The exclusive black tie event was held Monday, February 18th at the historic Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta and awards were presented to pay homage to individuals and businesses that impact the world of beauty and style.
“Remember the enduring appeal of Pam Grier ‘s voluminous afro and the glamour of women like Diana Ross? Behind each of these iconic looks are make-up artists, hairstylists and designers who deserve recognition,” said Bernard Bronner, president of Bronner Bros.
“The ICON Awards is about celebrating the contributions of professionals who drive style trends that ultimately become part of popular culture.”
Attendees and presenters included, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas, Celebrity Hairstylist Derek J, Blair Underwood, “Big Rich Atlanta” castmembers Sharlinda Parker, Kahdijiha Rowe and Sabrina Rowe, Dwight Eubanks and more.
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Master of Ceremony Gordon Robert Fuller, Mistress of Ceremony Supermodel Cynthia Bailey and Derek J.
The 2013 BB Icon Award honorees represent the best and brightest in African American beauty, fashion and entertainment. This year’s honorees included the following:
Reggie Wells – Lifetime Achievement, Makeup
Chuckie Amos – Hair Stylist of the Year
Blair Underwood /BU Collection – Man of Style Award
Dwight Eubanks– Legend Award for Hair Artistry
McBride Research Laboratories – “Go Further” Legacy Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Ford Motor Company
Sherita Cherry – Rising Icon, Hair
Merrell Hollis – Rising Icon, Makeup
Shirley Gordon – Trailblazer, Hair
Linda Stokes – Trailblazer, Fashion Design
Too Groovy Hair Salon – Salon of the Year
Merrell Hollis and Dwight Eubanks pose with their ICON awards…
Cynthia poses with Blair Underwood and his ICON Award
“Big Rich Atlanta” castmembers Sharlinda Parker, Kahdijiha Rowe and Sabrina Rowe present an award…
Peter Thomas came in support of his lovely wife….
Make-up Artist Reggie Wells
Congratulations to all of the 2013 BB ICON Award recipients!
(Photos: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)