One Week Left to Enter the 2024 Australian Beauty & Cosmetic Tattoo Awards

Entries into the 2024 Australian Beauty & Cosmetic Tattoo Awards (ABACTA) are set to close next week. Entrants have until 9pm AEST Tuesday April 30 2024.

Over 30 awards are up for grabs across four major categories, including – beauty, cosmetic tattoo, business & growth, and SMP & medical tattoo.

Entrants are required to provide evidence of their work via photographs and/or documentation, as well as answer a series of category-specific questions.

According to the ABACTA website, judges are looking to crown entries that – excite, engage, and are unique, include quality photographs, showcase real results, provide clear and articulate answers, and demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for the industry. Entrants are required to pay a fee starting at $99 to enter.

2024 Australian Beauty & Cosmetic Tattoo Awards categories include:

Beauty Categories

Best Brow Lamination
Best Henna/Tint Brows
Best Beauty Brow Transformation (henna/tint)
Best Lash Lift
Best Volume Lashes
Best Skin Transformation on a model under 30 years old
Best Skin Transformation on a model over 30 years old

Cosmetic Tattoo Categories

Best Powder Brows under 2 years experience
Best Powder Brows Over 2 years experience
Best Combination Brow Tattoo (microblading/shading or nano strokes/shading)
Best Eyebrow Tattoo Transformation
Best Microblading
Best Nano/Machine Hairstroke Brows
Best Lash Enhancement Tattoo
Best Designer Liner Tattoo (can be winged, smokey, shaded etc.)
Best Lip Tattoo under 2 years experience
Best Lip Tattoo over 2 years experience
Best Lip Neutralisation Tattoo
Best healed results on difficult skin
Cosmetic Tattoo Rising Star
Cosmetic Tattooist Of the Year

SMP & Medical Tattoo Categories

Best SMP (Male Scalp) under 2 years experience
Best SMP (Male Scalp) over 2 years experience
Best SMP (Female Scalp)
Best SMP Scar work
SMP Artist Rising Star
Best Scar Camouflage (Cosmetic Tattoo)
Best Areola Tattoo
Best Correction Work
Best non-laser Removal

Business & Growth Categories

Best Social Media Account
Best Social Media Educator
Best Beauty Educator
Best Cosmetic Tattoo Educator
Outstanding Industry Contributor
Salon of the Year
Best Team
Best Solopreneur

Winners will be announced at Water’s Edge Event Centre in Portside, Brisbane on Saturday July 20 2024. Tickets to attend the event are available now.

The award ceremony will be ABACTA’s third event, having taken a brief hiatus following the pandemic. Co-owners June Warry and Nicole Prance told Professional Beauty, “ABACTA is the only awards program in Australia that recognises each individual category in the cosmetic tattooing, beauty and skin sectors.”

“2020 certainly brought challenging times to our industry, and this was the main reason for ABACTA to be founded as we were looking to uplift and bring much needed positivity to our industry.”

The duo said ABACTA is “growing year-on-year”, with its 2021 Gold Coast-based event having sold out with 150 attendees. A total of 250 attendees are expected at this year’s event.

June and Nicole are also the founders of other industry events, such as Permanent Cosmetic Culture (PCC). “[We] are passionate about creating inclusive, fun and educational events that are guaranteed to level up your business and network,” they said.

“We warmly welcome you to be your own best cheerleader and self-nominate to give your brand the recognition it deserves! Our awards are judged blindly and are judged by industry professionals from all around the world in order to give a fair and unbiased overview on each category.”

To enter the 2024 Australian Beauty & Cosmetic Tattoo Awards, visit this link.

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