America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) is scheduled in Chicago April 28 – 30, 2018, in the expansive McCormick North Hall. Both the later dates and the exhibit hall are new this year!
For nearly a century, ABS has focused on sharpening every salon professional’s skill level with the finest exhibiting companies, exciting stage shows, dozens of classes and career changing workshops. The 3-day event brings more than 70,000 salon professionals and owners, beauty students, educators, manufacturers and distributors together to inspire each other.
“We are thrilled to welcome professionals across the globe to our new and expanded home in the North Hall at McCormick Place,” says Larry Silvestri, president of Cosmetologists Chicago. “With the later dates of this year’s show, we encourage attendees to make Chicago their spring break destination and enjoy everything the city offers in addition to our great America’s Beauty Show,” Silvestri adds.
New in 2018! The co-located International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference Chicago (IECSC) will feature an all-new CIDESCO USA education track offering class hours that will count toward the 40-hour Review Session required to sit for the prestigious CIDESCO Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Examination. This education is for serious estheticians ready to meet the challenge of the international standard in beauty therapy.
As always, ABS offers two extravagant ABS Runways! The CosmoProf Main Stage and the The SalonCentric Theater-in-the-Round will feature the best-of-the-best beauty stars and non-stop education during all three days of America’s Beauty Show.
Colorful highlights of ABS 2018 also include ColorFest18, offering practical ways to achieve the top color trends of the year. Textured HairFair will be back and bigger than ever, offering new techniques for all hair textures and curl types, keys to service success and how to build business.
The 6th annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience at the famed Art Institute of Chicago will reveal the 2018 Legacy Award winner and include an incredible 2018 NEXTGEN Runway Show, with the theme “Exposed.”
America’s Beauty Show’s Educational Workshops include great classes in all areas of hairdressing, color, barbering, makeup, business, nails and skincare.
And just as important as the event itself, professionals should know that America’s Beauty Show is the engine that runs the not-for-profit association, Cosmetologists Chicago. With more than 15,000 members, CC supports all segments of the professional beauty industry – students and schools, salon/spa owners, salon professionals, independent contractors, distributors and manufacturers.
America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago in 2018 is going to be bigger and better than before.
Don’t want to miss out? Click here to register and check in often at AmericasBeautyShow.com for all of the latest updates about ABS 2018 and all of the information you’ll need to make your plans for attending America’s Beauty Show, April 28-30, 2018, at McCormick Place North in downtown Chicago.