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

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.

Where will ABS 2021 be held?

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

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.

What is the cost of attending ABS 2021 and how can I purchase a ticket?

You may register for ABS 2021 online. Registration will be open the spring of 2021.

I bought a ticket for ABS 2020, how do I get my 2021 tickets?

Attendees who purchased a ticket for ABS 2020 are eligible to receive a complimentary ticket for ABS 2021 plus a companion ticket for another industry professional. You will receive an email once ABS Registration is open with your new 2021 ticket. If you have additional questions please call 800.648.2505 or email info@americasbeautyshow.com 

What are the Admission Policies?

Proof of license is required for admission. Professionals purchasing admission on site must be prepared to show licenses or business credentials to registration personnel. This will be strictly enforced.

All attendees, including young people 14 years of age or older must pay full fees. No children under the age of 14 will be permitted on the show floor of America’s Beauty Show. This will be strictly enforced.

Thanks for understanding so that we can keep our professional event just that...for salon professionals only.

All Sales Are Final, No Refunds.

What kind of ID is required to buy a ticket for ABS 2021?

In addition to a photo ID, you will be asked to provide proof of professional licensure or other industry-related identification. Any non-licensed professionals need to produce a business card, letterhead, student ID, or other document that proves their involvement in the professional beauty industry.

Is my spouse or friend allowed to come to the show?

Only members of the professional beauty industry may attend the show. Proof of licensure is required. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances that would require a spouse or friend to attend, please contact us at 800.648.2505 to offer an explanation.

Can I bring my child?

America's Beauty Show is open to licensed salon professionals only. Proof of license will be required. Children under the age of 14 will be denied access to the show floor.Thank you for your understanding as we keep our event safe and professional.

How can I model at ABS?

America's Beauty Show does not hire models for exhibiting companies. If you are interested in modeling for an exhibitor, please contact the exhibiting company directly or contact one of the many professional modeling agencies in Chicago. You may also wish to check listings on http://chicago.craigslist.org/. ABS does not have a model call before or during the show.

Do I need to pre-register for classes and workshops?

All paid workshops and events must be purchased separately from admission tickets. You may purchase them in advance or onsite. To be sure to get a spot in the workshop or event you wish to attend, we strongly encourage you to pre-register.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, all sales are final. There are no refunds.

Rosemont Entertainment District

The Village of Rosemont is a thriving campus of entertainment and fun, conveniently located steps away from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. We have a document available for a full listing of places to go.

ADA Accessibility

At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, you will find that our facility has been designed to make your visit as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Wheelchairs, Mobility Scooters & Oxygen

For wheelchairs, mobility scooters, power chairs and oxygen equipment rentals, there is a nominal fee. For more rental information please call 847-696-2208

Service Areas

First aid station, Expoteria restaurant, Starbucks, and retail outlets are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms provide either accessible or ambulatory stalls.

Conference Center, Tradeshow floor & Meeting Rooms

All conference center meeting rooms and show floors are wheelchair accessible.

Entrance Drop off Area

Our facility has a convenient covered drop-off area for taxis, cars and shuttles that provide ramped curbs and automatic entry doors to access the Convention and Conference Center & Ballrooms. Entrance is on the west side of the building, off of River Road just south of Bryn Mawr Ave.

Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome within the convention & conference center.

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