In honor of ESSENCE Magazine’s 45th anniversary, the Best in Black Beauty Awards were at 404 NYC. The evening was filled with high energy and lots of positivity. The layout of the room enabled guests to seamlessly enjoy the event – from the “step and repeat” banner at the entrance (ideal for impactful photo opportunities!) – to the beauty stations and Colgate Refresh Stations featuring the amazing products – to the main space for plenty of socializing, networking, and congratulating! Our blank-canvas venue enabled personalization of the space, which was key: the tabletops, bars, front doors, and projections all emblazoned the name of the event and sponsors (African Pride/Olive Miracle/Shea Butter Miracle) – resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind look for a fantastic event. We wish many congratulations to all the winners!















Mark Stephen was proud to produce this unforgettable beauty experience!

Mark Testa