How America’s Beauty Show Can Help Jumpstart Your Career

How America’s Beauty Show Can Help Jumpstart Your Career

Working in the beauty industry is all about staying one step ahead of the trends and knowing about the latest innovations to help achieve desired goals. Whether you are a brand, a student or working behind the chair, attending Americas Beauty Show offers the latest inspiration in hairstyling, barbering, makeup, nails and salon business, and can help reinvigorate your passion for this industry. Keep reading for all the ways attending America’s Beauty Show 2021 can help jumpstart your career and be sure to save the dates for the live show taking place September 11-13, 2021 in Rosemont, Illinois. *Registration will be opening soon, visit and follow along @americasbeautyshow for the latest updates!


Opportunities to connect with fellow colleagues and brands in-person are rare, which is why attending America’s Beauty Show is such a great opportunity. It allows you to meet others while also building your own brand awareness.

New products

Unlike shopping online, when attending America’s Beauty Show, you are given the chance to experience the look, feel, and smell of the products. You may realize the line you were eyeing isnt quite right for you or learn about a new product youve never heard of. Additionally, many vendors will offer trade show deals on everything from individual products to entire lines.


Working in the beauty industry, your education is continuously evolving. From quick tips you pick up at the salon to YouTube videos or in passing conversations with other industry professionals, you never know where inspiration awaits you. Americas Beauty Show sets the stage to elevate your techniques and pick up key pieces of education ranging across a plethora of topics — from hair to makeup, nails or barbering techniques — youll be privy to everything from product innovation and expert-approved tips.

CE Learning

Whether you are a current student or are looking for continuing CEs, attending America’s Beauty Show is a fun and easy option to meet requirements. It allows you to take your education outside of the classroom and experience something new and exciting that you can share with other like-minded industry professionals. In addition to in-person options, in 2021 ABS is also offering virtual hands-on education to fulfill these requirements. With an amazing lineup of workshops and subjects for all levels, you can look forward to learning the latest fashion-forward trends to share with your clients.

What’s New in 2021 at America’s Beauty Show

This year, ABS will offer attendees an option to attend select hands-on workshops virtually. The best part? You will receive an education workshop box” in advance of the class with everything you need for the event! In addition to this, ABS will be offering Look & Learn workshops on show floor, which is included in the price of your ABS Ticket!

Product Learning & Certifications

Product-specific education will be offered by some of your favorite exhibitors/manufacturers this year at ABS. *Some classes may have an extra fee to attend.

For example, if youre looking for product-specific education or certifications, at ABS 2021, International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) will give attendees access to 200+ exhibitors and 40+ classes including CIDESCO USA Advanced Education Workshops and business building education to help you grow your career.

License Renewal Requirements: Chicago Says No More

The state of Illinois has a new CE Requirement — Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Illinois License Renewal. In an effort to listen, support and connect, at ABS 2021 youll be able to complete training and learn how to help clients experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault while also fulfilling CE requirements. 

Before You Go

Preparation is key in all aspects of hairdressing and when it comes to attending America’s Beauty Show it can help streamline the experience. It is a great idea to discuss goals with fellow salon colleagues and have a flexible plan of vendors or classes you would like to visit. Additionally, keep business cards handy and let others know that you are attending the event through social media. You can easily set up meetings before you go by letting others know youll be there!

*Planning For A Safe Show

The ABS team is taking steps to ensure a safe and productive return for Americas Beauty Show 2021. Americas Beauty Show, the Village of Rosemont, and vendor partners are working together on action plans that align with recommendations and safety procedures from CDC and the State of Illinois while also meeting the needs of our industry. The safety plan will adjust to meet changing conditions as safety protocol dictates.

Grab Your 2021 America's Beauty Show Tickets Now!

Tickets are available now for the 2021 ABS Show taking place September 11-13, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL!

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