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America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago Announces the 2019 ABS Global Image Awards Winners!

Mary Kaleta | March 31, 2019 | 10:00 PM
Texture: Shelly Devlin, The Water’s Edge, Derry, NH
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Student Champion: Karen Franco, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
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Salon Team: The Texture Collectives, Bowie, MD - Evie Johnson, Jamal Edmonds, Jada Jenkins, Yvonne Daily, Rochelle Hawkins, Mecai Adeola, Tiffany Green, Carlon Thompson and Al Campbell.
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Men’s Cutting: Mio Sota, TRIO Salon, Chicago
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Haircutting: Dorothy Tsang, BLUSHES, Ontario, Canada
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Editorial: Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT
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ColorAmerica: Greta Coston, Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT
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Avant Garde: Chris Vandehey, Style on 2nd, Portland, OR
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Avant Garde School Team: Hannah Olenik, Kim Pilcher, Brynn Radke, Brown Aveda Institute, Strongsville, OH
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The winners of the 2019 ABS Global Image Awards were announced during the Beauty Changes Lives Experience on Sunday, March 31, 2019 during an evening of glitz and glamour at the Geraghty in downtown Chicago.

The ABS Global Image Awards recognizes hairdressing talent on an international level. It celebrates the passion and artistry of professional and emerging stylists in a photo competition that features seven professional categories and two student categories. This year’s competition skyrocketed in popularity with participants from across the globe entering their fiercest hair collections. Exclusive to America’s Beauty Show, the ABS Global Image Awards is one-to-watch in years to come.

“The Global Image Awards is truly a fresh, attainable award that brings together hairdressers from around the world,” says Karen Gordon, president of Cosmetologists Chicago. “Thank you to all who entered and a big congratulations to this year’s winners for submitting remarkable collections.”

The ABS Global Image Awards Winners are:

Avant Garde: Chris Vandehey, Style on 2nd, Portland, OR

Editorial: Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT

ColorAmerica: Greta Coston, Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT

Haircutting: Dorothy Tsang, BLUSHES, Ontario, Canada

Men’s Cutting: Mio Sota, TRIO Salon, Chicago

Salon Team: The Texture Collectives, Bowie, MD - Evie Johnson, Jamal Edmonds, Jada Jenkins, Yvonne Daily, Rochelle Hawkins, Mecai Adeola, Tiffany Green, Carlon Thompson and Al Campbell.

Texture: Shelly Devlin, The Water’s Edge, Derry, NH

Avant Garde School Team: Hannah Olenik, Kim Pilcher, Brynn Radke, Brown Aveda Institute, Strongsville, OH

Student Champion: Karen Franco, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

In addition to each category winner, Chrystofer Benson of the Chrystofer Benson Collective won the Leo Passage Gold Trophy in honor of the late Pivot Point founder and Cosmetologists Chicago member. The award is given to the competitor with the highest cumulative scores.

The ABS Global Image Awards are 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. For more information visit AmericasBeautyShow.com.

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