The legend got started with hair freelancing at the age of 18. The name, “Giannandrea Marongiu” is whispered alongside famous supermodels and prestigious fashion magazines. His lifestyle is that of an artist, with creative freedom that propelled his rise to celebrity hairstylist stardom.
More admirable yet is the desire to create and his ability to succeed, like his most recent win in the Linda Flowers Award for Outstanding Achievements in Hair Styling at the Hollywood Beauty Awards, an annual event where the industry honors the unsung heroes in the beauty industry.
Every year, 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 including; Beauty Enhancement, Timeless Beauty, New Beauties, Fragrance of the Year, Brand and Product of the Year. The final vote is determined by the expertise, creativity and artistry, as well as photographs, bios and reels which are submitted for each nominee.
Find the winners and special Honorees below:
Joel Harlow Award for Makeup: Angela Levin (Chanel, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston)
Beverly Jo Pryor Award for Makeup: Steven Aturo (Jada Pinkett-Smith, Alicia Keys, Willow Smith)
Linda Flowers Award for Hairstyling: Giannandrea (Christina Aguilera, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen)
Melissa Forney Award for Hairstyling: Larry Sims (Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington)
Timothy White Award for Photography: Jennifer Graylock (New York Fashion Week, Academy Awards, Vogue, Glamour)
Bob Mackie Award for Styling: Jen Rade (Angelina Jolie, Marisa Tomei, Carrie Ann Inaba)
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 Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Ryan Seacrest, Reese Witherspoon, Kim 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”)