THE WORLD OF BEAUTY IS WATCHING.

The international hairdressing contest known as 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. Back by popular demand, this year’s competition offers participants from across the globe the opportunity to enter their fiercest hair collections and storytelling.

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ABS GLOBAL IMAGE AWARDS CELEBRATION EVENT

Join us on Saturday April 15, 2023 as we honor the work of the Global Image Awards Finalists and Winners. The celebration begins with the Global Image Award & President’s Party, then continues on to The Runway at ABS to be entertained with an artistic presentation
of THE NEXT trend release and to see which talented artists will be going home with a trophy!
Hosted by America's Beauty Show with media sponsors, Modern Salon & Estetica, the Global Image Awards Celebration is complimentary
to all America's Beauty Show ticket holders, with Premium and VIP packages available for an additional fee.

THE CATEGORIES

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Total Transformation

Collaboration

Full Concept

Barbering

Creative Color

Makeup Artistry

Nails

Texture

Leo Passage Gold Trophy Award

THE GRAND PRIZE

LEO PASSAGE TROPHY

In addition to winners in each separate category, one entrant in the ABS Global Image Awards will be presented the Leo Passage Gold Trophy, honoring the late founder of Pivot Point International. This special trophy will be presented to the cosmetology professional with entries in two or more of the ABS Global Image Award categories. The scores earned in each entry will be combined to determine the overall Gold Trophy winner.

The Leo Passage Trophy winner receives:

The Leo Passage Gold Trophy

A lifetime Cosmetologists Chicago membership

Recognition by their peers on Cosmetologists Chicago’s social media and blog

Images featured on americasbeautyshow.com

Media support through Cosmetologists Chicago public relations

One winner in each of the Professional categories receives:

The ABS Global Image Award trophy from Cosmetologists Chicago

Recognition by their peers on Cosmetologists Chicago’s social media and blog

Images featured on americasbeautyshow.com

Media support through Cosmetologists Chicago public relations

The Student category winner receives:

The ABS Global Image Award Student trophy from Cosmetologists Chicago

Swag bag for the winner

Recognition by their peers on Cosmetologists Chicago’s social media and blog

Images featured on americasbeautyshow.com

Media support through Cosmetologists Chicago public relations

RULES FOR ENTRY

  • The ABS Global Image Awards is open to all licensed beauty and wellness professionals. 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. Limit 3 collections per entrant. Collections produced between January 1, 2022 – January 15, 2023.

    FEE
    $49.99

    PRIZES
    ABS tickets, ABS GIA Award, Press Coverage in Estetica and Modern Salon  

    MEDIUMS TO ENTER
    JPG Images & Video summary of behind the scenes posted on TikTok or Reels

     

THE JUDGING

A select group of highly esteemed salon industry leaders, influencers and masters will judge this year’s ABS Global Image Awards. In addition to the concepts outlined in “The Categories” descriptions, images will be judged on:

  • Technical merit, execution and suitability of the styles for each category
  • Concept and overall approach
  • Stylist Entrant’s creativity
  • Art direction and photo composition

All winners and finalists may request feedback from the judges on their individual entries.