Honoree, Celebrity Presenter Highlights – And The Winners Are…

Los Angeles (February 25, 2018) – The annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs) celebrated the architects of beauty for the fourth year on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Avalon Hollywood, honoring talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for Film, TV, Music, the red carpet and editorial. 
The black tie dinner gala, hosted by radio personality,  Lisa Stanley (K-EARTH 101)  benefitted the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Supporting sponsors: LaDove, Rikoko, Moët & Chandon and Christopher Guy. Live stream sponsors: BEBOE, Theradome, Kerastase Paris, Claude Baruk Salons and CBD For Life. (Permanent Live Stream Link to be provided)
Celebrity presenters and honorees included: Danai Gurira (Marvel’s “Black Panther”), Britney Spears (Fragrance of the Year honoree),  Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect 3″), Smokey Robinson (The Gentleman Award honoree), Samuel L. Jackson (Oscar-nominated actor), Marie Osmond (“Donny & Marie”), Lionel Richie (ABC’s “American Idol”), Ali Fazal (“Victoria & Abdul”), Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Jeannie”), Cheech Marin (“Cheech & Chong”), Danielle Savre (ABC’s “Station 19”), Jane Seymour (Timeless Beauty Award honoree), Kat Graham (“All Eyez On Me”), Kirstin Maldonado (New Beauty Award honoree), Mary Jo Buttafuoco and Tinashe (New Beauty Award honoree).
Special messages from Janet Jackson, Michael Douglas and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects Makeup: Rick Baker
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup: Tym Shutchai Buacharern
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: Gail Ryan  
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: Camille Friend
Outstanding Achievement in Photography: Douglas Kirkland
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design & Styling: Ellen Mirojnick
Three established nominees, specializing in creating celebrity looks for the red carpet and editorial compete in each honoree category.
Rick Baker Makeup Award:
Anthony Nguyen
Matthew VanLeeuwen
Sarah Tanno – WINNER
Tym Buacharern Makeup Award:
Carola Gonzalez – WINNER
Eva Kim
Sir John
Gail Ryan Hairstyling Award:
Caile Noble
Claude Baruk – WINNER
Riawna Capri – WINNER
Camille Friend Hairstyling Award:
Cesar Ramirez
Johnny Wright – WINNER
Takisha Sturdivant-Drew
Douglas Kirkland Photography Award:
Eric Charbonneau – WINNER
Frazer Harrison
Katy Winn
Ellen Mirojnick Styling Award:
Marina Toybina – WINNER
Monica Rose
Robért Behar
Fragrance of the YearBritney Spears for fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS™ IN BLOOM
The Gentleman Award Smokey Robinson
Timeless Beauty Award Jane Seymour
New Beauty AwardKirstin Maldonado, Olivia Holt, Tinashe
Product of the Year –Beth Stavola for CBD For Life
The Breakthrough Award – Desire Fragrances, Inc. for Lamborghini “INVINCIBLE”
The Breakthrough Award – Christine Ko for Moira Cosmetics
Beauty Enhancement AwardDr. Babak Azizzadeh
The Innovation AwardTamim Hamid for Theradome
Special RecognitionHelen Woodward Animal Center
The HBAs were founded by LATF USA’s publisher, Michele Elyzabeth. The annual award show recognizes the architects of beauty in hair, makeup, photography and styling in Hollywood. The voting board is comprised of past honorees, winners, professionals from the beauty industry; encompassing Journalists, Publicists and Beauty Experts. The HBAs is co-produced by Executive Producer, Pamela Price.  www.hollywoodbeautyawards.com and www.latfusa.com
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