CEW Celebrates Entrepreneurial Spirit
with the 1st Annual Enterprising Beauty Award
This new CEW award celebrates innovation in independent companies. The first recipient of this honor is
ColorMetrics for its product, HairMarker, the first instant temporary liquid hair color for touching-up gray
"The Enterprising Beauty Award is an important addition to the CEW Beauty Awards, as it offers an opportunity
to honor new talent and their achievements in breaking the mold," says Carlotta Jacobson, CEW President.
"We are excited to honor ColorMetrics, as the company truly embodies the unique entrepreneurial drive and
character celebrated in independent, new beauty companies."
Forty other companies submitted entries for this award. The winner was determined in a special vote by the
CEW Board of Directors.
Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) is the leading organization for women working in the world of beauty. It
is a nonprofit trade organization of over 4,000 women in the beauty industry and related industries worldwide.
Cosmetic Innovator Of The Year
HairMarker by ColorMetrics
Six member companies of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers
and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized for their innovative products, manufacturing processes,
marketing ideas and sales techniques with the association's first CITY Awards for Cosmetic Innovators of
The Year. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony during ICMAD's 31st annual meeting in New
"We changed our entrepreneur awards program this year to honor innovation and raise the bar on creativity," said
ICMAD President Ian Ginsberg.
HairMarker wins Allure's
Editors' Choice Award
The Awards Selection Process
The Allure Best of Beauty Editors' Choice Awards was established to recognize the best, most effective products,
tools, and treatments in the beauty industry. Winning products are selected by Allure's editors and is based on months
of rigorous and comprehensive testing.