THE INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY AWARDS

The Global Celebration of Beauty Artisans

The IBI Awards are an inclusive online Hair and Makeup Competition. The 2024 IBI Awards Closed for Entries on March 28th.

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Entirely Online: A Global Stage Unlike Any Other.

The International Beauty Industry Awards is an artist-funded platform 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:  The 2024 IBI Awards closed for entries at midnight PST on March 28th, 2024
WHERE:  Online (International)

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    “Natural Beauty” by Andrea Micich of Australia, 2023 Finalist

    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 sponsor or brand requirements
    • No popularity voting
    • By and for Global Beauty Artisans
    How it Works

    “The IBI Awards are not just a competition, but a movement to cultivate a community of the most talented beauty artisans who can compete fairly and online from anywhere in the world.”

    Makeup Awards 2023/2024

    The IBI Makeup Awards 2023/2024 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 2023/2024, put your name on the list or enter your work.

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    Look by Makeup Artist Michelle Jacobsz of South Africa, 2020 Winner, Best Reparative Makeup
    “Natural Angle” by Detra Smith of the USA, 2022 Finalist

    Hair Awards 2023/2024

    The IBI Hair Awards 2023/2024 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 2023/2024, add your name to the list or enter your work.

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    “Natural Angle” by Detra Smith of the USA, 2022 Finalist

    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

    Here, it won’t matter how many followers you have, where you live or what products you use. You’ll be judged on one thing — your artistry. 

    Independently Judged.

    Internationally Recognized.

    "This year I took chances and did things I only dreamed about and yes there were many times I felt I wasn’t ready or discouraged. I didn’t stop I kept pushing thru and look where it landed me! DONT EVER GIVE UP!!"

    Brendnetta Ashley, USA2023 IBI Award Winner

    "WINNER 🏆 of the "International Beauty Industry Awards" in New York.
    I am immensely grateful for this incredible global award that sees the world's best artists share their fantastic artistic vision."

    Mirko Schioppa, Italy2023 IBI Award Winner

    "Truly an honor to be named as the first finalist, Out of over 50 countries. Though I didn’t win, I feel like I did. To be recognized and honored amongst such talent is very rewarding."

    sabrenahairartist2023 IBI Award Finalist

    "So much heart and soul goes into the journey of creating and perfecting a look. Thank you IBI and to the judges and fellow artists for awarding me this recognition. I am so grateful and humbled."

    Lindi Bester2023 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.

    Who can apply?

    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.

    Who can apply?

    Put your name on the list.

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