18 September 2021

2018 Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service Award is given to Mr. Hidetaka Yoshikawa

The Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service was initiated in 2017 to celebrate the contributions of the late Fred Piattoni who served as Cosmetologists Chicago President and later as Executive Director.

Paul Dykstra, current CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show presented the 2018 Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service to Mr. Hidetaka Yoshikawa, Chairman and CEO of Takara Belmont Corporation during the Beauty Changes Lives Legacy Dinner on April 29, 2019.

Dykstra noted, in making the announcement, that Takara Belmont and Mr. Yoshikawa have been strong supporters of Cosmetologists Chicago, America’s Beauty Show and the entire beauty industry for many decades. “We are honored to recognize the immense contributions to the beauty industry and to our association by this outstanding company and its leadership,” added Dykstra.

Our industry is a great place to live and to follow our dreams,” said Mr. Hidetaka Yoshikawa, Chairman and CEO of Takara Belmont Corporation. “It is our evergreen commitment to help beauticians, barbers and all cosmetologists reach their dreams and find success.

Save the dates for 2019!
America’s Beauty Show (ABS) returns to Chicago on yet another spring weekend, April 27-29, 2019, at McCormick Place North. The three-day event owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, will host salon owners, cosmetologists, students, colorists, nail techs, barbers and estheticians and offer best-in-class advanced education by leaders in the industry, plus hundreds of exhibits by top hair care and color manufacturers, nail and skin care brands, tools, and salon furnishings.

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