ICON Award Jury
Kyle Krieger, Men’s fashion and grooming expert
Kyle Krieger is a men’s fashion and grooming expert based in Los Angeles. Kyle has spent much of his life on both the east and west coasts, developing a unique style. Born in Virginia, Kyle is well-known for his style and fitness tips and tricks. Kyle began his career in the beauty industry, quickly climbing the ranks to becoming a successful celebrity hair stylist and then transitioning to the digital side, where he’s grown an audience of over 2 million combined followers. Across Kyle’s social platforms, he gives advice on styling for men, all with a sense of humor and while spreading messages of self-love. He is a major advocate for LGBTQ+ causes and organizations, where he has dedicated time to fundraising for the AIDS/LifeCycle Fundraiser, The Audre Lorde Project, The Center South, and GLAAD.
Marita Burke, Creative Director of Mecca Brands
As creative director of Mecca Brands, Marita Burke informs key brand acquisitions, large scale creative initiatives such as MECCALAND and brand direction for the largest beauty retailer in Australia and New Zealand. Her remit includes strategic implementation of an incomparable customer experience both in-store and online, as well as the management of international beauty brands. Burke is also the creative architect behind Mecca Brands’ signature makeup collections, Mecca Cosmetica and MECCA MAX. She travels extensively to source the world’s most desirable brands and uses her deep insights into the shifting demands of consumers to deliver a truly unique shopping experience.
Kevin Murphy, Founder of KEVIN.MURPHY
A master of his profession, no one understands the transformative power of hair better than Kevin Murphy. His work has graced the covers of all the major global print publications, and he has directed hair teams for countless high profile fashion houses. Kevin remains at the forefront of an industry that he is deeply committed to and passionate about. From leading the trends with new, innovative hair designs, through to groundbreaking products that are kind to the environment as well as being kind to the hair, Kevin Murphy is recognized amongst his peers as a visionary in the creation of modern, hairdressing products and tools, while also deeply invested in philanthropy through the Choices We Make and Heart of KM.