2023 Finalist: Haircutting - Professional-Chrystofer Benson, USA

2023 Finalist: Haircutting - Professional-Chrystofer Benson, USA

Chrystofer Benson, USA

PHOTO: Chrystofer Benson

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. 

“Entering the Global Image Awards allows stylists and students to embrace their creativity, build confidence and shoot for the moon. The styles and looks we see from this competition are a representation of what’s trending around the world and what’s next in beauty. Congratulations to all the finalists who entered this year!”

— Karen Gordon, past president of Cosmetologists Chicago

This international competition is driven by intense creativity and passion by hairdressers, colorists, salon teams, nail technicians, makeup artists, students, and teams. It culminates in a 100th America’s Beauty Show celebration and presentation during ABS on the evening of Saturday, April 15th.

All ABS attendees and the public are invited to the Cosmetologists Chicago Presidents Reception and cocktail party, which leads into the ABS Global Image Awards on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The celebration is free to attend.

The evening will feature the finalists and winners of the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards, and a high-fashion presentation celebrating the 100th America’s Beauty Show, presented by the Ulta Beauty Pro Team. The night also features live music by Too Hype Crew, where you’ll party to anthems of the 80s, 90s and early 00s, with an all live six-piece band, MC’s and “Fly Girl” dancers. The night is the signature ABS What’s Next 100th anniversary celebration to come as you are, see, and be seen.

Each Professional category will offer a single winner an award from America’s Beauty Show to display with pride. In addition to each category winner, 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.

The 2023 ABS Global Image Awards Finalists

Barber – Professional

  • Ammon Carver, USA
    • IG: @ammoncarver
  • Tyler Kelbert, USA
    • IG: @tyler_kelbert
    • TikTok: @tyler_kelbert
  • Christian Rios, Spain
    • IG: @Christianriossalon

Creative Color – Professional

  • Chrystofer Benson, USA
    • IG: @cbensonhair
  • Greta Coston, USA
    • IG: @gretacoston
    • TikTok: @gretacoston
  • Shogo Ideguchi, Japan
    • IG: @shogoideguchi

Full Concept – Professional

  • Enrique Serrano, Spain
    • IG: @salongaudi
  • Stacey Smoker, USA
    • IG: stacey_smoker
    • TikTok: @sshairandco
  • Jamie Wiley, USA
    • IG: @jamiewileyeditorial
    • TikTok: jamiewileyhair

Haircutting – Professional

  • Chrystofer Benson, USA
    • IG: @cbensonhair
  • Alfonso Martinez Bernal, Spain
    • IG: @hairkrone
  • Shogo Ideguchi, Japan
    • IG: @shogoideguchi

Makeup Artistry – Professional

  • Nohemi Capetillo, USA
    • IG: @nohemi.capetillo
  • Jalia Pettis, USA
    • IG: @jaliadp
    • TikTok: @jaliadp
  • Isidro Valencia, USA
    • IG: @ivalenciamua

Team Collaboration – Professional

  • CBC Chrystofer Benson Creative, USA
    • IG: @haircbc_pro
  • JCPenny Salon, USA
    • IG: @edgybgirl
    • IG: @hairbyjsmith
  • Rogue Artistry, USA
    • IG: @modaliza2
    • IG: @hairbycherryp
    • IG: @brycevandyke

Texture Expert – Professional

  • Tyler Kelbert, USA
    • IG: @Tyler_Kelbert
    • TikTok: @Tyler_Kelbert
  • Astoria Stubbs, USA
    • IG: @ms_stori
    • TikTok: @ms_stori
  • Matthew Tyldesley, USA
    • IG: @hairbymatt

Total Transformation – Professional

  • Chrystofer Benson, USA
    • IG: @cbensonhair
  • Brayden Pelletier, USA
    • IG: @justbahir
  • Detra Smith, USA
    • IG: detrashalee


  • Olive Adrosik, USA
    • IG: @facebyolive
  • Claire Daack, USA
    • IG: @hairby.clairene
  • Emily Wallace, USA
    • IG: @Essex_Styling
    • TikTok: essexstyling

The ABS Global Image Awards were anonymously judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts, media, educators, and elite artists.

More information regarding the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards can be found at AmericasBeautyShow.com.

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