We love heading off to beauty shows to get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest in beauty trends and techniques. This past weekend's America's Beauty Show in Chicago was no different. We sifted through the old news of feather extensions and Brazilian treatments to scoop the up and coming spring hair trends. Here's a round up of our favorites from this year's ABS:
Above the shoulder ringlets made a bold statement on the show floor in a variety of different styles from blunt bobs to loose, asymmetrical layers.
A Clairol stylist on the P&G stage rocks a chin-length curly bob
ARROJO stylist Abbey's curls in a loose, face-framing cut
Shoulder length blond bob gives a volumetric shape
Sure, it's an aggressive statement to make, but we love aggressive-ESPECIALLY on curlies! Undershaves, or shaving a bottom section of the head, were seen in all different textures, hues, and styles.
Comb coils top off this MyDNA model's undershave
Candy-colored pink and black accents are the perfect juxtapositions for this undershave cut
ABS attendee tops off her undershave with a mane of loose waves
Step aside highlights, move on over balayage! Saturated, rich, all-over coppertoned hues are back in a major way as a force to be reckoned with!
Multi-textural styling compliment this rich reddish-brown color
Beautiful bold red on an ABS attendee
The aquamarine dress sets off the shimmering red of this Aquage model
Regal braids reigned supreme on the show floor of ABS. We loved how they were popping up in a variety of innovative placements
Thick braids wind their way beneath a Farouk models' textured pony-puff
Before topping off Miss Universe with her regal crown, Farouk Platform Artist Anna Cantu secures a five-braid updo
A big goddess braid peeks out beneath a mop of curly ringlets
Evoking the soft, feminine glamour of the 1940's and 1970's, undulating, stylized waves were a hit on models and attendees alike.
Rippling platinum waves on the TIGI stage
Bold red lips and strong black liner compliment this head-to-toe vintage look
A Hair Rules model's waves are set on large rollers for a 70's-era 'do
Pin Curls for Days!
Speaking of the 1940's, we saw pin curls EVERYWHERE, which meant everyone was trying to get a dose of traditional texture.
A model makes her way across the floor with her pincurl set
A stylist carefully arranges pincurls into a low bun and a bouffant for a gorgeous textured updo
NC.com's Michelle Breyer gets a pin curl set from Dickey of Hair Rules.