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ABS Global Image Award Winners Announced

America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago has announced the winners of the 2020 ABS Global Image Awards! The awards recognize hairdressing talent on an international level and celebrates the passion and artistry of professional and emerging stylists in a photo competition.

There are seven professional categories along with two student categories, with this year’s competition including participants from across the globe.
“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 winners of each category will receive recognition at next year’s ABS, receive a trophy from Cosmetologists Chicago and have their images featured on

Take a look at the winners of each category below…
AVANT GARDE:  Eli Mancha, Bang! Salon, Chicago, IL
AVANT GARDE SCHOOL TEAM:  Stephanie Gorman & Carl Belfiore, Brown Aveda Institute, Euclid, OH
COLORAMERICA® COLORIST OF THE YEAR:  Chrystofer Benson​, Chrystofer Benson Salon, South Weber, UT
HAIRCUTTING:  Chris Baran, Fountain Hills, AZ
MEN’S HAIRCUTTING:  Alazne Gonzalez, Bilbao, Spain
SALON TEAM:  The Salon by Instyle Design Team, Plano, TX, featuring Rachel Cordasco, Darcy Falls, Kellie Ferraro, Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia & Amberle Kerskstra STUDENT CHAMPION:  Brennen Richardson, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
TEXTURE:  Charlie Price, Underground Studios, Denver, CO
EDITORIAL:  Ammon Carver, Bolingbrook, IL  

In addition to each category winner,  Chris Baran, Fountain Hills, AZ received 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. Find out more about the awards and see the winning collections at

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