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Cosmetologists Chicago Wins Design Award for 7th Time!

Friday, 19 September 2014 16:29

Cosmetologists Chicago, the owner and producer of America’s Beauty Show, has once again been honored by Graphic Design USA with its 2014 American Graphic Design Award for a spread ad entitled “Microphones on Stage” promoting America’s Beauty Show 2014.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Cosmetologists Chicago and its Creative Director Kristen Erickson have won this award.

Graphic Design USA competitions spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards™ is open to all design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, and more. More than 8,000 entries were submitted in 2014.

“We are honored to continue to receive these awards that acknowledge the creativity that truly lives in our industry. Kristen’s work brilliantly informs our attendees about America’s Beauty Show,” commented Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show CEO Paul Dykstra.

CC tributes Luis Alvarez, co-founder and creative director for Aquage, who conceived the campaign and again served as photographer for the advertising images. Luis, and his Aquage creative team provided inspiration to all and, of course, were responsible for the amazing hairstyling and make-up seen in the images.

“Wow, how exciting this is,” exclaimed Ann Bray, who created many of the hair masterpieces in the 2014 campaign, on hearing the news. “Working with Luis each year on the photo shoot for ABS is the highlight of the year for me! Nothing can stop them from being the ‘tops’ in our profession.”

America's Beauty Show salutes all the incredible talents involved in this creative project, including:

  1. ABS Creative Director: Kristen Erickson
    Photography: Luis Alvarez for Aquage
    Hair: Ann Bray for Aquage
    Make up: Wanda Alvarez for Aquage
    Fashion Stylist: Patric Chauvez

Save March 21-23, 2015, for America’s Beauty Show 2015, at McCormick Place West, in downtown Chicago! Visit for more information, and to register, or call 1(800) 883-7808 or (312) 321-6809.


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