2020 ABS Global Image Award
WINNERS & FINALISTS

Haircutting - Professional

Chris Baran
Fountain Hills, AZ

Shogo Ideguchi
Fukuoka, Tagawashi, Japan

WINNER!

Chris Baran
Fountain Hills, AZ

Men's Haircutting - Professional

Olga García​
Cabezón de Pisuerga, Valladolid, Spain

David Pastor
Salones Carlos Valiente, Alzira, Valencia, Spain

WINNER!

Alazne Gonzalez
Bilbao, Spain

ColorAmerica® Colorist of the Year - Professional

Erica Keelen
Jacksonville, FL

WINNER!

Chrystofer Benson​
Chrystofer Benson Salon, South Weber, UT

Viktoriia Vradii
Odesskaya oblast, Odessa, Ukraine

Avant Garde - Professional

Dorothy Tsang
Blushes Salon, Ontario, Canada

WINNER!

Eli Mancha
Bang! Salon, Chicago, IL

Chris Baran
Fountain Hills, AZ

Texture - Professional

WINNER!

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

 

WINNER!

Ammon Carver
Bolingbrook, IL

 

Jamie Wiley
Fort Knox, KY

 

Salon Team - Professional

WINNER!

The Salon by Instyle Design Team, Plano, TX
Rachel Cordasco, Darcy Falls, Kellie Ferraro, Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia & Amberle Kerskstra

The Salon by Instyle Design Team, Plano, TX
Rachel Cordasco, Darcy Falls, Kellie Ferraro, Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia & Amberle Kerkstra

Chrystofer Benson Salon Team, South Weber, UT
Lenny Stand, Greta Coston & Cory Hoffman

Avant Garde School Team

Brown Aveda Institute, Independence, OH​
Miriah Angle, Bayleigh Wise & Aseel Ahmad

WINNER!

Brown Aveda Institute, Euclid, OH
Stephanie Gorman & Carl Belfiore

Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, Dekalb, IL
Meghan Crumpton & Madelyn Hegberg
Model: Devaney Hoistington

Student Champion

WINNER!

Brennen Richardson
Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

Samantha Royer
Brown Aveda Institute, Medina , OH

Julia Faust 
Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS


The Leo Passage Gold Trophy 2020 WINNER

Chris Baran Wins in 2020!

Chris Baran of Fountain Hills, AZ wins The Leo Passage Gold Trophy in honor of the late Pivot Point founder and Cosmetologists Chicago member, Leo Passage. Congratulations Chris!

ABOUT CHRIS BARAN

As Global Artistic Director, Chris created Redken’s vision for trend shoots, styling and finishing techniques. He helps develops the core curriculum taught across the country and around the world in Principle Based Design, Redken education and fashion’s hottest trends; as well as, being a key facilitator for Redken's train-the-trainer programs, both internationally and domestically.

Alongside his work as Education Artistic Director, Exchange Facilitator, and training coach, Chris divides his time between major trade shows, hands-on workshops and train-the-trainer seminars. He is also the owner and president of Fuel Productions and Coach Chris Baran, companies dedicated to creating easy to understand technical training systems for salon stylists and educators.
Chris Baran’s accolades include being Canadian “Hairdresser of the Year,” an ABBIE for “Best Educational Program”, and the prestigious “Master Stylist” title at the NAHA awards. Chris was recognized at the Canadian Hairdresser, Mirror Awards as not only the “International Stylist of the Year,” but also with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Twice named “Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year” and “Educator of the Year” in Canada and the US, Chris is in worldwide demand.

His relaxed teaching style, easy how-to approach and sense of humour make the sessions with him fly by with a payoff of fresh trends that will grow your client demand.