Tickets for the awards dinner are still available and can be purchased here.
Judging for the 2017 CITY Awards was led by an esteemed group of six industry-leading experts in the fields of beauty, design, and marketing. The roster of judges consisted of: Dr. Brooke Carlson, professor, Fashion Institute of Technology; Ron Robinson, founder & CEO BeautyStat.com; Jerome Berard, Principal, Berard & Associates; Jana Richele, Berard & Associates; Maria Corbiscello, president, Studio MC2; Lara Eurdolian, editor, Pretty Connected.
"This field of CITY Awards finalists represent the best and brightest of the beauty industry. At ICMAD, we are committed to celebrating and promoting entrepreneurs’ ingenuity, and we will continue this legacy by honoring industry innovators at this year's CITY Awards reception," said Pam Busiek, ICMAD President and CEO. "This year, we look forward to awarding individuals and companies in a new CITY Awards category, which honors those who exceed expectations, promote social responsibility and overcome business challenges."
In addition to established categories, 2017 sees the addition of a new Industry Contributor category to include: Innovative Company of the Year, Most Valuable Player of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Charitable Company of the Year, and Best All Around Indie Retailer of the Year. The new category seeks to recognize individuals and companies that have gone above and beyond to make contributions in company leadership, to promote charitable giving, to overcome major challenges or to support existing brands.
The full list of 2017 CITY Awards finalists includes:
Color Cosmetic Product
Beauty Velvet Air Lipstick, Ecru New York
Lyn Nail Polish, Colour Collective-Lyn Nail Polish
Mysikol Powdered Eyeliner, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd.
Facial Skin Care Product
Advanced Correcting Serum with Illuminotex, Visha Skin Care
Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask, Cosmetic Essence Inc.-Dr. Brand
Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum, Coola Suncare
Five Distinctive Fragrances, Innovative Body Science
Cell Salt Enrich-Mineral Rich Body Moisturizer, Tiffany Andersen's Salts Alive (Gavee Gold)
Thymes Bitter Orange and Cedar Poured Candle, Curio Brands/Thymes
Hair Care Product
24-Hour Root Touch-Up and Hair Color, Temptu
Dry Foam Shampoo, Ouai Haircare
Manic Panic Professional, Manic Panic
Accessories and Tools
Slipsilk Pillowcase (Navy), Slipsilk
Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush, Clarisonic
Amika-The Armory Collection, Amika
Note Professional Cosmetics, Act Cosmetics America Inc. – Note<
Time to Dream Again, World Wide Packaging LLC
Slip X Jen Atkin, Slipsilk
New Product Launch
Texture Collection, Ecre New York
GrandeLips Nude Collection, Grande Cosmetics LLC
e`volis Reverse Hair Restoration 3-Step System, e`volis
Member Choice Product
Cell Salt Infused-Mineral-Rich Shampoo, Tiffany Andersen Salts Alive
Liquid Mattes, Cao Cosmetics
Sun C Peptide Serum, Tiffany Andersen Gavee Gold
Marin Honey Bee Pure Honey Skincare Collection Launch, Marin Bee Company
Milk Makeup, World Wide Packaging LLC <
Industry Contributor Innovative Company
Dynamic Blending Specialists Inc.
Steve Adler, Fisk Industries
Candy Shaw, Sunlights Balayage
Tish and Snooky Bellomo, Tish and Snooky's Manic Panic NYC
Redex Industries Inc.
Marin Bee Company
Past ICMAD City Award winners include: Hatchbeauty Products LLC, Body Breakthrough Volume Boosting Hairspray for Product Innovation: Haircare; Coola Suncare for Product Innovation: Facial Skincare; Cover FX for Product Innovation: Color Cosmetics; and amika for Marketing/Advertising Innovation: Print Ad.