America's Beauty Show presents the finest educators in the industry and offers comprehensive,
career-building classes that provide skills you can take back to the salon.


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.




 


     

Candy Shaw

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

French Cutting! 
with
 Candy Shaw, aka the Balay Lama

Sunday, March 31
1pm - 4:30pm  
CE-3029

EB $269  F $299
CEH:
 3.5 hours

You'll Learn:

• Candy’s “Americanized” version of revolutionary French cutting system 
• How to stand the client up to cut your basic outline, build layering from the top of the head down, and cut everything on top of the finger for efficient cutting
• To create soft, feminine shapes and commercial looks your guests will love
• Méche a Méche, exterior, reverse exterior, interior, diving, dry texturizing and more

Supplies INCLUDED: 
Mannequin, education handout, diploma, and Jamison Shaw Academy ‘swag bag’​



 



Wanza Poole

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

5 Steps to a Perfect Fade 
with Wanza Poole,
Iconic Barbers

Sunday, March 31
1pm - 4pm  CE-3028 

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

• The 5 steps to creating the fade, how to remove lines of demarcation for a flawless finish, how to establish length, remove bulk and mastering design
• Mastering the use of guards, tools and combs

Supplies to Bring: 
Adjustable arm clipper, Guards 0-16, 1, 2, 3, 4  or (000, 1/16, 1/8, 1, 2, 3) depending on the brand you use, Comb(s), Water bottle & Hair clips





Craig McLaurin

Look & Learn

Cut Like a Barber and Think Like a Cosmetologist
with Craig McLaurin,
Iconic Barbers

Monday, April 1
10am - 11:30am  CE-4008

EB $84  F $98
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

• Shears vs. clippers, shear over comb, clipper over comb, point clicking with blades and the extra details that keep men coming back
• Tips to grow your business as a male grooming expert and gain confidence with your tools

 


 





Ky Smith

Look & Learn

Identifying & Treating Hair Loss
with Ky Smith

Sunday, March 31
12noon - 1:30pm  CE-3019

EB $28  F $43
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

  • To separate the facts from myths about why hair grows, why it stops, why some recover and others don’t
  • A glimpse into the world of trichology, fundamentals of alopecia, why your shampoo and conditioner aren’t enough to combat hair loss and the critical role of a hairstylist on the front lines of this pandemic
  • How to have the “hair loss” conversation with clients who show signs of hair loss

 


 



Ky Smith

Look & Learn

Dishing Up Nutrition and Hair Growth
with Ky Smith

Monday, April 1
1pm - 4pm  CE-4006

EB $28  F $43
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

• A dive into the importance of nutrition as it relates to hair growth
• Tips for hair loss prevention and treatment through cellular regeneration
• How to keep the hair cycle performing optimally and how to help your clients create a lifestyle that promotes healthier hair from the root

 


 


     

Tracey Nugent

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Creating Texture
with Tracey Nugent

Monday, April 1
9am - 12noon  CE-4002

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

• How to manipulate the hair to create movement using a clipper blade designed exclusively for texture
• How to control and manage hair for an ultimate finish and to save time, which in turn will increase your revenue

Supplies to Bring: 
Clippers and trimmers, cutting comb, barber comb, water bottle, dryer, Denman and vent brush, towels, clips, attachment combs (#4, #3, #2, # 1 ½, #1, # ½), power strip, pen and paper

 


 


     

Tracey Nugent

Look & Learn

Creating Texture
with Tracey Nugent

Sunday, March 31
2pm - 4pm  CE-3032

EB $84  F $98
CEH: 2 hours


You'll Learn:

• How to manipulate the hair to create movement using a clipper
• How to control an manage the hair for the ultimate finish 
• How to clipper to create texture

 


 



   

Look & Learn

NAHA Creation with a Vidal Sassoon Foundation 
with Oscar Bond & Cole Thompson

Sunday, March 31
2pm - 3:30pm  CE-3031

EB $84  F $90
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

• Haircutting techniques taught by industry giants 
• How to create looks based off winning NAHA entries
• How to achieve everyday looks your clients will love

 


 



       

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Knowledge Destroys Fear, Fear Kills Growth  
with
DJ Muldoon and the Factory

Sunday, March 31
9am - 12noon  CE-3006

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

• The what, why, how and when as it relates to haircutting 
• How to use your creativity with knowledge and skill
• How to focus on form and function as it relates to usable salon styles

Supplies to Bring: 

Scissors, Combs, Clips, Denman type Brush & Water Spray

 


 



     

Look & Learn

Knowledge Destroys Fear, Fear Kills Growth  
with DJ Muldoon and the Factory

Monday, April 1
10am - 11:30am  CE-4007

EB $84  F $98
CEH:
1.5 hours

You'll Learn:

• The what, why, how and when as it relates to haircutting 
• How to use your creativity with knowledge and skill
• How to focus on form and function as it relates to usable salon styles

 


 



Look & Learn

The Art of Classically Finished Dresswork   
with Nicholas French

Sunday, March 31
1pm - 3pm 
CE-3024

EB $125  F $170
CEH: 2 hours


You'll Learn:

• How to consult and choose the appropriate style
• 3 specific Dresswork Up-Do’s in three different areas of the head
• How to recognize hair type to select products and tools to use for the desired look
• How to build and reduce volume, hair sewing, to make pins disappear and more

 


 



Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Evolve: Editorial Styling Class 
with Nicholas French

Monday, April 1
9am - 12noon 
CE-4001

EB $234  F $275
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

• How to create runway photographic styles with balance, proportion and shape
• How to visualize loose editorial looks and to create deconstructed braids
• How to create different textures in hair, use twines, sew and backcomb hair, and how to use a minimal amount of hair pins

Supplies to Bring: 
IPhone, IPad or Computer, Mason Pearson (type boar bristle brush), Small up-do brush (boar bristle), Denman type brush, Large tooth comb, Teasing Comb, Straight cutting, Comb, Long hair pins, bobby pins, Sectioning Clips, Elastic Bands (Blax), Stretch Twine and ball of thick, string, Hair nets (fine), Water bottle, Old cutting shears and Regular shears, Hairspray, Cushion stuffing and one beige tights

 


 


     

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Men-Fluence 
with Pivot Point International’s Educational Team

Sunday, March 31
9am - 12noon 
CE-3005

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

• To cut and style two haircuts that explore the characteristics that make a haircut masculine.
• To identify various fade and shear techniques that will help you influence your male clientele to explore new and exciting looks

Supplies to Bring: 

Flathead Screwdriver, Wireless Clippers with plastic guards (guards # .5, 1, 1.5, 2), flat comb, fade brush, flat comb duckbill clips, shears, texture shears, trimmer

 


 



     

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Razor Inspiration
with Nick Arrojo  

Sunday, March 31
9am - 12noon  CE-3003

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

•  The fundamentals of modern creative razor cutting
• Classic line work to layering and creating texture 
• New razor trends straight from the streets of NYC

Supplies to Bring: 

Razor, Scissors, Cutting Combs, Detangling Comb, Water Spray, Clips​

 


 



 



     
  

Look & Learn

Texture Up 
with
Jamal Edmonds 

Sunday, March 31
10am - 11:30am 
CE-3012

EB $84  F $98
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

•  How to turn 3 ponytails and 3 bags of braiding hair into 3 different up-dos
• Ways to create up do’s on textured hair

 


 



     

Look & Learn

Instant Texture
with Jamal Edmonds 

Monday, April 1
10am - 11:30am 
CE-4009

EB $84  F $98
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

• Techniques to instantly create texture. 
• Texture foundations for brides, up-do’s, editorial styling and salon clients
• 3D Coils and an instant beach wave

 




 


              


Look & Learn

Styling & Shooting for Instagram
with Mireya Villarreal and Ryan Weeden

Sunday, March 31
1pm - 3pm 
CE-3023

EB $84  F $98
CEH:
2 hours

You'll Learn:

• To take your business and social media engagement to the next level
• Quick money-making hairstyling looks and how to use them as a powerful marketing tools
• To take pictures of your work on your smartphone and secrets to social marketing using favorite apps so your looks are professional and visually appealing.

 


 



  

Look & Learn

Boho Braids and Updos for Beginners
with Jenny Strebe  

Sunday, March 31
3pm - 4:30pm 
CE-3033

EB $75  F $90
CEH:
1.5 hours

You'll Learn:

• Learn some basic fundamentals on how to prep the hair
• Watch demonstrations on two bridal looks and one braiding
• Learn how to up sell your clients with braiding techniques

 


 



Look & Learn

Fearless Haircutting & Photography
with
Mio Sota and Creative Team 

Sunday, March 31
10:30am - 12noon 
CE-3014

EB $28  F $43
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

  • Demo class on conquering the creative process of haircutting
  • Cutting and styling Editorial and Salon Contemporary looks
  • How to grow your portfolio and make your personal goals come to life
  • Detailed tips and tricks for shooting editorial shots for competitions and social media   

 


 



Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Fearless Haircutting & Photography
with Mio Sota and Creative Team 

Sunday, March 31
1pm - 4pm 
CE-3027

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

  • Hands-on class on conquering the creative process of haircutting
  • Cutting and styling Editorial and Salon Contemporary looks
  • How to grow your portfolio and make your personal goals come to life


Supplies to Bring: 
Shears, Razor, Paddle Brush and 9 Row Brush

 


 



     

Look & Learn

Styling Tips for Any Customer 
with
ULTA Pro Team – Ammon Carver & Pekela Riley 

Monday, April 1
10am - 11:30am  CE-4005

EB $84  F $98
CEH: 1.5 hours


You'll Learn:

• Learn how to maximize your styling options for your naturally textured guests
• How to bring editorial flair to your everyday clients 
• Take home knowledge on how to keep all of your guests in trend setting hair

 


 


 



      

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Hands-On Haircutting: Makeover Magic
with
Hairbrained Co-Founder, Gerard Scarpaci

Sunday, March 31
1pm - 4pm  CE-3026

EB $198  F $234
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

• Use versatile sectioning to customize a short cut to any head shape, texture and growth pattern
• Utilize both scissor & razor to create shape, manage texture and density
• Personalize balance to compliment bone structure and enhance suitability

Supplies to Bring: 
Scissor/Shear, Razor, Thinning Scissor/Shear, 6 sectioning clips, Cutting Comb and Water Bottle




 


    

Hands-On - Includes Mannequin

Braiding Basics

with Mary Jadrich of Cosmetologists Illinois

Sunday, March 31
9am - 1pm  CE-3004 

EB $125  F $165
CEH: 3 hours


You'll Learn:

How to create braids you see on Instagram
 On Ponytails Fishtail/Dutch/Double Dutch/Ropes/Wraps /Lacey/Six-strand/proper hand hold/pancaking/children/chignons/buns/tips for corrections

Supplies to Bring: 

Large tooth comb, rat tail comb, one large brush, small and large clips, bobby pins, hair pins, small and large elastic bands, pen, note paper and a camera

 


 


The Chicago Cosmetologists Association, Inc. is an approved sponsor of continuing education 
by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (license #190-00101).



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