Hair, Beauty & Fashion News
Registration Opens for America’s Beauty Show
Chicago, Illinois, USA - In March of 2010, Chicago will be “the Center of the Beauty World” as the America’s Beauty Show takes place at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago on the 27th, 28th and
29th. The three-day event includes appearances by big names in the beauty industry and representatives from major product companies. The show offers exhibitions and classes to provide educational experiences for
every salon professional, owner and manager.
The event is planned by salon professionals and owners who understand what the average beauty show visitor most wants to see. Cosmetologists Chicago, the lead association behind America’s Beauty Network is the
owner and producer of the show, and is an organization of salon professionals banding together to improve communication and raise standards for service everywhere.
Beauty show events include conferences for individuals in every stage and facet of the beauty service industry – from cosmetology students to nail technicians. Also scheduled is the Third Annual Salon
Sustainability Summit, during which information and expert advice will be offered on helping to ensure continued economic development, social progress, and community awareness, with a focus on environmental
Big name personalities in the Beauty field will take part: Anthony Mascolo, Ruth Roche, Scott Cole, Damien Carney & Sue Pemberton, Luis Alvarez, Nick Arrojo and many others. As a bonus, six lucky salon
professionals will be selected to attend a Master Class with Nick Arrojo, Damien Carney & Sue Pemberton, Scott Cole, or Ruth Roche. Registered attendees can enter to be selected by joining “America’s
Beauty Show” on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or by sending an email to DPoupard@AmericasBeautyShow.com telling why you’re coming to America’s Beauty Show.
Interested parties can register to attend the event at www.americasbeautyshow.com beginning December 1, 2009. Members of America’s Beauty Network receive free admission to the show, and you can join ABN by
following the same link above. For additional information regarding America’s Beauty Show 2010, including information on special events visit the site or call 1-800-883-7808 or 312-4994-3040.
America's Beauty Show 2009 photos:
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All photos copyright Robert Kusel for America's Beauty Show. All rights reserved.
Guangzhou International Beauty Expo - Autumn 2009
Guangzhou, P.R. China - The 31st edition of the Guangzhou International Beauty & Cosmetic Import-Export Expo
(Guangzhou International Beauty Expo) closed on 26 September 2009 at the Pazhou Complex
in Guangzhou, P. R. China with enthusiastic and positive feedback from all parties. Almost 2,000
exhibiting companies from 18 countries and regions occupied 60,000 sqm of exhibition space.
Country and group pavilions from Australia, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The strong line-up
of exhibitors and the rich programme attracted a record 238,331 visitor entries over the three
show days, a 10% increase over the Spring 2009 edition in March. Overseas visitors increased
21.17% with significant growth from Australia, India, Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Local visitors also increased by 12.11%. The expanded scale and visitor attendance lifted the
Guangzhou International Beauty Expo to yet another new level.
The Expo’s Autumn 2009 edition presented the largest ever gathering of international brands
and top-quality products, enriched by lively performances as well as forums, seminars and
demonstrations to satisfy visitors from all of China’sprovinces and abroad, including the several
hundred select VVIP buyers hosted by the organisers.
Professional hair performances have always been a major spotlight in the Guangzhou
International Beauty Expo. Taking centre stage were inspiring hair shows and competitions: the
label.m 2009 “Charm” Hair Show; “ESTETICA x Kim Robinson”; BaByliss PRO Styling Star
China Local Competition; Joyss Club 2009 “The Cool Create” Hair Show; and the “Regeneration
2010 China Hairstyle & Colour Trend” Hair Show. Top hairstylists revealed their latest hairstyling
inspirations and techniques in dazzling performances attended by 3,200 hair salon owners and
Guangzhou International Beauty Expo 2009 photos:
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Taking the “Zap” Out of Winter Static
With the thermometer falling fast for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is approaching and with the drop in temperatures comes the rise in static electricity. Dry air, knit fibers, and carpeted
floors all combine to turn many of us into little static generators. And as much fun as it may be to be able to walk up and “zap” a companion with a little static charge, for some, static is a hair-raising
experience that can be done without.
Of course, static problems are often caused by damaged hair, which is very porous and often very dry. Because of this, it’s doubly important to carefully condition the hair every day during the winter months. Here
are some other tips to prevent and combat static during the winter:
• Use a brush containing natural fiber bristles. A natural bristle brush is healthier for the hair than one with plastic
or metal bristles. Natural bristle brushes help distribute oil from the scalp along the hair shaft, which offers
natural protection against static and moisture loss.
• Use an Ionic Hair Dryer to help prevent static build-up while drying the hair. Ionic dryers also reduce drying
times, and expose the hair to less heat, which makes them less damaging to the hair.
• Use lightweight products on the hair to seal in moisture and coat the hair to protect against static build-up. Very
light products containing silicone or fruit oils can help reduce the risk of static build up in the hair, as well as
helping seal in moisture.
• Scarves are your friend. Use a silk scarf between your hair and any headgear you may need to wear in winter, so
that you prevent friction between the headgear and your hair. The friction is how the static builds up, and silk is
These simple tips can save you time and trouble when it comes to winter hair care. Just remember, the easiest way to get rid of static in the hair is to make sure you prevent it from forming.