Wendy Iles Wins Kathryn Blondell Hairstyling Award - Meet Kathryn
I had the honor to be the winner of Kathryn Blondell award for hairstyling this year at the Hollywood Beauty Awards. But for people who are not familiar with the name, who is Kathryn Blondell ? First of all, Kathryn was the 2016 Hollywood Beauty Awards hairstyling honoree.
Kathryn received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards at Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood. The event honors outstanding achievements of make-up artists and hairstylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and in live theater.
Kathryn has over 100 film and television hairstyling credits, an Emmy, a BAFTA award, and 3 more nominations, and she is the first woman to serve as a governor of the Make-up Artists and Hairstylists branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Her credit include "The Wolf Of Wall Street" (2013), "The Great Gatsby"(2013) and the "The Aviator" (2004) to name a few. She has worked on the masterpiece THE REVENANT starring Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.
Kathryn learned from some of the greatest in the field : Margaret Donavan, head of the Fox Hair Department, Jean Burt Reilly, head of the Warner Bros. Her first challenge was for the 20th Century Fox for the BATMAN television series, where all of her training was put to the test. She was then employed to work on 3 Elvis Presley movies where she worked as Department Head and personal assistant to Elvis. She worked with acclaimed directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, Robert Zemeckis, Cameron Crowe and Quentin Tarantino. Her clients include Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Gwen Stefani, Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Kathleen Turner, Goldie Hawn and Jane Fonda.
I am incredibly honored and humbled to have received Kathryn Blondell's Award For Hairstyling at the 2nd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards this year. Thank you Latf USA.
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