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15 Influencers Who Have Become Entrepreneurs

Kayla Mandel
Written By
Kayla Mandel
Published On
Apr 14, 2022
a collage of five entrepreneur influencers

The power of influence knows no boundaries. And when you leverage your popularity the right way, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. That’s how the story of most “influencers turned entrepreneurs” started out. 

The Influence Agency is shining the spotlight on the social media personalities who’ve expanded their expertise into powerful brands that are taking the lead.

Check out these 15 entrepreneur influencers who’ve successfully transitioned into the business world with top-notch products and services. 

Marianna Hewitt | Summer Fridays

Before becoming one of the top entrepreneur influencers, Marianna Hewitt was already dominating the beauty, fashion, and travel scene with her gorgeous Instagram content and relatable YouTube blogs. 

She went on to be the co-founder of Summer Fridays, an award-winning brand that creates vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free skin care products — they tick all the boxes.

Negin Mirsalehi | Gisou

Whether she’s posting about fashion, beauty, or lifestyle, Negin Mersalehi does it all with her perfect wavy locks on point. That’s why it couldn’t be more fitting for her to have established her very own bee-powered haircare line called Gisou. 

Launched in 2015, Gisou has been generating buzz in the beauty department ever since it was founded — and it’s already accumulated a solid following of over half a million on Instagram. We couldn’t bee any more certain that Negin’s one of the most successful influencers turned entrepreneurs. 

Allegra Shaw | Uncle Studios

Better start preparing to add some inspiration to your mood board — because Allegra Shaw is one of the entrepreneur influencers serving up some aesthetic lewks and designs.

She’s channelled her love for fashion into the edgy yet minimalist brand, Uncle Studios, which was dreamed up by her and Shirin Soltani —it’s bound to be one of your newest favourites.

Freddie Harrel | RadSwan

Aside from being a fashion blogger, public speaker, and multi-awarded social media personality, Freddie Harrel is also one of the entrepreneur influencers shining bright in the beauty industry.

She’s the founder of RadSwan, a brand that produces premium synthetic wigs, clip-ins, and accessories. It’s even earned a seal of approval from Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Glamour!

Jess Hunt | REFY Beauty

It’s easy to see why Jess Hunt is among the top entrepreneur influencers: her glow is the ultimate proof that REFY beauty products really work. 

The brand’s lip glosses, highlighters, bronzers, and brow sculpt all have people racing to the checkout page. The latter even earned a big win at Cosmopolitan’s 2021 Summer Beauty Awards in the U.K.!

Matilda Djerf | Djerf Avenue

If there’s one thing that Matilda Djerf’s fans love about her, it’s her signature sense of style — which she leveraged to become one of the most popular entrepreneur influencers. 

Inspired by her neutral, vintage looks (complemented by the perfect ‘80s waves), her brand Djerf Avenue enables her audiences to cop her iconic style.

Rob Gronkowski | Ice Shaker

Rob Gronkowski isn’t just a renowned American football tight end — he’s also shaking up the business influencer scene with his brand, Ice Shaker. We’re pretty sure you’ve already seen it on ABC’s Shark Tank!

These kitchen-grade, vacuum insulated stainless steel bottles can hold ice for more than 30 hours — a must-have for anyone who loves staying cool. If you’d ever go on a trip to the sun, you’d probably still come back with your Ice Shaker freezing cold.

Beverley Cheng | Sweat Nation Fitness

Beverley Cheng’s audiences were so immersed in her healthy lifestyle that she decided to bring out her business influencer skills and turn it all into a full-fledged fitness nation!

The fitness coach launched Sweat Nation Fitness — which is all about workouts, gear, nutrition, and community. When it comes to entrepreneur influencers making the world a healthier place, she’s definitely one of the queens.

Jen Atkin | OUAI

If you love how Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Dua Lipa always have perfect hair, then you’ve got to know that Jen Atkin is the celebrity hairstylist behind those brilliant looks. 

Thanks to her brand OUAI, you can give your hair some TLC that’s Jen Atkin-approved. Whether it’s shampoo, conditioner, or leave-ins, you’ll be one step closer to red-carpet-ready hair.

Patrick Ta | Patrick Ta Beauty

From Gigi Hadid to Hailee Steinfeld and Camilla Cabello, here’s the makeup artist responsible for some of their most iconic looks. You can count on it that Patrick Ta is one of the entrepreneur influencers who knows exactly what works, and what doesn’t.

Through Patrick Ta Beauty, you’ll be able to fill your makeup stash with products that bring out your best glow.

Shina Nova | Ikuma

Not only has Shina Nova succeeded at uplifting Inuk Indigenous culture on Instagram on TikTok, but she’s also become one of the stand-out entrepreneur influencers!

Her brand, Ikuma, features authentic and sustainable Inuit earrings that are getting sold out faster than you can say “add to cart.”

Tracee Ellis Ross | Pattern Beauty

Tracee Ellis Ross shot to fame thanks to her roles in the TV series Blackish and Girlfriends. 

Now, she’s also one of the top business influencers making waves everywhere through Pattern Beauty. Their products are must-haves for those with curly, coily, and tight-textured hair.

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick | The Skinny Confidential

She’s one of the beauty and wellness influencers turned entrepreneurs that #FaceShavers look up to! Lauryn Bosstick is the boss lady behind The Skinny Confidential.

Offering premium “shavette” kits, face rollers, and face oils, this brand is sparking the face shaving revolution in the beauty industry.

Aimee Song | Song of Style

Aimee Song has always been winning the style game — that’s why she’s one of our favourite entrepreneur influencers! And 6.3 million people on Instagram totally agree.

She’s taken her fashion expertise to the next level with the release of her brand Song Of Style. It carries dresses, jackets, pants, tops, and even shoes. Seriously, you’re going to be maxing out your credit card when you see the full collection.

Arielle Charnas | Something Navy

Add this fashion influencer (and supermom of three!) to the list of entrepreneur influencers you’re following! 

Arielle Charnas is the founder of Something Navy, a leading fashion, lifestyle, and media brand. Featuring pieces inspired by the trusted style authority herself, you’ll never run out of things to shop for on this platform.

Nadya Okamoto | August

Nadya Okamoto is one of the entrepreneur influencers who’s all about female empowerment! The founder of @periodmovement is shattering #PeriodStigma one fearless post at a time.

Through her brand, August, sustainable period care that actually works is made accessible to everyone.

Elevate Your Brand with Entrepreneur Influencers

These influencers turned entrepreneurs prove that influence has the power to turn businesses into a sold-out success. 

As a trailblazer in influencer marketing and a leader in elevating businesses, The Influence Agency is the award-winning team you’ve been looking for to propel your business to new heights.

Whether it’s teaming up with business influencers or building smash-hit digital marketing campaigns, exceeding expectations is what we do best. 

Contact us today to learn more.


  • Kayla Mandel is a Client Success Manager at TIA, specializing in Influencer Marketing campaigns. She’s passionate about music, travel and interior design.

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  • Kayla Mandel is a Client Success Manager at TIA, specializing in Influencer Marketing campaigns. She’s passionate about music, travel and interior design.

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