12 competitors from all facets of the beauty industry compete to become the next American Beauty Star. Challenges include creating high-end magazine editorial looks and red carpet styles for a Hollywood premiere.
Supermodel Adriana Lima and celebrity makeup artist Sir John challenge twelve hair and makeup artists to highlight their unique personalities through their work and prove why they deserve to be the first American Beauty Star. Ta’Rhonda Jones joins as guest judge.
The beauty directors are ready with their brushes up and battling it out to see who can create a glamorous and press-worthy look to grace the red carpet. Model Behati Prinsloo joins as guest judge.
Contestants’ ability to sell themselves as a beauty brand is pushed to the limit when they must create a video tutorial with the clock ticking. YouTube influencer Michelle Phan joins as a guest judge.
The contestants team up with their competition to makeover walk-ins at Universal City Walk, while a teammate stands in for an injured contestant and causes tension. Designer and model Camila Alves joins as guest judge.
The Beauty Stars get a special chance to give back to women in public service and treat these real-world heroes to a makeover… and a surprise they will never forget. Model Josephine Skriver joins as guest judge.
The beauty directors must create an iconic look worthy of a music superstar, resulting in one contestant rising from the ashes and another falling from grace. Celebrity makeup artist Chris Appleton joins as guest mentor and Color Wow CEO Gail Federici joins as guest judge.
The contestants must create a look based on a style legend who inspires them, while aiming for innovation over imitation. Singer Michelle Williams joins as guest judge.
The Beauty Stars wow the judges with their inspired vision to a crucial industry assignment: creating high-end editorial looks, inspired by winter, spring, summer and fall. Huda Beauty Founder and CEO Huda Kattan joins as guest judge.
The contestants must create stunning beauty editorials around pressing social or political issues that matter to them, proving beauty transcends the superficial. Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth and celebrity Makeup artist Chris Appleton join as guest judges.