Woo-hoo!  I’m so excited!  America’s Beauty Show (ABS) is coming: March 12-14, 2011 to McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

ABS  is one of the largest professional beauty industry trade shows.  5th largest convention in Chi-town and it’s not open to the general public.  Sorry to all you kitchen colorists and beauty junkies.

This year is going to be pretty exciting.  Not only are they showcasing the usual: new trends, new products, demos, free stuff, discounted stuff, hot models and great energy, they showing the Vidal Sassoon: The Movie @the Cadillac Palace.  The man himself will be there accepting the Hair Icon award and having a Q&A with the film’s producer Michael Gordon, founder of Bumble + bumble.

Sassoon revolutionized  hair with his “wash and wear” philosophy, literally changed the way hair is cut today.  If it weren’t from him, we’d still be doin’ roller sets and most likely I would be a lawyer.

If you’re not a salon professional but still want to check out the festivities you still may have a shot at getting in! BE A MODEL! ABS doesn’t do the hiring so you have to contact the exhibitor directly.  Here’s the list:  http://www.americasbeautyshow.com/ATTENDEES/ExhibitorList/tabid/63/Default.aspx .  They’ve also been known to post on the http://chicago.craigslist.org/

Coming soon…