Here’s a not-so-big show-business secret: It’s the makeup artists, hairstylists, and background players who truly run Hollywood. To celebrate the men and women who create those iconic looks that blow us all away (think Kristen Stewart’s edgy eye makeup and Lupita Nyong’o’s spotlight-stealing outfits), Marie Claire is hosting the Image Maker Awards on January 12 in Los Angeles—right after these powerhouses have all flexed their muscles for the Golden Globes, naturally. Read on to meet the winners, and tune in to E! between now and January 12 to catch exclusive interviews with the masters themselves.
TRACEY CUNNINGHAM: DETAIL MAKER
In a typical week, the hair colorist might fly to Europe to do Shakira’s hair, jet to New York to touch up Jennifer Lopez, and then jump on a red-eye to her L.A. home base, Meche Salon, where she works with Jessica Biel, Charlize Theron, and Cameron Diaz while serving as a creative consultant for Redken. Such is the life of a truly A-list celebrity colorist.