TRENDSPOTTING at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago

Thousands of beauty professionals will be gathering together at America’s Beauty Show this weekend (March 22-24) in downtown Chicago at McCormick Place. MODERN’s editorial team will be reporting on the latest beauty trends seen on the show floor, main stage presentations, workshop education and more.

Make sure to check out MODERN’s Facebook,Twitter and Instagram and our ABS events page on modernsalon.com for all the news coverage straight from the show! This year we are offering a number of opportunities and prizes at MODERN’s Booth #1747: Sign up for our e-newsletters (by giving us your e-mail) and you will get a personalized MODERN on-the-go car charger! If yousubscribe to our monthly magazine you will walk away with a MODERN insulated Healthy Hairdresser lunch bag! * Modern will also be debuting our America’s Beauty Show video at our booth and on the ABS Runway! Make sure you stop by to watch and see what you can get if you subscribe. * Stop by and pick up a free MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY or FIRST CHAIR magazine orour 2014 editorial calendar.

Shop MODERN Raffle Gift Basket — get it only at ABS 2014!* Join our Shop MODERN Raffle, where you could win a $300+ gift basket full of educational products (dvds & books)! Plus, we giving away one of our hottest items…drum roll please…a Scissor and Comb necklace! Simply fill out your contact information (or give us your business card) and you will get a chance to win. The drawing for the gift basket will be at noon on Monday. Please try to be there for a photo opp! (The Raffle basket features educational products from these artists: Jeanine FultonJamie CarrollEric FisherJeff GrisslerNeil Ducoff and Greg Zorian.) Do you offer a breast cancer awareness program at your salon or support cancer awareness in some way? Do you know someone (a client, friend or relative) affected by cancer? The beauty industry has strong ties with rallying around this cause, and City of Hope will be stopping by MODERN’s booth to show their support. GET FEATURED IN MODERN SALON by stopping by our booth and sharing your story. BeautyBASH! It’s the hottest ticket in town at America’s Beauty Show and MODERN Editors will be there! Join the industry’s stars and hundreds of your peers for a fabulous evening celebrating the incredible talent of beauty professionals. The evening recognizes the winners of the 2014 ABS STARS Photo Contest, and you will get a special sneak preview of this year’s fashion and hair from the RUNWAY @ ABS artists. Luis Alvarez of Aquage will also show the secrets behind the 2014 ABS Collection. All proceeds benefits the Cosmetologists Chicago Presidents Scholarship. Saturday, March 22, 2014 On the ABS Runway Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. | Show: 6 p.m. Cash Bar

All BeautyBASH Talent Showcase winners came together for a grand musical finale in the 2013 show.

ALL-STAR TREND TALK PANEL: Before you catch the BeautyBASH, come to see and hear what’s new, coming and what clients want. Eight of the salon industry’s Creative Leaders will gather on Saturday, March 22, the first afternoon of America’s Beauty Show 2014 to share their forecasts for fashion and beauty, along with global insights to inspire and empower salon professionals. The Who’s Who Panel and Trends They’ll Talk About: Fabio Sementilli, V.P. Education for Wella, has again organized the All-Star Trend-Talk Panel for America’s Beauty Show, and will serve as Moderator; Jan Arnold, Co-founder, CND – NAILS are the hottest fashion accessory today. Find out why! Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director – Forecasting Trends from Global Inspirations; Nick Irwin, Global Creative Director, TIGI – The Latest From the World’s Top Runways; Gerard Scarpaci & Randy Taylor, co-founders of hairbrained – Salon Education Trends & How to Get Involved in Your Pro Community; John Simpson, Global Master & Lead Artistic Director, Goldwell – Color Inspiration through Trends; Success through Design and Placement. All salon owners, hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, and cosmetology students are welcome.

Headed to Chicago for ABS Show Next Week? Here’s the list of booths you don’t want to miss!

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America’s Beauty Show is less than two weeks away, which means access to hundreds of products, education services and all-star presentations is just around the corner! Join 50,000 of show producer Cosmetologists Chicago’s closest friends at McCormick Place, in downtown Chicago, on March 22-24. This is an all-star weekend! Besides BTC’s Stylist Choice Awards, check out these 7 ABS exhibitors you won’t want to miss!

1. D:FI, Booth 833
We make hair products for the people who live every night to the fullest. The ones who treat their bodies as their canvas and the world as their plaything. And the people who know that if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space. Our products aren’t just made to turn heads. They’re made to be touched.
www.dfihair.com

2. DreamCatchers Hair Extensions, Booth 1217
DreamCatchers are no ordinary hair extensions. Made of the finest hair, they can be styled, permed, and colored – allowing you to treat them exactly as you would your own natural hair.”
www.dreamcatchers.com

3. Farouk Systems, Booth 300
Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston based company that manufactures high quality professional hair care products with major brands including CHI® and BioSilk®. Farouk Systems was founded in 1986 by Farouk Shami, a hairdresser, with the mission to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon ‘Education, Environment and Ethics’.
www.farouk.com

4. Jaguar Shears International, Booth 155
JAGUAR works intensively on innovations for hairdressing shears. Jaguar also offers a high-grade range of brushes, and electrical appliances. And with the introduction of the ThermoCut-System, Jaguar TC hair cutting has become a wellness treatment.
www.jaguar.us.com/shears

5. Pravana, Booth 1533
Founded in 2004 by 30-year beauty industry veteran Steve Goddard, PRAVANA International is a global salon professional hair care brand “created by stylists, for stylists”. PRAVANA hair care and color products are always free of parabens, sulfites, cocamide DEA, formaldehyde, phthalates, and many other ingredients commonly used in cosmetic products but known to be harmful to users or the environment.
www.pravana.com

6. Takara Belmont, Booth 1501
Takara Belmont Corporation is the world leader in Salon and Spa Design, Salon Equipment Manufacturing and Dental Equipment Manufacturing. With locations around the world, we have the resources to provide you with all of your beauty and dental needs.
www.takarabelmont.com

7. Wella, Booth 1129
We unite people who are passionate about hair, in the quest for moments of hair triumph. For us, it’s all about hair. From the beginning it was always like that. Everything inspired by our love of hairdressing to innovate, inspire and enable what we call moments of hair triumph – every day. Professional hair is our reason to be, the stylist our creator, and the consumer our muse. With the stylist we make beauty dreams come true on the stage of life. Igniting the expertise with the spark of passion, succeeding – together.
www.wella.com

Nails Of The Week.

Nails Of The Week.

Halloween is right around the corner! Check out these awesome free handed nail designs created by one of our talented students!

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