THE INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY AWARDS

The Global Celebration of Beauty Artisans

The IBI Awards are an inclusive online hair and makeup competition – now open for entries.

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Entirely Online: A Global Stage Unlike Any Other.

The International Beauty Industry Awards were founded on the belief that inclusivity and accessibility matter. That is why your work is submitted and judged entirely online.

No travel, No tickets to expensive events, No limits to what you can create.

50 categories ranging from avant-garde to everyday – celebrating an industry as multifaceted as it’s Artisans.

WHEN:  Open for entries August 15th, 2021
WHERE:  Enter Online (International)

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    Makeup Artist Farjana Epshita, 2019 WINNER Best Bridal Makeup

    Artistry.
    Above all.

    The International Beauty Industry is fully committed to supporting, inspiring and celebrating hair and makeup artisans globally.

    • The IBI Awards are fully independent
    • No sponsors or brands
    • No popularity voting
    • By and for Global Beauty Artisans
    How it Works

    Here, it won’t matter how many followers you have, where you live or who your clients are. You’ll be judged on one thing — your work.

    Makeup Awards 2021/2022

    The IBI Makeup Awards 2021/2022 will be given to the best makeup artist in various categories such as:

    • Best Glam
    • Best Men’s Makeup
    • Best Culture Inspired
    • Best Bridal
    • Best Drag
    • Best Special Effects
    • Best Natural
    • And more

    If you’re a makeup artist and would like to apply to enter the International Beauty Industry makeup awards for 2021/2022, put your name on the list.

    Enter the makeup competition

    Look by Makeup Artist Michelle Jacobsz of South Africa, 2020 Winner, Best Reparative Makeup

    Hair Artist Shanna Thomasson of Georgia, 2020-2021 Winner, Best Natural Hair

    Hair Awards 2021/2022

    The IBI Hair Awards 2021/2022 are given to the best hair stylist in various categories such as:

    • Best Overall Cut & Style
    • Best Natural Hair
    • Best Fantasy / Vivid Color
    • Best Updo / Upstyle
    • Best High Fashion
    • Best Fantasy / Creative Style
    • Best Short Hair Cut & Style
    • Best Avante-Garde / Hair Art
    • Best Men’s Cut & Style
    • And more

    If you’re a hair artist and would like to apply to enter the International Beauty Industry hair awards for 2021/2022, add your name to the list

    Enter the hair competition

    Hair Artist Shanna Thomasson of Georgia, 2020-2021 Winner, Best Natural Hair

    Quality. Equality.

    IBI’s mission is to give beauty artisans an international platform to be recognized, offer an all-inclusive outlet for opportunity, and cultivate a global community of discovery and inspiration. 

    Beauty Artisans

    Salons & Studios

    Students & Non-pros

    “New York-based IBI has created a competition for hair and makeup artists…They’ve opened the field to anyone in the world working in the beauty industry…Whether you’re a seasoned veteran with your own salon or a makeup specialist converting an actor into an alien for a sci-fi outing, you’re eligible.”

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    Independently Judged.

    Internationally Recognized.

    "I am so used to putting work out there and because I don’t have a huge following always getting knocked back! So it’s just nice to have something that’s not like that. I love what you are doing more than anything. SO important."

    Jade Nicholl, Scotland2018 IBI Award Winner

    "I love the IBI awards, as it is judged independently, so it’s open to anyone, regardless of your following on social media or age. It just looks at your skill as an artist."

    Sara Ashmore-Kehoe, Ireland2019 IBI Award Winner

    "There's an actual award for the beauty industry and that's amazing, because we're often forgotten about, but we're everywhere! Winning an IBI Award for me, it would be humbling, to be recognized for the work that you put in for years."

    Theresa Francine2018 IBI Award Winner

    "It is an Honor to receive an award like this! Never in a million years, did I think I would even place in such a competition.
    I truly feel blessed to have received this award and certificate of achievement. ❤️ I want to say Thank you!"

    Chicscissorshair, CT USA2019 IBI Award Winner

    Hair Artist Chrystofer Benson of Utah, 2020-2021 Finalist, Best High Fashion

    All online.
    All about the artistry.

    • Not judged on votes / likes
    • No event tickets to buy or show to attend
    • No travel or time away
    • Not a live competition – work in your own time
    • No sponsors, brands or required products
    • Not just creative looks, 50 categories to choose from
    • Artists from all over the world can enter
    • Judged completely anonymously – It’s all about your work
    • Small entry fee – how we stay fair and independent
    About The IBI Awards

    Hair Artist Chrystofer Benson of Utah, 2020-2021 Finalist, Best High Fashion

    If you’ve made someone look great, you’re eligible to enter.

    Judged entirely independently, the IBI Awards are open to makeup and hair artists from all over the world.
    You’ll be judged on one thing – your work.

    Enter your workWho can apply?

    Put your name on the list.

    We’ll remind you about important dates and other competition info.