yanar-alkayat-aboutBeauty and health writer - I started my career on the beauty desks of glossy magazines in 2005 before moving to online women's titles at Hearst and IPC. Beauty, health, wellbeing, spa and fitness are my areas of expertise, with a regular sideline in travel, fashion and ethical lifestyle.

As a freelance writer, I've contributed to Cosmopolitan.co.uk, Closer, Health & Fitness, InStyle.co.uk, Ecologist, European Spa Magazine, Metro, Psychologies, Spa Secrets, Women's Fitness among many othersI still write for national press: my monthly beauty pages are in Health & Fitness, and I have a column on Healthista.com - the new online channel for women's health.

Online editor- I'm currently Digital Director at Layered online (Creative HEAD's consumer title) and prior to this I was Online Editor at BeautyMART

Digital consultant - I'm passionate about digital communications and how to maximise a message online so I work with brands under the umbrella of my consultancy Trapeze Digital. Read more about my consultancy work here

Award-winning - I'm a winner of a Jasmine Award for Best Online Feature and shortlisted for Best Online Journalist in Johnson & Johnson Awards.

For more information or if you'd like to discuss a project, please email me yanar.freelance@gmail.com or contact me here