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Don't Miss Out: America’s Beauty Show announces 2018 ABS Global Image Awards

Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:04

America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago proudly announces the 2018 ABS Global Image Awards are open for entry. This second year of the famed photo competition for hairdressers, colorists, nail technicians and salon teams alike is expected to grow exponentially.

In 2017 the initial ABS Global Image Awards drew hundreds of entries from across the globe from professional and emerging stylists as well as students. The 2018 winners of the world-wide photo competition will be recognized at The Beauty Changes Lives Experience, April 29, 2018, at the famed Art Institute of Chicago.

Now is the time to prepare to enter the ABS Global Image Awards. There are nine different categories in this professionally juried photo competition for the best of the best to enter!

The 2018 ABS Global Image Awards disciplines, include:

  1. ● Haircutting
  2. ● ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year
  3. ● Avant Garde
  4. ● Editorial
  5. ● Texture
  6. ● Men’s Cutting
  7. ● Salon Team
  8. ● International Nail Technician of the Year
  9. ● Student

We saw tremendous artistry from our extremely talented 2017 competitors,” said Larry Silvestri, president of Cosmetologists Chicago. “America’s Beauty Show looks forward to an even more exciting second worldwide competition. We are prepared to shine a global spotlight on the originality and talent that resides in the professional beauty industry.

Enjoy last year's winners' photo gallery below!

The ABS Global Image Awards are open to all licensed salon professionals and barbers or the business equivalent where licensure is not required. In addition, there is a category where cosmetology students may compete along with young professionals. The deadline to submit entrees is March 9, 2018. Complete rules and regulations can be found on AmericasBeautyShow.com 

All categories will be judged by world renowned salon industry leaders from across the globe. The 2017 judging panel included these inspiring artists: Luis Alvarez, Sonya Dove, Tracey Hughes, Vivienne Mackinder and Tony Rizzo.

Each professional category will offer a single winner an impressive trophy from America’s Beauty Show to display with pride. Winners will be announced during the Beauty Changes Lives Experience, Sunday, April 29, 2018, Chicago, IL. In addition to each category winner, one extraordinary submission will be awarded The Leo Passage Gold Trophy in honor of the late Pivot Point founder and Cosmetologists Chicago member, Leo Passage.

For more information regarding the 2018 ABS Global Image Awards, go to: www.americasbeautyshow.com/abs/globalimageawards or visit www.AmericasBeautyShow.com for details.

  • Avant Garde: Gonzalo Zarauza



  • Haircutting: David Barron



  • Salon Team: Kaizen



  • Editorial: Sal Misseri



  • Men's Cutting: Alex Azurmendi



  • Student Young Pro: Gunny Hastings



  • Texture: Michael Jacobson



  • ColorAmerica: Chrystofer Benson



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