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Yoko Sakakura Wins Daytime Hollywood Beauty Award

September 14 marked the first Daytime Hollywood Beauty Awards, honoring science in beauty. The awards luncheon included the category Excellence in Nail Styling.

Actress Meagan Tandy (left) and NAILS' Beth Livesay presenting the nail award.
<p>Actress Meagan Tandy (left) and NAILS' Beth Livesay presenting the nail award.</p>

Gina Edwards and Yoko Sakakura walking the red carpet
<p>Gina Edwards and Yoko Sakakura walking the red carpet</p>

Nominees for Excellence in Nail Styling: Gina Edwards, Jenna Hipp, and Yoko Sakakura
<p>Nominees for Excellence in Nail Styling: Gina Edwards, Jenna Hipp, and Yoko Sakakura</p>

Honoree Cindy Crawford
<p>Honoree Cindy Crawford</p>

For the first time, the Hollywood Beauty Awards branched out into the Daytime Hollywood Beauty Awards, honoring science in beauty. The awards luncheon was held on September 14 and hosted by radio personality Lisa Stanley. The Daytime HBAS recognizes professionals in medicine, dentistry, cannabis, beauty brands, nail styling, coloring, spa services, and more. Honorees included Cindy Crawford and Sugar Ray Leonard. Presenters included Tara Reid, Tommy Chong, and Meagan Good.

Co-presenters Meagan Tandy and Beth Livesay
<p>Co-presenters Meagan Tandy and Beth Livesay</p>

Gina Edwards' jelly French
<p>Gina Edwards' jelly French</p>

Yoko Sakakura's nails
<p>Yoko Sakakura's nails</p>

Nominees for Excellence in Nail Styling were: Gina Edwards, Jenna Hipp, and Yoko Sakakura. Actress Meagan Tandy and NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay presented the award for that category. Yoko Sakakura (@nails_by_yoko) took home the award. All three nail stylists were on-hand to walk the red carpet and support one another. "When I started doing nails, my parents were upset because they put me through college," said Sakakura, "But my nails are my passion."

Join NAILS in congratulating all of the nominees on their achievements. Congrats again to Yoko Sakakura on this amazing win! 

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