THE
BEST
OF
 
WHAT'S
 
NEXT
IN
BEAUTY
ABOUT

BeautyMatter created the NEXT Awards to recognize the thinkers, makers, and doers in our community whose work raises the bar and defines the future.


Businesses from the entire beauty ecosystem―from the largest multinationals to high-growth indies and from brands to suppliers―are welcome. The NEXT Awards provide a level playing field for recognition. Applications will be judged by an independent group of industry leaders based on relevancy, impact, and innovation.

The BeautyMatter NEXT Awards encapsulate the breadth of the content we’ve created and curated since our inception and the community that has supported our efforts. The NEXT Awards will culminate in Los Angeles, CA, at the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit on October 24, 2024. The BeautyMatter NEXT Summit will bring our global community together for a day of content experiences and networking and is where we’ll reveal and recognize this year’s NEXT Award winners.

EXCLUSIVITY
BECOME A MEMBER OF A COMMUNITY OF BOLD THINKERS
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PUBLICITY
Be featured editorially on BeautyMatter
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EXPOSURE
Be seen and evaluated by industry leaders
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RECOGNITION
gain the beautymatter seal of approval
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exclusivity
become a member of community of bold thinkers
BeautyMatter is excited to announce the inaugural NEXT Awards to recognize the thinkers, makers and doers in our community whose work raises the bar and defines the future.

Business from the entire beauty ecosystem - from the largest multinationals to independent indies and from brands to suppliers are welcome. The NEXT awards provides a level playing field for recognition. Applications will be judged on relevancy, impact, innovation.

BeautyMatter NEXT Awards encapsulates the breadth of the content we’ve created and curated for the past six years and the community that has supported our efforts. This initiative will bring together our global community in Los Angeles for a hybrid event where the winners will be revealed in September 2022.

EXCLUSIVITY

Become a member of community of bold thinkers

PUBLICITY

Be featured editorially on BeautyMatter

EXPOSURE

Be seen and evaluated by industry leaders

RECOGNITION

Gain the BeautyMatter stamp of approval

EXCLUSIVITY

Become a member of community of bold thinkers.

PUBLICITY

Be featured editorially on BeautyMatter

EXPOSURE

Be seen and evaluated by industry leaders

RECOGNITION

Gain the BeautyMatter stamp of approval.

KEY DATES
Sponsorship Inquiries & General Inquiries:
partnerships@beautymatter.com
2/26
AWARDS
OPEN
3/25
REGULAR
REGISTRATION
OPEN
5/11
Last
Call
Registration
Opens
7/15
FINALISTS
ANNOUNCED
KEY DATES
3/24
EARLY
BIRD
DEADLINE
5/10
REGULAR
REGISTRATION
ENDS
5/24
FINAL
DAY TO
APPLY
10/24
Summit & Winners Announced
THE 2024 NEXT AWARDS
Judges

The NEXT Awards are about creating a level playing field that is inclusive of the entire beauty ecosystem. We’ve assembled a prestigious panel of judges committed to transparency and impartiality. The judges are chosen based on their diversity of experience, deep category knowledge, and insatiable curiosity.

BINUR ARAL, PHD
ALYSSA AUBERGER
AMY NICOLE COHEN
NICOLE COLLINS
IAN MICHAEL CRUMM
BRANDON FORD, ESQ.
DON FREY
JAMÉ JACKSON GADSDEN
TONY JALLOT
JEANNIE JOSHI
TAMAR KAMEN
DEANNA KANGAS
MILLIE KENDALL O.B.E.
RICHARD KESTENBAUM
GINGER KING
IRYNA KREMIN
MANESSA LORMEJUSTE
MATIN MAULAWIZADA
OCEAN MCDAETH
CARMINE MONTALTO
SHARONDA NEWSOME
JEN NOVAKOVICH
DR. AKEMI OOKA
STACIA PRINCE
ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ ALVICH
SIR CANDLE MAN
SUVEEN SAHIB
KAREN YOUNG
SUSANAH ZEFFIRO
BINUR ARAL, PHD
ALYSSA AUBERGER
AMY NICOLE COHEN
NICOLE COLLINS
IAN MICHAEL CRUMM
BRANDON FORD, ESQ.
DON FREY
JAMÉ JACKSON GADSDEN
TONY JALLOT
JEANNIE JOSHI
TAMAR KAMEN
DEANNA KANGAS
MILLIE KENDALL O.B.E.
RICHARD KESTENBAUM
GINGER KING
IRYNA KREMIN
MANESSA LORMEJUSTE
MATIN MAULAWIZADA
OCEAN MCDAETH
CARMINE MONTALTO
SHARONDA NEWSOME
JEN NOVAKOVICH
DR. AKEMI OOKA
STACIA PRINCE
ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ ALVICH
SIR CANDLE MAN
SUVEEN SAHIB
KAREN YOUNG
SUSANAH ZEFFIRO
2024 NEXT AWARDS
Categories

There are plenty of people doing product awards well, so rather than jumping on the bandwagon or trying to reinvent the wheel, we looked for the white space in how our industry recognizes exceptional potential and were guided by a mandate of inclusivity. The NEXT Awards are rooted in the opportunity to recognize the entire BeautyMatter community and reflect the diverse contributions of the global beauty ecosystem in moving our industry forward. We are looking for the most brilliant brands, service providers, suppliers, and people pushing the limits of creativity and possibilities to build what’s next in beauty.

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IMPACT

INNOVATION

MARKETING

RETAIL

SOLUTION PROVIDERS

VISIONARIES
THE 2023 NEXT AWARDS WINNERS
AGENCY

Best Public Relations Agency
Creative Media Marketing

Best Design + Branding Agency
Front Row

Best Digital Agency
Iced Media

Best Social Media + Influencer Agency
Red Ant Asia

DESIGN

Best Wellness Brand Launch
Playground (Bartlett Brands)

Best Collaboration Design
CREED X ROBBi

Best Product Packaging Design (Brands)
Subtl Beauty

Best Brand Launch Design
Current State

Best Sustainable Packaging Design (Brands)
Exponent Beauty

Best Sustainable Packaging Design (Brands)
Uni

Best Ad Campaign: Digital Design
Babo Botanicals

Best Spacial Design
Malin + Goetz

Best Ad Campaign: Traditional Design
Hero Cosmetics

IMPACT

Best Impact Initiative
Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes

Best Sourcing Breakthrough
Babo Botanicals

Best Impact Facilitator
The Eco Well

INNOVATION

Best Breakthrough Product (Skincare)
Pavīse

Best Breakthrough Product (Haircare)
DefenAge

Best Breakthrough Product (Bodycare)
Skinfix

Best Breakthrough Beauty Brand
Pavīse

Best Breakthrough Product (Tools)
NIRA Pro Laser

Best Breakthrough Product (Color Cosmetics)
Haus Labs by Lady Gaga

Best Breakthrough Product (Personal Care)
Native

Best Breakthrough Technology (Ingredient)
ARCAEA

Best Breakthrough Wellness Brand
Wonderbelly

Best Breakthrough Product (Wellness)
Heat Healer

Best Breakthrough Product (Fragrance)
5 SENS

Best Breakthrough Product (Fragrance)
Homecourt

Best Breakthrough Product (Men's)
DefenAge

Best Use of Technology (Brands)
Noteworthy

Best Breakthrough Technology (Omnichannel)
Obsess

Best Breakthrough Supplier
Makesy

Best Breakthrough Technology (Supply Side)
FusionPKG

Best Breakthrough Packaging (Suppliers)
APackaging Group

MARKETING

Best Product Launch Campaign
Beekman 1802

Best Live Event
Womaness

Best Content Activation
Vella Bioscience Inc.

Best Community Engagement
The INKEY List

Best Use of Social Media
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience

Best Metaverse Activation
CULT

Best Influencer Partnership
BrainTrust Agency

Best Use of Live Streaming
Hairstory

RETAIL

Best Pop-Up
Malin+Goetz

Best Service Provider
Biologique Recherche

Best Retail Activation
Fable & Mane

VISIONARIES

Entrepreneur of the Year
Suveen Sahib, Co-Founder & CEO of K18 Biomimetic Hairscience

Innovator of the Year
Candace Victoria Harris, Founder & CEO of Myavana

Changemaker of the Year
Edwin Neill, President of Neill Companies

Person of the Year
Carol Hamilton, Group President, Acquisitions North America of L'Oreal

SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Best Technology Solution Provider
GlossGenius

Best Logistics Solution
PIMS

Best Ingredient Supplier
Symrise

Best Contract Manufacturing
Solésence Beauty Science

Best Packaging Supplier
HCT by kdc/one

THE 2023 NEXT AWARDS WINNERS
1r Agency
Accelerated Analytics
Adoratherapy
Alpyn Beauty
Amy Errett
APackaging Group
Arcaea
ARgENTUM apothecary
Ari Bloom
ARKIVE Headcare
Artisan Council
Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes
Babo Botanicals
Bartlett Brands (Playground)
BeautyFluent by Landing International
Beekman 1802
Being Frenshe
BIOJUVE
Biologique Recherche
Blue Lagoon Iceland Skincare
BrainTrust Agency
BrainTrust Founders Studio
BYOMA
Candace Mitchell Harris
Carly Stein Kremer
Clariant
ClearForMe
Conscious Beauty Collective
Creatable
Creative Media Marketing
CREED X ROBBi
CTZN Cosmetics
Cult
Current State
Debut Biotech
Dior Powered by Hydrafacial
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Dr. Squatch
Duel
Edwin Neill
Enrico Frezza
Éva Goicochea
Exponent Beauty
EYECUE
Fable & Mane
Factory PR
Foundation
Free The Birds
Front Row
Furcy Botanik
FusionPKG
Futurewise
Geltor
GlossGenius
GlossWire
Glowbar
Goody Tru
göt2b
Hair Proud
Hairstory
HCT by kdc/one
HEAR ME RAW
Hero Cosmetics
HigherDOSE
Hydrafacial
Iced Media
ILG
InFLOWS AI
INNOCOS
Inolex
IPSY x Bailey Sarian
Jasmina Aganovic
Joanna Czech
JuE Wong
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience
KIKI World
Kosas
Laura Geller
Liz Whitman
Lottie London x Vampire Diaries
Lucy Goff
Luna Daily
Makesy
Malin + Goetz
Manuka Bioscience Ltd
Michal Morrison
Ming Zhao
Myavana
Native
Nopalera
Noteworthy
Obsess
OLAPLEX
Pavīse
Perfect Corp.
Perfumehead
PFS
PIMS
Prados Beauty
Prakti Beauty
Pretty-Britty
Pritika Swarup
Prose
Protéger
Raei
Rebel360
Red Ant Asia
Relevant: Your Skin Seen
Richelet
Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd.
Sandra Velasquez
Scent Marketing
Sir Fraser Stoddart
Solésence Beauty Science
SOS
Space NK
Subtl Beauty
Susan Goldsberry
Suveen Sahib
Symrise
The Eco Well
The INKEY List
Timeline
TOSLA d.o.o.
Tower 28
Uni
Utu
Vella Bioscience, Inc.
Veracity
Womaness
Wonderbelly
Wrinkles Schminkles
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Submission Deadline - Ends May 31
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THE
BEST
OF
 
WHAT'S
 
NEXT
IN
BEAUTY
ABOUT
BeautyMatter is excited to announce the inaugural NEXT Awards to recognize the thinkers, makers and doers in our community whose work raises the bar and defines the future.

Business from the entire beauty ecosystem - from the largest multinationals to independent indies and from brands to suppliers are welcome. The NEXT awards provides a level playing field for recognition. Applications will be judged on relevancy, impact, innovation.
The BeautyMatter NEXT Awards encapsulates the breadth of the content we’ve created and curated for the past six years and the community that has supported our efforts. This initiative will bring together our global community in Los Angeles for a hybrid event where the winners will be revealed on October 24, 2024.

EXCLUSIVITY

Become a member of a community of bold thinkers

PUBLICITY

Be featured editorially on BeautyMatter

EXPOSURE

Be seen and evaluated by industry leaders

RECOGNITION

Gain the BeautyMatter seal of approval

KEY DATES
Sponsorship Inquiries
& General Inquiries:
partnerships@beautymatter.com
KEY DATES
2/26
AWARDS
OPEN
3/25
REGULAR
REGISTRATION OPEN
5/11
LAST CALL
RGISTRATION OPENS
7/15
FINALISTS
ANNOUNCED
3/24
EARLY BIRD
OPEN
5/10
REGULAR
REGISTRATION ENDS
5/24
FINAL DAY
TO APPLY
10/24
SUMMIT & WINNERS
ANNOUNCED
Sponsorship & General Inquiries:
partnerships@beautymatter.com
2024 NEXT AWARDS
Judges

The NEXT Awards are about creating a level playing field that is inclusive of the entire beauty ecosystem. We’ve assembled a prestigious panel of judges committed to transparency and impartiality. The judges were chosen based on their diversity of experience, deep category knowledge, and insatiable curiosity.

LEARN MORE
THE 2024 NEXT AWARDS JUDGES
BIRNUR ARAL, PHD
ALYSSA AUBERGER
AMY NICOLE COHEN
NICOLE COLLINS
IAN MICHAEL CRUMM
BRANDON L. FORD, ESQ.
DON FREY
JAMÉ JACKSON
TONY JAILLOT
TAMAR KAMEN
JEANNIE JOSHI
DEANNA KANGAS
MILLIE KENDALL O.B.E.
RICHARD KESTENBAUM
GINGER KING
IRYNA KREMIN
MANESSA LORMEJUSTE
Matin Maulawizada
Matin Maulawizada
CARMINE MONTALTO
JEN NOVAKOVICH
DR. AKEMI OOKA
STACIA PRINCE
ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ ALVICH
SUVEEN SAHIB
KAREN YOUNG
SUSANAH ZEFFIRO BEAUMONT
2024 NEXT AWARDS
Categories

There are plenty of people doing product awards well, so rather than jumping on the bandwagon or trying to reinvent the wheel, we looked for the white space guided by a mandate of inclusivity. What we found was an opportunity to recognize the entire BeautyMatter community that reflects the complex global beauty ecosystem. We are looking for the brilliant brands, businesses, and people pushing the limits of creativity and possibilities to build what’s next in beauty.

1.
‍‍
2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.
VISIONARIES

IMPACT

DESIGN

RETAIL

INNOVATION

AGENCY

SOLUTION
PROVIDERS
LEARN MORE
THE 2023 NEXT AWARD FINALISTS
1r Agency
Accelerated Analytics
Adoratherapy
Alpyn Beauty
Amy Errett
APackaging Group
Arcaea
ARgENTUM apothecary
Ari Bloom
ARKIVE Headcare
Artisan Council
Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes
Babo Botanicals
Bartlett Brands (Playground)
BeautyFluent by Landing International
Beekman 1802
Being Frenshe
BIOJUVE
Biologique Recherche
Blue Lagoon Iceland Skincare
BrainTrust Agency
BrainTrust Founders Studio
BYOMA
Candace Mitchell Harris
Carly Stein Kremer
Clariant
ClearForMe
Conscious Beauty Collective
Creatable
Creative Media Marketing
CREED X ROBBi
CTZN Cosmetics
Cult
Current State
Debut Biotech
Dior Powered by Hydrafacial
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Dr. Squatch
Duel
Edwin Neill
Enrico Frezza
Éva Goicochea
Exponent Beauty
EYECUE
Fable & Mane
Factory PR
Foundation
Free The Birds
Front Row
Furcy Botanik
FusionPKG
Futurewise
Geltor
GlossGenius
GlossWire
Glowbar
Goody Tru
göt2b
Hair Proud
Hairstory
HCT by kdc/one
HEAR ME RAW
Hero Cosmetics
HigherDOSE
Hydrafacial
Iced Media
ILG
InFLOWS AI
INNOCOS
Inolex
IPSY x Bailey Sarian
Jasmina Aganovic
Joanna Czech
JuE Wong
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience
KIKI World
Kosas
Laura Geller
Liz Whitman
Lottie London x Vampire Diaries
Lucy Goff
Luna Daily
Makesy
Malin + Goetz
Manuka Bioscience Ltd
Michal Morrison
Ming Zhao
Myavana
Native
Nopalera
Noteworthy
Obsess
OLAPLEX
Pavīse
Perfect Corp.
Perfumehead
PFS
PIMS
Prados Beauty
Prakti Beauty
Pritika Swarup
Prose
Protéger
Raei
Rebel360
Red Ant Asia
Relevant: Your Skin Seen
Richelet
Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd.
Sandra Velasquez
Scent Marketing
Sir Fraser Stoddart
Solésence Beauty Science
SOS
Space NK
Subtl Beauty
Susan Goldsberry
Suveen Sahib
Symrise
The Eco Well
The INKEY List
Timeline
TOSLA d.o.o.
Tower 28
Uni
Utu
Vella Bioscience, Inc.
Veracity
Womaness
Wonderbelly
Wrinkles Schminkles
THE 2023 NEXT AWARDS WINNERS
AGENCY

Best Public Relations Agency
Creative Media Marketing

Best Design + Branding Agency
Front Row

Best Digital Agency
Iced Media

Best Social Media + Influencer Agency
Red Ant Asia

DESIGN

Best Wellness Brand Launch
Playground (Bartlett Brands)

Best Collaboration Design
CREED X ROBBi

Best Product Packaging Design (Brands)
Subtl Beauty

Best Brand Launch Design
Current State

Best Sustainable Packaging Design (Brands)
Exponent Beauty

Best Sustainable Packaging Design (Brands)
Uni

Best Ad Campaign: Digital Design
Babo Botanicals

Best Spacial Design
Malin + Goetz

Best Ad Campaign: Traditional Design
Hero Cosmetics

IMPACT

Best Impact Initiative
Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes

Best Sourcing Breakthrough
Babo Botanicals

Best Impact Facilitator
The Eco Well

INNOVATION

Best Breakthrough Product (Skincare)
Pavīse

Best Breakthrough Product (Haircare)
DefenAge

Best Breakthrough Product (Bodycare)
Skinfix

Best Breakthrough Beauty Brand
Pavīse

Best Breakthrough Product (Tools)
NIRA Pro Laser

Best Breakthrough Product (Color Cosmetics)
Haus Labs by Lady Gaga

Best Breakthrough Product (Personal Care)
Native

Best Breakthrough Technology (Ingredient)
ARCAEA

Best Breakthrough Wellness Brand
Wonderbelly

Best Breakthrough Product (Wellness)
Heat Healer

Best Breakthrough Product (Fragrance)
5 SENS

Best Breakthrough Product (Fragrance)
Homecourt

Best Breakthrough Product (Men's)
DefenAge

Best Use of Technology (Brands)
Noteworthy

Best Breakthrough Technology (Omnichannel)
Obsess

Best Breakthrough Supplier
Makesy

Best Breakthrough Technology (Supply Side)
FusionPKG

Best Breakthrough Packaging (Suppliers)
APackaging Group

MARKETING

Best Product Launch Campaign
Beekman 1802

Best Live Event
Womaness

Best Content Activation
Vella Bioscience Inc.

Best Community Engagement
The INKEY List

Best Use of Social Media
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience

Best Metaverse Activation
CULT

Best Influencer Partnership
BrainTrust Agency

Best Use of Live Streaming
Hairstory

RETAIL

Best Pop-Up
Malin+Goetz

Best Service Provider
Biologique Recherche

Best Retail Activation
Fable & Mane

VISIONARIES

Entrepreneur of the Year
Suveen Sahib, Co-Founder & CEO of K18 Biomimetic Hairscience

Innovator of the Year
Candace Victoria Harris, Founder & CEO of Myavana

Changemaker of the Year
Edwin Neill, President of Neill Companies

Person of the Year
Carol Hamilton, Group President, Acquisitions North America of L'Oreal

SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Best Technology Solution Provider
GlossGenius

Best Logistics Solution
PIMS

Best Ingredient Supplier
Symrise

Best Contract Manufacturing
Solésence Beauty Science

Best Packaging Supplier
HCT by kdc/one

Submission Deadline
Ends May 31