Marie Claire Announces Third Annual Image Makers Award Recipients

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Issa Rae, left, stylist Karla Welch, center, and Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider

The awards honor the talent behind Hollywood's talent.

Marie Claire has announced the winners of its third annual Image Makers awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, honoring the talent behind Hollywood’s talent — the makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists. 

Hairstylist Serge Normant will receive the ICON Award from Sarah Jessica Parker (he also works with Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts), while makeup artist Rachel Goodwin and hairstylist Mara Roszak will both be honored by longtime client Emma Stone.

Tracee Ellis Ross will present an award to super stylist Karla Welch, who shares her love of fashion and political activism. Dior makeup artist Peter Philips and Insecure’s Issa Rae are also on the list of honorees who will be celebrated at the event and in the February issue of Marie Claire magazine.

“The event has really gained a life of its own because these actresses are so attached to their makeup artists, hairstylists and fashion stylists, the people who are in the trenches with them every day,” says Marie Claire’s editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider. “We could never have predicted [the] level of intimacy that has sprung up around these people. When a celebrity presents an award, it’s a really poignant, authentic moment.” 

Last year’s ceremony drew a starry crowd, including Janelle Monae, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba and Kylie Jenner.

The Image Makers awards were created three years ago with the rise of social media, Fulenwider says. “What we all saw happening with Instagram were these great behind-the-scenes moments of getting ready for awards shows, on sets and on shoots. Makeup artists, hairstylists and stylists were becoming mini celebrities and gaining a following on their own. We wanted to cover that and throw a big old Hollywood bash.” 

“Serge does my own hair, so that will be a personal moment for me,” she adds. “Also, not only has Tracee Ellis Ross’ relationship with Karla Welch been amazing, her sense of style has been so fun to watch. And Emma Stone was insistent on presenting to both Mara and Rachel because she considers them her dream team. That’s a cool testament to the magic that happens behind the scenes.”