Purchase an America's Product Knowledge College Passport for $20 and attend any manufacturer class on any day! Register for specific classes in advance to guarantee seating. 
CE Hours are not awarded for these classes. Certification classes require an additional cost for registration.

All exhibitors, workshops, artists, presenters, times & locations are subject to change without notice. An ABS exhibit floor ticket is required to purchase any workshop or special event ticket.

 


 

 

 

PKC 5013

 

 

 

 

PKC 5014

 

 

 

 

PKC 5015





Business Financing -
From Booth to Salon
with

Alex Ruiz,Monica Sanchez,
and Jason Swan


SATURDAY MARCH 25

12noon - 1:30pm

 

 

SATURDAY MARCH 25

2pm - 3:30pm

 

 

SATURDAY MARCH 25

4pm - 5:30pm

 

  • Whether your business is home - based, booth rental, at a salon or beyond, this workshop will present financing options to take your business to the next level.
  • Meet one-on-one with an Accion loan officers to discuss your specific business opportunity and the capital you need to start or grow.
  • We'll present your options, walk you through the process, and provide guidance on how to get loan-ready.
  • We will share best practices to build personal credit for your business and give you all the tools you need to be a successful salon, spa or barber shop owner,
  • Accion is a nonprofit that provides loan andcoaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

 


 

PKC 7007

 

 

 

 

PKC 7008

 

 

 

 

PKC 7009

 

 

 

 

PKC 7010





Business Financing -
From Booth to Salon
with
Alex Ruiz,
Monica Sanchez,
and Jason Swan



MONDAY MARCH 27

10am - 11:30am

 

 

MONDAY MARCH 27

12noon - 1:30pm

 

 

MONDAY MARCH 27

2pm - 3:30pm

 

 

MONDAY MARCH 27

4pm - 5:30pm




  • Whether your business is home - based, booth rental, at a salon or beyond, this workshop will present financing options to take your business to the next level.
  • Meet one-on-one with an Accion loan officers to discuss your specific business opportunity and the capital you need to start or grow.
  • We'll present your options, walk you through the process, and provide guidance on how to get loan-ready.
  • We will share best practices to build personal credit for your business and give you all the tools you need to be a successful salon, spa or barber shop owner,
  • Accion is a nonprofit that provides loan andcoaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

 


 

PKC 6016 The London Look 
with Baldy & Kieron Price

SUNDAY MARCH 26
11:30am - 1pm



  • European men’s hairstyling, grooming and barber trends 

  • How to incorporate unique techniques straight from the barbershops of UK into your repertoire to take your cutting and style to the next level

PKC 6006 Clipper Cutting 101 
with Danny Amorim

SUNDAY MARCH 26

10am - 11am



  • How to choose the right tools to complete various fades and sculpted styles 

  • Everything about cutting with clippers. Includes Theory, Best Practices,Techniques and Tool Maintenance 

PKC 6027 Fading From Scratch 
with Eric Cheek

SUNDAY MARCH 26
2:30pm - 3:30pm



  • The tools available to achieve a blended fade and techniques for different fade styles 

  • How to approach a faded haircut, when to execute low, medium and high fades and how to seamlessly blend

PKC 6032
Ardell's
Brow and Lashology
with Allison Ross

SUNDAY MARCH 26
3:30pm - 4:45pm



  • How to perfectly fill in brows 

  • How to apply both strip and individual lashes with ease

PKC 8002
ARROJO
American Wave
Certification
Hands On
with Nick Arrojo

MONDAY MARCH 27
9am - 12noon

Early Bird Price: $225
Regular Price: $300



  • In this Certification Seminar teaches key American Wave trends and techniques.

  • That stylists completing the class gain access to American Wave products and tools

  • You can go back to the salon ready to practice a new, trendy texture service

BRING: Tail comb, wide tooth comb, water spray, sectioning clips



PKC 8001
Certification Class
with Babe Hair Extensions

MONDAY MARCH 27
10am - 1pm

Early Price: $160
Regular Price: $185



  • Installation, blending, maintenance, and removal techniques for I-Tip, Flat-Tip, Fusion and Tape-In extensions 

  • How to crimp beads like a pro, and to install Fusion in perfect, natural placement patterns, a full head of Tape-In in 30 minutes



PKC 5007


PKC 6034


PKC 7006


NEW CLASS!



 

 

Our Hair Your Way
Cinderella Extensions

SATURDAY MARCH 25
1pm - 2:30pm

SUNDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 2:30pm

MONDAY MARCH 27

1pm - 2:30pm



  • Does your resume include hair extensions? The overview will instruct on the benefits of six extension methods:
  • Classic – fusion extensions
  • I-Hair – I-tip extensions
  • Flat Tip I-Hair extensions
  • T-Hair – tape extensions
  • Cinderella Hair Strips – 3” wide piece that’s secured in place with I-Links
  • Cinderella Hair Veil – 30” Wide continuous row of human Remy hair
  • Learn which technique to choose for each salon guest, discover how extensions can grow your salon business by adding length, volume or chemical free hi-light, understand how combining multiple methods can increase your income and save your guest valuable time.

 

 



PKC 6018 Cut Your
Waxing Time in Half!
with
Elham Jazab

SUNDAY MARCH 26
12:30pm - 1:45pm



  • The smarter, faster and more hygienic way to wax with clean – easy’s roll on waxing systems

  • How to speed up your services and double your profits


PKC 8000
Hands-On Certification
presented by
Donna Bella

SUNDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 4pm

Early Bird Price: $160
Regular Price: $185



 
  • All three traditional hair extension methods: I-Link, Kera-Link, and Tape-In

  • How to install beaded extensions withoutslippage and with a full, natural look

  • How to install fusion & Tape-In extensions, making them virtually unnoticeable

PKC 6012 Introducing EzFlow TruDIP-3-Step System to Design Acrylic Nails in Half the Time!
with Brenda Skermont

SUNDAY MARCH 26
11am - 12:15pm



  • The system which requires no sculpting and minimal filing to create a quick and precise acrylic manicure, leaving the nails lightweight and durable with a shiny, glossy finish

PKC 6005 Raising the Bar with
GEHWOL Foot Care
with
Shelley Kessler

SUNDAY MARCH 26
10am - 1pm



  • How good health and comfort are essential to any beauty regimen

  • How to take care of all your client’s needs 

  • How to refresh your business by enhancing knowledge and networking
PKC 6026 SUNDAY MARCH 26
2pm - 5pm




CE 6025 GiGi Flex Wax Technology
with
Paula Pedrero

SUNDAY MARCH 26
2pm - 3:15pm



  • How to take your waxing skills to the next level 

  • The new way of waxing that combines the pliable application of a soft wax, but removes without muslin strips like a hard wax

PKC 6004 Get the Look with
IBD Traditional Hard Gels
with
Vicki Ornellas

SUNDAY MARCH 26
9:30am - 10:45am



  • Innovative application techniques using IBD products


 PKC 5016







PKC 7011
NEW CLASSES!

  
Head Shape Haircutting
with
 Wayne Tuggle
 


SATURDAY MARCH 25

11:30am - 12:30pm



 

MONDAY MARCH 27

11:30am - 12:30pm


 


 
  • Head shape hair cutting on any type of hair. This will combine multidimensional texture with revolutionary cutting techniques, to create the perfect haircut for anyone's head shape
  • With proper blending you will raise the bar and set brilliant standards that are easy to take back to the salon
  • Simplicity is the key. From making flat hair pop, to making curly hair move, there's NO type of hair that you will not be able to conquer after taking this class
 PKC 5017






PKC 7012
NEW CLASSES!


  
 Dry Cutting: A Modern Approach to Women's Hair 
with Steven Lightfoot



SATURDAY MARCH 25

12:45pm - 1:45pm



 

MONDAY MARCH 27

12noon - 1pm


 


 
  • His technique on dry hair cutting and how to cut clean, precise haircuts utilizing little to no tension
  • How to properly texturize dry hair using texturizing shears and advanced dry slide cutting techniques to create movement in long, short and lob haircuts
PKC 5018







PKC 7013
NEW CLASSES!

  


 

Future Trends in Hair Cutting
with Oscar Bond


SATURDAY MARCH 25

2pm - 3pm



MONDAY MARCH 27

2pm - 3pm



 
  • This class will be a technique based class.  
  • Oscar Bond is one of the giants of the hair cutting industry. 
    He has owned multiple salons, a hair academy, worked on
    the runways of Paris and New York, and has won a Master NAHA award. 
  • If you see one class this year, this is the one. Come cut hair with a Master Jedi
 

PKC 5004 Salon Success Secrets:
Learn the Top 3 Secrets
to Create a Profitable &
Thriving Salon
with Derek Maldonado

SATURDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 2:30pm



(For Owners, Managers & ALL Service Providers) 

  • The 3 ways you should be compensated as a business Owner

  • The 9 reasons most salons won’t make it to their 10th anniversary 

  • Exactly how much your business must generate monthly, weekly and daily to produce a profit
PKC 6014 SUNDAY MARCH 26
11am - 12:30pm



 PKC 6030 SUNDAY MARCH 26
3pm - 4:30pm


 
PKC 7002  MONDAY MARCH 27
11am - 12:30pm


 

PKC 5002 How to Become a
100k to 200k
Salon/Spa Professional NOW!
with Lauren Gartland

SATURDAY MARCH 25
11am - 12:30pm



(For Owners, Managers & ALL Service Providers) 

  • Two PROVEN ways to increase your income from $10,000 to $30,000 NOW

  • A Success Formula to earn “Six Figures+” as a salon & spa professional 
PKC 6001  SUNDAY MARCH 26
9am - 10:30am


 
 PKC 7004  MONDAY MARCH 27
1pm - 2:30pm




PKC 5006 PROFIT is
NOT a Dirty Word!
with Lauren Gartland

SATURDAY MARCH 25
3pm - 4:30pm



(For Business Owners, Managers ONLY) 

  • The #1 killer to profitability

  • To evaluate the 12 most critical areas of your business

  • The “STEP” System that all business   owners must focus on to be profitable
PKC 6020  SUNDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 2:30pm




PKC 7000 Become a
Pre-Booking Guru NOW! How to Increase Your Income & Client Loyalty with Confidence 
with Lauren Gartland

MONDAY MARCH 27
9am- 10:30am



(For Owners, Managers & ALL Service Providers) 

  • A 30-second repeatable script to get your guests in two to six extra visits yearly

  • How to take home an extra $500 to $1,500 per month using our proven system 

PKC 6028 Elite Clipper
Cutting Techniques
with Alex Lam

SUNDAY MARCH 26
3pm - 4pm



  • The clipper-over-comb, which is the most respected skill among top barbers
     
  • To master this technique to leave your personal mark on every haircut
PKC 7001  MONDAY MARCH 27
10am - 11am




PKC 6017
 
The Men's
Shaving Experience
with
Alex Lam

SUNDAY MARCH 26
12:30pm - 1:30pm



  • The key to a great shave is in the preparation of your client’s skin 

  • How to apply, massage and shave  your clients using a straight razor

  • How to use the best tools available for a smooth shaving experience
PKC 7003  MONDAY MARCH 27
12:30pm - 1:30pm


 

PKC 6007 Men's
Grooming Experience
with Alex Lam

SUNDAY MARCH 26
10am - 11am



  • The techniques and tools necessary to give your men the best grooming 

  • An easy four step cutting method using Johnny B. products as tools, giving you the confidence
PKC 7005  MONDAY MARCH 27
3pm - 4pm




PKC 6008 Conquer
Color Catastrophes
with Anthony Barnhill

SUNDAY MARCH 26
10am - 11am



  • The  tools you need to become an expert at problem-solving, no matter what challenge you’re faced with
     
  • The simple solutions for common color disasters, which will help you turn any 911 Color Emergency into an opportunity to boost your revenue
PKC 6023  SUNDAY MARCH 26
2pm - 3pm




PKC 6015 Advanced Education:
The Art of
Color Corrections:
Become a Confident
Concentr8 Colorist
with
Missy Peterson 

SUNDAY MARCH 26
11:30am - 1pm



  • How to much the limits, when you’ve mastered the rulebook, which doesn’t mean you don’t like pushing the limits 

  • That a good challenge is what you love 

  • How to color outside the lines
PKC 6033 SUNDAY MARCH 26
3:30pm - 5pm




PKC 5000
Staff with a System
with Fred Dengler

SATURDAY MARCH 25
9am- 10:30am



  • Our plan which allows you to hire right, train effectively and build staff fast 

  • Learn how to create a team that is self-motivating and energized to grow the business
PKC 6000 SUNDAY MARCH 26
9am - 10:30am


 

PKC 5001
Market with a Mission
with Fred Dengler


SATURDAY MARCH 25
11am - 12:30pm



  • How to put a marketing plan together that will grow your business, increase retention, add new clients, sell more retail, generate referrals and raise your average ticket
PKC 6013 SUNDAY MARCH 26
11am - 12:30pm




PKC 5003
Computerize
with Confidence
with 
Fred Dengler

SATURDAY MARCH 25
1pm - 2:30pm



  • How to implement salon/spa software that reduces your paperwork to ZERO, markets for you AUTOMATICALLY, tracks goals and helps motivate staff and makes it EASY for clients to book with you and buy from you
PKC 6019 SUNDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 12:30pm





PKC 5005
Build a Business
with 
Fred Dengler

SATURDAY MARCH 25
3pm - 4:30pm



  • How to organize to build a new salon business or re-invent your present  business. Step by step from funding, to planning, to building and to realizing your dream
PKC 6029 SUNDAY MARCH 26
3pm - 4:30pm




PKC 6003 How to
Best Manage Inventory
with David Seugling

SUNDAY MARCH 26
9:30am - 10:30am



  • How to ensure your inventory is accurate, to create accurate purchase orders and to monitor ordering trends 

  • The best ways to manage YOUR inventor

PKC 6010 How to Turn
Slow into Busy
with Gavin Smith

SUNDAY MARCH 26
11am - 12noon



  • Five easy ways to turn slow times– into a jam-packed appointment book with increased profits

PKC 6024 Maximizing
Front Desk Productivity
with Robert Maconi

SUNDAY MARCH 26
2pm - 3:15pm



  • How to maximize front desk productivity to increase revenue by building a culture around the growth indicators, minimizing   downtime by increasing proactive activities, and how to motivate your team

PKC 6011 5 Marketing Tools
You Can’t Grow Without
(and How to Use Them)
with Noelle Feist

SUNDAY MARCH 26
11am - 12noon



  • How to market to today’s savvy   consumer, with a strategic approach: SEO, email, social media, mobile, advertising, review sites and more 

  • Learn the best ways to attract clients

PKC 6009 Cutting, styling, finishing techniques and their tools
with Ricardo Santiago

SUNDAY MARCH 26
10am - 11:30am



  • The technologies, features and different options in styling tools, focusing especially on shears and brushes 

  • The right tool that impacts speed, quality of your cutting, styling & finishing
PKC 6021  SUNDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 2:30pm


 
 PKC 6031 SUNDAY MARCH 26
3pm - 4:30pm


 

PKC 8003




"La La Land"
2017 Trend Nail Design
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
presented by
ORLY

SUNDAY MARCH 26
10am - 12noon

CE Hours:
Price: $60



  • This popularhands-on workshop seriesfrom ORLY continues in 2017,featuring textural designs. Learn the 2017 L.A. style nail designs in this interactive hands-on workshop. Los Angeles is often depicted as the land of the dreamers or “LaLaLand”.

  • Learn to create two different nail art looks: Negative Texture and a 2-D Playful Poodle design using Gel FX.

  • All registrants will receive a Certificate of Completion plus a Take Home Kit (valued at $55) which includes all the ORLY Gel FX shades you need to recreate the looks you’ll learn in class plus both a Detailer Brush and Dotter Tool.Register now! Class limit - 25.

PKC 8004




"Coastal Crush"
2017 Trend Nail Design
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
Presented by
ORLY

SUNDAY MARCH 26
1pm - 3pm

CE Hours:
Price: $60



  • ORLY’s popularhands-on workshop seriescontinues withthe art of painting.

  • Learn the 2017 L.A. style nail designs in this interactive hands-on workshop. Los Angeles is known for the beach lifestyle and fun times in the sun with your “Coastal Crush”.

  • Learn to create two different nail art looks: Tie-Dye Coral Texture and an Ice Cream Cone Pop Art design using Gel FX.

  • All registrants will receive a Certificate of Completion plus a Take Home Kit (valued at $55) which includes all the ORLY Gel FX shades you need to recreate the looks you’ll learn in class, plus both a Detailer Brush and Dotter Tool.

PKC 5008 NEW CLASS!


 Real Color in Real Time
with Jesse Marcks


SATURDAY MARCH 25
12noon - 12:40pm



  • Quick and easy color placement. 
  • Create looks soft and subtle to statement high impact.

 


PKC 5009
NEW CLASS!


The Art of Razor Cutting
with Karen Stevenson


SATURDAY MARCH 25
1pm - 1:40pm



  • Quick and easy tips, tricks and techniques for customized texture and design. 

     


PKC 5010
NEW CLASS!

Purposeful Color Placement
with Colette Bargen

SATURDAY MARCH 25
2pm - 2:40pm



  • Color - the depth and feature for optimization of the complete look for runway results. 
  •  


PKC 5011 NEW CLASS!

REF's 3 in 1 Total
Color Technique
with Stephanie Robinson

   
SATURDAY MARCH 25
3pm - 3:40pm



  •  Perfect color with money pieces all-in-one! 
  • Ref Conditioning Shadow Root, Color Melting and Money Pieces for Stunning results and fast cash!   

     


PKC 5012 NEW CLASS!

Men's Barbering
 Intentional Empowerment
 with Al Oldham

SATURDAY MARCH 25

4pm - 4:40pm




  • How to advance your clipper cutting (no guards) techniques.
  • Topics include: Head Shape, Consultation, Growth Patterns, Foundations to Clipper Cutting, Customizing the hairline,  and business building techniques.



PKC 6018 Cut Your 
Waxing Time in Half!
with
Elham Jazab

SUNDAY MARCH 26
12:30pm - 1:45pm



 

• The smarter, faster and more hygienic way to wax with clean – easy’s roll on waxing systems 
• How to speed up your services and double your profits


 PKC 5019 
NEW CLASS!


 
Zenagen Sales and Education
Summit 2017 Chicago Kickoff
with Micheal Brown 


SATURDAY MARCH 25

11am -11:45am




 
  • This is THE CLASS to learn about Zenagen and how we’re helping change people’s lives. 
  • This class is a level 1 education class covering all the basics of hair loss and how Zenagen products work. 
  • Learn new product knowledge, ask questions, and get exclusive new products before they launch by attending. 
  • This is the best class to start out ABS. Learn why stylists and educators, who have been trained by the Zenagen program, perform better client consultations and rate higher on client satisfaction. 
 PKC 5020
NEW CLASS!

 
How Hair Loss Happens and What Stylists Can Do To Help

with Jamie White

SATURDAY MARCH 25

12:00pm - 12:45pm 





 
  • Learn the basics of how hair loss happens and what new technologies are helping stylists get better results with less time.
  • The class is designed to be interactive and fun, while helping salon professionals increase their knowledge and confidence about hair loss and alopecia. 
 PKC 5021
NEW CLASS!


Female Hair Loss (Alopecia) is one of the fastest growing issues in the industry. Learn Why It’s Happening and How to Help. 
with Jared Reynolds

SATURDAY MARCH 25

1:00pm - 1:45pm





 
  •  As a stylist or Salon owner, hair loss is a growing concern for both men and women. Most people think men first when it comes to hair loss, but women are the largest growing group of hair loss clients. 
  • The increase in female hair loss is a nationwide trend. This class will teach you how and why female hair loss happens, the difference between male and female pattern baldness, and what new products can help.

PKC 5022 
NEW CLASS!

 

Zenagen Salon Partnership Training and Product Preview Class
with Michael Brown


SATURDAY MARCH 25

2:00pm - 2:45pm





 
  •  Learn about our growing educational program and opportunities to join our educational team. 
  •  Learn more about Zenagen products, and what it takes to become a Zenagen Partner Salon. 
 PKC 5023
NEW CLASS!


 

Learn About The Science Behind Hair Loss and New Hair Growth Technologies 
with Jamie White


SATURDAY MARCH 25

3:00pm - 3:45pm





 
  • A scientific discussion on myths and causes of hair loss and how new natural technologies are helping hair loss clients around the world.
PKC 5024 
NEW CLASS!


 
 Zenagen Educator Interview and 
Introduction Training

with Stefan Baskin & Michael Brown

SATURDAY MARCH 25

4pm - 4:45pm


 
 
  • Learn what it takes to become a Zenagen certified Educator. 
  • Become a hair loss expert and specialist for your clients and others. 
  • Hear about Zenagen’s innovative products and opportunities to join one of the fastest growing brands in the industry. 


 PKC 7014
NEW CLASS!


 

 New Breakthrough Ingredients Acid and Drone Technology
with Nikki Helferich


MONDAY MARCH 27

9:30am - 10:30am


 
  • Fulvic acid is a powerful ingredient that's been used in the health industry for years. GlyMed Plus is bringing the benefits of fulvic acid to the skin by adding it to our professional skin care system. 
  • Bring harmony back to your skin cells and promote cell function by adding fulvic acid to your regimen. 
 
 PKC 7015
NEW CLASS!


 

Superior Results for Aging and Acne with GlyMed Plus Dermasound Elite™
with Nikki Helferich

MONDAY MARCH 27

12:30pm - 1:30pm


  
  • Professional Only, the DermaSound Elite has been used by Estheticians to treat a number of skin conditions from aging to acne, and everything in between. 
  • Learn how to elevate your services with this amazing 3 in 1 device using non-invasive ultrasound technology. 
  • Discover how to utilize this powerful tool in treatment to achieve outstanding results.
 
 PKC 7016
NEW CLASS!


 

Progressive Layering
Peel Technique
with Nikki Helferich


MONDAY MARCH 27

2:15pm - 3:15pm


  
  • Known for the last 26 years GlyMed Plus has been a leader in the art and science of chemical exfoliation. 
  • Come see first hand a progressive layering peel technique, a results driven strategy for effective exfoliation.
 

 PKC 7017
NEW CLASS!
 
Quick & Easy Steps of Color Correction with All hd PLEX
with John Kaytaz

MONDAY MARCH 27

9am -10am


  


  • All the participants will receive free full size 2 application kit of JKS ALL hair defender PLEX.
 
 PKC 7018
 NEW CLASS!


Quick & Easy Steps of Color Correction with All hd PLEX
with John Kaytaz


MONDAY MARCH 27

11am - 12noon


  

 
  • All the participants will receive free full size 2 application kit of JKS ALL hair defender PLEX.
 PKC 7019  
NEW CLASS!

Quick & Easy Steps of Color Correction with All hd PLEX
with John Kaytaz


MONDAY MARCH 27

1pm - 2pm


  


  • All the participants will receive free full size 2 application kit of JKS ALL hair defender PLEX.
 






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