The ABS Global Image Award Winners

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ABS Global Image Awards

America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) is proud to announce the winners for second prestigious 2018 ABS Global Image Awards. The ABS Global Image Awards recognizes hairdressing talent on an international level. The photo entries represent the best of the best in original hairstyling, hair coloring and haircutting, in eight different categories.

 “America’s Beauty Show and Cosmetologists Chicago are ecstatic about the industry’s reaction to our worldwide competition,” said CEO Paul Dykstra. “The extremely talented pool of competitors was incredible, and the winners of this year’s photo competition are at the top of their creativity.

All categories were judged by an elite group of highly esteemed salon industry leaders, influencers and masters from across the globe: Luis Alvarez, Tracey Hughes, Tony Rizzo and Kris Sorbie,

The winners of each category were announced during the exciting Beauty Changes Lives Experience on Sunday, April 29th, at The Art Institute of Chicago.

The ABS Global Image Awards Categories and WINNERS areL

Avant Garde

·      Ziortza Zarauza, Centro Beta, San Sebastián, Spain

ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year

·      Daniel Rubin, Paul Rehder Salon, Chicago, IL


·      Chrystopher Benson, CBC, South Weber, UT


·      Sal Misseri, Reverie Salon, Chicago, IL

Men’s Cutting

·      Jordi Pérez, La Barberia de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

Salon Team

·      David Barron Salon Team, Barron’s London Salon, Atlanta, GA

o   Haircutting by David Barron; Color by David Barron, Brooke Van Etten, Teresa Burnard and Kyla Green; Make-Up by Lan Grealis; and Photography by John Rawson


·      Jamal Edmonds, Lamaj in the City, Washington, D.C.


·      Tyler Bearer, Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

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.

In addition to each category winner, Sal Misseri of Kazien Education / Reverie Salon, Chicago, IL is to receive The Leo Passage Gold Trophy in honor of the late Pivot Point founder and Cosmetologists Chicago member, Leo Passage. This is Sal Misseri’s second Leo Passage Gold Trophy award.

[Image courtesy of ABS]

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