THE INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY AWARDS

A Global Celebration of Beauty Artisans

The first online hair and makeup competition of it’s kind.

YOU'RE ELIGIBLE - FIND OUT HOW

THE INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY AWARDS

A Global Celebration of Beauty Artisans

The first online hair and makeup competition of it’s kind.

*featured artistry by Makeup Artist Rodrigo Araneda, 2019 Winner, Best Avant-Garde / Hair Art

YOU'RE ELIGIBLE - FIND OUT HOW

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 everyday to avant-garde to celebrate an industry as multifaceted as it’s Artisans.

WHEN:  Opens August 15th, 2020
WHERE:  Online (International)

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 to celebrate an industry as multifaceted as it’s Artisans.

WHEN:  Opens August 15th, 2020
WHERE:  Online (International)

*featured artistry by Makeup Artist Rodrigo Araneda, 2019 Winner, Best Avant-Garde / Hair Art

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

Makeup Artist Farjana Epshita, 2019 WINNER Best Bridal Makeup

Artistry
above all.

The International Beauty Industry is fully committed to the global community of hair and makeup artisans.

  • 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 2020/2021

The IBI Makeup Awards 2020/2021 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 2020/2021, put your name on the list.

Put your name on the list

Look by Makeup Artist Michelle Dubé of Australia, 2018 Finalist, Best Creative / Unconventional

Hair Artist Rodrigo Araneda of Montreal, Canada, 2019 FINALIST, Best High Fashion

Hair Awards 2020/2021

The IBI Hair Awards 2020/2021 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 and would like to apply to enter the International Beauty Industry hair awards for 2020/2021, add your name to the list

Put your name on the list

Hair Artist Rodrigo Araneda of Montreal, Canada, 2019 FINALIST, Best High Fashion

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.

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

Makeup Artist Cindy Chen of California, 2019 WINNER, Best Avant-garde Makeup

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 (almost) any country can enter
  • Judged completely anonymously – It’s all about your work
  • Small entry fee – how we stay fair and independent
About The IBI Awards

Makeup Artist Cindy Chen of California, 2019 WINNER, Best Avant-garde Makeup

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

Judged entirely independently, the IBI Awards are open to (nearly) any makeup or hair artist, anywhere in 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.