Charleston Top Influencers

July 13, 2023

By popular demand, our team is back with another list of the top influencers to follow on Instagram, this time focused on the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina. There is much to love about this picturesque Lowcountry town, also known as the “Holy City” due to the majestic 400 church steeples that can be seen scattered across the skyline. When it comes to the top places for food, fun and fashion, it’s helpful to have some guidance provided by the local experts.

At Bolt PR, we love discovering the hidden gems across the U.S. If you do too, don’t miss out on following our hand-picked list of Charleston top influencers. These lifestyle, health and foodie influencers know all the best spots across the region renowned for its warm, southern hospitality.

Sarah Leigh Moody (@sl2bru)

This proud mom of three is an acclaimed business owner, fashion buyer and stylist in Charleston. She loves “oversharing” all of her favorite local businesses and products and you don’t want to miss catching up on all of her current beauty trends. Head over to @iibrunettes for trend-worthy looks for every style and shop in-store at Two Brunettes’ two locations in Mount Pleasant or the online boutique.

Megan Molten (@meganmolten)

Interior design with a side of fashion? Yes, please! Megan Molton is a celebrated Charleston fashionista who knows all things “Lowcountry Luxe.” After following her popular trends and recommendations, you can get that sunny, seaside vibe wherever you call home.

Megan Stokes (@meganstokes)

It’s easy to see why everyone enjoys content by Megan Stokes. This gorgeous mama and lifestyle blogger provides everything you need to know before paying a visit to the warm and inviting city of Charleston. If you love style and adventure, you’ll simply adore seeing Megan’s posts in your feed.

Jennifer Snowden (@jennifersnowden)

“Girls supporting girls” is this influencer's favorite motto. With a touching story of how she became a mama to a miracle, Jennifer Snowden’s platform is both an inspirational space for finding courage and faith, and a joyful celebration of a life filled with color and style (check out her exquisite local boutique @jamesascher). Don’t miss out on Jennifer’s exciting adventures across Charleston with her adorable family by her side.

Kelsey Lynn Barlow (@kelseylynnbar)

If you want to amp up your feed with some entrepreneurial inspiration and a taste of Charleston charm, Kelsey Lynn Barlow is your gal. This powerhouse CEO of @mysmwardrobe knows a thing or two about building your empire and looking stylish doing it. And, she may know exactly where all of the best coffee spots in town are located.

Austen Kroll (@krollthewarriorking)

This podcaster, restaurateur, adventurer and local hops connoisseur is an account you don’t want to miss out on. Austen Kroll takes immense pride in his community and is always sharing the best hidden gems in Charleston and beyond.

Shaniequa Washington (@shaniequalwashington)

We love to see an influencer who specializes in fashion AND beauty, from the inside out! Shaniequa offers it all with a modest and humble outlook. From DIY sewing tips, fearless faith inspiration, ways to simplify self-care and handmade items in her local business ​​@zurielkingdomcollections, Shaniequa has something for every Lowcountry enthusiast.

Faith Box (@faithjbox)

Trust us, you’ll want to click “follow” for Charleston top influencer Faith Box. Everything this natural fashionista posts is fun, family-centered and shows off her Charleston hometown with pride. There’s a little bit of everything and a whole lot of love on Faith’s account.

Laurin Collar (@thecollarfind)

With over 50,000 followers, Laurin Collar has become the go-to influencer for all things saving and creating. She makes it her mission to find the best deals in the Charleston area and teaches her audience how to be an excellent hostess wherever they may be. For your next seaside summer party, don’t miss Laurin’s content.

Francesca (@frannyradeka)

This @fpmovement ambassador is bringing some extra heat to the southern city of Charleston. Francesca has all of the fitness inspo you need to get your sizzling summer style on and boost mind and body wellness in the process. Don’t miss out on inviting her content into your feed - we just warn you some side effects may include becoming the healthiest version of yourself.

Maysa Hannawi (

Building strong and resilient humans is this fit-fluencer’s motto, and it’s easy to see why Charleston local Maysa Hannawi has built such a loyal following. With the option to join her 1-on-1 performance fitness and nutrition program as well as enjoying women empowerment inspiration through @girlsgonebuff_, all you need is to show up with a positive attitude and your favorite leggings and she’ll take care of the rest.

Kaitlin Tufts (@kaitlintufts)

From becoming a professional dancer to appearing on the latest season of Temptation Island on USA Network and owning a Charleston-based fitness center with a dance theme (janedo_charleston), Kaitlin Tufts is a must-follow for all things fitness inspiration - and you might even enjoy learning about some of her favorite hidden gems throughout Charleston in the process!

Katie Uhran (@katieuhran)

When it comes to health and wellness, Katie Uhran inspires her community to live their best lives through movement, good food, self-love, and positivity! From sharing some mouth-watering recipes that are as good for your body as your taste buds to providing professional fitness tips and workout ideas, Katie offers something for everyone at every stage in their fitness journey.  

Emma Waugh (@girleatseverything)

Her handle says it all - this girl eats everything! Emma Waugh makes our list as a Charleston top influencer in the food & beverage space and it’s easy to see why - with tantalizing images from hidden gems across the “Holy City,” you can’t scroll through her profile without feeling hungry, even if you just ate.

A food writer and photographer by profession, Elise has something for every Charleston foodie, including recipes, restaurant suggestions, drink inspiration and, of course, plenty of visually stunning content. She also boasts a popular @cookinwithbooze TikTok and we don’t know about you, but we didn’t leave without our stomachs grumbling.

Hoang Vi Fessenden (@hoangviton)

Hoang Vi Fessenden is a proud mother, adventurer and local flavors enthusiast. She calls Charleston home but if you love the combination of tastes + travel, Vi’s page is the place to be. You might even receive the occasional lifestyle and beauty tip to bless your feed. This influencer truly has everything you need!

Stephanie Lee Ravenel (@charlestonfoodiebabe)

Seafood, tacos and pancakes, oh my! Stephanie’s page is packed with the best breakfast, lunch and dinner options across the Lowcountry and we are HERE for it, fork in hand. With a luxe vibe and descriptive reviews, this “Charleston Foodie Babe” has every consideration you need before your next night out. The only thing left is to decide from dozens of incredibly tantalizing options.

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