2019 American Influencer Awards
On Monday night, November 18th, Patrick Starrr and Kandee Johnson along with Jeannie Mai from talk show The Real hosted the 2019 American Influencer Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The American Influencer Awards honors the greatest beauty contributors and premier talent on social media by providing a platform for influencers and recognizing their excellence. The award show aims to shine a light on top beauty influencers and creators across all social media platforms with nominees across 26 award categories including hair, makeup, nails and skincare.
The award show livestreamed exclusively on YouTube and featured a special performance by Saweetie.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Artist Achievement Award to Mario Dedivanovic –better known as @makeupbymario, by his “best friend” Kim Kardashian West.
OTHER 2019 AIA AWARD WINNERS INCLUDE:
Makeup Influencer of theYear: Jennifer Ruiz @Jen_ny69
Hair Stylist of the Year: Riawna @Riawna
Brand Collaboration of the Year; @ann_ette69
Barber of the Year: Rob The Original @robtheoriginal
Emerging Makeup Artist of the Year: @cohlsworld
Skincare Influencer of the Year: Samantha March @marchbeautyworld
Nail Artist Influencer of the Year: Jenny Bui @nailson7th – presented by Model & Activist @kategrantmodel
Celebrity Makeup Artist of the Year: Lipstick Nick @lipsticknick
Hair Cutter of the Year: Anthony Cuts @anthonycuts
Product Review Influencer of the Year: Nyma Tang @nymatang
Hair Extensions Influencer of the Year: Chrissy Rasmussen @hairby_chrissy
International Hair Influencer of the Year: Natalie Anne @natalieannehair
Lifestyle Influencer of the Year Winnie Harlow @winnieharlow
Makeup Tutorialist of the Year: Jaclyn Hill @Jaclynhill – presented by @aaliyahjay
Creative Colorist of the Year: @guy_tang – presented by @chrisappleton1
Creative Makeup Artist of the Year: Giulianna Maria @giuliannaa
Celebrity Hair Stylist of the Year: Tokyo Stylez @tokyostylez
Beauty Influencer Brand of the Year: @jeffreestar
Teen Beauty Influencer of the Year: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler
The Pink Carpet Fashionista Award: Megan @meganpormer
Emerging Makeup Tutorialist of the Year: Jesi @makeupbyjesi
Hair Colorist of the Year: Alfredo Lewis @alfredo_lewis
Trendsetter of the Year: Daisy Marquez @daisymarquez_ – presented by @lalakent
Textured Hair Stylist of the Year: Alonzo Arnold @iamalonzoarnold
International Makeup Influencer of the Year @nikkitutorials
Emerging Hair Stylist of the Year: Hair by Adam @hair.by.adam
Emerging Hair Colorist of the Year: Sydney Ann Lopez @sydneyannlopezhair
Professional Educator of the Year: Larisa Love @larisadoll
Super Model/Influencerand ModelLand Founder Tyra Banks gave the “Smize Award’ to @nikita_dragun
Designer Jeremy Scott presented the 2019 Hair Influencer of the Year Award to British hairstylist Chris Appleton @chrisappleton1 – who has styled such celebrities as Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez, noted that his own inspiration was, in fact, Mario Dedivanovic.
A final highlight of the evening came from AIA’s Bethany & Chris Crellin who announced that the Michael Crellin Courage Award would be presented to Cancer Survivor Carrie English who was presented with a wig personally designed by Tokyo Stylez and that the American Influencer Association would continue to support City of Hope.
Sponsors of the event included Manic Panic NYC, LUXIE, Truss Professional and Ideal Face and Body of Beverly Hills.
Photo credit: Getty Images for American Influencer Awards