, uses, results and key points from both a professional and consumer viewpoint.

  • TV Beauty Expert for BBC One TV's Fake Britain

    at BBC

    December 2013 - at Present

    London

    On screen TV Hair, Beauty & Nails expert for BBC One and BBC Two TV show Fake Britain, also assisting with production research and consultation providing professional industry advice. Most recent broadcasts appeared in: 02 May 2014 09.15 BBC One 18 August 2014 19.30 BBC One 21 August 2014 08.20 BBC Two 10 September 2014 19.30 BBC One Scotland

  • Habia Ambassador, Consultant and Consumer Champion

    at Habia (The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority)

    June 2013 - at Present

    Doncaster

    Ambassador, Consultant and Consumer Champion for The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia), who are part of the SkillsActive group and the government approved standards setting body for the hair, beauty, nails and spa industries. Working with Habia's professional registers scheme for beauty, nails and spa. Habia creates the standards that form the basis of nationally recognised qualifications in the hair, beauty, nails and spa industries.

  • Drive Time Radio Show Presenter & Producer

    at Swindon 105.5 Radio

    April 2013 - at Present

    Swindon

    Presenting Weather, Traffic and Travel News, News updates and general light hearted topical debate. Producing features, content and music selection.

  • Press, Media Relations, Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer

    at The Underground Orchestra

    April 2012 - at Present

    London

    Achieved press coverage for The Underground Orchestra on BBC London News, BBC News Points West, ITN/ITV News London, ITV News West Country, Al Jazeera News, The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Metro, Harpers Bazaars Hotlist, Classic FM, BBC London radio, Heart FM and much more. Dealing with all press, PR, publicity and media relations activities for this music and charity project.

  • Top 10% Social Media Influencer

    at Top 10% Social Media Influencer

    January 2012 - at Present

    London

    Social Media Influencer Digital Influencer * TOP 10% INFLUENCER in BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE * TOP 10% INFLUENCER on LinkedIn * Over 13.5K plus REAL followers on Twitter * 12K plus followers on LinkedIn * 12K plus connections on LinkedIn * 3.1K plus Instagram followers * HELLO! magazine online Blogger * Recognised & rewarded by LinkedIn USA for being a prolific user of LinkedIn UK. * Administrator & owner (Queen Bee) of a number of beauty, fashion, travel & lifestyle hives on new professional networking affinity site beBee. Twitter: @ginaakers Instagram: @ginaakers LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/ginaakers  Facebook: www.facebook.com/ ginaakersTVPresenter beBee: www.bebee.com/bee/gina-akers Blog: http://ginaakers.tumblr.com My social media followers tend to be affluent with high disposable income and a genuine interest in lifestyle and culture.

  • Expert Blogger, Vlogger, Influencer, Blogger Events Expert / Speaker / Presenter @ginaakers

    at Various

    February 2010 - at Present

    London

    For enquiries please e-mail: ginaakerspr@gmail.com I am a top 10% on-line influencer, a well established expert blogger, experienced in writing regular and guest blogs. I have written expert blogs for leading beauty consumer retail sites, hair and beauty supplies sites, hair and beauty education sites, spa sites, leading fashion & beauty retail brands, consumer information sites, and covered fashion, beauty and lifestyle for regional news titles. I write a wedding and beauty blog for HELLO! magazine online. I write reviews and have my own blog 'The Good, The Glam & The Gorgeous'. I have hosted many live Twitter chats with bloggers and also live web chats, one of which recently featured Pixie Lott. I am regularly involved in key bloggers events, and have built a great social media relationship and rapport with bloggers of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. I have been recognised and rewarded by LinkedIn USA for being a prolific user of the UK LinkedIn social media platform.

  • Heritage & History Campaigner - Lydiard House & Park (current project in voluntary capacity)

    at Lydiard Mansion House & Park, Wiltshire. England.UK

    January 2009 - at Present

    Wiltshire

    Currently supporting campaigns to keep Lydiard Mansion House (grade 1 listed Georgian Mansion) & Lydiard Country Park (150 acres of parkland) owned and controlled by the people of Swindon & Wiltshire, and to stop it from being handed over to the private commercial sector. Lydiard Mansion House was gifted and Lydiard Country Park handed over to the community by my Great-Grandfather Alderman & Mayor 'Francis Elliott Akers' in 1943. I am a keen supporter of preserving historical sites and buildings. I have a real passion for history, and historical buildings and artefacts. I adore Georgian and Victorian architecture and have a strong interest in all eras of history. I particularly enjoy Tudor, Georgian and Victorian history along with the tales of 18th Century French history. I am also very interested in archaeology and I collect unusual antiques.

  • Lecturer / NVQ Assessor / Educator / Trainer / Teaching Associate

    at Various

    September 2001 - at Present

    London

    Teaching and training in various FE and HE educational establishments, colleges, training foundations, private training providers and academies: Hairdressing Lecturer - Teaching VTCT Level 2/3 courses in hair to post-16 students and adult/mature learners within an FE environment. Beauty Lecturer, NVQ Assessor & Instructor - Teaching beauty to post-16 and adult learners within a community learning and FE environment. Assessing and providing careers guidance. Basic Skills Tutor - Teaching basic skills including Maths, English and IT to vulnerable young adults aged 15-21. Business Studies Lecturer - Teaching Advanced Vocational A'Level Business In-Salon/Work Based NVQ Trainer & Assessor - Delivering of training, assessing, action plans, management of apprenticeship candidates. NHS Clinical Teaching Associate - Teaching womens health subjects, patient liaison and consultation to 4th and 5th year medical students training to be Junior Doctors with the University of Bristol

  • PR, Marketing, Press Liaison, Media Relations & Publicity Officer

    at Various

    January 2000 - at Present

    London

    Working with many different products and services including hair, beauty, lifestyle, health, fitness, hair salons, charity, fundraising events, concerts, music events, festivals. Campaigns managed for: * leading professional skincare brands * internationally known hair removal brands * events for leading salons * TIGI hair products events * Bedhead hair products event * The Hair & Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) * Hair, Beauty & Wellbeing Consumer Information site * PRS for Music Sound Makeover * Glastonbury Festival Pop-Up Orchestra * Decca Records Buskers Orchestra * Edinburgh Festival Fringe PBH show 'Tube Orchestra Challenge' * Edinburgh Festival Fringe PBH event 'The Fringe Orchestra' * Music events at The Union Chapel, London * Music events at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London * Music events on The London Eye * The 12.12.12 Challenge * The Underground Orchestra Also event management for music events, charity events, networking activities.

  • Beauty, Fashion, Image & Lifestyle Expert Speaker and Seminar Leader

    at Various

    April 1999 - at Present

    London

    Beauty, Fashion, Image & Lifestyle Expert Speaker: BBC Blast! Careers Roadshows Canderel Looking Good, Feeling Great! (presenting designs from fashion designers Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Patrick Cox and Julien Macdonald) Habia (Hair & Beauty Industry Authority) / UKSkillsActive Canderel slimming, lifestyle & makeover events Dove 'Beauty is..' forums Nair Beauty products events The British Beauty Show, Birmingham NEC Professional Beauty Show, London Beauty UK Show, Birmingham Professional Nails Show, London Warpaint Exhibition, London Professional Beauty Show Ireland, Dublin Professional Beauty North Show, Manchester G-Mex

  • Event Presenter/Compere/Corporate Presenter

    at Various

    April 1999 - at Present

    London

    Event Presenter/Compere/Corporate Presenter/Awards Presenter for events including: Canderel 'Looking Good, Feeling Great' Tour (presenting designs from fashion designers Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Patrick Cox and Julien Macdonald) The British Beauty Show, NEC, Birmingham Professional Beauty Show, Olympia, London Professional Nails Show, Excel, London Warpaint Exhibition, London Goldwell Professional Hair Stage, London Professional Beauty Show Ireland, Dublin Professional Beauty North Show, Manchester Central The Real Hair Awards, Northampton Salon International, Excel, London Nair beauty events Brunel Shopping Centre events, Wiltshire Metrocentre Shopping Centre events, Gateshead, Newcastle Meadowhall Shopping Centre events, Sheffield Victoria Shopping Centre events, Nottingham Bull Ring Shopping Centre events, Birmingham Trafford Centre Shopping Centre events, Manchester Bluewater Shopping Centre events, Kent Lakeside Shopping Centre events, Grays, Essex

  • TV Presenter, Radio Presenter, Voice Over Artist

    at Various

    April 1999 - at Present

    London

    TV Presenter: ITV's This Morning ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show BBC One/Two 'Fake Britain' X-Factor 'on tour' interviews QVC Sky News Irelands RTÉ One Television Channel Ideal World Ideal Vitality JML Price-Drop TV OK! Magazine TV Avago Bingo TV The Monte Carlo Roulette Show The Tringo Game Show The ntl Channel Property Search TV Why Knott? Music TV Bravo TV Fashanu's Football Challenge Fortune Feaver Vision TV UK Local TV Radio Presenter: Swindon 105.5 Radio Drive Time Show Presenter & Producer GWR FM Radio Live Events Presenter & Reporter Swindon FM Expert Fashion & Lifestyle Presenter Voice Overs: Ideal World TV Ideal Vitality TV JML TV OK! Magazine TV Agility For-ex (currency exchange) Commercial Tringo Game Show The Monte Carlo Roulette Game Show Avago Bingo TV The Playboy Channel Commercials Swindon 105.5 Radio Price-Drop TV

  • TV & Media Beauty, Fashion, Image & Lifestyle Expert

    at Various

    April 1999 - at Present

    London

    TV & Media Beauty, Fashion, Image & Lifestyle Expert for: ITV's This Morning ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show BBC One and BBC Two TV's Fake Britain Channel 4's 'The Salon' SKY News Irelands RTÉ One Television Channel BBC Radio One Newsbeat BBC 1's Test The Nation BBC Blast Careers Roadshows QVC OK! Magazine TV Discovery Health's 'Fakeover' Series BBC London Radio 94.9 LBC Radio JML Ideal World Ideal Vitality Channel 4 'Celebrity 4 Go Dating' SKY One 'Men in Frocks' Price-Drop TV Channel 4's The Salon Series One Vibe 101 Radio BBC Radio Wiltshire BBC Radio Bristol Swindon fm Vision TV Channel 5's 'Trust Me I'm a Beauty Therapist' Channel 4's 'So Graham Norton'

  • Lifestyle Journalist & Blogger: covering hair, beauty, fashion, weddings, wellbeing, travel and home

    at Various consumer, trade and local press. Magazines, newspapers & on-line

    January 1999 - at Present

    London

    Lifestyle Journalist (editor, writer, director, blogger and broadcaster) covering hair, beauty, fashion, weddings, well-being, travel, health and home. Writing articles, features and columns for various consumer and trade press including magazines, newspapers and on-line. Articles, features and columns written for: HELLO! magazine online Slim At Home magazine (Aceville publications) Slimmer magazine (Aceville publications) Beautiful Weddings magazine Perfect Wedding magazine (Origin publishing) Hair, Style & Beauty magazine (Future publishing) Woman magazine (Conde Nast publications) Sunday News of The World magazine (News International) ITV's This Morning website (Granada Television) BOE (The Business of Everything) magazine Look Fantastic website The Ocelot magazine Swindon Link magazine Index:Wiltshire regional news site Swindon Adver newspaper (Newsquest) Salons Direct website Beauty Crowd website

  • TV Beauty & Image Presenter for ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show

    at ITV Alan Titchmarsh Show

    October 2014 - November 2014

    London

    Presenting beauty and image features live on air in front of a studio audience for ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show. Presenting beauty segments, using my experience as a qualified professional beauty expert to add facts, information and further details into the presentation. Explaining products, uses, results and key points from both a professional and consumer viewpoint.

  • X Factor 'on tour' interviewer

    at Various

    October 2013 - January 2014

    Swindon

    Interviewing X Factor contestants every week! Conducting exclusive first 'on tour interviews' with each weeks eliminated X Factor contestants before their first 'live on tour' performance since leaving the TV show.

  • Hair, Beauty, Nails & Tanning Salon Business Owner Manager

    at aqua-G Salon

    August 2004 - November 2011

    Wiltshire

    Running of own business for 7 years. Covering all areas of business management. Carrying out all PR and marketing strategies, creation and delivery of marketing and advertising campaigns, press liaison, event management and event development within key town centre sites. Dealing with recruitment, employment issues, HR policy, disciplinary procedures, incentives and rewards, training and development, appraisals, employee welfare and rights. Working application of Business Law, Consumer Law and Employment Law. Continued as mentor for new owners for several years after takeover.

  • TV Presenter & Voice-over for JML Shopping TV & Infomercials

    at JML (John Mills Limited)

    January 2009 - January 2011

    Wien

    TV Presenter & Voiceover for JML shopping TV & Infomercials. Featured on the JML TV Shows, also on the JML website and on-line.

  • TV Presenter & Voice-over on Ideal World and Ideal Vitality Shopping TV Channels

    at Ideal Shopping Direct

    January 2006 - July 2007

    Peterborough

    TV Presenter and TV Beauty Expert on Ideal World and Ideal Vitality Shopping TV Channels, also voice-over and demonstrations of beauty products on live and pre-recorded shows.

  • Resident Hair, Beauty & Image Expert for live radio shows on BBC Radio Wiltshire

    at BBC

    January 2005 - October 2006

    Wiltshire

    Resident Hair, Beauty & Image Expert for live radio shows on BBC Radio Wiltshire. Including answering listener questions, advice on hot beauty and image topics, responding to listeners phoning in.

  • Expert Presenter

    at QVC

    January 2005 - August 2006

    London

    Expert Presenter for this leading shopping TV Channel.

  • Expert Contributor to GWR FM Radio Swindon & Wiltshire

    at GWR FM Radio Group

    January 2004 - December 2005

    Wiltshire

    Expert Contributor to GWR FM Radio Swindon & Wiltshire

  • Expert Contributor to BBC Radio One Live Shows

    at BBC

    January 2004 - December 2005

    London

    Expert Contributor to BBC Radio One Live Shows

  • Resident Hair, Beauty, Image & Lifestyle Expert & Guest Radio Presenter

    at Swindon FM Radio

    January 2003 - December 2005

    Wiltshire

    Resident Hair, Beauty, Image & Lifestyle Expert & Guest Radio Presenter

  • Series Consultant to 'Fakeover' TV show series

    at Discovery Channel

    January 2005 - November 2005

    Norfolk

    Series Consultant to 'Fakeover' TV show series. This show was my own TV show idea commissioned by Discovery Health channel.

  • Expert Contributor for BBC Radio Bristol

    at BBC

    February 2004 - November 2005

    Bristol

    Expert Contributor for BBC Radio Bristol

  • Presenter/Demonstrator/Background Artist

    at ntl Channel

    February 2005 - October 2005

    London

    Presenter/Demonstrator/Background Artist

  • Expert Contributor live on air for LBC Radio London 97.3 fm

    at LBC Radio

    November 2004 - September 2005

    London

    Expert Contributor live on air for LBC Radio London 97.3 fm

  • Expert Contributor live on air for Vibe 101 Radio Bristol & Cardiff

    at Vibe 101 Radio Bristol & Cardiff

    January 2004 - July 2005

    Bristol

    Expert Contributor live on air

  • TV Presenter Price-Drop TV

    at Sit-up Channels

    January 2004 - December 2004

    London

    Presenting on live TV in falling price auction format.

  • Presenter for Ravensbourne College show 'Rave on Air'

    at Ravensbourne

    March 2004 - September 2004

    London

    Presenter for fast paced magazine style show 'Rave on Air' produced by Ravensbourne College. Presenting as live for recorded format.

  • ITV This Morning

    at ITV

    March 2003 - September 2004

    London

    TV Beauty Expert - Presenting and demonstrating creative beauty treatments live on air.

  • Expert Advisor to SKY TV's show 'Men in Frocks', for beauty treatment related segment of show.

    at Sky Television

    May 2004 - July 2004

    London

    Expert Advisor to SKY TV's show 'Men in Frocks', for beauty treatment related segment of show.

  • TV Beauty Expert to TV show 'Celebrity 5 Go Dating'

    at Channel 4

    March 2004 - July 2004

    London

    TV Beauty Expert to TV show 'Celebrity 5 Go Dating'

  • BBC 1's Test The Nation

    at BBC

    May 2004 - June 2004

    London

    Celebrity Contributor for the prime time weekend TV show on BBC1

  • The Salon

    at Endemol

    September 2003 - May 2004

    London

    Salon Receptionist - The Salon (Series 2). Chosen from over 20,000 applicants to work in The Salon while continuously filmed live. Managed The Salon on many occasions. With over 2.5 million viewers The Salon was shown on Channel 4 at 7am & 6pm Mon – Fri, & Live coverage on E4 from 10am-7pm Sun-Fri, the shows were repeated later at night on E4 & Channel 4 & on T4 at weekends.

  • RI:SE TV show

    at Channel 4

    September 2003 - May 2004

    London

    Celebrity Guest

  • Events Reporter

    at GWR FM Radio Group

    January 2001 - December 2002

    Wiltshire

    Presenting and reporting live on air for radio from events all over Wiltshire and South West.

Education

  • VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Hair (QCF)

    at New College

    2014 - 2014 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • Certificate in Building Websites with Dreamweaver

    at New College

    2011 - 2011 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • Level 1 Counselling Certificate

    at New College

    2010 - 2010 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (units G1, G5, G7, H9, H13, G4, G6, G8, )

    at Swindon College

    2009 - 2009 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • A1 NVQ Assessor Award (OCR Level 3)

    at OCR

    2009 - 2009 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing (all units)

    at Swindon College

    2009 - 2009 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • IHBC Nail Art Diploma

    at Carlton Academy

    2005 - 2005 (1 year) Windsor and Maidenhead

  • IHBC Mendhi/Henna Skin Decoration Body Art Diploma

    at Carlton Academy

    2005 - 2005 (1 year) Windsor and Maidenhead

  • OCR Certificate in ICT for Teachers & Trainers

    at Swindon College

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy (units 305, 306, 312 and 313)

    at Swindon College

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • City & Guilds Level 4 Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate (FAETC) 7307 Stage One with Teaching Practice (now called PTLLS)

    at Worcestershire College

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Worcestershire

  • NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing (units 305, 306, 312 and 313)

    at Swindon College

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • D32 NVQ Assessor Award

    at Swindon College

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • City & Guilds Level 4 & 5 Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate (FAETC) 7407 Stage Two (now called CTLLS & DTLLS)

    at New College

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • City & Guilds LCGI Senior Award Licentiateship in Beauty Therapy

    at City & Guilds

    2002 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • City & Guilds LCGI Senior Award Licentiateship in Administration

    at City & Guilds

    2002 - 2003 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • BA Hons Business and Management Degree with Upper Second Class Honors 2:1

    at Oxford Brookes University

    2002 - 2003 (1 year) Oxfordshire

  • NVQ Assessor Update and Best Practice Certificate

    at Royal Artillery College

    2002 - 2002 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • First person to achieve and be awarded two LCGI level 4 awards (in Administration and Beauty Therapy) from City & Guilds

    at City & Guilds

    2002 - 2002 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • IHBC Ear Piercing Certificate

    at Carlton Academy

    2002 - 2002 (1 year) Windsor and Maidenhead

  • HND Business with Merit

    at Swindon College

    2000 - 2002 (2 years) Wiltshire

  • Equal Opportunities and Disability Equality Certificate

    at Working for Opportunities

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • IIHHT Aromatherapy Massage Diploma

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (units G1, G4, G5, G7)

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • First person ever to be awarded CPD Certification from HABIA in Hairdressing

    at Habia

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • First person ever to be awarded CPD Certification from HABIA in Beauty Therapy

    at Habia

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • IIHHT Indian Head Massage Diploma

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • IHBC Fashion & Photographic Make-Up Diploma

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • British Red Cross First Aid Certificate

    at British Red Cross

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • RSPH Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • CSV & Teacher Training Agency Tutoring Certificate

    at Swindon College

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • NEBS Intro Award in Management

    at Swindon College

    2000 - 2000 (1 year) Wiltshire

  • Advanced GNVQ in Business with Distinction (equivalent of 3 A’levels & 1 AS level all at grade B)

    at Swindon College

    1995 - 1997 (2 years) Wiltshire

Services offered

  • Social Media Marketing Consultant & Influencer Engagement Expert

    I am a top 10% on-line influencer, a well established expert blogger, experienced in writing regular and guest blogs. I have written expert blogs for leading beauty consumer retail sites, hair and beauty supplies sites, hair and beauty education sites, spa sites, leading fashion & beauty retail brands, consumer information sites, and covered fashion, beauty and lifestyle for regional news titles. I write a wedding and beauty blog for HELLO! magazine online.

    I have almost 10,000 real followers on Twitter, I am a top 10% online influencer in beauty and lifestyle, a top 10% influencer on LinkedIn and I have 9500 connections on LinkedIn. I have been recognised and rewarded by LinkedIn USA for being a prolific user of the UK LinkedIn social media platform.

    A unique selling point with my services is that I only work with brands and products that I would recommend to others myself. In light of this any brand I work with gets to benefit from my established profile in the 'Lifestyle' arena. This also means that if required I am happy to support and share your social media posts and any PR achieved about your brands on my own social media platforms, should you wish me to do so.

    I have provided social media and influencer engagement consultancy to many to emerging and large corporate brands. I am regularly involved in key bloggers events, and have built a great social media relationship and rapport with bloggers of all ages and backgrounds worldwide.

    I have 20 years of PR and marketing experience. I am a long established writer and have written for most of the UK Wedding magazine titles.

    I write reviews and have my own blog 'The Good, The Glam & The Gorgeous'. I have hosted many live Twitter chats with bloggers and also live web chats, one of which recently featured Pixie Lott.

    I have specialised in PR for aspirational and experience lead initiatives, and have achieved coverage for projects on BBC London News, ITN News London, ITV News London, ITV West Country, BBC Points West, The Guardian, Al Jazeera News, BBC London Radio, in The Times, The Independent, The Metro, The Evening Standard, Harpers Bazaar’s hotlist, in regional and local press and radio, and in many other on and offline titles worldwide.

    I have carried out PR for events at Edinburgh festival, Glastonbury Festival, at 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, Union Chapel, The London Eye, projects for Decca records and for numerous beauty, fashion and lifestyle products, brands and services.

    For blog writing, reviews and bloggers events enquiries please e-mail: ginaakerspr@gmail.com

    Twitter: @ginaakers
    Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ginaakersTVPresenter
    Blog "The Good, The Glam & The Gorgeous": http://ginaakers.tumblr.com
    Instagram:www.instagram.com/ginaakers
    Google+: www.google.com/+GinaAkers

  • Lifestyle Journalist & Blogger: covering hair, beauty, fashion, weddings, wellbeing, travel & home.

    Lifestyle Journalist (editor, writer, director, blogger and broadcaster) covering hair, beauty, fashion, weddings, well-being, travel, health and home. Writing articles, features and columns for various consumer and trade press including magazines, newspapers and on-line. Articles, features and columns written for:

    Consumer Press:
    HELLO! magazine online
    Slim At Home magazine (Aceville publications)
    Slim At Home on-line magazine (Aceville publications)
    Slimmer magazine (Aceville publications)
    Beautiful Weddings magazine
    Perfect Wedding magazine (Origin publishing)
    Hair, Style & Beauty magazine (Future publishing)
    Woman magazine (Conde Nast publications)
    Sunday News of The World magazine (News International)
    ITV's This Morning website (Granada Television)
    BOE (The Business of Everything) magazine
    Look Fantastic website
    Fashion UK on-line magazine
    Beauty-UK on-line magazine
    The Local Mag
    The Good Salon Guide website
    The Ocelot magazine
    Swindon Link magazine
    Index:Wiltshire regional news site
    FLIC Wiltshire regional news site
    Evening Advertiser newspaper (Newsquest)
    Swindon Adver newspaper (Newsquest)
    Habia (The Hair & Beauty Industry Authority) website
    Salons Direct website
    Beauty Crowd website
    Triangle Style USA magazine
    The Link magazine
    This is Old Town magazine
    Frequency magazine
    UK Hairdressers on-line magazine
    Document Snowboard magazine (Fall Line media)
    Snowboard UK magazine (Freestyle publications)
    The Boarder on-line magazine
    The ITT Mag
    InSwindon Link magazine on-line


    Trade Press:
    Scratch magazine
    Guild News magazine
    Habia News magazine
    The Good Salon Guide magazine
    Professional Beauty magazine
    Professional Nails magazine
    Beauty & Health opportunities magazine
    Salon magazine
    Nails magazine
    Nail Pro Europe magazine
    Nail Pro Europe website
    Salon Plus magazine
    Nails Plus magazine
    Health & Beauty Salon magazine
    Vitality magazine

  • TV, Radio & Media Beauty & Lifestyle Expert

    Gina is not only an experienced TV Presenter and Beauty Writer, she is considered the most qualified Beauty Therapist in the UK and one of the UK's Best Known Beauty Experts.

    Gina has over 24 years experience in professional hair and beauty, and for the past 15 years has become a popular Beauty Expert with TV, Radio and magazines. She is considered one of the most qualified experts in the UK hair, beauty and make-up industries and has an undisputed dedication to beauty and image subjects.

    Gina is a beauty presenter on ITV's This Morning, the UK's most popular daytime TV show and has presented beauty and image on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show. Gina is the beauty, make-up and image expert for BBC One and Two show Fake Britain. She is a fashion expert presenter on Ireland's RTÉ One Television channel and was on Channel 4 TV’s The Salon daily throughout the series, with around 2.5 million viewers.

    Gina holds the equivalent of 5 degrees and 10 A’Levels including a BA Hons Degree from Oxford Brookes University. Gina was the first person ever to be awarded CPD accreditation from The Hair & Beauty Industry Authority for Beauty Therapy and also the first person to receive the same award for Hairdressing. Gina is a qualified Further and Adult Education Lecturer and NVQ Assessor, beauty therapist, make-up artist and nail technician.

    Gina is an Ambassador for the government appointed Hair & Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) who are the standards setting body for the hair, beauty, nails and spa industries. Gina is the spokesperson and figurehead for Habia's ‘Professional Register’ for beauty, nails, make-up and spa.

    Having been established as a beauty, fashion and lifestyle journalist for over 15 years Gina has contributed to many titles including Woman, Womans Own, Womens Weekly, Beautiful Weddings, Perfect Wedding, Wedding Ideas, COSMETIC magazine, Curva magazine, Professional Beauty, Triangle Style magazine (USA) and Hair Now. Gina has created regular beauty columns for national magazines including Slimmer, Hair Style & Beauty, Slim At Home and countless regional magazines, newspapers, online publications and blogs. Gina writes a blog for HELLO! magazine online and is in huge demand as an expert blogger and for bloggers events.

    In addition to ITV and BBC shows Gina's TV presenting experience includes live and pre-recorded shows on OK! magazine TV, QVC, JML, Ideal World TV, Ideal Vitality TV and live radio including expert features on BBC radio and LBC radio. She has also reported on celebrity image, fashion and weddings for Sky News. Gina can regularly be seen presenting beauty on QVC shopping channel.

    Gina has been an expert consultant to Discovery Health's Fakeover series (which was her own TV show idea they commissioned), BBC Radio One Newsbeat, Sky One, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Gina has also been the Resident Beauty and Image Expert for several radio stations and co-presented and produced a live drive time radio show and a topical talk show.
    Gina has been an expert judge for 'Salon' Sound Makeover competition, The Natural Beauty Retail Awards, The Professional Beauty Awards and Scratch magazine's 'Scratch Stars' Nail Awards.

    In addition to being a qualified Beauty Therapist, Nail Technician, Hair Stylist and Make-Up Artist, for 10 years Gina ran her own 5 Star awarded hair, beauty, nails and tanning salon.

    Follow Gina on Twitter: @ginaakers

  • TV Presenter Radio Presenter & Voiceover Artist

    Experienced and professional TV Presenter, Radio Presented and Voiceover Artist. Experience includes:


    TV Presenting:
    ITV's This Morning
    ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show
    BBC One/Two 'Fake Britain'
    X-Factor 'on tour' interviews
    QVC
    Sky News
    Irelands RTÉ One Television Channel
    Ideal World
    Ideal Vitality
    JML
    Price-Drop TV
    OK! Magazine TV
    Avago Bingo TV
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    Expert Blogger, Vlogger, Influencer and Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger Events Expert/Speaker/Presenter. @ginaakers

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    I am a top 10% on-line influencer, a well established expert blogger, experienced in writing regular and guest blogs. I have written expert blogs for leading beauty consumer retail sites, hair and beauty supplies sites, hair and beauty education sites, spa sites, leading fashion & beauty retail brands, consumer information sites, and covered fashion, beauty and lifestyle for regional news titles. I write a wedding and beauty blog for HELLO! magazine online.

    I write reviews and have my own blog 'The Good, The Glam & The Gorgeous'. I have hosted many live Twitter chats with bloggers and also live web chats, one of which recently featured Pixie Lott.

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