2019 Global Hair Stylist & Salon Competition

Judged entirely independently, the IBI Awards is an International Makeup, Hair & Salon Competition open to any salon, stylist or makeup artist, anywhere in the world.


You’ll be judged on one thing – your work.

IBI Awards Statuette

The IBI Award Statuette
Custom created in New York City by the designers behind the Emmy® and MTV awards.

If you slayed hair in the past year, then you’re eligible to enter.

IBI’s mission is to recognize excellence, talent, hard work and creativity in global beauty industry artisans, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or who their clients are. 

What would becoming Internationally Award-Winning mean to you?

The IBI (International Beauty Industry) Award is the first hair and salon competition of its kind to celebrate the work of beauty artisans working behind-the-scenes all over the world.

“Multi Colour Beauty” by stylist AhKim Anthony Tan of Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.

2018 FINALIST, Best Avant-Garde / Hair Art category.

Featured in Niagrathisweek.com, Steve Henschel/Metroland

Featured winners – INdustry Hair & Asthetics

 

Based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, salon owners Marilyn and David Venditteli won the most 2018 IBI Awards in both cut and color categories. And picked up a bunch of media attention, including TV.

 

“We’re going to keep competing, keep creating,” said Marilyn, who hopes the focus will eventually shift to the salon’s other stylists and beauty professionals.

 

Read more about INdustry Hair’s journey

Quality. Equality.

Global Inclusivity.

The IBI Awards were created by people who passionately believe you don’t need to be a celebrity hair stylist or have millions of followers to create award-winning work.

All online.

All about the artistry.

  • The world's most accessible and inclusive hair and salon competition 🙏😄

    • No voting! Not a popularity contest!
    • No event tickets to buy or show to attend
    • No travel or time away
    • No live competing – work in your own time
    • No sponsors or brands you have to use
    • Not just creative looks, 50 categories to choose from
    • Artists from any country can enter
    • Judged completely blindly – it’s all about your work
    • Small entry fee (it’s how we stay fair and independent)

“New Life At Sunset” by stylist Jennifer Duda, Wauconda, IL. 2018 Winner, Best Student Hair

Featured 2018 Judge:
Alison Valsamis

We’re so fortunate to have professional judges like veteran master stylist and colorist Alison Valsamis who donate their time and expertise to make sure the #IBIAwards are fair and independent.

 

We do a blind judging to ensure that the focus is always on the artistry. This is what makes our awards so special.

 

Alison’s dreamy braided updo went viral after being inspired by planting roses with her grandmother. “…my intention was to challenge myself as an artist and as an educator. On Instagram there’s such an incredible community of artists that support each other and inspire each other and we keep challenging each other to do more, and be better.”

 

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Featured 2018 Judge – Alison Valsamis

We’re so fortunate to have professional judges like veteran master stylist and colorist Alison Valsamis who donate their time and expertise to make sure the #IBIAwards are fair and independent.

 

We do a blind judging to ensure that the focus is always on the artistry. This is what makes our awards so special.

 

Alison’s dreamy braided updo went viral after being inspired by planting roses with her grandmother. “…my intention was to challenge myself as an artist and as an educator. On Instagram there’s such an incredible community of artists that support each other and inspire each other and we keep challenging each other to do more, and be better.”

@braidedandblonde

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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.


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