The biggest regional names in fashion, beauty and wellness, luxury magazine editors and top image consultants will be judging the Azyan Awards competition, during Azyan Exhibition and Conference that will be inaugurated by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, today (Thursday) at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) in Sharjah.
The award features two main categories ‘Azyan Fashion Awards’ and Azyan Beauty Awards’. The three-member jury of the first category includes Rana Saab, founder of Mirror Image Consulting; young fashion entrepreneur and creator of the BINT THANI label, Khulood Thani; and Mirvat Ghanem, CEO, Founder, and Editor In Chief of Muse Arabia.
Judging the beauty awards are Nisreen Natavan, Founder and MD, The Royal Beauty House; professional makeup trainer, Nadine Mohammad; Andrew Matta, Kryolan Operation Manager.
Azyan Fashion Awards jury
Born and raised in Dubai, Khulood Thani is the first UAE national to hold a degree in Fashion Management and Marketing from ESMOD Paris. She is the co-founder of ‘Design Ras Al Khor’ for Dubai Design Week, has won several prestigious awards and represented the UAE on prestigious fashion platforms in London, Venice, Beijing and other fashion capitals.
Rana Saab is recognised as the first certified image consultant and stylist in the region. With over 12 years of experience in these fields, she is the Middle East Ambassador and liaison for the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).
MUSE ARABIA Online, headed by Mirvat Ghanem, is the first Arab e-magazine in Middle-East & GCC dedicated for women, fashion and elegance. With almost twenty years professional experience in media and fashion, she has judged for Dubai Fashion Week and the prestigious Dubai Ladies Club Oriental Red Carpet event, L’Officiel Arab Women Of The year Awards, Dubai.
Azyan Beauty Awards jury
A coveted name in Dubai’s beauty and personal grooming industry since 2012, Nisreen Natavan, Founder and MD, The Royal Beauty House has been leading a team of skilled professionals who offer premium beauty services to a discerning clientele in Dubai.
From fashion masterclasses to the glamorous bridal make-up and latest hairstyles, Lebanese beauty consultant and professional makeup trainer, Nadine Mohammad, has built a followership of 98.8K on Instagram. She is based in Dubai.
Andrew Matta, Kryolan Operation Manager, brings his diverse experiences in the fashion and media field to the jury.
The AED 30,000 award has been launched with the ambition to recognise pathbreaking talents in the UAE’s fashion, beauty, as well as wellness and lifestyle industries, who are not just talented in their craft, but have also embraced a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of practicing it.
The judges will, therefore, be ranking participating contestants with a preference towards projects that provide the highest levels of quality, and at the same time, champion sustainability requirements.
The inaugural edition of Azyan Exhibition & Conference brings together the world’s leading brands in beauty, fashion and health. The four-day event includes a series of sessions with the participation of leading experts in beauty, wellness and fashion, aimed at exchanging expertise and knowledge and to put forth new ideas, that will ensure the sustainability and development of these vital sectors.
Azyan is organised by JRCC in a strategic sponsorship with Special Moments. L’Occitane en Provence is the support sponsor and Royal Beauty House the cosmetics sponsor. A/V sponsor Dynamic Sound and Light.
After the ceremonious inauguration of the exhibition on day one, the event will focus on one theme each day: beauty, fashion and wellbeing.
JRCC is the largest furnished high-end hall in the Northern Emirates with a wide range of exclusive in-house events and catering facilities.