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America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago Announces 2023 ABS Global Image Awards

The Internationally Acclaimed Industry Competition is Back! 

The world of beauty is watching! America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago proudly announces the2023 ABS Global Image Awards are back. The deadline to enter has been extended to February 10, 2023. 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. This year’s competition offers participants from across the globe the opportunity to enter their fiercest hair collections and storytelling. Entries are opening in November at

This incredible international image and now video competition fuels intense creativity and passion for hairdressers, colorists, salon teams, nail technicians, makeup artists, students and more – and it continues to grow year after year in 2023 with a dynamic presentation during America’s Beauty Show on the evening of Saturday, April 15th.  

The ABS Global Image Awards draws entries from across the globe from talented professionals, emerging stylists and cosmetology students. The winners of the world-wide industry competition will be recognized during America’s Beauty Show in a way that’s never been celebrated before in this prestigious competition.

Now is the time for pros to ignite their passion and begin their most creative preparations in order to enter the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards. There are 9 different professional categories and 2 student categories in this juried industry competition for the best-of-the-best to enter and to share their personal story. All categories are gender neutral.

The 2023 ABS Global Image Awards categories include:

  • Total Transformation
  • Collaboration (Professional and Student)
  • Full Concept 
  • Haircutting
  • Texture
  • Barbering
  • Creative Color
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Nail Design

“We expect to see tremendous artistry from our extremely talented competitors,” said Karen Gordon, Past President of Cosmetologists Chicago. 

“America’s Beauty Show offers a perfect backdrop to showcase a deeply creative competition at our world-class show. We are thrilled to shine a global spotlight on the originality and talent that resides in the professional beauty industry and for our emerging artists who are students.”

“To all salon professionals, I will say that the ABS Global Image Awards will unleash your inner creativity,” said Mio Sota, past ABS Global Image Award winner. “Don’t be afraid,” added Sota. “There is no right or wrong. Everything you try will either work out great or turn out to be an amazing learning experience!”

Chrystofer Benson, past ABS Global Image Award winner said, “The ABS Global Image Awards is a great platform where you can share your work with the world! It is a positive and encouraging competition that allows global artists to compete and share their work.” Chrystofer encourages all salon professionals to share their work with the world, and that you never know what might happen if you enter.

“Entering helps you to keep in touch with the reason you started doing hair and gets in touch with the passion you have for the hair industry.”In encouraging pros to get involved in the competition, past ABS Global Image Award winner Daniel Rubin notes, “Don’t give up until the miracle happens!”

The ABS Global Image Awards are open to all licensed salon professionals, barbers or the business equivalent where licensure is not required. In addition, there are categories where cosmetology students may compete. The entry process opens November 28, 2022 and closes February 10, 2023. ABS Global Image Awards finalists will be announced on February 24, 2023. The ABS Global Image Awards ceremony is Saturday, April 15, 2023, during America’s Beauty Show!

Complete rules and regulations can be found on  

Each professional category will offer a single winner an impressive 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.

For more information regarding the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards, go to

Give your Winter Beard a Boost of Hydration with Samson’s Hair and Beard Care

It’s important to keep your hair hydrated all year round, and especially in the winter months when hair is more vulnerable to dryness. Men – did you know that not only can the hair on your head dry out, but so can your beard? Samson’s Haircare, an artisanal men’s hair and beard care range, has just the products your beard needs to stay hydrated throughout the harsh winter months. 

During the winter when facial hair becomes dry, it can start to look and feel coarse, brittle, and frizzy. Even worse, it can be uncomfortable and itchy, leaving you scratching and irritating your face all day long. Samson’s Haircare Beard Oil (1 oz./ $16.00) is exactly what your beard and the skin underneath it needs. This beard oil is perfect to combat dry skin, dry facial hair, and itchiness. It is formulated with ingredients perfect for moisturizing and softening your beard and the skin underneath it.  

If your dry, winter beard has you feeling and looking like a caveman, Samson’s Haircare Beard Balm (2 oz./ $17.00) can turn any caveman into a gentleman. This oil and wax-based beard balm nourishes and softens coarse, scratchy, or pokey whiskers. With ingredients such as beeswax and shea butter, this balm is specifically designed to moisturize and tame your beard, so you can feel comfortable and distinguished all winter long. Choose from two delectable scents: the Original earthy and citrusy scent of bergamot and sandalwood or the Morning Ritual scent of sweet coffee pecan. 

The hair on your end isn’t the only hair that needs a boost of hydration this winter. Help your beard and your skin underneath feel and look its best with Samson’s Haircare

Samson’s Haircare products are available online at


Samson’s Haircare is an artisanal men’s hair and beard care range founded in 2019 by barber, Jake Hamlet and relations expert, Adam Muncy. Jake and Adam hand-batched their first product in a basement using a modified rice cooker, and since then, this grassroots company has become more than just a range of hair and beard care products and became an extension of who they are. Largely embedded in the foster care community, Jake and Adam strive to do everything with good intent and purpose, and their character is built within their hard work and dedication to delivering the best products possible.

OSMO & Great British Barber Bash Modern Barbering Course

Develop your barbering ability, confidence, and knowledge with OSMO Modern Barbering course in association with the Great British Barber Bash. This one-day course is perfect for barbers who want to massively improve their game and for hair stylists who want to develop their clipper skills and learn the latest fade techniques.

During the day, attendees will see two demonstrations in the morning by Great British Barber Bash educators and in the afternoon, you will work on amodel of your choice.
The day is set to inspire and motivate as you’ll see the latest techniques both in cutting and styling using the OSMO styling products.

All full-day attendees will receive a certificate of completion.  Observation places are also available.


– Dublin 5th Feb

– Guernsey 12th Feb

– Edinburgh 19th Feb

– Belfast 26th Feb

– Manchester 5th March

– Galway 2nd April

– Aberdeen 16th April

Price £200 (£100 observation only)

Click HERE to book a spot now at a location of your choice with 

OSMO and Great British Barber Bash

The Fellowship Style Stage

It’s Thursday and it’s 9am and your Fellowship App is ready and waiting for the latest drop from Style Stage. 

Style Stage is a series of step-by-step educational videos produced by the Fellowship and featuring Fellowship members and hosted by Fellowship luminaries including President Robert Eaton, Chair and mentor of Project Extend, Michelle Griffin and Project Afro leader, Jacqui McIntosh.  Each Thursday at 9am a new video will be posted on both the Fellowship App and website giving members access to this motivating and inspiring step by step content. 

Filmed in a studio setting and edited in real time to give an ‘as live’ feel to it, the Style Stage is an invaluable educational tool for trainees and apprentices looking to dive deeper into cutting, styling or colouring techniques or for experienced stylists to upgrade their skills in an easy to watch format. 

The first Fellowship Style Stage will drop on Thursday 26th January and features Richard Windle of Sebastian Professional showcasing some of his favourite techniques for creating a beautiful done/undone look. Project Afro leader Jacqui McIntosh interviews Richard throughout the session ensuring he shares his top tips exclusively with Fellowship members. 

Don’t forget to download the Fellowship App for Free (Android and IOS) where Fellowship members will receive Style Stage direct to their app or view as a member on the Fellowship website –

Tune in every Thursday at 9am. 

New Tea Tree Collection gives Hair and Scalp a Total Reset

JPMS™ and its award-winning Tea Tree brand focus on the root with new scalp care line and recommitment to planting another one million trees    

CENTURY CITY, California, Jan. 20, 2023– Tea Tree, the best-selling body and hair care brand from the iconic John Paul Mitchell Systems® (JPMS™), introduces a new collection to its line-up of award-winning products: Tea Tree Special Detox. With the continued growth of scalp care awareness among clients, these two new additions allow stylists the opportunity to refresh their clients’ scalps with a detoxifying experience at the shampoo bowl. Tea Tree Special Detox is formulated with ingredients known for skin-balancing properties for a facial-like feeling that scalps deserve, while promoting shinier, more-healthy looking hair.  

The new collection includes:  

·        Tea Tree Special Detox Kombucha Rinse 

·        Clarifying rinse infused with kombucha and apple cider vinegar 

·        Clinically proven to remove 74% of scalp buildup after one use* 

·        Smooths and seals the hair cuticle for shinier, softer hair  

·        Tea Tree Special Detox Foaming Salt Scrub 

·        Clinically proven to exfoliate and remove dry skin and buildup after one use* 

·        Formulated with an antioxidant-rich blend of volcanic ash, Himalayan pink salt, and French green clay  

·        Polishes and soothes the scalp​, leaving it feeling refreshed and renewed 

While the new Tea Tree Special Detox products remove unwanted buildup, the line also gives back – to the planet. Tea Tree is continuing its relationship with Reforest’Action, an organization with a mission to preserve, restore and create forests around the world. In 2022, Tea Tree and Reforest’Action succeeded their goal of planting one million trees across Peru and Haiti to aid and combat deforestation. Tea Tree has recommitted to increasing the scale of these efforts, pledging to plant another one million trees by the end of 2030. Learn more about Tea Tree’s commitment here: 

Use Tea Tree Special Detox at the bowl for clients in need of a clean slate so they can experience that signature Tea Tree tingle, the invigorating fragrance and squeaky-clean scalp feeling. Offer it as retail for clients looking to maintain a refreshed scalp at home to remove product buildup. The Tea Tree Special Detox Collection launches this month, January 2023. To learn more about these latest additions, as well as the entire Tea Tree collection and its offerings, please visit:  

Tea Tree Special Detox features 100% PCR** (post-consumer recycled) packaging as part of a long-standing commitment to the environment. 

*Based on a clinical study conducted with 29 participants  

**Excludes closures  

About John Paul Mitchell Systems®    

John Paul Mitchell Systems®, a top manufacturer of salon-only professional hair care products, has been serving the professional beauty industry for 40 years. The company produces salon-quality hair care, hair color, and styling tools through a family of brands including Paul Mitchell®, Paul Mitchell® Professional Hair Color, Paul Mitchell® Pro Tools™, Tea Tree, Awapuhi Wild Ginger®, MITCH®, MVRCK®, Neuro®. JPMS™ was the first company to take a stand against animal testing since its inception in 1980. In accordance with Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board John Paul DeJoria’s motto, “Success unshared is a failure,” the company has a strong commitment to giving back, supporting a wide range of philanthropic causes both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit us|| @paulmitchellpro|@paulmitchell   

Fellowship For British Hairdressing Launch an Interactive Educational App

In 2023, the Fellowship are focusing on accessible education, and to deliver this have developed the Fellowship App, which is available for both Apple and Android phones. Their mission is to provide all generations of hairdressers with access to the latest education, information on Fellowship events and Projects along with regularly updated content. 

The Fellowship App will provide accessible education from world class Fellowship Members, building a community of like-minded hairdressers to share and showcase their work, watch content created by the Fellowship’s eight Project Teams under the guidance of their inspirational mentors and book tickets for Fellowship events.  App users can visit The Knowledge for the latest step by steps in cutting, colouring, and dressing hair  – it’s like a who’s who of hairdressing and provides a wonderful insight into the rich heritage of the Fellowship. 

Fellowship President, Robert Eaton added, “Our new app provides an incredible amount of information and education. Our vision for the app is to be the go-to tool for all hairdressers from apprentices and trainees to senior, freelance stylists, salon stylists and salon owners who want to discover the best in hairdressing education and inspiration. With content being updated regularly there’s no need to ever be stuck in a rut or in need of inspiration.” 

The Fellowship App is free to download – search Fellowship Education on the App/Google store to download and become the best version of you. 

Andis® Company Unveils Centennial Bespoke™ Trimmer


Andis Company, a leading manufacturer of barbering, styling, and grooming tools, is thrilled to announce today the launch of the Centennial beSPOKE Trimmer. The latest trimmer in its portfolio is designed specifically for professionals who are inspired by precision design to create custom looks. The beSPOKE trimmer uses the latest technology, including revolutionary induction charging and next-level design, to pay homage to the brand’s leadership in innovation on its centennial anniversary.

“The beSPOKE Trimmer commemorates our 100th anniversary and ushers in the next century of Andis,” said co-CEO Matt Andis. “The premium Z-Blade celebrates the legacy of Andis as a quality blade manufacturer, while the wireless induction charging represents our relentless drive to innovate and help our creators take their artistry to the next level.”

The beSPOKE Trimmer’s design is a nod to the future with an ergonomic shape, sleek lines, and a modern, metallic color palette toasting Andis Company’s spectacular history. But what’s most unique is the tool’s wireless charging technology. The induction charging stand provides convenient, wireless charging, proudly displays your trimmer, and is compatible with other induction charging Qi-compatible devices, such as your phone.

“The beSPOKE Trimmer embodies who Andis is as a brand. By infusing innovation, modern trends, and premium color schemes, along with truly understanding advancements to solve daily challenges that our barbers and stylists face, the beSPOKE trimmer is a combination of sleek design and leading-edge technology,” said Angie Vlasaty Peterson, Andis VP of Marketing.

Like all Andis tools, the beSPOKE delivers power and precision with a high-speed rotary motor and lithium-ion battery providing 1.5 hours of cordless freedom to create. Wrapped in an elegant champagne finish, the Andis Outliner Deep-Tooth GTX-Z Blade delivers crisp visibility for tight lines, slick fades, and top-notch design work. The blade’s aggressive, zero-gap setting delivers a razor-like finish.

Available at authorized Andis dealers and online (MSRP $250.00), the beSPOKE Trimmer includes a premium induction charging stand, phone charging clip, 4 attachment combs, a power supply cord, and a one-year warranty.

With its sleek, ergonomic shape designed for all hand sizes and next-level performance features, the beSPOKE Trimmer is sure to become the next go-to trimmer for barbers and stylists. Learn more about the new tool at:

Connect with Andis Company on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook.

About Andis® Company

Andis® Company is a fourth-generation, family-led business and a market leader in barbering, styling and animal grooming founded in 1922. Its industry-leading clippers, trimmers and styling accessories are used by both professionals and DIYers across the globe.  The #1 preferred brand for textured hair, Andis remains committed to leading the category while ensuring quality, durability and innovation. Andis believes that creativity makes the world a better place and takes pride in developing tools and educational resources that help everyone create their way. To find a local distributor or retailer, call 800-558-9441 or visit

The Industry Take on the 2023 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes was back for 2023 – and after a few years off, we couldn’t wait to see some of the biggest stars in TV and film walk the red carpet.

As the first event of the Hollywood awards season, the Golden Globes doesn’t just hint at who will be taking home the trophies over the coming months, but it also sets the pace for those all-important red-carpet fashion and beauty moments.  The home of some of the most iconic moments in fashion industry, it certainly did not disappoint. Striking the perfect balance of sophistication and dazzle, our favourite stars make us swoon with their fabulous looks.

We caught up with some of our hair industry favourites to get the lowdown on some of the star-studded guest list’s looks, plus top tips for replicating them in the salon.

Golden Globes red carpet reporter Amelia Dimoldenberg looked ultra-glam and blow-dry queen Lisa Carter says: “Amelia’s vintage waves give off a glamorous feel, yet feel slightly more effortless. The way they’ve been dressed out leaving a much softer finish reminds me of the iconic Rita Hayworth. Her hair colour is not only perfect for her skin tone but goes very well with her outfit and really helped to accentuate the look as a whole.”

Barb Mahoney, owner of Leicester’s Do My Hair says: “Amelia is oozing with style. Her sunset copper hair complements her fair complexion, and she sets the look off perfectly with her mermaid waves.”

Bridal specialist Sharon Roberts says ‘I love how Amelia’s colour palette works from top to toe. I feel like her colourist, hair stylist and fashion stylist must have collaborated to ensure a really cohesive look. The dress and hair are not competing for attention – it’s a winner for me and no doubt will be copied by a lot of brides this year.”

Best Musical/Comedy Television Actor winner, Jeremy Allen White, turned heads for all of the right reasons – showing that he scrubs up just as well as outside of the kitchen! 

Lisa says: “Jeremy has embraced his natural texture, and I love that he’s attended such a prolific event with natural curls; it’s refreshing to see men with hair that is a little longer, looser, and in a more natural state – but still giving that groomed look.”

Curl Specialist Tori Kiff adds: “Jeremy has styled his curls back, which opens his face up and shows off his baby blue eyes. By pairing his curls with a tux, he is the perfect combination of styled and smart, with a touch of rugged and relaxed. I hope seeing Jeremy’s curls will encourage more men to embrace theirs.”

The much-loved Jenna Ortega stepped out in sexy, silky, pleated Gucci number – with hair that’s a world away from Wednesday’s trademark black braids.

“Chocolate is the gorgeous undertone I see here,” says Siobhan Haug, salon co-owner at Haug London Haus. “Those bronzed Gucci pleats are a subtle tone-on-tone complement to the warm chocolate nuances within that cool shag haircut. Our in-salon colour portfolio, IGORA Royal by Schwarzkopf Pro, has the most delicious range of chocolate tones on every level, which is perfect for recreating this look. Think coco blondes, velvet brunettes and melted chocolate on a light brown level.”

Also commenting on Best Actor for Motion Picture Drama winner, Austin Butler, Siobhan says: “I love his effortless waves offset with that sharp tux. Nothing says expensive like relaxed hair paired with precision tailoring. Incredible!”

Selena Gomez looked effortlessly elegant in a strapless black gown, paired with a ponytail. Jack Kilpatrick, owner of JKP Hairspa, Whitstable says: “I love this hairstyle on Selena as it looks effortless yet classy. The hair has an undone, lived-in feel with soft texture, which keeps it looking youthful and fun. To create this on a client, I would dry the hair upside down to add volume at the root. I would then put in some loose waves using a wand to create a hint of movement. I’d use my hands rather than a brush to put the hair up into a high ponytail – this prevents it looking too slick and neat. Wrapping a small section of hair around the band elevates it and to finish, I’d add hold and a subtle shine with a light hairspray”.

Booksy Announces Final Get Discovered Backstage Winner of 2022 – Barber Tiffany Blue!

Happy New Year! During 2022, Booksy, the leader in booking and business technology for the beauty industry, partnered with Idle Hand Collective, a group of traveling barbers and hairstylists who provide complimentary haircuts to top performers and artists at music festivals around the world. Together, Booksy and Idle Hand Collective joined forces to give beauty pros the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to style some of the country’s most renowned music artists! Many beauty providers had the opportunity to showcase their talents backstage, and the contest ended off with a bang! 

Congratulations to the final winner of Booksy’s 2022 Get Discovered Backstage contest – barber Tiffany Blue! 

Tiffany is a passionate barber who loves offering all her clients a celebrity treatment with hot towels and massages. The verified reviews on her Booksy profile are full of nothing but 5-stars! Find Tiffany on Instagram @atdbarberstudio or at her private suite barber studio, Attention to Detail Barber Studio in San Diego, CA. 

Tiffany got to be backstage at Countdown NYE music festival in San Bernardino, CA on New Year’s Eve weekend. What a way to end the year! This outer space-themed music festival featured out-of-this-world music artists, Galantis, Yellow Claw, DJ Snake, and many more!

“One of my first goals in cosmetology school was to be a celebrity barber. After a few years, I realized the people who sat in my chair are amazing people and deserved to have celebrity treatment as well. This is truly a dream come true, and I’m stoked to have this experience!” commented Tiffany. 

Booksy ambassador and hair artist industry leader, Phillip Wolff (@phillipwolffhair) was also doing a feature backstage at Countdown NYE, so Tiffany had the opportunity to learn tips and tricks for cutting hair from this industry icon as well! 

The 2022 Get Discovered Backstage contest may have come to a close, but you can still empower your business and get discovered by over 26 million customers on the Booksy Marketplace. Beauty pros – it’s time to boss up in 2023 and make this the best year yet! 

Download the Booksy Biz mobile app for free or visit learn more.


Booksy is a cloud-based appointment booking solution for hairstylists, colorists, barbers, nail artists, estheticians, massage therapists, salons, barbershops, spas and more. It offers appointment scheduling, calendar management, online payments, and a suite of marketing management functionalities. Android and iPhone apps supported. Booksy features two mobile applications: Booksy Biz for businesses and Booksy Lite geared more for independent professional, plus a Booksy app for clients.

How to get Jeremy Allen White’s hair look from the 2023 Golden Globes!

Looking to recreate Golden Globes winner Jeremy Allen White’s hair from the red carpet tonight? America’s #1 Men’s Styling Brand, American Crew, partnered with celebrity groomer KC Fee (@kcfeeto achieve his lived-in, effortless look.

Inspiration: “For Jeremy’s Golden Globe look this year, I wanted the hair to look more lived-in and effortless rather than a more structured, sleek tuxedo Golden Globe look, which also suits Jeremy’s personality well,” states celebrity groomer, KC Fee. 

Look Breakdown 

1.I started by prepping the hair to create a foundation for the rest of the styling products. On towel-dried hair, I took American Crew® Light Hold Styling Gel and ran it through the whole head of hair to build thickness and shine.  

2. Then with a blow dryer, I diffused the hair while scrunching up the curls to give them definition. When the hair was about 75% dry, I used American Crew® Firm Hold Styling Cream to create extra hold and control, working it into the curls and continuing to enhance the curls with the diffuser. 

3. Once the hair was dry and had that lived-in, textured look, I took a dime-sized amount of American Crew® Defining Paste and rubbed it between my palms to activate, and pressed the product into each curl for added texture and increased definition.  

4. To finish off this look, I sprayed American Crew® Alternator Finishing Spray into the hair to enhance the natural look and provide shine and hold for the remainder of the night.