What is America’s Beauty Show?

Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC), is an association of 19,500+ members who are professional cosmetologists, salon owners, nail technicians, estheticians, educators and beauty students. CC owns and produces America’s Beauty Show (ABS). Our most popular, yearly member benefit is that you get an ABS 3-day admission FREE!

Professional cosmetologists, nail technicians, stylists and colorists from all over the world attend ABS every year to experience superior education and innovation in all aspects of beauty, as well as gain inspiration to take back to their salons. ABS is the financial driver of legislative protection for licensure & regulation, funds scholarships for advanced education, and boosts awareness of the excellence of professional beauty services. With more than 80,000 admissions including salon professionals and owners, aspiring students and teachers, headliners and educators, leading product manufacturers and distributor personnel showing their latest products and distributors, America’s Beauty Show is a great destination for serious beauty professionals.

Our association family also consists of CIDESCO USA, (AAE) American Association for Esthetics and (INTA) International Nail Technicians Association.

Who can attend America’s Beauty Show?

America’s Beauty Show is ONLY for licensed salon professionals and students, NOT the general public. Hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, salon owners, beauty school instructors and students, plus manufacturer and distributor personnel attend each year.

Who exhibits at America's Beauty Show?

There were over 450 exhibiting companies in the 2019 Show offering the latest in hair care and color, nails, skin care, mens and barbering, tools and salon furnishings.

What are the ABS 2021 dates and times?

America’s Beauty Show will be held September 11-13, 2021

Show floor hours are:
Saturday, September 11 11am-5pm
Sunday, September 12 9am-5pm
Monday, September 13 9am-4pm

For more information on pricing click here (link to Pricing page)

Where will ABS 2021 be held?

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

How do I apply to become an Exhibitor at America’s Beauty Show?

If you have never exhibited at America’s Beauty Show, you may apply to exhibit by filling out an application and a member of the ABS Sales Team will contact you. If you are a returning exhibitor please submit your application.

To speak with someone from our ABS Exhibit Sales Team please email us at exhibits@americasbeautyshow.com or call 800.648.2505 option 2.

What is the Cost to Exhibit at America’s Beauty Show?

The Show is owned and operated by the not-for-profit Cosmetologists Chicago for the benefit of the beauty industry with all funds going back toward supporting salon professionals. Value priced booth space pricing can be found within the application to exhibit.

What is Included with a Standard Booth?

The cost of the booth space includes the raw floor space for the duration of the Show and all of the various services listed under “What is included after I become an exhibitor?” Exhibitors have the opportunity to design their own exhibit structure. Floor covering/carpet is required. ABS encourages exhibitors to be creative in their booth and product presentation.

What is the Deadline for Companies to Submit a Space Application for ABS?

ABS accepts applications throughout the year. Previous exhibitors will receive their Space Applications in late May. Prospective exhibitors who return their applications and payment early will have a better opportunity to obtain booth space at the Show.

What is Included After I Become an Exhibitor?

Maximize your Show by taking advantage of the following opportunities:

ABS Exhibitor Concierge Team ready to assist you in planning your Show and answer your questions about exhibiting

Access to the Beauty Industry Media in our ABS Press Room

Lead retrieval unit for purchase to record a contact list of every attendee who visits your booth

Year-round listing on our website and in our mobile application

An exhibitor marketing kit including artwork and materials to help promote your booth at the Show

Exhibitor Toolkit information for displaying efficiently and cost-effectively

Exhibitor Admission Credentials

FREE WIFI throughout the convention center

Rosemont Entertainment Circulator/Shuttle service throughout the campus

Where Can I View the Floor Plan for the Upcoming Show?

View ABS 2021 Floor Plan:

What Pre-Show and On-Site Marketing Opportunities are Available?

A Marketing Kit is available in the ABS Exhibit Service Center and can be downloaded at any time.

Information coming soon!

Information coming soon!

How Can I Get More Information About ABS?

To receive more information about America’s Beauty Show, please contact a member of our sales team by emailing exhibits@americasbeautyshow.com or calling us on 800.648.2505.

What is ABS doing to address COVID-19?

The COVID-19 outbreak has had an unprecedented impact on the beauty industry, and as we look to prepare for America’s Beauty Show 2021 we are taking steps to ensure a safe and productive return.

ABS, Rosemont and vendor partners are working together on an action plan that complies with recommendations and safety procedures from CDC, the State of Illinois and the Village of Rosemont, while also meeting the needs of our industry. Although the plan is very much a work in progress and will adjust to meet changing conditions.

How do I get to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center?

For information on hotel and travel, see our travel page.

Where do I park my car?

Public parking is available in the William St. Garage and East Parking Garage.

Parking is $15.00* for 24 hours, no in & out privileges.

*Rate is subject to change

Where can I stay during ABS?

For your convenience Doubletree Hotel, Embassy Suites, Hilton, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crowne Plaza, and Aloft Hotel are all directly adjacent to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. You can also visit many other nearby hotels within walking distance down River Road.

If you have a question that isn't answered here or within our website, please don't hesitate to reach out!
We will continue to add more information as it becomes available.