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America’s Beauty Show announces the 2020 ABS Global Image Awards FINALISTS!

Monday, 18 May 2020 11:13

Months of planning, practicing on mannequin heads, taking the perfect photos, and working with vision has paid off for select entrants of America’s Beauty Show’s (ABS) renowned international competition this year.

America’s Beauty Show and Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) are proud to announce the finalists of the fourth illustrious 2020 ABS Global Image Awards.

Its most popular year ever, the ABS Global Image Awards drew in a massive number of competitors from across the globe. The competition celebrates the passion and artistry of professional and emerging stylists in a photo competition that features seven professional categories and two student categories. Images were judged on how well entrants executed new and unusual or experimental ideas on one model.

Entering the Global Image Awards allows stylists and students to embrace their creativity, build confidence and shoot for the moon,” says Karen Gordon, president of Cosmetologists Chicago. “The styles and looks we see from this competition are a representation of what’s trending around the world and what’s next in beauty. Congratulations to all of the finalists and to all of the extremely talented students and professionals who entered this year!

WATCH THE FINALISTS' VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW!

Winners in each of the professional categories will receive recognition during ABS 2021 (April 17-19, 2021, Rosemont, IL), a trophy from CC, their images featured on americasbeautyshow.com and acknowledgment on social media. One grand prize winner will be presented with the Leo Passage Gold Trophy, honoring the late CC member and founder of Pivot Point Professional.

The official winners will be announced on May 22, 2020!

HAIRCUTTING – PROFESSIONAL
• Chris Baran, Fountain Hills, AZ
• Shogo Ideguchi, Fukuoka, Tagawashi, Japan
• Chris Baran, Fountain Hills, AZ

MEN'S HAIRCUTTING - PROFESSIONAL
• Olga García, Cabezón de Pisuerga, Valladolid, Spain
• David Pastor, Salones Carlos Valiente, Alzira, Valencia, Spain
• Alazne Gonzalez, Bilbao, Spain

COLORAMERICA® COLORIST OF THE YEAR - PROFESSIONAL
• Erica Keelen, Jacksonville, FL
• Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Salon, South Weber, UT
• Viktoriia Vradii, Odesskaya oblast, Odessa, Ukraine

AVANT GARDE - PROFESSIONAL
• Dorothy Tsang, Blushes Salon, Ontario, Canada
• Eli Mancha, Bang! Salon, Chicago, IL
• Chris Baran, Fountain Hills, AZ

TEXTURE - PROFESSIONAL
• Charlie Price, Underground Studios, Denver, CO
• Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Salon, South Weber, UT
• Katie Nielsen, San Diego, CA

EDITORIAL - PROFESSIONAL
• Dorothy Tsang, Blushes Salon, Ontario, Canada
• Ammon Carver, Bolingbrook, IL
• Jamie Wiley, Fort Knox, KY

SALON TEAM - PROFESSIONAL
• The Salon by Instyle Design Team, Plano, TX, featuring Rachel Cordasco, Darcy Falls, Kellie Ferraro, Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia & Amberle Kerskstra
• The Salon by Instyle Design Team, Plano, TX, featuring Rachel Cordasco, Darcy Falls, Kellie Ferraro, Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia & Amberle Kerkstra
• Chrystofer Benson Salon Team, featuring Lenny Stand, Greta Coston & Cory Hoffman

AVANT GARDE SCHOOL TEAM - STUDENT
• Miriah Angle, Bayleigh Wise & Aseel Ahmad, Brown Aveda Institute, Independence, OH
• Stephanie Gorman & Carl Belfiore, Brown Aveda Institute, Euclid, OH
• Meghan Crumpton & Madelyn Hegberg, Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, Dekalb, IL

STUDENT CHAMPION
• Brennen Richardson, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
• Samantha Royer, Brown Aveda Institute, Medina, OH
• Julia Faust, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

The ABS Global Image Awards is open to all licensed salon professionals and barbers or the business equivalent where licensure is not required. In addition, there is a category specifically for cosmetology students and young professionals. All entrees included up to three models with three different styles per category entry. For more information regarding the 2020 ABS Global Image Awards, visit AmericasBeautyShow.com

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