CITY Awards 2015

To learn more about this year's innovative finalists and their exciting products view below.


The CITY Awards (Cosmetic Innovator of The Year) honor innovation within the cosmetic and personal care industry. Members and nonmembers of ICMAD are encouraged to enter new products within the marketplace.  View photos from the event. 


ICMAD unveils the fourteen CITY Awards Winners for 2015 during Cosmoprof North America!

Monday, July 13, 2015 
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV


2015 CITY Awards Keynote Speakers

Beth Minardi

George W. Schaeffer

Harlan Kirschner


About the 2015 CITY Awards Keynote Speakers

Beth Minardi, Minardi Color

Celebrity hair colorist Beth Minardi has dedicated her career to elevating salon hair color to an art form. As an internationally acclaimed colorist, educator, and product consultant, Beth is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in all phases of hair color and beauty. In 2010, Beth received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Hairstyling Awards. ln 2011, Beth was honored with the Professional Beauty Association’s lcon Award. 

George W. Schaeffer, Aloxxi International

George W. Schaeffer, President and CEO of Aloxxi International, is once again redefining the professional color world.  As the Founder of OPI, the world leader in professional nail care, Schaeffer built a worldwide brand through his acute business sense and commitment to the Professional Beauty Industry. George was the recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Life Award for City of Hope.

Harlan Kirschner, The Kirschner Group

Harlan Kirschner started in the beauty industry in 1979 working for a distributor and began the Kirschner Group in 1984. The Kirschner Group has 37 sales people in the United States and 17 people internationally. They represent many of the industry’s most popular brand names on a global basis. Harlan was the recepient of the 2014 Spirit of Life Award for City of Hope.


2015 CITY Awards Judges

Rebecca Bartlett, Bartlett Brands
Brooke Carlson, FIT, School of Graduate Studies, Cosmetics and Fragrance Master's Program
Maria Corbiscello, Studio MC2
Claudia Lucas, Behrman Communications
Paula Scandone, HauteLook

2015 CITY Awards Finalists and Winners!

Product Innovation: Color Cosmetics

Product Innovation: Facial Skincare

Product Innovation: Bath and Body/Fragrance

Product Innovation: Haircare

Product Innovation: Accessories & Tools

Package Innovation: Color Cosmetics

Package Innovation: Facial Skincare

Package Innovation: Bath and Body/Haircare

Package Innovation: Fragrance

Package Innovation: Accessories & Tools

Marketing/Advertising Innovation: Print Ad

Marketing/Advertising Innovation: Social Media/Grass Roots

Member's Choice Product

Member's Choice Package