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Cosmetologists Chicago Wins Sixth Consecutive Design Award for America’s Beauty Show Ad Campaign


Cosmetologists Chicago, owners and producers of America’s Beauty Show, received a prestigious American In-House Graphic Design Award, presented by Graphic Design USA magazine, for its 2013 concept print advertisement published in salon industry publications. This is the sixth consecutive American Graphic Design Award for Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show ad campaigns.

The ad campaign concept was created by a collaboration of Cosmetologists Chicago’s Creative Director Kristen Erickson and Luis Alvarez of Aquage, who also photographed the high-concept ad. The inimitable hair artist Ann Bray created the hairstyle for this ad, and lead hairstyling teams for all the 2013 America’s Beauty Show advertising.

The two-page spread entitled “Make Interesting Connections,” seen by hundreds of thousands of cosmetologists worldwide, featured Jenny Winton of The Joffrey Ballet mirroring herself, connected by a sculpted hairstyle. 

 “Working with Luis Alvarez, Ann Bray and the Aquage artistic team for the past six years has been so creatively inspiring,” said Erickson. “I am especially proud to be part of our America’s Beauty Show team, bringing worldwide beauty to Chicago.”

cartagenaCosmetologists Chicago president Joseph Cartagena, on congratulating the creative team added, “The 2013 America’s Beauty Show was a huge success due to the commitment of those involved with it at every level. Kristen and Luis’ artistic vision for our show is worthy of the all praise it is receiving.”

To find out more about America’s Beauty Show’s involvement with the salon community or for information on membership and upcoming educational events, visit

Plan now to join the world of beauty in celebrating America’s Beauty Show, March 22-24, 2014 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

About the Awards:
The 2013 American Graphic Design Awards attracted a remarkable 4,000+ entries.
             The American In-house Design Awards, sponsored for more than 40 years by Graphic Design USA, is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work by corporate, nonprofit and institutional in-house departments. The mission: to help assure that in-house designers get the full recognition they deserve from colleagues, the creative community and, perhaps most importantly, their own upper management.

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