The ABS Global Image Awards are Back—Here’s How to Enter!


Here at The Tease, we love a good beauty competition. That’s why we were so excited to hear that America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago has officially announced the return of the ABS Global Image Awards. 

For those who don’t know, this internationally acclaimed industry competition 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 will offer participants from across the globe the opportunity to enter their fiercest hair collections and storytelling in nine different professional categories and two student categories—all of which happen to be gender neutral categories. The 2023 ABS Global Image Award categories include: Total Transformation, Collaboration (Professional and Student), Full Concept, Haircutting, Texture, Barbering, Creative Color, Makeup Artistry, and Nail Design. 

Currently entries are open until January 26, 2023 at All ABS Global Image Award finalists will be announced on February 14, 2023. Winners of the industry competition will be announced during a dynamic presentation taking place during America’s Beauty Show on the evening of Saturday, April 15th.

While each professional category will offer a single winner, additionally, 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.

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“We expect to see tremendous artistry from our extremely talented competitors,” said Karen Gordon, Past President of Cosmetologist Chicago. “America’s Beauty Show offers a perfect backdrop to showcase a deeply creative competition at our world-class show. We are thrilled to shine a global spotlight on the originality and talent that resides in the professional beauty industry and for our emerging artists who are students.”

“To all salon professionals, I will say that the ABS Global Image Awards will unleash your inner creativity,” said Mio Sota, past ABS Global Image Award winner. “Don’t be afraid,” added Sota. “There is no right or wrong. Everything you try will either work out great or turn out to be an amazing learning experience!”

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Chrystofer Benson, past ABS Global Image Award winner said, “The ABS Global Image Awards is a great platform where you can share your work with the world! It is a positive and encouraging competition that allows global artists to compete and share their work.” He encourages all salon professionals to share their work with the world, and that you never know what might happen if you enter.

“Entering helps you to keep in touch with the reason you started doing hair and gets in touch with the passion you have for the hair industry.” In encouraging pros to get involved in the competition, past ABS Global Image Award winner Daniel Rubin also notes, “ Don’t give up until the miracle happens!”

For more information regarding the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards, be sure to visit

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.


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