The Beauty Industry West Innovator Awards are awarded for innovating to redefine industry standards that changed the course of our industry and for Lifetime Achievement.


HONOREES


2022

Innovator of the Year


SUSAN GOLDSBERRY

Founder & CEO

Project Chemistry / Benchmark Labs


2019

Entrepreneur of the Year


TIFFANY MASTERSON

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Drunk Elephant



PAST HONOREES


2018

Industry Legend of the Year


Ralph Akyuz

Founder

Rafaello Research Labs

2017

Entrepreneur of the Year


Andre Walker & Dianne Hudson

Co-Founders

Andre Walker Hair


2016

Industry Legend of the Year


Jane Wurwand

Founder

Dermalogica




2015

Entrepreneur of the Year


Michael Dubin

Founder

Dollar Shave Club


2014

Industry Legend of the Year


John Paul DeJoria

Co-Founder

Paul Mitchell Haircare

2012

Entrepreneur of the Year

Jim & Cheryl Markham

Co-Founders

ColorProof





2011

Industry Legend of the Year


Howard Murad

Founder/CEO

Murad Skincare


2010

Entrepreneur of the Year


Jane Wurwand

Founder/CEO

Dermalogica

2009

Entrepreneur of the Year


Scott-Vincent Borba

Founder

Borba Skin Care






2008

Industry Legend of the Year


Aida Thibiant

Founder

Thibiant



2007

Entrepreneur of the Year


Jill Belasco

CEO

Latitudes



2006

Entrepreneur of the Year


Ole Henrickson

Founder

Ole Henrickson Skin Care




2005

Entrepreneur of the Year

Rebecca James Gadberry

Founder 

YG Laboratories / YouthGlow

2004

Industry Legend of the Year


Annette Green

Founder

The Fragrance Foundation


2003

Entrepreneur of the Year


Michelle Bartok

Founder

Innovative Body Science




2002

Entrepreneur of the Year


Wende Zomnir & Sandy Lerner

Co-Founders

Urban Decay


2001

Entrepreneur of the Year


Kym Wechsler

Founder

Calm & Scents



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