The 3rd Hollywood Beauty Awards’ Honorees, Winners & Highlights!

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 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”) 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.

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…


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)* – 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)*

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 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)

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

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. and

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.

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