If there is one thing that is synonymous with Hollywood, it would definitely be the glitz and glamour. From one of the most important questions asked at a red carpet event being, “What are you wearing tonight?” to the fact that every movie, TV show, music video or live performance has something to do with makeup and fashion, it’s clear to see that having that perfect red carpet look or makeup transformation for a character in a movie takes a village, and that’s where the incredible makeup artists, stylists, hair stylists, and photographers come in.
Our Favorite Moments from the Hollywood Beauty Awards
On February 19, 2017, the carpet was rolled out to celebrate all of the pioneering individuals in the world of hair, makeup, and styling at the 3rd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards held at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.
As what many celebrities say, the first person and the last person they see during their day is their makeup artist, and at the Hollywood Beauty Awards, it was time to celebrate all of these beauty life-savers. With a ride from Lexus, we were all ready to go and celebrate an exciting night at the prestigious award show.
The Hollywood Beauty Awards, which was sponsored by Lexus, Moët & Chandon Champagne, NuMe, and The Hollywood Reporter, was co-hosted by Lisa Stanley and Kym Whitley who brought extra fun and humor while hosting the event. As celebrities, honorees, and nominees filed in and took their seats, a delicious dinner was served as the award show was getting ready to honor the greatest in the world of beauty.
The night started off with a special tribute to the legendary hairstylist, Vidal Sassoon, who inspired many of the hair stylists also in attendance and being honored at the event. Etienne Taenake accepted the award on behalf of Sassoon and ended off his speech by saying, “Vidal Sassoon always said that the only time success comes before work is in the dictionary, and tonight we see success.”
The renowned award show continued off honoring other admirable individuals including Linda Flowers, who was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling Award and was also given a special congratulatory video message by actress Melissa McCarthy. Beverly Joe Pryor was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Award and Melissa Forney was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling Award.
Many A-list celebrities made their way to the event to show their support and gratitude towards all of the amazing makeup artists, hair stylists, and photographers who assist in making their red carpet look absolutely spectacular. Scream Queens star Lea Michelle presented the Beauty Product of the Year Award to her friend, Sarah Potempa for the beauty product must-have, the BEACHWAVER.
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#aboutlastnight such a cool and surreal experience to be on the #redcarpet and not just behind the scenes! @leamichele you are not only an incredibly talented and gorgeous girl, you are a true friend! Thank you for honoring @thebeachwaver with the @hollywoodbeautyawards for "product of the year." Your kind words about my supportive husband @patrickkennedydds, our two beautiful babies, and our puppy Ash were heartwarming and beautiful!! Your love, support, and positive energy are contagious and I honestly appreciate you so much!! Now let's go to the beach…🌴☀️ #igotbeachwaved #thebeachwaver #beachwaver #leamichele #hollywoodbeautyawards #loveher 💙
The iconic Bob Mackie was also honored at the event for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design & Styling. Bob Mackie is an influential figure in the fashion and entertainment industry. He is a profound fashion designer who has designed dresses for celebrities including Tina Turner, Beyonce, Cher, and many more and fellow honorees at the event were all awe-inspired to be in the presence of someone like Bob Mackie who has made such a great impact in fashion.
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He is a LEGEND. Our 2017 #hollywoodbeautyawards Awards Honoree for Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design is BOB MACKIE. Cher, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross, Beyonce… he’s designed for them all! #HBA Countdown: 17 days | Photo shot by our 2015 #photography honoree Harry Langdon | #HBA #beauty #stylist #styling #style #fashion #fashionista #cher #beyonce #dianaross #redcarpet #awardshow #celebrity #Thursday #makeup #makeupartist #hair #hairstylist #hollywood
Star Trek star Zachary Quinto presented the Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects Makeup Award to Joel Harlow. Quinto said, “It’s no small task to transform actors, dozens and dozens of actors, into other worldly creatures and in some cases, half aliens, but Joel does it with grace and generosity.”
In addition, Paris Hilton was honored with the Fragrance of the Year Award for her perfume, “GOLD RUSH” and Dr. Harold Lancer was honored with the Beauty Enhancement Award.
The Hollywood Beauty Awards was a star-studded event celebrating those who work just as hard behind the camera to give celebrities – actors, actresses, and musicians the unforgettable and glamorous looks we all always gush over. With celebrities at the event wearing some of the most stunning attires, the Hollywood Beauty Awards shows that we all don’t just wake up looking like this, but with the help of an outstanding team of beauty heroes who deserve all of the honor and recognition, then beauty magic can be achieved.