1 October 2022

America’s Beauty Show 2016… it’s all happening in ONLY 5 DAYS!

America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago is truly an event that has something for everyone involved in the professional beauty industry in America and throughout the world. ABS will be the center of the beauty universe March 12-14, 2016 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

Everything beauty will be at McCormick Place March 12-14, 2016! Register now here!

More than 400 leading companies that service salons and spas will exhibit at ABS, including American Crew, Aquage, CND, CosmoProf, Farouk, Light Elegance Nails, Matrix, Obliphica, OPI, Orly, Redken, Revlon Professional, Salon-Centric, Takara-Belmont, TIGI, Wella and many more. You’ll learn awesome new techniques and be inspired by the educators and representatives of these incredible companies, who will introduce new products, teach best practices and answer your questions.

Incredibly talented beauty pro icons will be educating at America’s Beauty Show including the new Artistic Director of Intercoiffure America (ICA) Van Council of the Van Michael Salon in Atlanta! Nicholas French and Chrystofer Benson for Matrix, Sam Villa for Redken, and Ruth Roche for Pureology among many other recognizable stars sharing their latest techniques and talent.

Cosmetologists Chicago is quite proud of its hometown! In addition to America’s Beauty Show, Chicago offers sights to be seen, great food to enjoy, world-renowned museums, music destinations, and art exhibits to visit. Salon and spa professionals can see everything that’s beautiful about Chicago by wrapping a visit around America’s Beauty Show, recognized as one of the finest professional beauty events in the world.

Cosmetologists Chicago, the professional association that has the salon owner and professional’s best interests at its core, produces America’s Beauty Show. Cosmetologists Chicago has been protecting, building and driving the salon industry for more than 100 years.

America’s Beauty Show Exclusives!

Only at America’s Beauty Show will you find The Runways @ ABS including CosmoProf Main Stage and SalonCentric Theatre in the Round to double your learning and on-stage entertainment pleasure. Both of these non-stop education stages are located on the Exhibit Floor of ABS for your convenience.

America’s Beauty Show listens to the attendees’ needs, so new this year is a very special Nail Network Center featuring the latest techniques and fashion colors for tips and toes. Here nail technicians and other pros that love to create on nail canvases will find everything they need to bring more profits to their business. Plus, with men’s grooming and barbering a very profitable and ever-growing segment of the professional beauty industry, America’s Beauty Show provides a special Barber Gallery for all who take care of the grooming needs of male clients.

Cosmetologists Chicago and Intercoiffure America/Canada –two powerhouse associations of salon owners and salon professionals– joined forces to provide attendees at America’s Beauty Show several performances to remember by Van Council and his talented team.

We are delighted,” says Intercoiffure America/Canada President Frank Gambuzza, “to partner with another like-minded association that believes in the future of our industry, and to bring the best talent to hairdressers and owners at Chicago’s only beauty show. We also look forward to meeting many at America’s Beauty Show who may be interested to add Intercoiffure membership to their membership in Cosmetologists Chicago. We’re two great groups always doing the right thing for the industry!

Special events throughout the weekend are planned with Van Council, the Intercoiffure America/Canada board and members and Cosmetologists Chicago’s Board of Directors from leading area salons.

The party scene is also lively, as Cosmetologists Chicago again hosts the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation’s Legacy Experience on Saturday, March 12, 2016. This fabulous event will honor Dr. Howard Murad, and will be followed by a stunning hi-fashion show and late-night party. What began as a fundraiser celebrating beauty and wellness education has evolved into a philanthropic movement uniting industry leaders, beauty and wellness professionals and NEXTGEN talent.

Cosmetologists Chicago is proud to welcome the BCL Experience back to America’s Beauty Show on March 12, 2016,” said President Denise Provenzano. “For more than 100 years, our association has educated, protected and supported the salon professional, salon owners and students. We have ‘shouted our beauty’ loud and clear for all those years! We also want to welcome everyone in beauty to America’s Beauty Show and our hometown Chicago.”

This immersive, experiential evening will bring together beauty and wellness professionals to celebrate the industry’s spirit of creativity, lifelong learning, and commitment to nurturing NEXTGEN professionals, while also raising funds for beauty and wellness scholarships administered by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.

A presentation of the Legacy award and dinner will be followed by the hallmark of the evening—“Shout Your Beauty!”—an evocative runway presentation powered by Pivot Point celebrating beauty industry NEXTGEN talent. The “Shout Your Beauty” runway parade will engage social and digital channels to amplify and extend the BCL Evening experience beyond the confines of Soldier Field. Paying their passion forward, Pivot Point will donate $1 to the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation for each photo posted using the hashtags #BEAUTYCHANGESLIVES and #SHOUTYOURBEAUTY.

The “Shout Your Beauty” campaign, which was birthed by Pivot Point on behalf of BCL and inspired by the mindset of the NEXTGEN, reflects the spirit of a generation who demands their voices to be heard. Are you ready to “Shout Your Beauty” – get your tickets here!


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