Whenever you’re feeling like going out and conquering the world with a head to toe glamorous outfit, make sure to take the perfect picture for your Instagram account first. For inspiration, here are some examples of Arabs who made it big on Instagram and became sensations with huge followings! Who knows, you might be the next Instagram star!
25.8 Million Followers
Huda Kattan started studying makeup artistry when she moved to Los Angeles. Among her clients were celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Nicole Richie. The Iraqi beauty launched her own WordPress blog which she named “Huda Beauty”. In 2013 she founded a cosmetics line and her first product, a series of false eyelashes, were released by Sephora. Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing the lashes and The Huda Beauty label went viral. Kattan was ranked #1 on the “2017 Influencer Instagram Rich List”, having been described as “a Kim Kardashian West of the beauty influencer economy”, she was declared one of the “ten most powerful influencers in the world of beauty” by Forbes magazine and was also chosen as one of “The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time magazine in 2017.
8.5 Million Followers
Model Roz –the chic blonde, Los Angeles-based fashion model is well known for her Instagram account which has managed to cultivate 8 million followers. Originally from Medina, she grew up in Riyadh before moving to sunny cali to pursue her modeling career. Her fierce look is complemented with a touch of sweet – she describes herself as a versatile model with a sound knowledge of multiculturalism and she certainly portrays that in her photos. Her aim is to create advertising campaigns for high-end and luxury brands and clients.
2.4 Million Followers
Fouz Alfahad aka the real fouz has an impressive, aesthically pleasing social life which she shares with her 2.4 Instragram followers. She is a makeup artist from Kuwait but currently resides in Dubai. She has collaborated with celebrity hair stylist Harry Josh and Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John. Her flawless face, voluminous hair and exceptionally good taste in fashion has launched her social media into a blaze. Not just a pretty face, the Arab beauty graduated from the British School of Kuwait in 2007 and later majored in Finance at the Gulf University School of Technology.
2.3 Million Followers
Ascia Al Faraj is a Kuwaiti fashion blogger, designer and model. With over 2.3 million Instagram followers, she is considered one of the Middle East’s most influential bloggers and social media influencers. Focusing on adding flair to the hijab, she has worked with high-end luxuries such as Ralph Lauren, Dior, Chanel, TAG Heuer, Net-a-Porter, and Tory Burch to create modern looks for the traditional hijabi woman. In 2010, Al Faraj launched her clothing line, Twenty.10, by AKF. In 2014, along with Syrian designer Manar Laktineh, she introduced a line of handbags and in 2015 her line of turbans was launched.
1 Million Followers
The iconic Egyptian behind the brilliant vines that broke the internet in the Middle East is known as Sherif Fayed. His vines are clever, witty, and hilariously accurate. At only 26 years old, he has certainly created a name for himself and a buzz around the Middle East. The young blogger has done it all – TV host, viner, actor, model and footballer. The son of an Egyptian father and an American mother, he encompasses the perfect balance of east meets west. He studied cinematography at Full Sail University in Florida and was born and raised in Cairo.