A Celebrated History, a Sparkling Future: America's Beauty Show

Following the resounding success of the 100th Anniversary celebration of Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), in 2011, the salon professional association announces the 90th consecutive America's Beauty Show (ABS), (formerly The Midwest Beauty Show) will be held March 9-11, 2013 at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago.

While ABS continues to serve the Midwest's salon community, this world-renown beauty and trade show focuses on enhancing the careers of salon pros everywhere. Pros come to ABS for many reasons, but especially to learn about the newest products and innovations in their profession from leading product manufacturers and distributors.

In addition to hosting one of the largest product exhibit areas in North America, ABS has been chosen as one of the top 25 fastest growing among U.S. trade shows by Trade Show News Network (TSNN). "During some of the most challenging years in the trade show industry, America's Beauty Show managed to thrive, with very impressive attendance growth," notes TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly.

Throughout the ABS weekend there will be fabulous evening events, including the hottest ticket in town, BeautyBASH 2013. Last year's inaugural event brought together 700 industry leaders, salon owners, professionals and students for an evening celebrating CC's history. BeautyBASH 2013 will celebrate the amazing talent of beauty professionals—from hair and nail fashion to performance art.

Winners of Cosmetologists Chicago STARS photo contest for professionals and students, along with the Leo Passage Gold Trophy Award, will be recognized. A new surprise element to the evening will feature multi-talented salon professionals. All proceeds from BeautyBASH benefit the CC Presidents Scholarship Fund that annually awards cash scholarships for advanced education.

The ABS Runway stage also will be filled with talent and creativity the best-of-the-best of salon and manufacturer teams, as well as CND's third annual high-fashion trend presentation. Attendees will learn the latest from industry masters. Meanwhile, the next generation of salon pros will begin their inspirational journey at ABS during AACS' "Beauty Changes Lives."

CC invites all professionals to celebrate the 90th America's Beauty Show, March 9-11, 2013, at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Complete details on hotel registration and other money-saving ways to enjoy your stay in Chicago is available at AmericasBeautyShow.com, on Facebook and Twitter, or by calling 312-321-6809.

Cosmetologists Chicago, now in its 101st year, is a 7,000-member alliance of salon and spa professionals who inspire and build professionalism through education; support industry legislation; raise funds for scholarships and enjoy good fellowship. CC's Board of Directors, all working salon owners and professionals, direct 100% of America's Beauty Show.