America's Beauty Show 2012 Update

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/05/2012 1:28:00 PM


America’s Beauty Show (ABS), brought to you by Cosmetologists Chicago, invites all salon professionals to celebrate the association's 100th anniversary March 3-5, 2012 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. ABS this year will showcase international beauty icons, suppliers, conferences, educational workshops, competitions and more!

The Runway @ ABS

Featuring Beth Minardi; Mark Hayes and the Sassoon Creative Team presented by Wella Professionals; Nick Arrojo; Enzo Milano; Farouk Systems featuring Rocky Vitelli; Leonel Rodriguez with special guest Miss Universe Leila Lopes of Angola; Wayne Grund presented by Surface; International Trend Vision presented by Wella Professionals featuring Paul Marallah and Omar Antonio; Sonya and Christopher Dove.

When: Sunday, March 4, 2012

CC100 Beauty Bash

Travel through the fashions, hair, food and drinks of decades past with models, music, dancing and a glimpse at the 100 years ahead for America’s Beauty Show.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012; 6:30 p.m.

STARS 2012 Hair, Make-up, Fashion and Nail Design Photo Competition

Salon professional and student entrants who have competed in three categories: Red Carpet Glamour, Urban Edge/Street Fashion and Salon Makeover, will be announced at ABS and receive cash prizes. The special Leo Passage Gold Trophy will also be announced.

Making the Right Decisions for Your Salon Business

Round table discussions on how to make the right decisions to explode your salon’s growth. Interactive speakers include: Reuben Carranza, CEO, P&G Salon Professional; Pete Castellanos, Vice President of Sales, P&G Salon Professional; and Fabio Sementilli, Creative Director of Education, P&G Salon Professional.

When: Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, 2012; 10:00 a.m.—Noon (both days)

By invitation only

For more information on ABS and all the exciting events, as well as to register, go to






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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