Courtney B. Vance & Larry Cherry Celebrate Lawrence Davis At Hollywood Beauty Awards

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.

2019 Hairstyling honoree and longtime barber to Denzel Washington, Larry Cherry celebrated the career of Lawrence Davis. Courtney B. Vance presented Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling to Lawrence Davis after Larry introduced the category.

A primetime Emmy winning hairstylist, Lawrence Davis found inspiration from his mother who was the barber to his seven uncles. Learning his craft in Baltimore, he eventually landed in California working alongside his mentor Neeko Abriol. From barbering for Denzel Washington to working with E! News, Lawrence was ready to lead.

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His dreams came true early on, designing hair for Tyra Banks on THE TYRA BANKS SHOW, where he earned his very first Emmy. After working on AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, Lawrence struck another star friendship working with Jennifer Hudson for ESSENCE. From the SUPERBOWL to the GRAMMYS, his journey designing hair for Jennifer won him his second Emmy for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In 2021, his hairstyles helped to bring Aretha Franklin to life on screen in RESPECT.

Leading the Hair Department for notable TV projects including BESSIE, GREENLEAF, THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS and CLAWS, he received an Emmy nomination working with Mahershala Ali on TRUE DETECTIVE after creating the hair for his Oscar-winning performance in GREEN BOOK. His upcoming work with Mahershala can be seen in the anticipated Marvel movie BLADE.

From WATCHMEN to LOVECRAFT COUNTRY with Courtney B. Vance, Lawrence was department head for Amazon’s THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD and HBO MAX’s hit series, MARE OF EASTTOWN.

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With endless film credits from THE GUILT TRIP to BAGGAGE CLAIM, KILL THE MESSENGER, DIRTY GRANDPA, THE FRONT RUNNER and MUDBOUND with J.K. Simmons; Lawrence is unstoppable, continuing to design hair for upcoming projects including THE COLOR PURPLE with Fantasia and the NBC true crime series, THE THING ABOUT PAM with Renee Zellweger.

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 winners included: AM + DM (Ahmad Barber & Donte Maurice) (Neal Preston Photography Award), Jo Baker (Sue Cabral-Ebert Makeup Award), Jenny Cho (Frida Aradottir Hairstyling Award), Melissa DeZarate (Groomer of the Year), Alexx Mayo (Norma Patton-Lowin Makeup Award), Tym Wallace (Lawrence Davis Hairstyling Award) and Wayman + Micah (Wayman Bannerman & Micah McDonald) (Sharen Davis Styling Award).

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).

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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:

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