Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) announced the winners of the 2015 STARS and RISING Stars Photo Competition at America's Beauty Show 2015.
The entries were judged on technical merit, execution and suitability of the styles of each category, as well as concept and overall approach. As it was a photo competition, quality and composition of images were also taken into account, and entrants were required to submit a “before” image as well.
ColorAmerica - Colorist of the Year: Gabi Kutkut, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon, Chicago
Makeover Expert: Mio Sota, Trio Salon, Chicago
Hair Fashion Visionary - Avant Garde: Tiffany Bartley, Mario Tricoci Salons & Spas, Palatine, IL
Men’s Look Champion: DJ Victory-Franceschelli, Salon Enzo, North Royalton, OH
Texture Champion: Jennifer Price, Zano Salons & Spas, Naperville, IL
RISING Star of ABS 2015 (Student Category): Abbey Janas, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon, Chicago
Additionally, the Leo Passage Gold Trophy was awarded to DJ Victory-Franceschelli, who was the highest cumulative point-winner in the three categories she entered in Cosmetologists Chicago’s STARS Photo Competition. Victory-Franceschelli received $1,500 cash award, and each category winner received $750.