Cosmetologists Chicago Wins the 2015 American In House Design Award


Graphic Design USA has honored Cosmetologists Chicago, the owner and producer of America’s Beauty Show (ABS), with the 2015 American In House Design Award, for the design of the “FIRST LOOK Book” promoting ABS 2015. This is the eighth consecutive win for Cosmetologists Chicago and its Creative Director Kristen Erickson.

“We set out to accomplish a high level design that was impactful and really resonated with our salon professional audience,” said Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show CEO Paul Dykstra. “We are proud to receive these awards that acknowledge the creativity that truly lives in our industry. Kristen’s work brilliantly speaks directly to our highly creative audience about our America’s Beauty Show.”

CC salutes Luis Alvarez, co-founder and creative director for Aquage, who conceived the ABS 2015 campaign imagery and again served as photographer for the advertising images. Kristen with Luis, and his Aquage creative team provided inspiration to all and, of course, were responsible for the amazing hairstyling and makeup seen in the image.

America's Beauty Show salutes all the incredible talents involved in this creative project, including:
ABS Creative Director: Kristen Erickson
Photography: Luis Alvarez for Aquage
Hair: Ann Bray for Aquage
Makeup: Wanda Alvarez for Aquage
Nails: Angi Wingle for CND
Fashion Stylist: Patric Chauvez for TWO much STYLE

Graphic Design USA competitions spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards is open to all design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, and more. There were a remarkable 6,000+ entries submitted in 2015 from all over the country.

Save March 12-14, 2016 for America’s Beauty Show 2016 at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago! Visit for more information or call 1(800) 883-7808 or (312) 321-6809.

[Image courtesy of Vi Nelson & Associates]

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