Nominations for Inaugural Middle East Beauty Awards Now Open

17 categories are available, including Best Sustainable, Natural or Organic Brand

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Middle East Beauty Awards.

It’s time to recognise the best of the best in the region’s beauty industry as nominations open for the Middle East Beauty Awards 2019.

The awards are a chance to celebrate creativity and talent across 17 different awards, recognise outstanding achievements and shine a spotlight on the people who are usually behind the scenes.

The awards will be marked with a glamorous black tie dinner on Wednesday September 25 2019, where the winners will be announced in front of a room full of industry guests.

Tables for the big night can be booked by emailing teri.dunstan@itp.com.

Nominations can be made via the Awards website up until the closing date of 23.00 UAE time on Wednesday 17th June 2019. To nominate yourself or someone you know for an award, simply fill out the form at www.middleeastbeauty.com/awards for the relevant category, all of which you can see below:

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Awarded to an agency or brand that has produced an innovative and effective marketing campaign for a beauty or wellness brand. The judges will be looking at the aesthetics, functionality, creativity, strength of messaging and ROI.

MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Awarded to the most original use of social media platforms by a cosmetics, skin care, hair or wellness brand in the Middle East in the last 12 months. This category recognises the vision that content creators and brands have provided for projects. The judges will be looking at ambition and innovation but will also include quantitative measures such as views and engagement when reaching a decision.

BEST PRODUCT LAUNCH
Awarded to the best new launch by a cosmetics, skin care, hair or wellness brand in the Middle East in the last 12 months. This category recognises ground-breaking product releases that redefine their categories. The judges will be looking at the functionality, aesthetics, creativity and results.

BEST REGIONAL BEAUTY BRAND
Awarded to the best new launch by a cosmetics, skin care, hair or wellness brand founded in the Middle East in the last 12 months. This category recognises ground-breaking products conceived by regional entrepreneurs. The judges will be looking at the functionality, aesthetics, creativity and results.

BEST SUSTAINABLE, NATURAL OR ORGANIC BRAND
Awarded to the most original use of social media platforms by a cosmetics, skin care, hair or wellness brand in the Middle East in the last 12 months. This category recognises the vision that content creators and brands have provided for projects. The judges will be looking at ambition and innovation but will also include quantitative measures such as views and engagement when reaching a decision.

BEST NEW MALE GROOMING PRODUCT
Awarded to the best new male grooming product release in the Middle East in the last 12 months. This category recognises a ground-breaking product release that has redefined its category. The judges will be looking at the functionality, design, innovation, creativity and efficaciousness.

BEST FRAGRANCE INNOVATION
Awarded to the most original fragrance release in the last 12 months. This category recognises fragrances that push the boundaries of how a traditional fragrance is formulated, presented or experienced. The judges will be looking at ambition and innovation but will also include quantitative measures such as sales and financial performance when reaching a decision.

BEST MEDI/AESTHETIC INNOVATION
Awarded to the most original product, tool or machine release in the last 12 months. This category recognises advances in technology, technique and user experience. The judges will be looking at the functionality, design, innovation, creativity and efficacy.

BEST SPA/SALON DESIGN CONCEPT
Awarded for the best interior design in a spa/salon. Judges will evaluate the originality and consistency of the design language throughout the space, alongside its functionality, interior decoration and lighting. Information you may wish to include in this nomination includes the client’s brief, design concept, users’ feedback and inspirational mood boards.

THERAPIST OF THE YEAR
This award will recognises a truly professional, forward-thinking individual who consistently delivers original, intuitive and effective solutions for their clients. Apart from an impressive portfolio, influence on wellness and aesthetics in the region will be an important factor, as well as testimonials from across the industry.

MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
This award will recognises a truly professional, forward-thinking and creative individual who consistently delivers for their clients. Apart from an impressive portfolio, influence on makeup artistry in the region will be an important factor, as well as testimonials from across the industry.

NAIL TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR
This award will recognises a truly professional, forward-thinking and creative individual who consistently delivers for their clients. Apart from an impressive portfolio, influence on nail care and artistry in the region will be an important factor, as well as testimonials from across the industry.

HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
This award will recognises a truly professional, forward-thinking and creative individual who consistently delivers for their clients. Apart from an impressive portfolio, influence on hairdressing in the region will be an important factor, as well as testimonials from across the industry.

BARBER OF THE YEAR
This award will recognises a truly professional, forward-thinking and creative individual who consistently delivers for their clients. Apart from an impressive portfolio, influence on male grooming in the region will be an important factor, as well as testimonials from across the industry.

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Open to a manager for any Middle East beauty, aesthetics or wellness outlet. The Manager of the Year considers and implements drivers to boost business as well as being a key figurehead to customers, he/she is also dedicated to ensuring his/her staff are trained up to the correct standards and offer a top service.

TEAM OF THE YEAR
Open to any beauty, aesthetics or wellness establishment in the Middle East that has been operational for at least 12 months, this award recognises the efforts of an outlet which has performed exceptionally over the past year. While finances are important, positive growth can be translated in a number of different ways.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded to a member of the Middle East beauty, aesthetics or wellness community whose influence has made waves within the industry and beyond. This individual will have made their mark on the regional beauty industry both creatively and financially while inspiring and setting an example for their peers. A leader and trailblazer, this individual has had a hand in the growth, success and development of the beauty industry in the Middle East

All nominations must be in English and should be submitted through the event website. Supporting documents can be submitted directly with your nomination in a single PDF document no larger than 10MB.

Good luck!

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