India celebrated the best in beauty at the fourth edition of the Vogue Beauty Awards at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai today.
Hosted by Vogue India’s Editor, Priya Tanna and Beauty Editor, Parizaad Khan, the event saw the presence of several celebrities, socialites and heads of eminent beauty brands in the country.
The awards were given out across 56 categories this year, including 43 awards related to products ranging from skin care, anti-ageing, make-up, fragrances and hair care. 13 individuals were acknowledged for talent and significant contribution to the beauty industry.
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Sonam Kapoor was honoured with ‘Beauty of the Year’, Alia Bhatt for ‘Best Debutant’ while ‘Most Beautiful Man’ was presented to Ranveer Singh and Pallavi Das was awarded as ‘Best Model’.
Among other beauty award winners recognised as the best in their field, Namrata Soni received the award for ‘Make-up Artist’, Ity Aggarwal was recognised as ‘Hairstylist’ while ‘Nutritionist’ went to Kinita Kadakia Patel, ‘Fitness Expert’ was given to Yasmin Karachiwala and ‘Hair Colourist’ to Natasha Naegamvala. Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra was honoured as ‘Skin Expert’, Prasad Naik was recognised as ‘Photographer’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Beauty Industry’ was given to Bobbi Brown.
The panel of judges for Vogue Beauty Awards 2013 comprised industry experts like Adhuna Akhtar, Dr Malavika Kohli, Lisa Haydon, Maria Goretti, Mickey Contractor, Pernia Qureshi, Prerna Goel, Sameera Reddy, Yaami Gautam, Vogue India’s Priya Tanna and Parizaad Khan.
Speaking on the occasion, Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India said, “Recognised as the most prestigious beauty awards in the country, Vogue Beauty Awards has set a benchmark in the industry. It has become a trusted guide for our readers to the best beauty products and talent available in India. The annual extravaganza has grown by leaps and bounds this year, with hundreds of newer product entries, a more involved judging process, and new categories added.”
Sonam Kapoor on being presented the ‘Beauty of the Year’ award said, “Beauty, according to me, is not just a matter of appearance, but also a state of mind. It feels fabulous to be recognised for my beauty by Vogue India."
Bollywood’s superstar, Sridevi graces the cover of Vogue India’s August issue. Speaking on the August cover star, Priya Tanna commented, “A thorough professional, an inveterate star, a favourite muse—Sridevi has drawn superlatives, and will only continue to do so. But it is her enduring power and presence in our lives that we wish to spotlight in our annual age issue. It is an honour to recognise her as a ‘Timeless Beauty’.”
Vogue August cover star, Sridevi, commented, “As a woman, it feels great to be recognised for your beauty over the years. Having played different roles on and off screen, I have come to realise beauty is a reflection of your grace and persona, above everything else.”