25 April 2024

2023 ABS Global Image Awards Finalists Announced!

Winners will be announced Saturday, April 15, 2023, during America’s Beauty Show – April 15-17, 2023, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

The ABS Global Image Awards celebrates the passion and artistry of professional and emerging stylists in an image and video competition that features professional and student categories. This year’s competition yielded entries from across the globe to enter their fiercest collections through image and video storytelling.

This incredible international competition is driven by intense creativity and passion by hairdressers, colorists, salon teams, nail technicians, makeup artists, students, and teams. It culminates to a huge 100th America’s Beauty Show celebration and presentation during ABS on the evening of Saturday, April 15th

All ABS attendees and the public are invited to the Cosmetologists Chicago Presidents Reception and cocktail party, which leads into the ABS Global Image Awards on Saturday, April 15, 2023. All are invited and welcome to join the celebration, and it is free to attend. 

It will feature: The finalists and winners of the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards, and a high-fashion presentation celebrating the 100th America’s Beauty Show, presented by the Ulta Beauty Pro team. The night also features live music by Too Hype Crew, where you’ll party to anthems of the 80’s, 90’s and early 00s, with an all live six-piece band, MC’s and “Fly Girl” dancers. The night is the signature ABS What’s Next 100th anniversary celebration to come as you are, see and be seen.  

The 2023 ABS Global Image Awards FINALISTS are… 

BARBER – PROFESSIONAL
● Ammon Carver, USA
● Tyler Kelbert, USA
● Christian Rios, Spain

CREATIVE COLOR – PROFESSIONAL
● Chrystofer Benson, USA
● Greta Coston, USA
● Shogo Ideguchi, Japan

FULL CONCEPT – PROFESSIONAL
● Enrique Serrano, Spain
● Stacey Smoker, USA
● Jamie Wiley, USA

HAIRCUTTING – PROFESSIONAL
● Chrystofer Benson, USA
● Alfonso Martínez Bernal, Spain
● Shogo Ideguchi, Japan

MAKEUP ARTISTRY – PROFESSIONAL
● Nohemi Capetillo, USA
● Jalia Pettis, USA
● Isidro Valencia, USA

TEAM COLLABORATION – PROFESSIONAL
● CBC Chrystofer Benson Creative, USA
● JCPenny Salon, USA
● Rogue Artistry, USA

TEXTURE EXPERT – PROFESSIONAL
● Tyler Kelbert, USA
● Astoria Stubbs, USA
● Matthew Tyldesley, USA

TOTAL TRANSFORMATION – PROFESSIONAL
● Chrystofer Benson, USA
● Brayden Pelletier, USA
● Detra Smith, USA

STUDENT
● Olive Adrosik, USA
● Claire Daack, USA
● Emily Wallace, USA

Entering the Global Image Awards allows stylists and students to embrace their creativity, build confidence and shoot for the moon,” says Karen Gordon, past 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 the finalists who entered this year!

Each professional category will offer a single winner an impressive award from America’s Beauty Show to display with pride. In addition to each category winner, one extraordinary submission will be awarded The Leo Passage Gold Trophy Award in honor of the late Pivot Point International founder, and Cosmetologists Chicago member, Leo Passage. 

The ABS Global Image Awards were anonymously judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts, media, educators, and elite artists.

For more information regarding the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards can be found at AmericasBeautyShow.com

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