2017 3rd Hollywood Beauty Awards: And the winners are…

Los Angeles (February 21, 2017) – For the third year, LATF USA presented the annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs) on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the iconic Avalon Hollywood.

The black tie dinner gala benefitted the M•A•C AIDS Fund. The HBAs recognizes the architects of beau- ty in hair, makeup, photography and styling for Film, TV and Music, as well as for the red carpet and edi- torial.

Radio personality, Lisa Stanley (K-EARTH 101) and comedienne/actress, Kym Whitley (“Young & Hun- gry”) co-hosted the show.

Lexus returned as the 2017 HBAs title sponsor. Supporting sponsors included NuMe, Moët & Chandon, and The Hollywood Reporter as media partner. Award design by Christopher Guy.

The show was broadcast LIVE STREAM on LATF USA. Direct link: https://youtu.be/qW-7wAyEHRo

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

Commander Spock himself, Zachary Quinto presented to Joel Harlow for Outstanding Achievement in SFX Makeup. The two have worked together on the incredible “Star Trek” reboot franchise.

Academy Award winner and 2017 nominee, Octavia Spencer presented to honoree Melissa Forney, who created Octavia’s hairstyles on “Hidden Figures.”

Trai Byers from FOX’s “Empire,” presented to Beverly Jo Pryor for Outstanding Achievement In Makeup.

Billy Bob Thornton presented to longtime friend Timothy White for Outstanding Achievement in Photography.

Melissa Rivers gave a hilarious and touching speech, honoring the legendary Bob Mackie for Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design & Styling.

Melissa McCarthy gave a surprise video speech from NYC for Linda Flowers’ Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling.

Paris Hilton shined bright receiving the Fragrance of the Year for GOLD RUSH Paris Hilton from Perfumania Holdings CEO Stephen Nussdorf.

Lea Michele presented her best friend, Sarah Potempa with the Product of the Year award for BEACHWAVER.

Garcelle Beauvais presented to Sabrina Maren for the Brand of the Year award for NuMe.

Dr. Andrew Ordon of CBS’ “The Doctors” presented to the Timeless Beauty Award recipient, “Dallas” star Linda Gray. Adrian Gurvitz and Lisa Stanley presented to the New Beauty Award recipients, GRAMMY nominee, Andra Day and CBS’ “Blue Bloods” star Sami Gayle.

Award designer, Christopher Guy presented to Etienne Taenaka (Director of Sassoon Salons) and Stan Newton (Director of Sassoon Academies) for the Special Tribute Award to SASSOON.

Dr. Jason B. Diamond presented the Beauty Enhancement Award to Dr. Harold Lancer

Other celebrity presenters include: Taylor Nolan (ABC’s The Bachelor), Danielle Lombard, (ABC’s The Bachelor), Chaley Rose (Nashville), Actress Nikki Leigh as the HBAs awards model, Sterfon Demings (2016 hair honoree), Kathryn Blondell (2016 hair honoree) and more…

WINNERS:

Every year, the nominee categories are named after the current honorees. These established nominees, spe- cializing in creating celebrity looks for the red carpet and editorial compete in each honoree category. (*Includes past and current clients)

Joel Harlow Award for Makeup:

Angela Levin (Chanel, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston)* – WINNER

Claudia Betancur (L’Oreal Paris, Thalia, Adamari Lopez)* Michelle Clark (M.A.C., Elle King, Lorde)*

Beverly Jo Pryor Award for Makeup:

Saisha Beecham (Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Chadwick Boseman)*

Sam Fine (Queen Latifah, Iman, Paula Patton)*

Steven Aturo (Jada Pinkett-Smith, Alicia Keys, Willow Smith)* – WINNER

Linda Flowers Award for Hairstyling:

David Gardner (Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Emily Deschanel, Angie Harmon)*

Giannandrea (Christina Aguilera, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen)* – WINNER

Jenny Cho (Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke, Amanda Seyfried)*

Melissa Forney Award for Hairstyling:

Larry Sims (Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington)* – WINNER

Neal Farinah (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Nikki Minaj)*

Nikki Nelms (Janelle Monae, Solange, Zoe Kravitz)*

Timothy White Award for Photography:

Christopher Polk (Getty Images, Academy Awards, GRAMMYS)*

Eric Charbonneau (AP/Invision, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, etc.)*

Jennifer Graylock (New York Fashion Week, Academy Awards, Vogue, Glamour)* – WINNER

Bob Mackie Award for Styling:

Jason Bolden (Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Tika Sumpter)*

Jen Rade (Angelina Jolie, Marisa Tomei, Carrie Ann Inaba)* – WINNER

Derek Roche (Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Cassie, Jason Derulo)*

HONOREES DETAILS

Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects Makeup: Joel Harlow – (Works with Johnny Depp on all “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Alice in Wonderland,” “Black Mass,” etc. Oscar winner for “Star Trek,” Oscar nominee for “Star Trek Be- yond”)

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup: Beverly Jo Pryor – (FOX’s “Empire,” “Hidden Figures,” “Selma,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Straight Outta Compton,” etc.)

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: Linda Flowers – (Works with Melissa McCarthy, “Ghostbusters,” “The Boss,” “Hunger Games 1 & 2,” “Iron Man 2,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” etc.)

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: Melissa Forney – (FOX’s “Empire,” “Hidden Figures,” “Selma,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Best Man Holiday,” etc.)

Outstanding Achievement in Photography: Timothy White – (Harrison Ford, Aretha Franklin, Billy Bob Thornton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, etc.)

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design & Styling: Bob Mackie – (Cher, Diana Ross, Ann-Margret, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Carol Burnett, etc.)

SPECIAL HONOREES

Fragrance of the Year – GOLD RUSH Paris Hilton

Brand of the Year – NuMe, CEO Sabrina Maren

Product of the Year –Beachwaver®, CEO Sarah Potempa

Beauty Enhancement Award – Dr. Harold Lancer – (World-renowned Dermatologist – Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Ryan Seacrest, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, etc.)

Timeless Beauty Award – Linda Gray (Golden Globe nominee, “Dallas”)

New Beauty Award – Andra Day (GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter)

N ew Beauty Award – Sami Gayle (CBS’ “Blue Bloods”)

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS:

The HBAs were founded by LATF USA’s publisher, Michele Elyzabeth. The award show recognizes the architects of beauty in hair, makeup, photography and styling in Hollywood. The HBAs honor the unsung heroes in the beauty industry, including Beauty Enhancement, Timeless Beauty, New Beauties, Fragrance of the Year, Brand and Product of the Year. The final vote is determined by the expertise, creativity and artistry, as well as photographs, bios and reels which are submitted for each nominee. A panel, which makes up the HBAs board is comprised of professionals from the beauty industry; encompassing Journalists, Publicists and B eauty Experts. New members are added every year. www.hollywoodbeautyawards.com and www.latfusa.com

ABOUT M•A•C AIDS FUND:

The M•A•C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of M•A•C Cosmetics, has raised more than $440 million since its inception in 1994, exclusively through the sale of M•A•C VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipgloss. The Fund is the heart and soul of M•A•C Cos- metics, encompassing diversity while celebrating life and the outspoken attitude of the company. Partnering with bold, visionary, and brave organizations to confront the epidemic in communities where people are at highest risk around the world, the M•A•C A IDS Fund is ending AIDS, one lipstick at a time.

Social Media: #HollywoodBeautyAwards — #HBAs —

Twitter, Facebook & Instagram: @LATFusa & @HollywoodBeautyAwards

Contact:

Parapluie Inc.
Tel: 323.876.3090
Email: press@parapluieinc.com

2017 Honorees & Nominees Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

3RD HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS

ANNOUNCE 2017 HONOREES & NOMINEES

Los Angeles (January 27, 2016) – For the third year, LATF USA presents the annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs) on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the iconic Avalon Hollywood.

The black tie dinner gala benefitting the M•A•C AIDS Fund, recognizes the architects of beauty in hair, makeup, photography and styling for Film, TV and Music, as well as for the red carpet and editorial.

Radio personality, Lisa Stanley (K-EARTH 101) and comedienne/actress, Kym Whitley (“Young & Hungry”) are co-hosting.

Lexus returns as the 2017 HBAs title sponsor. Supporting sponsors include NuMe, Moët & Chandon, and The Hollywood Reporter as media partner. Award design by Christopher Guy.

The 2017 honorees & nominees are:

Honorees

Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects Makeup: Joel Harlow – (Works with Johnny Depp on all “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Alice in Wonderland,” “Black Mass,” etc. Oscar winner for “Star Trek,” Oscar nominee for “Star Trek Beyond”)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup: Beverly Jo Pryor – (FOX’s “Empire,” “Hidden Figures,” “Selma,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Straight Outta Compton,” etc.)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: Linda Flowers – (Works with Melissa McCarthy, “Ghostbusters,” “The Boss,” “Hunger Games 1 & 2,” “Iron Man 2,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” etc.)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: Melissa Forney – (FOX’s “Empire,” “Hidden Figures,” “Selma,” “Ride Along 2,”  “The Best Man Holiday,” etc.)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Photography: Timothy White – (Harrison Ford, Aretha Franklin, Billy Bob Thornton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, etc.)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design & Styling: Bob Mackie – (Cher, Diana Ross, Ann-Margret, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Carol Burnett, etc.)

 

Fragrance of the YearParis Hilton’s Gold Rush

 

Brand of the Year – NuMe, owner: Sabrina Maren Schueppl

 

Product of the Year –Beachwaver®, owner: Sarah Potempa

 

Beauty Enhancement AwardDr. Harold Lancer – (World-renowned Dermatologist – Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Ryan Seacrest, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, etc.)

 

Competing Nominees

Every year, the nominee categories are named after the current honorees. These established nominees, specializing in creating celebrity looks for the red carpet and editorial compete in each honoree category. (*Includes past and current clients)

 

Joel Harlow Award for Makeup:

Angela Levin (Chanel, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston)*

Claudia Betancur (L’Oreal Paris, Thalia, Adamari Lopez)*

Michelle Clark (M.A.C., Elle King, Lorde)*

 

Beverly Jo Pryor Award for Makeup:

Saisha Beecham (Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Chadwick Boseman)*

Sam Fine (Queen Latifah, Iman, Paula Patton)*

Steven Aturo (Jada Pinkett-Smith, Alicia Keys, Willow Smith)*

 

Linda Flowers Award for Hairstyling:

David Gardner (Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Emily Deschanel, Angie Harmon)*

Giannandrea (Christina Aguilera, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen)*

Jenny Cho (Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke, Amanda Seyfried)*

 

Melissa Forney Award for Hairstyling:

Larry Sims (Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington)*

Neal Farinah (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Nikki Minaj)*

Nikki Nelms (Janelle Monae, Solange, Zoe Kravitz)*

 

Timothy White Award for Photography:

Christopher Polk (Getty Images, Academy Awards, GRAMMYS)*

Eric Charbonneau (AP/Invision, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, etc.)*

Jennifer Graylock (New York Fashion Week, Academy Awards, Vogue, Glamour)*

 

Bob Mackie Award for Styling:

Jason Bolden (Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Tika Sumpter)*

Jen Rade (Angelina Jolie, Elle King, Carrie Ann Inaba)*

Derek Roche (Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Cassie, Jason Derulo)*

 

Special honoree awards and celebrity presenters to be announced.

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS:

The HBAs were founded by LATF USA’s publisher, Michele Elyzabeth. The award show recognizes the architects of beauty in hair, makeup, photography and styling in Hollywood. The HBAs honor the unsung heroes in the beauty industry, including Beauty Enhancement, Timeless Beauty, New Beauties, Fragrance of the Year, Brand and Product of the Year. The final vote is determined by the expertise, creativity and artistry, as well as photographs, bios and reels which are submitted for each nominee. A panel, which makes up the HBAs board is comprised of professionals from the beauty industry; encompassing Journalists, Publicists and Beauty Experts. New members are added every year. www.hollywoodbeautyawards.com and www.latfusa.com

 

ABOUT M•A•C AIDS FUND:

The M•A•C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of M•A•C Cosmetics, has raised more than $440 million since its inception in 1994, exclusively through the sale of M•A•C VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipgloss. The Fund is the heart and soul of M•A•C Cosmetics, encompassing diversity while celebrating life and the outspoken attitude of the company. Partnering with bold, visionary, and brave organizations to confront the epidemic in communities where people are at highest risk around the world, the M•A•C AIDS Fund is ending AIDS, one lipstick at a time.

Social Media: #HollywoodBeautyAwards — #HBAs — Twitter, Facebook & Instagram: @LATFusa & @HollywoodBeautyNews

Contact:

Parapluie Inc.

Tel: 323.876.3090

Email: press@parapluieinc.com

Timothy White Is Our 2017 Honoree For Outstanding Achievement In Photography

Timothy White will receive the Honoree Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography on February 19th, 2017 at Avalon Hollywood.

Three nominees who photograph for the red carpet, events and editorial will compete for the Timothy White Award For Photography.

About Timothy White:

A leading figure in contemporary photography, Timothy White has been one of the most sought after celebrity portrait photographers in the world. He has shot album covers for musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, and Jon Bon Jovi and has photographed artists from Michael Jackson to Keith Richards, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, James Brown, Aerosmith, Metallica, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z,  Usher, Bjork, Guns n’ Roses, NWA, etc. Shooting for Hollywood studios and some of the largest advertising campaigns, including Got Milk?, Timothy’s archive is among the most extensive in the world, comprised of silver screen icons from Robert Mitchum to Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Elizabeth Taylor, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicholson, James Gandolfini, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Bob Thornton, Hale Berry, Eddie Murphy, Patrick Swayze, George Clooney and Harrison Ford.

Timothy is a co-owner of the renowned Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, Maui and LA.

Linda Flowers Is A 2017 Honoree For Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling

Linda Flowers will receive an Honoree Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling on February 19th, 2017 at Avalon Hollywood.

Three nominees who create hairstyling looks for the red carpet and editorial will compete for the Linda Flowers Award For Hairstyling.

About Linda Flowers:

An executive board member of the Academy for Hair & Makeup, Linda has worked on endless projects from “Crossing Jordan,” “Dodgeball,” “Lemony Snicket,” “The Fast and the Furious” franchise: “Tokyo Drift, “Fast & Furious,” “Furious 7” and the 8th and upcoming film, “The Fate of the Furious.” She has created looks for award winning films including: “There Will Be Blood,” “Angels & Demons,” “Larry Crowne,” “The Social Network” and “Iron Man 2” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Styling for Jennifer Aniston on “Life of Crime,” “She’s Funny That Way” and more, Linda is also known for “Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire.” For over four years, she has worked closely with Melissa McCarthy on “Mike & Molly,” “Identity Thief,” “Tammy,” “Spy,” “The Boss” and “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Linda’s work can be seen in the upcoming Rob Reiner film, “LBJ ” starring Woody Harrelson.

Melissa Forney Is A 2017 Honoree For Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling

Melissa Forney will receive an Honoree Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling on February 19th, 2017 at Avalon Hollywood.

Three nominees who create hairstyling looks for the red carpet and editorial will compete for the Melissa Forney Award For Hairstyling.

About Melissa Forney:

Currently Hair Department Head for FOX’s hit drama, “Empire,” Melissa has created looks for “Armageddon,” “Spy Kids” 1, 2 and 3, “American Outlaws,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Cradle 2 The Grave,” “Speak,” “The Ringer,” “Fast Food Nation,” “The Kingdom,” “Hancock,” “The Bucket List” “Transformers” 1 and 2, “Best Man Holiday,” “Hurricane Season,” “Think Like A Man” “Friday Night Lights,” “True Jackson,” “Reed Between The Lines,” “Let’s Stay Together” and more.

Nominated for a Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award for her work on “Selma” in 2014 and again in 2015 for “Empire,” Melissa recently worked on “Hidden Figures.”

Beverly Jo Pryor Is Our 2017 Honoree For Outstanding Achievement In Makeup

Beverly Jo Pryor

Beverly Jo Pryor will receive the Honoree Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup on February 19th, 2017 at Avalon Hollywood.

Three nominees who create makeup looks for the red carpet and editorial will compete for the Beverly Jo Pryor Award For Makeup.

About Beverly Jo Pryor:

Currently designing makeup for FOX’s hit drama “Empire,”  Beverly has created looks for “Hidden Figures,” “Selma,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Ali,” and “Roll Bounce” to name a few.  She has also worked on a variety films such as  “After Earth,” “Freedom Writers,” “Baggage Claim,” “Something New,” “Big Momma’s House,””Barbershop,” “Fat Albert” and ” Straight Outta Compton,” as well as hit TV series: “Sister, Sister,” “Vampire Diaries,” TNT’s “Leverage,” and  “Ugly Betty.”

Beverly was nominated for a 2014 Critics Choice Awards for Best Makeup on Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” and was a 2015 Recipient of the NYWIFT Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is currently nominated for a MUAHS Guild award for Best Contemporary Makeup on “Empire.”