On March 23, 2019, Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), in partnership with America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), announced that Beauty Behind Beauty, a two-hour sneak peek into the excitement of the professional salon industry planned for consumers who love beauty and are considering a career in the profession, was being canceled.
"Our intention in partnering with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, which provides scholarships to young people eager to become part of our wonderful industry, was not to take away from the professionalism of America’s Beauty Show which will be celebrating its 96th year in one week," the statement from ABS read. "We are hairdresser owned and hairdresser produced. All monies from America’s Beauty Show goes right back to helping professionals and students become better at their craft and their businesses. We realize an event such as this—no matter how limited—requires a better understanding by you, our professional peers, of our intention to entice more individuals into the profession. Therefore, Cosmetologists Chicago is officially CANCELLING the “Beauty Behind Beauty” Event. Only licensed professionals and accredited students will be admitted to the three days of the show and we hope to see all of you there."