News from America's Beauty Show
Americaâs Beauty Show
March 1-3, 2008, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
Americaâs Beauty Show, traditionally the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show, has amped up its annual program significantly for the 2008 show in its new, downtown Chicago, IL location. In addition to the elaborate exhibits of the industryâs heavy hitters and extensive education offered yearly, Americaâs Beauty Show has lined up an incredible group of international educators for its main stage, renamed The Runway. Headlined by Nick Arrojo, Oscar & Wendy Bond, Yves Durif, and Tim Hartley, it features live education for all attendees in the center of the show floor, daily. The following events will be co-located with the show, providing the most extensive, canât-miss beauty event of the decade:
OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty Produced by Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC), the worldâs largest beauty organization representing hairdressing federations in 70 countries, HairWorld takes place every two years in a different host country. The NCA, the USA representative to the OMC, has hosted HairWorld in America just four timesâin 1976, 1984, 1996 and 2002âand will again in 2008. OMC HairWorld is expecting 10-15,000 international guests representing more than 50 countries worldwide.
Future VISION 08 at Americaâs Beauty Show- Future Vision 08, in collaboration with Wella Professioanls, Sebastian Professional and Graham Webb, at Americaâs Beauty Show will be filled with the amazing talent of the brightest luminaries on the international beauty scene, including hairdressing icons Sonya & Christopher Dove, the Vidal Sassoon Creative Team and Nick Arrojo.
The Salon Sustainability Summit- Designed to help salon owners and pros âGo Green,â the Salon Sustainability Summit brings a panel of experts to encourage sustainability on every level. Green marketing experts Darrin Duber-Smith, MaryBeth Janssen, David Raccuglia, Eric Fisher and Frederic Holzberger. Geno Stampora ends the day on a motivation note encouraging all salon professionals to make a difference.
African-American Hair 2008!- This dynamic forum will provide in-depth classes from industry experts including Jacqueline Tarrant, James Adams, and Dr. Boogie, all promoting exciting new trends for black hair. Attendees can expect electric stage presentations from company educators sponsored by Clairol Professional, NamastÃ¨ and SoftSheen-Carson.
CEO Panel- Beauty industry CEOs will meet face-to-face with salon professional attendees March 2, 2008 at Americaâs Beauty Show to discuss a variety of issues pertinent to the salon and spa business. Among the featured CEOâs are John Paul Dejoria of John Paul Mitchell Systems, George Schaeffer of OPI, Sara Jones of Joico, Lee Rizzuto, Jr. of Conair and Lydia Sarfati of Repechage.
2008 INTA Conference- Now in its sixth year, the INTA Conference will provide more education than everâwith the latest fashion trends, the newest products and exciting demonstrations for all professional nail technicians. Featured educators include Nancy King Heupel, Kevin Heupel, Jaime Schrabeck, and Roxanne Valinoti.
Americaâs Latino Beauty Congress- CosmetÃ³logos LatinosÂ®, the growing bilingual extension of Cosmetologists ChicagoÂ®, presents Americaâs Latino Beauty Congress, March 2-3, 2008 in downtown Chicago, IL. Celebrated Latino artists and educators who will ignite the stage for guests coming from around the world, include Paul Vega, RaÃºl Martez, ManÃºel Rodriguez, Jose Irizarry, Julio de la Torre, Marco Ortiz, George Gomez and Martin Salinas.
Americaâs Expo for Skin Care & Spa- Americaâs Expo co-producers, Cosmetologists ChicagoÂ® and Skin Inc. magazine, are bringing hands-on lectures and demonstrations led by recognized educational leaders and manufacturers as well as spa-specific exhibitors. Americaâs Expo will also feature Lee Cockerell, the former vice president of operations for Walt Disney World, who will be speaking on creating the ultimate guest experience through leadership.
The School Assembly at ABS- Yolly Ten Koppel of Pivot Point and Robert Cromeans of John Paul Mitchell Systems will be joined by Angus Mitchell and Scott Cole as they reach out directly to the future of the beauty industry at Monday morningâs student conference.
Registration is now open for all events taking place March 1-3, 2008 at www.AmericasBeautyShow.com, by calling 312-494-3040 or 800-648-2505 (outside Illinois). Attendees can even download the full show program by visiting the website.