And the Winners Are…

On Sunday, Feb. 25, the fourth annual Hollywood Beauty Awards honored make-up artists, hairstylists and other creative artisans for their work in film, TV, music, red carpet and editorial projects. Held at the Avalon Hollywood theater, the event was presented by LATF USA. The awards benefited the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Returning as host for the fourth year in a row was radio star Lisa Stanley. Celebrity presenters were tapped to hand out awards for Outstanding Achievements. 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, The Hunger Games), 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.

There were also six separate award categories—each named for an Outstanding Achievement Award recipient—in which make-up artists, hairstylists and photographers competed. The six categories this year were named after Gail Ryan, Tym Buacharem, Rick Baker, Ellen Mirojnick, Douglas Kirkland and Camille Friend.


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

Other honoree categories included Timeless Beauty, Product of the Year, New Beauty, Fragrance of the Year and Beauty Enhancement. For complete details on the awards, visit