- Originally the awards should have been named Georgie Awards in honor of George Westmore, who originated and created the very first motion-picture makeup and hairstyling department in Hollywood's history, at the Selig Studios in 1917. However it turned out that a Canadian architectural award of that name already exists and the idea was dropped.
- The awards are given in the fields of movie, television and theatre.
Time Specification: regular
Geographic Specification: national
AwardsHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award
The awards are voted on by the active members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 706.
The award is given to a actor or actress whose body of work has had a profound impact on the artistry of hair and makeup in the entertainment industry and whose career has reflected the highest standards of the makeup artists and hair stylists with whom he or she has worked.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Distinguished Artisan Award