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Event Overview:

 What is America's Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago?

America's Beauty Show ® (ABS) is owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC). Professional cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians from all over the world attend ABS every year to experience superior education and innovation in all aspects of beauty, as well as gain inspiration to take back to their salons.

With more than 70,000 salon professionals and owners, aspiring students and teachers, headliners and educators, leading product manufacturers and distributors showing their latest products and distributors, America’s Beauty Show is the ultimate destination for serious beauty professionals!

Cosmetologists Chicago uses the funds raised through America’s Beauty Show to protect, build and drive the salon industry through advanced education and scholarships, plus monitoring and lobbying for professional licensure. The independent association currently has more than 10,000 beauty professional and student members and has served its members for more than 9 decades!

The overall mission of both America’s Beauty Show and Cosmetologists Chicago is to support the industry by educating all pros, members and non-members alike, to improve the cosmetology profession and help those in need. As always, the #1 benefit of joining Cosmetologists Chicago is receiving a free 3-day admission to America's Beauty Show.

Make your own beauty history! Join us for America’s Beauty Show, March 25-27, 2017, at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago!

Attendee Information:

There's only one America's Beauty Show! For over 90 years, we've been owned and produced by salon professionals, the members of Cosmetologists Chicago! Here are some quick links to what awaits you in Chicago this Spring.

Runway performances

Legacy Award Event honoring Leo Passage

Classroom Education from industry superstars

Product Knowledge College - manufacturer education

Exhibits from your favorite suppliers

Stylist Choice Awards

Guy Tang & Stephanie Brinkerhoff on stage presented by

Student Conference

Hotel Shuttle Service

Hotel & Travel Information

Tips for Having a Great Show

Information about Chicago's nightlife, dining & shopping

Come to ABS, see what the buzz is all about & why we've been serving the industry for so long!

Exhibitor Information:

America’s Beauty Show’s proven track record of creating the ideal exhibit environment for vendors and salon professionals alike.

The ABS Difference!

    More than 9 decades of bringing salon owners and professionals to you.
    Association Board produces the show, and all still work behind the chair!
    Public Relations track record of introducing pros and consumers to your brands.
    Ticket sales – 90+% sold through online, digital tool. DIRECT to attendee -- We know your customers’ names! All of them!
    Knowhow in this market to publicize your latest, greatest and newest!

If you want to talk ROI, beauty shows need to be thought of in a new way.

Co-located with IECSC Chicago.

There may be many networking opportunities at the America's Beauty Show 2017. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/25/2017 - 03/27/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/25/2017 - 03/27/2017
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun & Mon, 9am-5pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Beauty, Health & Wellness
Other Industries: Beauty, Health & Wellness, Business
Estimated Attendance: 70,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Salon professionals
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:450+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Cosmetologists Chicago
Show Manager:Cosmetologists Chicago
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: For questions about Sponsorships, please contact us at 312-321-6809 x103 or 1.800.648.2505.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
100-399 sq. ft. $28.50 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
400-1,199 sq. ft. $25.50 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
1,200 sq. ft. and greater $16.50 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
Corner Surcharge $100 per corner / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Contact the trade show management team directly:

Patty Hayes, Exhibit Sales
direct line: 331.422.3297

Joy Mutimura, Exhibit Associate
direct line: 312.321.6809 x 107

Christie Smaidris, Exhibit Operations
direct line: 312.321.6809 x 103

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