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 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 26, 2023. The 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.
Organized by BeautyMatter, one of the most trusted voices in the business of beauty, winning a NEXT Award is a benchmark for excellence and the ultimate accolade.
BeautyMatter has created a level playing field to celebrate the best of beauty, honoring brands and businesses whose work raises the bar and defines the future. The awards embrace and reflect the entirety of our community. If you are part of the beauty ecosystem―from the largest multinational brands to high-growth indies, retailers, agencies, service providers, and suppliers―there is an award that will recognize the work you’re doing to move our industry forward.
The NEXT Awards will be judged by a panel consisting of leading figures in the world of beauty and beyond. The independence and caliber of the judges gives the NEXT Awards unprecedented credibility and reach.
Winning a BeautyMatter NEXT Award is an opportunity to build awareness and gain recognition for the extraordinary work you and your team are doing.
There are a lot of beauty awards out there—but the BeautyMatter NEXT Awards are different.
We’ve designed our nomination process and fees to be accessible to organizations large and small. Groups applying for multiple awards will receive a 10% discount on subsequent entries. Further, BeautyMatter Premium and Professional Members are entitled to a 15% discount on applications. Members will receive details via email on how to redeem their membership discount on application fees. If you’re a new member or can’t locate your membership discount, please contact us at email@example.com before finalizing and submitting your application.
Our judges and judging criteria have been carefully considered to ensure transparency and a level playing field. To give the NEXT Awards an unprecedented level of credibility, finalists and winners are selected solely by our independent panel of judges, and BeautyMatter’s commercial interests play no part in the selection process. Finalists and winners are selected based on the quality of their application and the application’s relevancy to the criteria established for the award. There are no “pay to play” NEXT Award winners.
The BeautyMatter NEXT Awards are not solely product and brand focused. This means the NEXT Awards are a comprehensive survey of the best work produced by the entire ecosystem of the beauty industry.
There are no hidden charges for winners. Once you’ve paid your entry fee, you are done. Finalists and winners will be provided with a full suite of marketing tools to share their accomplishment. There are no additional charges for trophies, winner and finalist seal usage, awards coverage on the BeautyMatter platform, or anything else. Winners will receive one complimentary ticket ($1,499 value) to attend the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit in Los Angeles, CA, and one trophy to recognize the achievement. Additional tickets and trophies are available for purchase.
All winners will receive a trophy designed by award-winning design studio BLKBOX, as well as use of the BeautyMatter NEXT Awards seal. Each winner will receive one trophy. Additional trophies are available for purchase.
Every entry will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges consisting of leading figures in the world of beauty and beyond.
All winners will be recognized on the NEXT Awards website, as well as mentioned in awards-related content to be published on the BeautyMatter platform. In addition, winners will be highlighted across BeautyMatter's social media networks. We want the whole world to know you've won!
Winners will receive one complimentary ticket (valued at $1,499) to attend the daylong BeautyMatter NEXT Summit in Los Angeles, CA.
The NEXT Awards finalist seal to be used in marketing materials, on your website, on product packaging, etc.
One annual Premium Membership to BeautyMatter ($290 value). Existing Premium Members have the option to receive a one-year extension on their existing membership.
Exposure in email marketing and on the BeautyMatter website.
Social media amplification on BeautyMatter’s Instagram and/or LinkedIn account.
Option to purchase a finalist trophy.
You will be asked to provide details about your company and answer questions related to your awards entry. In some instances, supporting visuals and metrics might be requested as part of the application. NEXT Award judges will review the entries online and rate them to identify finalists for each award. The judges will deliberate to identify one winner from the list of finalists.
All applications will be judged solely on the information submitted as part of the application. It is, therefore, extremely important that the application materials make a clear and well-articulated argument as to why the applicant deserves to win the award for which they are applying.
Winners will be announced to the public at the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Winners will be confidentially notified in advance to allow ample time to plan travel to Los Angeles to accept their award in person. Winners need not be present to accept their award, however, attendance is encouraged. Each winner will receive one complimentary ticket to the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit. All other expenses related to traveling to Los Angeles for the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit will be the responsibility of the winner.
Entries may be submitted by agencies on behalf of clients.
Entries can be edited until July 21, 2023. All entries must be finalized, submitted, and paid by July 21, 2023. No exceptions can be made.
Global organizations, large and small, engaged in the business of beauty are eligible to enter.
3/14: Awards Open
4/16: Early Bird Deadline
4/17: Regular Registration Open
6/18: Regular Registration Ends
6/19: Late Registration Starts
7/9: Late Registration Ends
7/10: Last Call Starts
7/21: Last Call Ends. All applications must be submitted and paid. No exceptions can be made.
10/26: The BeautyMatter NEXT Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Winners will be announced to the public.
Application Fees, Discounts, and Refund Policy
Early Bird Registration: 3/14 to 4/16 (11:59pm PT) – $399
Regular Registration: 4/17 to 6/18 (11:59pm PT) – $450
Late Registration: 6/19 to 7/9 (11:59pm PT) – $499
Last Call Registration: 7/10 to 7/21 (11:59pm PT) – $550
Multiple Category Discount: 10% off offered on all entries beyond the first. The system will automatically apply the multiple category discount when applications are submitted and paid together.
BeautyMatter Member Discount: BeautyMatter Premium and Professional Members are entitled to a 15% discount on applications. Members will receive details via email on how to redeem their membership discount on application fees. If you’re a new member or can’t locate your membership discount, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before finalizing and submitting your application. BeautyMatter Members will also receive a 15% discount on tickets to the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit in Los Angeles, CA.
Refund Policy: All sales are final and nonrefundable once an application is submitted.
To submit an application, click the APPLY NOW button on this website. Once you set up an account, you will be able to edit your application until it is submitted and paid.
It is important that you submit and pay for your application by the applicable deadlines to benefit from the various pricing tiers built into the NEXT Awards program. No applications will be accepted after the final deadline of July 21, 2023. No exceptions can be made.
Entries may be submitted by agencies on behalf of clients.
Payments can be made by credit card only. All major credit cards are accepted. Please visit the application page for details.
Entries will be accepted from anyone in the beauty industry. Businesses from around the world—including the largest multinational conglomerates and small-but-mighty companies—are encouraged to apply.
Winners will be announced to the public at the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Winners will be confidentially notified in the late summer to allow ample time to plan travel to Los Angeles to accept their award in person. Winners need not be present to accept their award, however, attendance is encouraged. Each winner will receive one complimentary ticket to the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit. All other expenses related to traveling to Los Angeles for the BeautyMatter NEXT Summit will be the responsibility of the winner.