America’s Beauty Show Announces

The ABS Global Image Awards celebrates professional and emerging stylists' passion and artistry in an image competition featuring professional and student categories. This year’s competition yielded entries from across the globe to enter their strongest collections through image and storytelling.  

This incredible international competition is driven by intense creativity and passion by hairdressers, colorists, salon teams, nail technicians, makeup artists, students, and teams. It culminates in a huge celebration and presentation during America’s Beauty Show on the evening of Saturday, April 20, 2024. 

All America’s Beauty Show attendees are invited to the Cosmetologists Chicago Presidents Party before the ABS Global Image Awards on Saturday night. Everyone is invited and welcome to join the celebration at no charge.  

The evening will feature the finalists and winners of the 2024 ABS Global Image Awards plus live music by Two Hype Crew, who will be playing anthems of the 80s, 90s, and early 00s, accompanied by a live, six-piece band, emcees, and “Fly Girl” dancers. The night is the signature celebration for America’s Beauty Show—What’s NEXT. Get ready to celebrate What’s NEXT in beauty!  

The 2024 ABS Global Image Awards FINALISTS are: 


Ammon Carver (@ammoncarver), Ammon Carver Studio, USA  

Tyler Kelbert (@tyler_kelbert), Studio Tribe Salon, USA  

A-Rod (@arod23pr), L3VEL3, USA  

Creative Color–Professional 

George Alderete (@georgecolorboygeo), ColorboyGEO, USA  

Brian Leo McCallum (@roar_ginger), ROAR, United Kingdom  

Janelle Eyre (, Ulta Beauty, USA  

Full Concept–Professional 

Chrystofer Benson (@cbensonhair), Chrystofer Benson Collective, USA  

Nick Pagano (@nickpaganohairdesign), id Salon, USA  

Jamie Wiley (@jamiewileyeditorial), HAIRBOSS Salon Studio, USA 


Gilad Goldstein (@myguiltycrown), Ulta Beauty, USA  

Shogo Ideguchi (@shogoideguchi), fabric, Japan  

Brayden Pelletier (@justbhair), just b hair, USA  

Texture Expert–Professional  

Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Creative, USA  

Rafael Bueno (@rafaelbuenopeluqueros) and Manuel Mon, Manual Mon Estilistas (@manuelmonoficial), Spain  

Takeyra Shipps (@hair_bytakeyra), Ulta Beauty, USA  

Team Collaboration–Professional  

George Alderete, ColorboyGEO, USA 

Liza Espinoza Achurra (@modaliza2), Rogue Artistry, USA  

Reva Haga (@reva_danielle), Sean Godard (@seangodard), David Lopez (@davidlopezzz), Gilad Goldstein, USA  


Samantha Clark, Capri College Dubuque, USA  

Asia Nagy, Brown Aveda Institute, USA  

Addyson Schiltz, Pivot Point Academy, USA  

“Entering the ABS Global Image Awards allows stylists and students from around the world to showcase their creativity, build confidence, and achieve tremendous success in their career,” says Lorrene Conino, President of Cosmetologists Chicago. “The styles and looks we see from this competition represent What’s NEXT in beauty. Proudly, we congratulate all the finalists who entered this year!” 

Each category will offer a single winner an impressive award from America’s Beauty Show to proudly display. In addition to each category winner, one extraordinary submission from the professional categories will be awarded The Leo Passage Gold Trophy Award in honor of the late Pivot Point International founder and Cosmetologists Chicago member Leo Passage.  

The ABS Global Image Awards were anonymously judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts, media, educators, and elite artists. More information regarding the 2024 ABS Global Image Awards can be found at  

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