Charlie Bracknay, Hair Stylist, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Haus Salon in Minneapolis, MN was named BeautyMaker® of the Year at The Third Hollywood Annual BeautyMaker Awards®.
The awards ceremony was held in the Blossom Room of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where 29 hair stylists coupled with 29 models, representing nine states around the country, vied for the coveted title BeautyMaker® of the Year in a Model Showcase competition. Charlie Bracknay told audience members and the 20 celebrity hair stylist judges at the Sold Out Standing Room Only event: “This is The New Hollywood Look. My hairstyle for my model references the classic look of Hollywood reimagined for a modern day woman.” Bracknay’s model, Kayla Bresee of Long Beach, CA, wore a stylish floor length black and white evening gown slit up the side. Make-Up Artist Camilla Orosco, a hair agent from Boise, ID designed Bresee’s make-up, and Toni Wells, Brand Director of Number 4 High Performance Hair Care in Costa Mesa, CA sponsored Bracknay’s winning entry.
Steven Casciola and Annie Casciola, Publishers of BE! Beauty Entertainment® magazine and Executive Producers of the event said: “We were very excited to bring our annual awards show to Hollywood for the first time. Our event celebrates and honors hair salon people who are making a positive difference in society and recognizes role models from all segments of the beauty world.”
Runners Up in the Model Showcase competition included… First Runner-Up: stylist Leonel Rodriguez of Leonel Rodriguez Alta Peluguería from Chihuahua, Mexico and his model Carolina Urrea who were sponsored by Farouk; Second Runner-Up: stylist Terrence Michael Renk of Pro Rituals from La Jolla, CA and his model Alena Brock who were sponsored by Pro Rituals; Third Runner-Up: stylist Mario Raimondi of Just Salon in Millburn, NJ and his model Melissa Marin who were sponsored by Davines and Fourth Runner-Up: stylist Susie Bond of Perfect 5th Salon of Mooresville, NC and her model Laura Queen who were sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel.
Other Award recipients included: Jim Markham, Founder and President of ColorProof in Newport Beach, CA for Lifetime Award as a World BeautyMaker® and Celebrity Stylist; Vito Mazza Spa & Salon from Woodbridge, NJ for #1 Salon Team in America; Oribe from New York City for #1 Luxury Salon Brand in America; Mike Nave, Founder & Editor of Beauty Industry Report from Calabasas, CA for Leadership in Media; Martino Cartier from Martino Cartier Salon in Cherry Hill, NJ for #1 Celebrity Charity Artist; Phillip Wilson from ColorProof in Newport Beach, CA for #1 Platform Artist in America and Joe Mastalia, President of DePasquale Companies in Fair Lawn, NJ for #1 Leadership and Global Distribution.
The 20 Celebrity Hair Stylists who served as judges of the Salon Showcase included: Neeko Abriol of Salon Sessions Studio, Pasadena; George Alderete of Keune, Atlanta; Kaz Amor of VoCê, West Hollywood; Jonathan Antin of Jonathan & George, Beverly Hills; Chrystofer Benson of Matrix, New York City; Martino Cartier of Keratin Complex, New Jersey; Anthony Edge of label.m, Miami; Nicholas French of Matrix, New York City; Amanda George of Jonathan & George, Beverly Hills; Shauky Gulamani of FHI Heat, Los Angeles; Kien Hoang of Oribe, New York City; Steve Lococo of B2V Salon, West Hollywood; Woody Michleb and Amy Michleb of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, New York City; Louis Orozco of Oribe, New York City; Suzanne Sturm of L’Oréal Professionnel USA, New York City; Nick Stenson of JCP Salons, Matrix, New York City; Victor ValVerde of Salon Sessions Studio, Pasadena and Kut Haus Salon in Covina; Joel Warren of Warren-Tricomi, West Hollywood and Phillip Wilson of ColorProof, Newport Beach.
Award Presenters included: Awards Show Co-Executive Producer Annie Casciola; Awards Show Co-Hosts Steve Lococo and Victor Valverde;
Vice President of Sales for Oribe, Matthew Pestorius and Creative Coordinator BeautyMakers® of America Cast Stars, Brittany Ann Reimann. Event Sponsors included: BE! Beauty Entertainment Magazine, Earthly Body, FHI Heat, Je Beau International Beverly Hills, Keratin Complex, label.m Professional Hair Care, Matrix, Millennium, Oribe and The Wet Brush.