ABS Announces Later Dates and New Exhibit Hall


America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago is scheduled for April 28–30, 2018, in McCormick Place North Hall, Chicago and registration is now open.

The event brings together more than 70,000 salon professionals and owners, beauty students, educators, manufacturers and distributors. The event will also offer two runways, The CosmoProf Main Stage and The SalonCentric Theater-in-the-Round, which will feature beauty stars and non-stop education during all three days of the show.

Other key presentations will include ColorFest18, offering practical ways to achieve color trends and textured HairFair, offering new techniques for all hair textures and curl types, along with highlights to service success and how to build business. The sixth annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience at the Art Institute of Chicago will reveal the 2018 Legacy Award winner and include a 2018 NextGen Runway Show, with the theme, “Exposed.”

The educational workshops will include classes in hairdressing, color, barbering, makeup, business nails and skin care.

ABS will be co-located with International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference Chicago (IECSC), which will also feature an educational track, specifically for estheticians.

“We are thrilled to welcome professionals across the globe to our new and expanded home in the North Hall at McCormick Place,” said 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.” 

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