Logistics And FAQs for America's Beauty Show 2024

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  • Close to O’Hare International Airport
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Schedule And Location


April 20 - 22, 2024

Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm



Donald E. Stephens Convention Center,

5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018


Q: Who can attend America's Beauty Show?

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

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.


Q: How do I register and receive my tickets if I’m a member? What if I’m not a member yet?

A: All tickets will be delivered through Digibadge (electronic badge) the week before the show. Make sure you download the ABS app and also white-list us in your email account so you won’t miss your badge!

Members: the steps to register for your ticket on the website are as follows:

  • Select the 3-day professional ticket on the Registration Page
  • Enter your name and email to search for your member record
  • Complete the form with your info as if purchasing a ticket
  • Confirm selection of the 3-Day Professional ticket
  • At checkout, the price will change to no charge

The email you receive will have a QR code and badge number. This is your ticket/admission to the show. A Digibadge will be sent in a separate email prior to the show.

If you are not an official member yet, you can easily become a member! Join the organization here.

Q: How do I add staff to a salon membership?

A: The salon owner can add employees to their salon membership at time of purchase. Individual email addresses will be necessary for each staff member. The ability to add or remove staff throughout the membership year is available under the MANAGE MEMBERSHIP area on the website. Salon owners can also update staff by contacting info@americasbeautyshow.com.

Q: What is the difference between membership options?

A: There are two memberships for individuals, one for students, and one for salon teams. For individuals, the VIP membership includes a 3-day ticket to the show. The Solo membership does not include a ticket to the show, but does include other benefits such as online CEU education. You can see more details on the membership page.


Q: What type of ID is required to purchase a ticket?

A: 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.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.


Q: Can I get a refund if I’m not able to go?

A: All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.



Q: Is there parking at the show?

A: There is very convenient parking across the street from the convention center, and nearby. Parking information can be found on the Hotels & Travel page, along with information on accommodations, free shuttle, and Rosemont area. We suggest you also check SpotHero to compare discounted parking in the area.

Q: Is the facility and show accessible for people with disabilities?

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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

A: 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. Free classes may be first-come, first-served.

The live class listing will be available at a later date. Stay Tuned.

When you buy your ticket, you’ll see an option to add classes at that time. You can also come back later and add classes using your show login.

Q: CIDESCO skincare academy is referenced in the ticket confirmation email, is this academy part of the regularly offered classes, or does it require a separate registration?

A: CIDESCO classes are paid classes that will need to be added to a show ticket. You can see details about CIDESCO classes here.

Q: What states accept America’s Beauty Show CEUs?

A: CEU credits from America’s Beauty Show are authorized for the states of Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, and North Carolina.

Q: How do I receive my CEU's?

A: Certificates will be received via email approximately 2 months after the show. You must make sure to have your badge scanned when entering and exiting all classes to receive credit hours. Digital CEU Forms will be emailed to attendees who attended qualified classes for the entire session.

Q: Is there a new process for CEU's and auto-renew?

A: Yes! To obtain education CEU's from previous years and/or for CIDESCO classes, all CEU's will be received electronically. If you do not have them - you can request them again and we can reference our lists and resend them.

Q: How can I be an educator at the show?

A: We have filled our educator slots for this year but we are always looking towards the next show! Please submit yourself here for future consideration.



Q: What are the deadlines and details for competitions, both professional and student?

A: Stay tuned! Competition info will be added as it becomes available. Look under “Competitions” on the site menu.

Q: Can I bring a guest with me to the show?

A: The show is open to those working or attending school in the beauty industry. We do, however, understand today’s concerns with traveling alone and will allow a guest or chaperone who will be required to purchase a full price ticket.

Q: Are children allowed to attend the show with their parents?

A: 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. No strollers allowed.

Q: Can I change the day I attend if I purchase a one day ticket?

A: No changes can be made to tickets after purchase.


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