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Enter the 15th Annual STARS Photo Competition

Lauren Quick | December 15, 2014 | 1:42 PM
2014 ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year winning image by Daniel Rubin

Cosmetologists Chicago is sponsoring its 15th-annual STARS Photo Competition in 2015. Enter by Feb. 13, 2015 to win!

The competition showcases the best work of salon professionals individually or as a team and awards cash prizes and trophies for display. Submissions are judged by a panel of industry leaders on technical merit, execution and suitability of styles to each category (see below), and concept and overall approach.

STARS Photo Competition categories:

  • Makeover Expert
  • Makeover Rising Star (for a student or professional who has been in the industry five years or fewer)
  • ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year
  • Hair Fashion Visionary - Avant Garde
  • Texture Champion
  • Men's Look Champion
  • The Leo Passage Gold Trophy

The Leo Passage Gold Trophy honoring the late founder of Pivot Point International will be awarded to the top-ranked professional with entries in two or more STARS categories. Scores from each entry will be combined to determine the Leo Passage Gold Trophy winner, who will receive $1,500 and a complimentary hotel night stay in Chicago during America's Beauty Show, March 21-23, 2015 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

One winner from each of the above categories will receive $750 and a trophy as well as their images featured on

Entry forms and rules are available on, or call 312-321-6809.

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