Later this month, salon professionals will converge on Chicago to attend the annual America's Beauty Show (ABS), at McCormick Place (North) Saturday, Sunday and Monday – April 28, 29, 30. Paul Dykstra, CEO of ABS, comments, "We are proud that the 85,000 beauty professionals who attended our three-day show in 2017 came from across the US and 34 foreign countries – and had a $116 million impact on the local economy. The beauty business, which impacts millions of consumers, also makes a very positive impact on the local economy!" (stats from Choose Chicago)
ABS is hundreds of thousands of square feet of wall-to-wall beauty products, where salon professionals go to find out what's new, what's hot and what consumers can expect to see at their local salons in the weeks and months ahead. It's the only place where beauty salon professionals can view more than 450 manufacturer exhibits and learn from the best educators in the industry about new beauty trends in hairdressing/hair color, new products, hot colors/trends in nails, hair extensions, etc.
Highlights of ABS 2018 include:
- A Barber Takeover! CosmoProf stage - all day Sat, April 28
- Tabatha Coffey with biz advice on the Matrix stage (Sun and Mon)
- Crazy Hands Barbering Competition by Major League Barbers
- Color guru Guy Tang: famous for bringing pastels to hair color
- Student Huddle at ABS: Mon., April 30th
For Salon professionals only, America's Beauty Show is owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, one of the nation's largest associations of beauty salon professionals. The International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Conference –– will be co-located at America's Beauty Show. For more information, visit americasbeautyshow.com.