Bronner Bros. Announce 2013 ICON Award Honorees
-- Awards Pay Homage to Beauty, Fashion and Entertainment Industry Leaders
-- Company Celebrates 66th Anniversary and the "Evolution of Style"
-- Blair Underwood, Chuckie Amos and Reggie Wells among list of honorees
ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bronner Brothers, Int'l announce the 2013 BB ICON Award honorees. Presented by Clairol Professional, the Awards will pay homage to individuals and businesses that impact the world of beauty and style. The exclusive black tie event will take place on Monday, February 18 at the historic Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta.
"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."
The 2013 BB Icon Award honorees represent the best and brightest in African American beauty, fashion and entertainment. This year's honorees include:
- 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
The ticketed event will feature "Evolution of Style" vignettes with models donning iconic hairstyles, make-up and fashion from the 60's through today. "These special vignettes will represent each of the six decades in which Bronner Bros. has been in business," said Gerald Render, vice president of marketing, Bronner Bros. "The presentation will also visually remind us of the power and influence that beauty and fashion industry professionals hold, particularly African Americans."
Prior to the awards ceremony, guests will enjoy hors d'ouevres and signature cocktails courtesy of E.&J. Gallo Winery. For more information including honoree bios, images and how to purchase tickets, visit www.bbiconawards.com.
About Bronner Bros., Inc.
Bronner Bros. is a privately held, family-owned company, headquartered in Marietta, GA., which was founded by Nathaniel H. Bronner, Sr. and his brother Arthur Bronner, Sr. in 1947. Now headed by the family's second generation, Bronner Bros. is a globally recognized leader among African-American hair and skin care products. For additional information visit www.bronnerbros.com.
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