With more than 70,000 in attendance, the 94th annual America’s Beauty Show (ABS) was packed with excitement. Held at the McCormick Convention Centre in Chicago, the beauty and hair show included an extensive exhibitor showcase featuring top brands in the professional beauty industry.
This year, the Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) Foundation presented the Legacy Award to Dr. Howard Murad, founder of Murad, LLC and a driving force in the development of the inclusive health movement.
In partnership with ABS and Pivot Point, BCL presented the 4th annual BCL Experience, which supports the next generation of salon professionals. Held at Chicago’s Soldier Field, 10 teams of students showcased their creativity and innovation in an impressive runway presentation featuring hair, nails and makeup artistry. Along with nurturing a creative spirit, a portion of the proceeds from the BCL event goes towards the foundation’s scholarship programs.
ABS offered a wide range of education classes including master classes that allow you to get up-close and personal with leading education experts including Nick Arrojo, who was also honoured Sunday evening at the Beauty Biz Bash as the recipient of The Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award. Intercoiffure America/Canada honoured Mario Tricoci, a longstanding member and industry professional. Attendees were also shown a sneak peek at the upcoming seasonal trends by presenters including Tabatha Coffey and Chrystofer Benson, Christopher Dove and John Simpson, and Van Council.
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