March 18, 2020

Dear ABS Family,

As we shared with you last week, we reviewed the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Governor of the State of Illinois. We are cancelling America’s Beauty Show 2020 scheduled for April 18-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

After 97 consecutive years, the team at Cosmetologists Chicago is saddened to share the cancellation of America’s Beauty Show 2020. Although saddened, we are redirecting our efforts to bring support to you through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in this TOGETHER and here for YOU.

Please note that America’s Beauty Show will be back in 2021. We asked for your feedback and we listened. America’s Beauty Show 2021 will be hosted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from April 17-19, 2021. Please mark your calendars. We intend to make it an ABS FAMILY REUNION like none other. We are working in close partnership with the City of Rosemont to make it an excellent experience for you and your fellow salon professionals.

Like all of us, America’s Beauty Show is not immune from the challenges of COVID-19. For those who purchased a ticket to ABS 2020 or a Membership in 2020 to Cosmetologists Chicago, which includes a 3-day ticket to ABS 2020, we are asking you to please consider accepting admission to ABS 2021, VIP Status & SWAG Bag, plus a FREE Companion Ticket in place of a refund for your ABS 2020 ticket. (Note: Your companion needs to be a licensed beauty professional. Celebrate together at America’s Beauty Show!)

This is an unprecedented time. However, we are all going through it TOGETHER. As an industry, we will persevere. We are a resilient community of licensed beauty professionals that rallies when challenged, elevates through education, and celebrates the love of personal relationships.

We look forward to all of us coming together once again at America’s Beauty Show 2021 in Rosemont, April 17-19, 2021. To good health and a bright future, TOGETHER.

Please contact us with any questions at help@americasbeautyshow.com.

Sincerely,

Frank P. Fulco, CEO
Cosmetologists Chicago

Karen Gordon, President
Cosmetologists Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

After 97 consecutive years, the team at Cosmetologists Chicago is saddened to share the cancellation of America’s Beauty Show 2020. Although saddened, we are redirecting your efforts to bring support to you through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in this TOGETHER and here for YOU.

Please note that America’s Beauty Show will be back in 2021. We asked for your feedback and we listened. America’s Beauty Show 2021 will be hosted at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from April 17-19, 2021. Please mark your calendars we intend to make it an ABS FAMILY REUNION like none other.

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging our profession and income.  At CC, we are redirecting our resources to helping our membership community of licensed beauty professionals through the immediate threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Americas’s Beauty Show 2021 is 12 months away.  By then, we are hoping that COVID-19 is behind us all. Thank you for your patience and support.  

The co-located International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) scheduled April 18-20, 2020 at McCormick Place is cancelled. More information at IECSCChicago.com.

The Beauty Changes Lives Experience, scheduled April 19, 2020 at The Geraghty in downtown Chicago will be cancelled. More information at BeautyChangesLives.org.

Thank you for all of the fantastic entries, unfortunately we will not be able to award the trophies in person. However, we will announce them through social and on our website by April 18, 2020. Please be on the lookout for the announcement.

Exhibitor Questions

Like all of us, America’s Beauty Show is not immune from the challenges of COVID-19. ABS is working through an analysis of the financial impact to the Association. We will be contacting you shortly regarding next steps. 

Any confirmed reservations made through ConferenceDirect will be cancelled on your behalf and you will not be charged the $30 cancellation fee. If you have a sub-block contract with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, you will have to work directly with the property to cancel your contract.

If you elected to book outside of the official room block, you will have to work directly with the hotel to cancel your reservation.

Attendee Questions

Like all of us,  America’s Beauty Show is not immune from the challenges of COVID-19. For those who purchased a ticket to ABS 2020 or a Membership in 2020 to Cosmetologists Chicago, which includes a 3-day ticket to ABS 2020, we are asking you to please consider accepting admission to ABS 2021, VIP Status & SWAG Bag, plus a FREE Companion Ticket in place of a refund for your ABS 2020 ticket. To get this CLICK HERE. (NOTE: Your companion needs to be a licensed beauty professional. Celebrate together at America’s Beauty Show 2021!) If you have any question please contact us at help@americasbeautyshow.com.

Like all of us, America’s Beauty Show is not immune from the challenges of COVID-19. 
ABS is working with our educators on rescheduling or cancelling the classes. Based on the educator’s feedback, we will either apply a credit to the rescheduled class or a refund for the cancelled class. We will know shortly and will be communicating back with you as soon as we have a response.

Thank you for all of the fantastic entries, unfortunately we will not be able to award the trophies in person. However, we will announce them through social and on our website by April 18, 2020. Please be on the lookout for the announcement.

America’s Beauty Show 2021 will be held April 17-19, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Hotel-Related Questions

All hotel reservations made through ConferenceDirect will be cancelled on your behalf and you will not be charged the $30 cancellation fee. You will receive a cancellation email from the housing team once this is complete.
 
If you elected to book outside of the official room block, you will have to work directly with the hotel to cancel your reservation.

Yes, anyone who canceled between March 8 and March 18 will receive a refund for the cancellation fee. This refund will take up to 10 business days to appear back on your credit card statement.  

If you elected to book outside of the official room block, you will have to work directly with the hotel to cancel your reservation.
 

Any confirmed reservations made through ConferenceDirect will be cancelled on your behalf and you will not be charged the $30 cancellation fee. If you have a sub-block contract with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, you will have to work directly with the property to cancel your contract.
 
If you elected to book outside of the official room block, you will have to work directly with the hotel to cancel your reservation.

America's Beauty Show 2021 Questions

America’s Beauty Show 2021 will be held April 17-19, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

The 2021 official room block will open this summer with an exact date to be announced soon. If you want to be notified when 2021 booking is available, please provide us with your email address via help@americasbeautyshow.com. 

We will be contacting ABS 2020 exhibitors within the next 30 days to discuss their plans for ABS 2021. Any parties interested in exhibiting at ABS 2021 please feel free to contact us at exhibits@americasbeautyshow.com 

Registration for America’s Beauty Show 2021 will open this summer. If you want to be notified when 2021 registration is available, please SIGN UP for our emails HERE.