LATF USA Presents the 3rd Hollywood Beauty Awards


For the third year, LATF USA presents the annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs) on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the iconic Avalon Hollywood.



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The gala benefitting the M•A•C AIDS Fund, 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”) are co-hosting.

Lexus returns as the 2017 HBAs title sponsor. Supporting sponsors include NuMeMoët & Chandon, and The Hollywood Reporter as media partner. Award design by Christopher Guy.

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 FordAretha FranklinBilly Bob ThorntonElizabeth Taylor, Jay-Z, Michael JacksonJon Bon Jovi, etc.)

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design & Styling: Bob Mackie – (Cher, Diana Ross, Ann-Margret, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Carol Burnett, etc.)



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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 WinfreyJennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Ryan SeacrestReese WitherspoonKim 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”)

Special Tribute Award – Sassoon Salons & Sassoon Academies, received by Etienne Taenaka (Director of Sassoon Salons)

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 KidmanJennifer Aniston)*
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 LongChadwick Boseman)*
Sam Fine (Queen Latifah, Iman, Paula Patton)*
Steven Aturo (Jada Pinkett-SmithAlicia KeysWillow Smith)*

Linda Flowers Award for Hairstyling:
David Gardner (Julia-Louis DreyfusEmily DeschanelAngie Harmon)*
Giannandrea (Christina AguileraGwyneth PaltrowChrissy Teigen)*
Jenny Cho (Jennifer LawrenceEmilia ClarkeAmanda Seyfried)*

Melissa Forney Award for Hairstyling:
Larry Sims (Gabrielle UnionTracee Ellis RossKerry Washington)*
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)*

Bob Mackie Award for Styling:
Jason Bolden (Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. BligeTika Sumpter)*
Jen Rade (Angelina JolieMarisa TomeiCarrie Ann Inaba)*
Derek Roche (Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Cassie, Jason Derulo)*


Billy Bob ThorntonRyan SeacrestOctavia SpencerZachary QuintoSharon OsbourneKelly OsbourneLea MicheleTrai ByersPeggy MoffitStephen NussdorfMcKenzie WestmoreTim Robards and more TBA.