Save the Date: America’s Beauty Show 2017 by Cosmetologists Chicago, March 25-27

Elizabeth Jakaitis | March 23, 2017 | 11:38 AM
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Nicholas French, Matrix
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Beauty & Pinups
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Steve Chambers, Joico
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Jan Arnold, CND
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America’s Beauty Show 2017 kicks off this weekend, March 25-27 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, and will host 65,000 salon owners, cosmetologists, colorists, nail techs, barbers and estheticians. The event, owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, an association of 14,000 students and pros, offers more than 400 exhibits, featuring hair care and color, nails and skin care, tools and salon furnishings.

Make sure you stop by MODERN's booth #`127 to meet our editors and pick up a free magazine!

The ABS Runways will feature non-stop education during all three days of the show. Appearing on the CosmoProf Main Stage will be Anthony Mascolo, Guy Tang, Ricardo Santiago, Anna Cantu and more. The SalonCentric Theater-in-the-Round will feature Sam Villa, Justin Isaac, Ammon Carver, Chrystofer Benson, Nicholas French and more.

The half-day ColorFEST 2017 will immerse attendees in hair color and feature A-list colorists and color companies. There will be special appearances and model presentations by Sonya Dove, Eva Scrivo, Co-Founder of Butterfly Circus Alexis Thurston, Nick Stenson and MODERN SALON's Alison Alhamed and Maggie Mulhern, plus an opportunity to speak directly with top color company representatives.

TexturedHairFair'17 provides the latest for all hair textures and curl types, talks technical keys to service success and provides ways to implement your new knowledge in the salon.

MODERN SALON's HAIR+ Meetup will be held on Sunday from 12-1:30pm in Room W-192B. Stop by for a discussion with MODERN Publisher Steve Reiss and J. Gordon Designs owner Karen Gordon on how to be your clients' source for hair loss and thinning prevention and solutions. 

Also at America’s Beauty Show, Intercoiffure hosts two 
business panels: “Women in Leadership” led by Karen Gordon; and “Best Practices for Salon Success” led by 
Andreas Zafiriadis.

America’s Beauty Show hosts the Beauty Changes Lives Experience on Sunday, March 26, 2017, featuring NextGen talent from American Crew, CND, Matrix, Mizani, Pivot Point, Redken, TIGI and Wella, will showcase talented young stylists’ interpreting “The Art of Prediction.” Matrix co-founders Arnold and Sydell Miller will receive the Legacy Award.

Listen. Support. Connect., the required Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
training for Illinois license renewal, will be offered.

For the first time, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Skin Care Expo (IECSC) will co-locate with ABS to bring a skin care and spa expo and educational forum to the show. CIDESCO USA, now under the auspices of Cosmetologists Chicago, offers high-level esthetics education.

The International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) will roll out its “Body of Knowledge” Educational Track to lead nail pros to the prestigious title of INTA Certified Nail Professional. Rounding out the weekend of the best of the best for nails will be the return of the Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) Finals brought to ABS by NAILS MAGAZINE and sponsored by CND.

Also available will be multiple Product Knowledge College Classes by leading companies in haircare, extensions, makeup, haircolor, nails, and more.

Visit these exhibits and more: American Crew, Andis, Aquage, Audrey Morris Cosmetics, BaByliss, Belvedere, Bioelements, Blackpants, Brazilian Professionals, CND, CHI, Color Wow, Columbia Cosmetics, Conair, Denman, Donna Bella Hair Extensions, DreamCatchers Hair Extensions, ERGO Styling Tools, Esquire, Essie, Eye Kandy Cosmetics Farouk, Flip-it Cap Company, Gel II / La Palm Spa Products, Hairlocs, HaloCouture Extensions, Jatai International, John Amico Haircare Products / Color, Johnny B Hair Care, Kamisori Shears, La Brasiliana, LeChat Nail Products, Light Elegance Nail Products, Matrix, Mizani, Moroccanoil, Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry, Malibu C, Millennium Systems International, Modern Basic Professional Make-Up, Morphe Brushes, Obliphica, Olaplex LLC, Olivia Garden, Orly, Passion Beauty, Inc., Pibbs, Pink Pewter, Redken, Rusk, Salonwear, Sensei Shear Systems, Shark Fin Shear Inc., Shear World, Short2Long Hair Extensions, STX Software, Sutra Beauty, TIGI, Tony Odisho, Takara Belmont, Turbo, Verb, Wahl Clipper Corp., Washi Scissor Co, Wet Brush and more to come.

Check in often at for all of the latest updates about ABS 2017 and all of the information you’ll need to make your plans for attending America’s Beauty Show, March 25-27, 2017.

For all of the information on this year’s ABS, download the ABS ADVANCE PROGRAM.

Don’t forget to save the dates April 26-30, 2018 for next year's America's Beauty Show.

Originally posted on Modern Salon.

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