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Cosmetologists Chicago® Wins Design Award for ABS Ad Concept

Web Editor | July 10, 2011 | 8:10 PM


 Cosmetologists Chicago® Wins Design Award for ABS Ad Concept
Kristen Erickson, America’s Beauty Network, Creative Director.

The prestigious American Inhouse Design Award for the 2009, presented by Graphic Design USA magazine, was given to Cosmetologists Chicago, owners and producers of America’s Beauty Show, for the Show’s concept print ad.

The two-page spread, seen by hundreds of thousands of cosmetologists worldwide, featured an iconic model with Chicago’s magnificent skyline in the background. The concept was a collaboration between Cosmetologists Chicago’s Creative Director Kristen Erickson and Luis Alvarez of Aquage, who photographed the high-concept ad. The distinguished hairstylist Ann Bray created the hairstyle for this and all the 2009 America’s Beauty Show advertising.

“Working with Luis Alvarez and the Aquage artistic group was so inspiring,” said Erickson. “But I am exceptionally proud to be part of our America’s Beauty Show team, bringing worldwide beauty to Chicago.”

Cosmetologists Chicago® Wins Design Award for ABS Ad Concept
2009 America’s Beauty Show Print AD.

About the Award:            
The American Inhouse Design Awards, sponsored for the last 40 years by Graphic Design USA, is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work by corporate, nonprofit and institutional inhouse departments. The mission: to help assure that inhouse designers get the full recognition they deserve from colleagues, the creative community and, perhaps most importantly, their own upper management.
“The 2009 America’s Beauty Show was a huge success due to the commitment of those involved with it at every level. Kristen and Luis’ artistic vision for our event is worthy of the all praise it is receiving.” added Cosmetologists Chicago CEO Paul Dykstra on congratulating the winners.
To find out more about America’s Beauty Network’s involvement with salon community or for information on membership and upcoming educational events call (312) 321-6809 or visit

Photo Credit: America’s Beauty Network

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