Who is ShaaanXo?
Shannon Harris, under the nickname Shanxoo, is a YouTube beauty vlogger, also active on other social media platforms. She was born on 12th August 1992 in New Zealand as an only child. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she stayed with her mother until they moved to Korea. Her mother stayed there, but Shannon was used to the New Zealand environment and decided to live there.
YouTube career of ShaaanXo
While still at school, Shannon discovered her interest in makeup and often borrowed it from her mom to try it on. Like other young girls, she started to watch YouTube tutorials and videos about makeup while learning it herself. She was looking for some creators near her but realized no bigger creators were coming from New Zealand. As she felt more confident with her own skills, she decided to change that by starting her own YouTube career in 2010 under the name Shaaanxo. As a woman who likes to share her experiences with others, she created her second channel, Shaaanxo vlogs, just a year after. At the same time, her name appeared on Instagram as well, to document her journey.
Shannon doesn’t like to pretend to be someone else, and she never did, even on the internet. Her subscribers appreciate a woman who doesn’t feel like she’s “not like other girls”. She loves beauty and all the girly stuff, and she embraces it. There are fashion hauls, “get ready with me” videos, makeup reviews and numerous makeup on her YouTube channel. Shaaanxo doesn’t like boring and repetitive stuff, so she made many themed series, such as The Rainbow Series, The Gemstone Series and the very popular Zodiac Series. During these series, she posted one video at a time, always focused on one specific subject or colour, and it went viral.
Personal life of ShaaanXo
In 2021, Shannon married her longtime partner, another YouTube star, Hamish Kennard. But ever since they started dating, Shaaanxo was open about her personal life on her second vlogging channel. But not just her dating life, Shannon also shares cooking videos, different challenges and overall life experiences. One of those is a cosmetic procedure done on her boobs, which she has been entirely open about. Her fans were happy that she didn’t lie about it, but they mostly loved learning something new and watching her post-op process. On May 2022, Shannon and Hamish had a son, and Shannon naturally shares her love and happiness but also struggles with her followers. But it doesn’t mean that her account has completely changed; only her fashion hauls changed on baby fashion.
After her YouTube channel became so popular in New Zealand, Shannon saw another great opportunity, as there aren’t that many beauty vloggers or makeup brands. As a response, she founded her own makeup brand XoBeauty, selling mainly makeup brushes and fake lashes. This brand was a huge success and heavily expanded throughout New Zealand, so they also added lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes and other beauty products. Shaaanxo also collaborated with BH Cosmetics and created her own eyeshadow palette of 18 shades.
Interesting facts about ShaaanXo
- As of 2022, she is 30 years old.
- Her zodiac sign is Leo.
- Her height is 5'6'' or 168 cm.
- Her weight is 52 kilograms or 121 lbs.
- She was named as No. 5 on the Top Global Beauty Influencers list in 2017.
- She won a New Zealand Social Media Award as the Best is Beauty in 2017.
- Her son's name is Porter.
- Her Instagram has over 1,3 million followers.