Laura Dern Presents To Hairstylist Frida Aradottir 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.

For three decades, Frida Aradottir has been working with Laura Dern, helping to shape the hair for her roles on screen. Laura presented Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling to Frida at the 2022 HBAs.

Hailing from Iceland, Frida Aradottir is one of the most sought after hair stylists in Hollywood. Learning her craft on the set of DIRTY DANCING with Jennifer Grey, her talents blossomed taking the lead as Department Head on MAYFLOWER MADAME with Candice Bergen, MR. NORTH with Lauren Bacall and GUILTY BY SUSPICION with Robert De Niro and Annette Bening.

It was on the set of David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART where Frida began working with Laura Dern; setting the stage for a three decade long friendship. Together, Frida has designed hair for Dern’s roles in RAMBLIN ROSE, Clint Eastwood’s A PERFECT WORLD, ENLIGHTENED, JURASSIC PARK, LITTLE WOMEN, BIG LITTLE LIES and the highly anticipated JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION.

Styling for Meg Ryan on HANGING UP directed by Diane Keaton, Frida embarked on creating hair looks for Keaton on BECAUSE I SAID SO, MAD MONEY, THE FAMILY STONE, MORNING GLORY and THE WEDDING.

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Working with notable directors, including The Coen Brothers for BARTON FINK and A SERIOUS MAN, Robert Zemeckis for FORREST GUMP, Steven Soderbergh for CONTAGION and OCEANS 12 & 13 and Greta Gerwig for LITTLE WOMEN, Frida also designed hair for Nancy Meyers’ SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, THE HOLIDAY, IT’S COMPLICATED and THE INTERN.

Creating iconic hairstyles for Helena Bonham-Carter, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in FIGHT CLUB, for Emma Stone in BATTLE OF THE SEXES, MANIAC, ZOMBIELAND 2 and the award-winning LA LA LAND, many know Frida’s character hair designs from HBO’s VEEP.

Beyond films and series, Frida’s looks can also be seen on Robert Pattinson for the DIOR HOMME campaign and Taylor Swift for THE MAN music video.

More recently, Frida worked with Chris Pratt on Antoine Fuqua’s TERMINAL LIST.

Award highlights include: Lizzo made a surprise appearance for Makeup winner Alexx Mayo, Henry Golding announced the winner of the premiere Groomer of the Year award and presented to friend, Melissa DeZarate.

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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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