Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) announced the winners of the 2014 STARS Photo Competition at America's Beauty Show during the annual BeautyBASH on March 22, 2014. The RISING Stars Photo Competition winners were announced during the Beauty Changes Lives presentation for students on March 23, 2014.

The entries for both competitions are judge on technical merit, execution and suitability of the styles of each category, concept and overall approach.

-ColorAmerica, Colorist of the Year: Daniel Rubin of Dennis Bartolomei Salon in Chicago, IL

-Day to Night: Danielle Keasling of Salon Karma in Bluffton, SC

-Makeover Expert: Katie Baxter of Ladies and Gentlemen Salon and Spa in Mentor, OH

-Hair Fashion Visionary, Avant Garde: Jennifer Bean of Orbit Salon in Chicago, IL

-International Nail Technician of the Year: Hillary Fry of Scenario Hair Design in Shorewood, WI

-Men’s Look Champion: Kerra Coticchia of Ladies and Gentlemen Salon in Chicago, IL

-Texture Champion: Laurentius Purnama of Laurentius Salon in Philadelphia, PA

-RISING Star of ABS 2014 (Student Category): Katie Pickens and Cici Wright of Brown Aveda Institute in Rocky River, OH

Additionally, the Leo Passage Gold Trophy was awarded to Chrystofer Benson, who was the highest cumulative point-winner in Cosmetologists Chicago’s STARS Photo Competition. Benson received $1,000 cash award, and each STARS winner received $500.