The 7th annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth, took place on Saturday, March 19 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. The HBAs honor the architects of beauty, recognizing talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for film, TV, music, the red carpet and editorial.
AB + DM, Ahmad Barber & Donte Maurice, were nominated for The Neal Preston Photography Award with fellow nominees Chelsea Lauren of Shutterstock and Jonas concert photographer Cynthia Parkhurst.
2020 Photography Honoree Bobby Holland presented the award and announced the winner. AB + DM took to the stage in their matching denim suits delivering a beautiful speech filled with gratitude.
Ahmad Barber & Donte Maurice, best known as AB + DM, joined forces in 2018, merging their vision of stirring portraits, dynamic movement and colorful fashion images. The duo has worked with the likes of Zendaya, Lady Gaga, Mary J Blige, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Tom Holland, Cardi B and more. With work gracing the covers of Vogue, Instyle, ELLE, Marie Claire, GQ, Nylon and Interview to name a few, they have also worked on major campaigns for Lancome, L’Oreal, Reebok, New Balance, Bevel, Purelogy and Warby Parker.
Award highlights include: Lizzo made a surprise appearance for Makeup winner Alexx Mayo, Laura Dern presented to longtime film hairstylist Frida Aradottir, Henry Golding announced the winner of the premiere Groomer of the Year award and presented to friend, Melissa DeZarate.
The 2022 honorees included: Ann-Margret (The Timeless Beauty Award), Frida Aradottir (Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling), Sue Cabral-Ebert (Outstanding Achievement In Makeup & SFX Makeup), Lawrence Davis (Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling), Sharen Davis (Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design), Drew Elliott (MAC Cosmetics) (Product of the Year), Diane Gomez-Thinnes (Galderma) (The Beauty Enhancement Award), Marco Parsiegla (Amouage) (The International Beauty Award), Norma Patton-Lowin (Outstanding Achievement In Makeup), Neal Preston (Outstanding Achievement In Photography), Stefanie Spodek (Fragrance of the Year on behalf of Estee Lauder’s Luxury Collection).
The 2022 presenters included: Saisha Beecham, Dyan Cannon, Larry Cherry, Christine Chiu & Dr. Gabriel Chiu, Laura Dern, Jill Eikenberry, Yolonda Frederick-Thompson, Henry Golding, Bobby Holland, Candice Lambert, William Lauder, Marissa Marino, Molly Ringwald, Angelica Ross, Saniyya Sidney, Larry Sims, Troye Sivan, Courtney B. Vance, Jon Voight, Anne Winters, Kiyah Wright, with celebrity appearances by Corbin Bernsen (Actor, LA Law), Karina Brez (Founder of Karina Brez Jewelry and Former Miss USA), Logan Browning (Actress), Casey Dandridge (Model), Cesar Deleon Ramirez (Former HBA Hairstyling Winner), Drew Elliott (Creative Global Director of MAC Cosmetics), Nabil Hayari (HBA’s Official Couturier, HAYARI PARIS), Reema Khan (Brow Bar by Reema), Jaime King (Actress), Lizzo (Artist), Taryn Manning (Actress), Aida Rodriguez (HBA Host), Renaud Salmon (Chief Experience Officer of Amouage), Vincent Spinnato (Founder of Vincenzo Skincare), Chrissy Teigen (Model/Personality) and more.
Danielle Lauder, actress, entrepreneur and the great-granddaughter of Estée Lauder, officiated as the Ambassador for this year’s Hollywood Beauty Awards.
Galderma is the Title Sponsor of the 7th Hollywood Beauty Awards.
Christopher Guy is the official designer of the HBA’s Holly statuette.
Every year, the award ceremony benefits Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) for their incredible efforts in rescuing animals from natural disasters and finding their forever homes. For direct donations and to support HWAC through HBAs, visit: www.animalcenter.org/hba