America's Beauty Show Goes Global on the Runway

Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), owner and producer of America's Beauty Show (ABS), is pleased to announce a truly spectacular line-up of talent for The Runway @ ABS stage. America's Beauty Show 2014 will take place at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago on March 22-24, 2014.

"Our goal in selecting the stars for The Runway," said CC President Joseph Cartagena in making the announcement, "is to bring the finest global talent and fashion-forward education to our ABS attendees. For 2014, we have achieved, even exceeded, our goal with talent that brings the entire world of beauty to downtown Chicago in March! We are all quite proud.

Leading the Runway performances will be Tracey Hughes of Melbourne, Australia, who travels the world teaching salon professionals when not in her salon or photographing trend-setting hairstyles. Tracey was such a hit with ABS attendees in 2013 that the CC Board of Directors voted to have her return in 2014. She has a gift for inspiring others and is an avid believer that education empowers not only hairdressers but can ignite a passion in anyone.

Martin ParsonsFrom CC's neighbor to the north, the ABS Runway will feature Martin Parsons of Canada, in his first appearance at ABS in many years. Known the world over for his outstanding ability to create beautiful and creative hairstyles with long, long hair, Martin will bring those talents, and his delightful personal style, to Chicago's stylist salon professionals with both Runway and Master Class.

Another Aussie, Joey Scandizzo will be on The Runway representing the global talents of Wella as well as the ever-exciting Vidal Sassoon Team from London and New York who will inspire and motivate with a new and young approach to classic Sassoon style. The not-to-be-missed Mizani team will delight the ABS audience with new takes on texture and global beauty. ABS attendees can also expect to be inspired by artists from TIGI, Matrix and Farouk/Chi.

We invite you to share America's Beauty Show, March 22-24, 2014 at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago, USA. For more information visit