CATEGORIES

BLACK BEAUTY AND FASHION AWARD CATEGORIES

The categories for the 2020 BBF Awards are:


MAKE UP

BEST LIP PRODUCT
This category is for lip make-up products aimed at all sectors of the market. Entries can include (but are not limited to) lip colours, lip liners, lip balms, glosses and lip treatments.

BEST EYE PRODUCT
This category is for eye make-up and decorative products. Entries can include (but are not limited to) mascara, eyeliners, eye shadows, glitters, brow products and faux lashes aimed at all sectors of the market.

BEST MAKEUP BASE PRODUCT
This category is for face make-up products, including (but not limited to) foundations, concealers, highlighters, bronzers, primers, face powders and blushers and pigment correcting products.
MALE

BEST MALE SKIN AND BODY CARE PRODUCT
This category will award the most innovative male skin care and body care products. Products can include (but are not limited to) face and body washes, moisturisers, repair creams, balms and men's body sprays.

BEST MALE SHAVING AND BEARD PRODUCT
This category is for new male shaving products aimed at all sectors of the male shaving market. Entries can include (but are not limited to) razors, shaving soap, foam and gel as well as aftershave and shaving repair creams. This category also includes beard maintenance products such as beard oils and beard trimmers or scissors.

BEST MALE HAIR PRODUCT
This category is for male hair care, styling and management products. It can also include electrical hair styling tools aimed at the male market. Products can include (but are not limited to) general hair care and styling products, colouring products, shampoos, conditioners, and texturiser kits.
ELECTRICAL

BEST ELECTRICAL PRODUCT
This category is for electrical beauty appliances that can be used on the hair, skin or body.
SKIN

BEST ANTI-AGEING PRODUCT
This category is for anti-ageing beauty products aimed at the mass market. Products can include any product that has anti-ageing benefits such as serums, cleansers, moisturisers, and oils.

BEST SKIN CARE PRODUCT
This category is for skin care products aimed at the mass market. Products can include (but are not limited to) moisturisers, serums, cleansers, toners, micellar waters, skin care wipes, and oils.

BEST PREMIUM SKIN CARE PRODUCT
This category is for skin care products aimed at the luxury end of the market. Products can include (but are not limited to) moisturisers, serums, cleansers, toners, micellar waters, skin care wipes, and oils.

BEST RETAILER'S OWN LABEL PRODUCT
This award is to recognise the innovative launches from the UK's retailers' own-label beauty brands. This category also includes private label products that are manufactured by one company under another company's brand. Products can include all areas of beauty such as hair care, body care, skin care and make-up.
HAIR

BEST HAIR PRODUCT This category includes is for hair products. Entries can include (but are not limited to) general hair care and styling products, colouring products, shampoos, conditioners, heat protecting products, treatments, relaxer kits, and texturiser kits. BEST NATURAL HAIR CARE PRODUCT This category is for a hair product where a high percentage of ingredients are of natural origin. Please provide a description that includes details about the natural origin of your ingredients. Products can include (but are not limited to) hair oils, treatments, conditioners and shampoos. BEST WIG MAKER / BRAND This category is for wig manufacturers and specialists. Human hair and synthetic hair.

 

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION 

BEAUTY TECHNOLOGY AWARD
This category is for innovation in beauty technology. Entries can include (but are not limited to) apps, and devices used on the hair, body, face, hands and feet.

FASHION TECHNOLOGY AWARD
This category is for innovation in fashion. Entries can include (but are not limited to) apps, fabric and textile technology, design that exceeds expectation in terms of its presentation, usability and or functionality.
BODY

BEST BODY PRODUCT
This category is for body care products aimed at the mass market. Products can include (but are not limited to) body lotions, deodorants, gels, creams, butters, moisturisers, exfoliators and scrubs, as well as treatment products specifically designed for the body such as firming and cellulite creams and products for the décolletage. This category can include products targeted at specific parts of the body such as the feet or arms. However, this category does not include products for the neck, which are considered facial skin care products, nor hand products.

BEST BATH AND SHOWER PRODUCT
This category is for bath and shower products aimed at the popular end of the market. Bath and Shower products can include (but are not limited to) bath and shower oils, washes, gels, soaps and bath bombs.

BEST WELLNESS PRODUCT
This category is for wellness products aimed at all sectors of the market. Wellness products can include products created to increase the health and longevity of the user. Products can include (but are not limited to) CBD Oils, essential oils and aromatherapy candles.
NATURAL AND ORGANIC 

BEST NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCT
This category is for a beauty product where a high percentage of ingredients are of natural origin. Please provide a description that includes details about the natural origin of your ingredients. Products can include (but are not limited to) facial skin care, body care products, including cleansers, toners and body lotions. 


BEST ORGANIC BEAUTY PRODUCT
This category is for an organic beauty product that is approved by one of the international organic standards agencies. Please note that the product as a whole must have an organic certification, not just the ingredients used. Please include details about your organic certification. Products can include (but are not limited to) facial skin care, body care products, including cleansers, toners and body lotions.
FASHION

BEST WOMEN'S WEAR DESIGNER
This category is for womenswear. (Entries can include but are not limited) swimwear, evening wear, casual, costume and bridal.


BEST MENSWEAR DESIGNER
This category is for menswear. (Entries can include but are not limited) Formal wear, outerwear, undergarments and sportswear.


BEST ACCESSORY DESIGNER
This category is for men and women’s accessories. (Entries can include but are not limited to) headwear, neckwear, gloves, jewelry, footwear and bags.
The information below will help you prepare for entry:

A High-Resolution clear action shot or rendering, showing the work in a preferably white background or a shot with a fashion model clearly showing the work.
An action shot of the work being worn by a model or the packaging and identity of the work submitted.
A shot or rendering showing a close up / detailed view of the product or focusing on a unique feature, explosion, layered or sectional views if so required.
A shot showing the work in a setting where the design is used (such as a fashion show etc.) An additional action shot with a different pose or setting, where a fashion model wears or uses the design work.
You may submit documents explaining technical aspects, blue prints, details, commercial presentation or other notes about the design.
You may also upload a conceptual video, footage from fashion show, short feature or advertisement of the product.
To mail items use the following address:
Black Beauty Fashion Awards,
International House,
6 Canterbury Crescent,
London,
SW9 7QD.