Everything you need to know about the IBI Beauty Award.

The International Beauty Industry Award is the world’s-first fully-independent, globally-recognized Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist award.


Created by people who passionately believe you don’t have to work with celebrities or have millions of followers to create award-winning work, the IBI Award is focused purely on the talent of beauty artisans.

Who can apply?

The IBI Awards are open to any Makeup or Hair Artist, anywhere in the world. This includes;


  • Professionals
  • Amateurs
  • Hobbyists
  • Guru/Influencer
  • Individuals
  • Businesses

Enter your artistry in 3 easy steps 

1. You can submit up to 3 photos of the same look.

Include a written description of special techniques or anything else you’d like the Judges to know.


2. Choose from nearly 50 skill and industry categories

There is no limit to the amount of submissions you can enter.


  • Makeup Artistry
  • Hair Artistry
  • Non-pro/Student
    (active students are eligible for 1 free entry, email support@beautyawards.com for more info)


We also have special industry categories under;

  • TV/Film
  • Bridal
  • Stage/Event
  • Social Media


See the full list of categories.


3. Include your entry fee

The fee is $75 USD per entry or per category. The entry fee can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, JCB, American Express or Apple Pay.
Why is there an entry fee?


You can submit as many entries as you like.


You must certify that the work done is yours and that you have the appropriate permission to share the photos.


The 2019 deadline was August 31st. Put your name on the 2020 list. 

Judging & Results

You are judged on your work only, not where you come from, what products you use, or who you work with.


To give every entrant the fairest possible opportunity, independent Judges do not see any identifying information like names, professional backgrounds or country of origin. This means an amateur is judged on the exact same playing field as a pro.


Independent Judges from relevant industry backgrounds evaluate each submission on:


  • Visual Success
  • Technical Execution
  • Creativity & Concept (Where applicable)
  • Does the piece look award-winning?


Category Winners
International Beauty Industry Award-Winners are the single highest-scoring entry in each of the 50 categories, provided that the Judges determine that quality standards were met.


Finalists in the International Beauty Industry Award are the next highest-scoring non-winning entries, again provided that quality standards were met.


Entrants that do not receive Judging scores high enough for Winner or Finalist status.

Presentation of Winner’s Award Statuette & Finalist’s Certificates

Category Winners will be shipped the luxurious, hand-crafted, and personalized IBI Award Statuette.
The IBI Award Statuette was thoughtfully and painstakingly designed by the same people who make legendary awards like the Golden Globes, Emmys, MTV awards, and People’s Choice Awards to name a few.


Finalists will receive a beautiful certificate.
There is no additional fee for the initial statuette, certificates or shipping costs.


At the conclusion of Judging, Entrants will be notified by email of their Category Winner, Finalist or Non-Finalist status at least 24 hours prior to a press announcement.


Winners and Finalists will be added to the Winner pages and featured on Social Media.
Winners and Finalists will be featured in IBI promotions and their work exposed to followers of the IBI community.


Use of the International Beauty Industry Seal.

Both winners and finalists will have exclusive use of the IBI seal with winning year on their promotional materials and advertising


Winners and Finalists are not required to travel to an event ceremony.

We want this award to be accessible to beauty artisans all over the world without having to invest in event tickets or travel, this is why we have chosen to not host an event to honor winners. This gives our winners the added bonus of the freedom to choose how to reveal their new elite status of IBI Award Winner.

The International Beauty Industry Award Statuette and Finalist Certificate

Put your name on the 2020 list


Be te first to know when the 2020 competition opens for entries. We’ll remind you as important deadlines approach.