Thanks to BeautyCon being in town this week, bloggers, beauty gurus and more got a behind-the-scenes tour of YouTube Headquarters in Playa Del Ray. LA locals and guests from across the country mixed and mingled with their favorite bloggers, brands, leaders and celebrities at the official BeautyCon Industry Night kick off event.
41,000 square feet of creativity – that’s what makes up YouTube Space LA. Formerly an aircraft hanger owned by Howard Hughes, the building is definitely big enough to house some of the big ideas of top YouTube creators and if the ideas don’t fit, most of the creators have no problem shooting in the bedroom with “wonky lighting.” We were loving the good vibes and creative support that YouTube provides for its creators. Our amazing tour guide Rob showed us just how much YouTube is committed to quality original online content.
The space is a series of sound stages, post production and more where YouTube partners can create, network, and learn more about digital video production. The YouTube team even found the helicopter that was once owned by Hughes and restored it to its rightful place out front. Here are some shots from our exclusive tour!!
THEY EVEN HAVE A DANCE STUDIO!!!
According to YouTube :
“YouTube Space was built for YouTube creators to make original videos, collaborate with other channels, share experiences, network, attend workshops, screenings and events, and get invaluable hands-on experience with industry-leading production equipment and resources.
YouTube Space is a place to learn, share, and create. Explore this site for more information on accessing the YouTube Space nearest you.”
According to TGIFguide :
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For more information about the YouTube Space, visit YouTube.com/space.
AFTER THE TOUR… THE PINK CARPET AND PANELS BEGAN!!!
Celebrities such as Christina Milian and Sophia Bush attended as panelists. Sophia Bush admitted that she is addicted to her social media, and will always support anything that allows those who are content creators the ability to voice their fashion and beauty trends. Sophia Bush admitted also that she is working on a new project that will take her out of California for a few months. Sophia is a huge supporter for charities that support women’s interest. Christina Milian admitted on the red carpet that she has a new rock on her finger and is happy in love. But shockingly- Christina told her fans that she will not be returning to the next season of the voice, and instead will be on a new show. Rumors have said that it is DWTS. Christina did not confirm.
High Profile Vloggers/Bloggers such as Kandee Johnson, Mr. Kate, Elle and Blair Fowler, WendysLookBook, Mandana Dayani (VP Rachel Zoe Inc)
Alisa Gould Simon (Founder of Pose), and Leslie Blodgett (Founder of Bare Minerals) all spoke to over 1,000 attendees offering advice, trends, and insight as content creators in the digital sphere.
Media and guests were offered tours of the YouTube space, and enjoyed meeting with brands such as Neutrogena, Jurlique, Joico Hair Care, Revitalash, Lightening Whitening, LORAC, Destiny Candles, and Bare Minerals. Guests left with one of the most wanted gift bags. Check it out on #beautycon.
Thanks to Pivotal PR for the invite – we can’t wait till next years’ event! We’re sure it’s only going to be bigger and better (if that’s even possible.) Until then – caio TGIFguide readers!