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Saturday, 23 September 2023

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Kao Salon Global Experience [Chicago]

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Saturday, 23 September 2023 - Tuesday, 26 September 2023



Kao Salon Division is inviting stylists from all over the world to the Kao Salon Global Experience. An event, which is more than a hairshow, it is an unforgettable celebration of Creativity, Culture and Community. Most importantly it‘s about experiencing the Kao Salon Community – it‘s like coming home to the coolest family reunion ever!


This is where the next trends are born and the fashion future is on display. Immerse yourself in the freshest color concepts, the edgiest street styles, and tomorrow's most influential trends. This is the place to recharge your imagination and your love for your craft.


Meet the scientists developing the next generation of products, the experts predicting consumer trends, and the entire Kao Salon team. They're here for you alongside our artists to share our culture of innovation, imagination, and salon success.


Lifelong friendships and creative partnerships are born at Global Experience. Where else can you meet (and party with) so many diverse yet like-minded artists from all around the world?


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2023

Chicago is famous for its soaring architecture, iconic museums and miles of gorgeous lakefront, all set to the beat of the world’s best jazz and blues music.

That’s the captivating backdrop for Kao Salon Global Experience 2023, so save the date! 

Guest Arrival

23 September 2023 at 11:00:00

UK & Ireland Welcome Drinks

23 September 2023 at 18:30:00

Doors Open

24 September 2023 at 08:00:00


24 September 2023 at 08:30:00


24 September 2023 at 09:00:00

Best of Education- ACADEMY STAGE OPEN!

24 September 2023 at 09:00:00

Community Area OPEN- Sunday Only!

24 September 2023 at 09:00:00

Judging Final Results

24 September 2023 at 12:00:00

Pre-show Gathering- CASH BAR

24 September 2023 at 19:00:00

Global Creative Awards- Winner Announcements

24 September 2023 at 20:00:00

Gala After Party

24 September 2023 at 21:30:00

Doors Open

25 September 2023 at 10:00:00

Best of Inspiration - Artist Sessions

25 September 2023 at 11:00:00

Farewell Party (Doors open at 9pm)

25 September 2023 at 20:00:00

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Ticket Includes

• Three nights accommodation at the Marriott Marquis Chicago (Sat 23rd, Sun 24th & Mon 25th September)
• Full access to UK and Kao Salon Global Experience event programme
• Event transportation offered on main event days
• UK & Ireland Welcome Drinks
• Finger food and drinks served at evening events

Very Important Information

• Tickets are only confirmed once full payment has been received.
• Use of marketing budget is not permitted for this year’s event.
• No refunds are permitted.

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“Goldwell, the stylist-centric brand known for innovation, inspiration, and partnership on eyelevel, is celebrating a visionary 75 years. Beloved for over half a century by stylists and their clients, Goldwell approaches product formulations and services like a stylist – creating solutions to the common needs that they see in their chairs every day. Are you ready to discover all the latest news and innovations Goldwell has to offer in 2023?

During the Showcase Events we will introduce Color Atelier, the new Masterbrand Campaign that has been developed to support the salon industry by championing professional color services and by helping grow end consumers’ trust and desire for professional color services.

We will also introduce Topchic Zero, the newest addition to the iconic permanent in-salon color, Topchic, and another breakthrough hair color innovation by Goldwell. The conscious, incredibly caring, and ammonia-free formula allows stylists and consumers to feel good about more than just the color result.


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