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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

America’s Beauty Show 2014

[caption id="attachment_1838" align="alignleft" width="580"] Martin Parsons on the Runway at America's Beauty Show 2014.[/caption] Every year, thousands of beauty professionals attend America’s Beauty Show at McCormick Place in Chicago in search of inspiration. One of the largest trade shows in the industry, this ginormous event organized by Cosmetologists Chicago is co-housed with America’s Expo for…
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ABS 2012

Last weekend, March 3-5, Cosmetologists Chicago Chicago celebrated it's 100th anniversary at America's Beauty Show. This annual show features an enormous trade show floor (see the picture above for one corner of the exhibit floor), educational workshops, and live performances on The Runway. I attended the show on Sunday with my beauty school BFF, the…
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Make Your Own Kids Shorts

Happy Fourth of July everyone! In the spirit of vacation, I'm taking a brief break from hair to share another creative endeavor. A few weeks ago, I picked up some cute fabric at a great little store called The Needle Shop with the intent to make my son a pair of shorts. I finally took…
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring 2011 Hair Trends

On the runway at ABS, Vivienne Mackinder made a comment about how a little bit of everything is “in” right now including retro from just about every decade. It’s true – I’ve been seeing everything from big and wild texture to super sleek Mad Men-inspired looks. Here a few haircutting and styling trends that are…
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