Emmy®-Award winning comedienne, actress and author Loni Love will return as host for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild  2019 Annual Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala, held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live, will mark Love’s fourth year as host. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
Love can be seen as co-host for the hit daytime talk show “The Real”. The nationally syndicated, EMMY & NAACP Image Award winning show currently airs on the FOX affiliates. She also currently co-hosts the GRACIE-Award winning radio show Café Mocha with rapper YoYo. Along with her work on television and radio, Loni can also be seen in several movies, including Mother’s Day, the successful Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart, and the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo.
In addition, Love has made a name for herself as an award-winning stand-up comedienne bringing her comedy to audiences across the United States. She is the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love,” which traces her life story as a latchkey young girl growing up in Detroit’s Brewster- Douglas housing projects to a national stand up comedienne, TV and movie star.
As previously announced, celebrated Academy Award®-nominated comedianMelissa McCarthy will be honored with the 2019 Distinguished Artisan Award. Sue Cabral-Ebert, outgoing Local 706 President and Emmy®- nominated make-up artist, and Robert Louis Stevenson, legendary Emmy-winning hair stylist, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Additional awards will honor nominees for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Online voting will be made at www.local706.org. Nominations for this year’s awards will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Final ballot on-line voting closes on Friday, February 8, 2019.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Awards gala. 
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,800 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 Members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturn Awards®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Hollywood Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft.