Laini Thompson accepts the award for Outstanding Achievement in Make-up
Laini Thompson accepts the award for Outstanding Achievement in Make-up

A weekend of celebrating the achievements of make-up artists and hairstylists wrapped up Sunday, Feb. 21 with the second annual Hollywood Beauty Awards. Sponsored by entertainment website LATF USA and held at the Avalon Hollywood theater in California, the awards benefited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and honored professional hairstylists, make-up artists, photographers and other artisans working in film and television and on red-carpet looks.

Rick Baker and Mike Smithson
Rick Baker and Mike Smithson

Radio star Lisa Stanley emceed the event, which included celebrity presenters Johnny Depp, Jon Voight, Kendrick Sampson, Heidi Klum, Lauren Ash, Jose Moreno Brooks and Rebecca Gayheart. Throughout the night, awards for Outstanding Achievements were handed out to make-up artist Laini Thompson (presented by Sleepy Hollow actor Orlando Jones), special make-up effects artist Mike Smithson (presented by Oscar winner Rick Baker), hairstylist Kathryn Blondell (given to her by Rizzoli & Isles actress Angie Harmon), hairstylist Sterfon Demings (awarded by actresses Tamara Taylor and Jackée) and photographer Norman Seeff (presented by NASA’s Director of JPL, Dr. Charles Elachi).

Derrick Rutledge and Mylah Morales
Derrick Rutledge and Mylah Morales
Hollywood Beauty Awards
(From left) WAGS’ Sophia Pierson, HBA Photography Award Winner Jeff Kravitz and WAGS’ Nicole Williams
John Stapleton
John Stapleton

There were also five separate award categories—each named for an Outstanding Achievement Award recipient—in which make-up artists, hairstylists and photographers competed.

The winners are:

Mike Smithson Award for Makeup: John Stapleton

 

Laini Thompson Award for Makeup (tie): Derrick Rutledge, Mylah Morales

 

Sterfon Demings Award for Hairstyling: Kiyah Wright

Norman Seeff Award for Photography: Jeff Kravitz

Kathryn Blondell Award for Hairstyling: Wendy Iles

Other honoree categories included Timeless Beauty, New Beauty, Fragrance of the Year and Beauty Enhancement. CHLA received a special recognition award. For complete details on the awards, visit latfusa.com.