Day of Preparation and Rehearsals, Chicago
After a well-needed rest, the team and I were feeling rejuvenated for ‘Day Three’ of our ABS adventure. An 8:00am sleep in and a couple of hours running around organizing last minute logistics saw Melvin, Vic and I experience new levels of excitement.
After some much-needed planning time, the three of us headed over to the Convention Centre for rehearsals beginning at 12:00pm. We spent hours rehearsing all of our respective shows, with all the models in attendance. Our choreographer was absolutely fantastic, and definitely alleviated some worries felt by the team.
Straight after rehearsals we headed to the exhibition floor, visiting the Canadian Hair Journal booth for an exclusive media interview. It was a pleasure meeting with Joan Harrison – publisher of Canadian Hairdressing Journal – and an immensely humbling experience. We then dashed back to our prep room to get three models ready to present at the Beauty Bash.
The Beauty Bash is the title given to the Opening Night at Americas Beauty Show. We were in the icons lounge – which was an incredibly thrilling experience! The audience was able to meet and chat with headline artists, and I presented the three models on stage as a teaser, as for what to expect at the main stage runway.
After a fun night filled with lots of talking, we all headed to bed and got what sleep we could.