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.
It was an Estee Lauder evening. The great grand-daughter of Estee Lauder, Danielle Lauder returned as the ambassador for the annual Hollywood Beauty Awards.
During the evening, Mr. William Lauder presented Fragrance of the Year to Stefanie Spodek for Estee Lauder’s Luxury Fragrance Collection.
In the mid 40’s, Estée Lauder got her start selling skincare and makeup. She would spend the next 7 years building a faithful clientele before launching Youth-Dew, a bath oil that doubled as a skin perfume.
Her innovation revolutionized the cosmetics industry, changing the way fragrance was sold. This resulted in propelling her company into a multimillion-dollar business.
Today, the Estée Lauder brand is known for some of the industry’s most iconic fragrances, including: The Luxury Collection, launched in 2021. These eight fragrances were created by some of the most reputable noses of the world. The collection is designed using new and exclusive Scent Capture Fragrance Extender™ technology. Each fragrance is specially formulated with three notes to create a scent that lasts up to 12 hours, with proven mood-enhancing benefits.
In the past, Johnny Depp has presented to Dior for Sauvage, Revlon’s Ron Rolleston to Britney Spears, Parlux CEO to Paris Hilton and more.
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).
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