The annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), founded by Michele Elyzabeth, celebrated their 5th year honoring the architects of beauty on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Avalon Hollywood, recognizing talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for Film, TV, Music, the red carpet, editorial and more. Radio personality, Lisa Stanley (K-EARTH 101) returned to host the black tie dinner gala, benefitting Helen Woodward Animal Center. Ventriloquist, Joe Gandelman and his animal puppets joined Lisa on stage throughout the night.
Denzel Washington presenting Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling to Larry M. Cherry, who has worked with the Oscar and Golden Globe winning actor for almost thirty years.
Kim Kardashian West made a surprise appearance to announce the nominees for The Lori McCoy-Bell Hairstyling Award; revealing her longtime hairstylist, Chris Appleton as the winner of the evening.
Actor, Obba Babatunde and multi-Grammy winner Dionne Warwick co-presented Outstanding Achievement in Makeup to Wynona Y. Price. Steven Tyler presented The Beauty Enhancement Award to Dr. Steven Zeitels for his incredible medical career in vocal restoration surgery.
Lou Diamond Phillips celebrated his birthday while presenting The Gentleman’s Award to his longtime friend Edward James justify.
Marie Osmond was honored with The Timeless Beauty Award, presented by John Redmann of “The Talk,” with a surprise speech from Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
After 2019 Oscar nominated Ruth E. Carter received Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design, Carmen Electra presented The Ruth E. Carter Styling Award nominees. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross announced the winner of the Saint Photography Nominees. 2017 Photography Honoree, Timothy White co-presented with Nicole Scherzinger to Saint for Outstanding Achievement in Photography. Actress Nina Dobrev, Mara Wilson, Gregory Arlt (MAC Cosmetics), Daniel Martin (Dior, 2019 Makeup Nominee), Angela Levin (2017 Makeup Winner), Gail Ryan (Oscar winner/2018 Hairstyling Honoree), Riawna Capri (2018 Hairstyling Winner) and more presented.
AND THE WINNERS ARE
LORI MCCOY-BELL HAIRSTYLING AWARD
- Chris Appleton – WINNER
- Frederic Aspiras
- Lee Rittiner
LARRY M. CHERRY HAIRSTYLING AWARD
- Felicia Leatherwood
- Lacy Redway
- Miles Jeffries – WINNER
VE NEILL MAKEUP AWARD
- Daniel Martin
- Patrick Ta
- Sarah Tanno – WINNER (Sarah’s 2nd HBA win)
WYNONA Y. PRICE MAKEUP AWARD
- Ernesto Casillas
- Etienne Ortega
- Yolonda Frederick – WINNER
RUTH E. CARTER STYLING AWARD
- Alexandra Mandelkorn
- Sandra Amador & Tom Eerebout – WINNERS
- Wendi & Nicole Ferreira
SAINT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
- Axelle Woussen
- Mario Anzuoni – WINNER
- Matt Sayles
The 2019 HONOREES:
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING: Lori McCoy-Bell
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING: Larry M. Cherry
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP: Ve Neill
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP: Wynona Y. Price
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN & STYLING: Ruth E. Carter
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY: Saint
THE BEAUTY ENHANCEMENT AWARD: Dr. Steven Zeitels (Outstanding Achievement in Medicine & Surgery)
THE GENTLEMAN’S AWARD: Edward James Olmos
THE TIMELESS BEAUTY AWARD: Marie Osmond
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Dior for ROUGE DIOR
THE BREAKTHROUGH AWARD: Simin Hashemizadeh for Forbelle
SPECIAL TRIBUTE – THE MICHELE ELYZABETH AWARD: John Demsey of Estée Lauder