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The Runway at America’s Beauty Show 2014 Goes Global!

Thursday, 02 January 2014 13:18

The World’s Best-Known Beauty Icons to be at America's Beauty Show in Chicago, March 22-24, 2014

Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), owner and producer of America’s Beauty Show (ABS), announces a truly spectacular line-up of talent for The Runway @ ABS stage. America’s Beauty Show 2014 will take place at McCormick Place West, in downtown Chicago, on March 22-24, 2014.

“Our goal in selecting the stars for The Runway”, said CC President Joseph Cartagena in making the announcement, “is to bring the finest global talent and fashion-forward education to our ABS attendees. For 2014, we have achieved, even exceeded, our goal with talent that brings the entire world of beauty to downtown Chicago in March! We are all quite proud”.

Leading the Runway performances will be Tracey Hughes of Melbourne, Australia. Tracey travels the world teaching salon professionals when not in her salon or photographing trend-setting hairstyles. She was such a hit with ABS attendees in 2013 that the CC Board of Directors voted to have her return in 2014.

Wella Professionals brings Joey Scandizzo of Melbourne, Australia to America’s Beauty Show Runway. Named “Australian Hairdresser of the Year” three years running, Joey has already built a strong celebrity clientele, and directs a dynamic creative team at ELEVENAustralia.

Redken 5th Avenue’s muse is incredible, adorable, loved-by-all Sam Villa brings his unique blend of technical and artistic skills, and contagious spirit to the America’s Beauty Show Runway! Redken’s Education Artistic Director, Sam always draws people in and makes them want to learn.

The ever-exciting Vidal Sassoon Academy Team from London and New York, and led by the inimitable Mark Hayes, will inspire and motivate with a fresh new, and young approach to classic Sassoon style.

Led by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin, and TIGI Global Technical Director Christel Lundqvist, the TIGI Team brings a global view of beauty to the Runway at America’s Beauty Show. Londoner Nick is known for the collections he created with his mentor Anthony Mascolo, and his own inspirational imagery that are at the heart of his work.

Sebastian Professional launches hair into the digital age with EVOTECH, as trendsetters Omar Antonio of San Francisco and Dutch-born Marylle Koken, now living and working in hip Venice, CA, offer quick styling techniques and the innovative salon products to create them. It’s What’s Next in hair!

The not-to-be-missed Mizani Team will delight the Runway audience at America’s Beauty Show with new takes on texture and global beauty. Whether they show-off how the Afro and natural curl has returned as the fashion-darling for women of color (men too!) or bring you high-styled hair that’s smoothly finished and ready for the celebrity spotlight, Mizani leads the fashion way to style hair for every woman-of-texture.

Known for pushing boundaries and redefining style, Argentinian-born Aloxxi Artistic Advisor Leonardo Rocco, owner of Rocco Donna Salon, on Miami’s trendy South Beach, brings his cutting-edge styles, innovative techniques and a Latin beat to The Runway at America’s Beauty Show.

Last but not least, from CC’s neighbor to the north, The Runway will feature Martin Parsons of Toronto, Canada, in his first appearance at ABS in many years. Known the world over for his outstanding ability to create beautiful and creative hairstyles with long, long hair, Martin will bring those talents, and his delightful personal style, to salon professionals with both The Runway and several Master Classes.

Cosmetologists Chicago invites professionals from around the world to celebrate America’s Beauty Show, March 22-24, 2014, at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Complete details on hotels, registration and other money-saving ways to enjoy your stay in Chicago are available at, on Facebook and Twitter, or by calling 312-321-6809.

  • Tracey Hughes ABS 2014

  • Joey Scandizzo ABS 2014

  • Martin Parsons ABS 2014

  • Sam Villa ABS 2014

  • Nick Irwin ABS 2014

  • Omar Antonio ABS 2014

  • Sassoon Academy ABS 2014

  • Leonardo Rocco ABS 2014


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