STUDENTS

Cosmetology & Barbering Students, Welcome!

You are the future of the beauty industry, and we have a place for you! Find your community in our community - and learn more in 3 days than you could ever imagine. You’ll find ABS to be far more than just a beauty trade show or conference, it’s a place where you can be yourself and find your people!

We have a lineup of special programs just for you:

Student Competitions:

We have FOUR competitions this year! Bring your creative best and compete for the top prizes in barbering, hair, nails, and fantasy looks.

When: Sunday and Monday, April 16-17

STUDENT POWER HOUR CONFERENCE

Amazing inspiration and opportunities to jumpstart your career as a Beauty Pro! It’s 60 minutes of inspiration, kicking off with an expert panel discussing the tips and tricks of TikTok plus other social media platforms. Learn how to use them to your advantage! Additionally, you’ll learn from industry leaders who have walked in your shoes.

When/Where: Monday, April 17, 9:30 am on the Runway

CAREER SHOWCASE - ALL ABS WEEKEND!

Connect. Grow. Advance. Students and professionals had the opportunity to visit with local and national employment brands looking to hire in the beauty industry. Also, these employers had great contests, giveaways & attractions for just stopping by their booth!

WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR TICKET

CEU CLASSES: Over 50+ FREE in-person CEUs included with your ticket, plus hundreds more!
 
GET SOCIAL: TikTok and social media strategies for success
 
SHOW FLOOR: 300+ brands to experience and discover
 
THE MAKEUP SHOW: Discover 30+ brands
 
CIDESCO: Experience international skincare educators & content
 
COMPETITIONS: Get famous! Barbering, Nails, Students, and more!
 
SHOPPING: Shop & SAVE on the brands you love at our Value Center
 
CELEBRATE BEAUTY: Get decked out on Saturday night for the ABS Global Image Awards
 
PARTY TIME: Party at Joe’s Live in the Rosemont Entertainment District on Sunday

FIRST STEPS INSIDE ABS ARE INSTA-FABULOUS!

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