Nicky Kinnaird has left her position at Space NK Apothecary, the beauty retailer she founded in the early Nineties, to start her own consulting firm.

Nicky, who pioneered merchandising indie brands in a format that encouraged self service, will now operate Nicky Kinnaird Consulting, and she counts Space NK as a client.

Space NK (the NK was taken from her initials) started as a lifestyle store in 1993 in London. It introduced the beauty and juice bar concept, one Nicky admitted was before its time. In 1996 she began to focus solely on beauty and handpicked and curated the assortment herself. Today there are 60 Space NK’s, 22 in the U.S.