Meet the New Beauty Starter
Gerardine ODonohoe, Beauty Buyer

What are you first impressions of Harvey Nichols?

We all know the importance of first impressions. From the beginning of the recruitment process to now, my first impressions as both a staff member and store customer have held true. Harvey Nichols is welcoming, dynamic, exciting, and fun.

Tell us a bit about your career journey so far?

Following the completion of my Degree in Textile Design and a couple of internships I was introduced to the world of Buying and have not looked back. I started my Beauty Buying career with the Selfridges Group in Ireland and moved within the group to take up a position with their team in London. Following that I worked for Urban Outfitters and most recently Space NK as the Buyer on their Skincare category before taking up my current role with Harvey Nichols as Buyer for the counter business.

What’s your go to winter beauty essential?

Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm- hydrating & conditioning in the colder weather, plumping with a gloss finish suitable for day and night – perfect for all of the Christmas after-work socializing!

Describe your perfect day outside of work?

I’d start my perfect day outside of work with a coffee from my local coffee shop and a long walk with my dog, Archie. Ideally this would be followed by a visit to a market to buy flowers or to try out different foods. I would then ideally end the day by the fire with a glass of wine full from dinner at a new restaurant with family or friends!