Forget the diet and added workouts! Now that the crazy holiday schedule is over, and you've caught up on sleep, family and friends, it's time to plan to be a STAR in 2014.

Cosmetologists Chicago offers salon professionals several "STAR-pportunities" in 2014.  

First, there's the STARS and RISING STARS Photo Competition. There are cash prizes, media recognition and hotel accommodations during America's Beauty Show waiting for the winners. And there are nine STAR-pportunities. Choose the category that best suits your talents…or go for the Leo Passage Gold Trophy by entering three or more categories.

 Which of these STARS categories suits your style and technical expertise the best? Makeover Expert; ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year; Avant Garde Hair Fashion Visionary; Texture Champion; Day to Night Stylist; Men's Look Champion; International Nail Technician of the Year; RISING STAR of America's Beauty Show 2014 (current student).

Do your talents go beyond hairdressing? Are you really a singer…dancer…musician, or other performing artist? Then you must try out for the 2014 America's Beauty Show BeautyBASH Talent Showcase!

 Don't be shy – there are cash prizes and hotel accommodations for those selected to perform...but, above all…you'll have a chance to perform and show your inner-artist to a real live and cheering audience on The Runway stage in downtown Chicago!

 You are a STAR to all your loyal clients. Now show your talent and dedication to your profession to the world. For more information visit for all the information you need to know to enter the STARS and RISING STARS Photo Contest and the BeautyBASH.