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ABS All-Star Trend-Talk Panel Comes Back for a Second Year

Lauren Quick | February 13, 2014 | 2:51 PM

Cosmetologists Chicago, the association of owners and producers of America's Beauty Show, has announced that it will be hosting the second annual All-Star Trend-Talk Panel. 

The panel will be held on March 22, 2014, 4–5:30 p.m. in the Foyer of the Runway. America's Beauty Show BeautyBASH follows immediately after.

Eight industry leaders will sit on panel to forecast trends for fashion and beauty and give global insights to inform and inspire salon professionals. Below is a list of panel members and their chosen topics:

-Fabio Sementilli, VP education for Wella, will serve as moderator for the event.
-Jan Arnold,  co-founder of CND nails: Nails as a fashion accessory
-Kelly Ehlers, Evoke Brands: Building your brand through social storytelling
-Mark Hayes, Sassoon international creative director: Forecasting trends from global inspirations
-Nick Irwin, global creative director of TIGI: The latest from the world's top runways
-Gerard Scarpaci and Randy Taylor, co-founders of hairbrained: Salon education trends and how to get involved in your professional community
-John Simpson, global master and lead artistic director of Goldwell: Color inspiration through trends and success through design and placement

ABS All-Star Trend-Talk Panel Comes Back for a Second Year

This year, the presentations and Q&A following will be taped for future broadcast.

All salon owners, hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians and cosmetology students are welcome, and the event is free! Registration is requested; key in #700 when registering for the show.

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