Join us for John Amico's premier event, Chicago Chicago on September 25 - 26th at the Oak Lawn Hilton in Oak Lawn, IL. Two days of education with over 40 breakout sessions designed to unleash your inner creativity. International Guest Artists Maria Miglietta, James Coughlan and Jamie Carroll will be featured on the main stage along with breakout sessions featuring Top Artists such as Ivan Zoot, Karen Gordon, Erskine Reeves, Dana Louder and many more. You don't want to miss this PREMIER Event.
COLOR THEORY • COLOR SWIRLING • FOILING TECHNIQUES • ADVANCED COLOR • BIOVITASHINE • CRAZY COLORS • RETAILING • HAIRCUTTING • BECOMING A CERTIFIED EDUCATOR • PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE • JOHN AMICO SOFTWARE DEMO • MENS HAIRCUTS • SKINCARE • JOHN AMICO CRUISE 2017 • TEXTURE CLASS • HAIR EXTENSIONS •
PLUS MANY MORE!
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY AT JOHN AMICO
Mainstage and breakout classes designed to bring out your inner artist. Color breakouts include:
Hear what people are saying about last year’s Chicago Chicago!
“It has been a long time since I have felt this proud of a company and the comfort level of professionalism that I experienced at this event!” –Lu Ann Robbins
“I really really like the variety of classes and showmanship on stage. It was probably one of the best shows yet and everything was on time. Thank you!” –Bill Cruz
“The family of educators were fabulous; generous with their time & energy to each individual. The organization of this event was on point! As a whole, it was the most inviting group of fellow professionals.” –Sandra Arena
“Loved the energy of the JAAD team, they bring so much to the main stage. I also enjoyed Ivan Zoot’s class—so much information on marketing yourself.” –Bobbie Behrens
Learn something new, do something better, brighten your future! Our world famous guest artists will show you the latest techniques/trends from around the world.
James Coughlan started making a name for himself as a barber only 8 years ago. He has trained with some of the finest barbers in the business and since then opened his own barbershop in Ireland. He has been featured on various talk shows and in magazines. He incorporates his love of music into his business and has had the opportunity to cut and style some of the world’s greatest rock stars! To James, life as a barber goes far beyond cutting hair—it’s a passion & lifestyle. James says being a barber has given him the freedom to be who he wants to be.
Maria Miglietta is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! A hairstyling prodigy, her mother and father were both award-winning Italian national champions. She started her career in their salon and attended Vidal Sassoon School in London, as well as Cebalo’s and Llongueras in Madrid and Barcelona. She was a technical educator for Lisap Spa Milano for 23 years and in that role traveled and trained on FIVE CONTINENTS! She is currently traveling the world delivering color education and also owns her own luxury salon in Lecce, Salento in Italy.
As an international coiffure, Jamie Carroll has created a collection that can be seen worldwide by using engineering concepts in a foundational way over the last 30 years. At this year's Chicago Chicago, Jamie has created some unique shapes and user-friendly looks along with some practical tips & tools that can be helpful for everyday hairstyling and more. His portfolio includes 10 years as a NAHA judge with an international perspective. He has also worked with designers such as Balmain and celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Duran Duran and Joe Cocker.
Karen Gordon worked alongside her husband Jerry Gordon, internationally
recognized master hairstylist, for most of her career and is the owner of J. Gordon Designs. A salon professional for 38 years, she works behind the chair as a hair color specialist and a hair loss specialist. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Business from DePaul University. Karen speaks at industry events across the country offering creative ways to grow a salon business and innovative ways to handle common salon challenges. Karen will be a must see on the main stage and in breakout classes this year!
Triple Guinness Book of World Record holder, Ivan Zoot has been seen on stages across the country and previously at our own Chicago, Chicago shows. Ivan is a licensed barber, cosmetologist and certified personal trainer. Ivan specializes in helping salon and barbershop professionals maximize their health, wealth and productivity. Ivan’s mission is to help haircutters expand their skills, forward their career and improve their life. His unique blend of information, education and enthusiasm has him dubbed the original “Clipper Guy.” Join Ivan up close and personal in interactive breakout sessions.
Erskine Reeves is a young hair stylist and master barber with over 15 years of experience specializing in ultimate hair care for men and women. Erskine has won numerous hair competitions locally and nationally. He has won awards for best hair designs in the Proud Lady Hair Show and Bronner Brothers International. Erskine has been an official stylist for the Miss Black USA Pageant. Mr. Reeves’ barbering and texturizing skills are now featured on the boxes of African Pride Men’s texturizer box kits, calendars and billboards abroad. You won’t want to miss hearing from Erskine at this year’s Chicago Chicago!
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STAY TUNED for an explosion of COLOR! A MUST SEE!
JOHN AMICO MALL
Shop ‘til you drop! Our one-of-a-kind John Amico Mall will feature fantastic deals on products, professional tools, marketing materials and John Amico LogoWear. Open throughout Chicago, Chicago, visit at your convenience and save. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on show specials! PLUS, enjoy continuous mini stage presentations by mall vendors and members.
Our Unleash Your Creativity Awards Gala is not to be missed. Join members as we celebrate success, enjoy dinner, recognize top achievers and then dance the night away! Don’t miss the pre-party (immediately prior) and cheer on John Amico members who have achieved the highest levels in personal and team performance, as well as the presentation of our coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Plus, don’t miss our first ever presentation of our TOP NEW MEMBER! And, bring your cameras for a very special photo with John Amico Sr. and Jr. This is a ticketed event.
Dana Louder began her career on the creative team for Mario Tricoci Salons. Upon her departure, she went on to be Creative Director at a trendy, boutique salon. Today, Dana holds ownership of multiple successful salons across the Chicagoland area, and has found her calling in educating & impassioning other artists. Dana has a lasting passion for her work in the wedding industry and has cofounded a full-service beauty agency specializing in bridal & special occasion services. She also founded MANE MOB, a Midwest platform for hair educators and stylists. Dana will be sure to WOW you with her exceptional range of talents at this year’s Chicago Chicago!
Saturday, September 24th
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Model Call (Oak Forest Training Center)
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Early Bird Registration opens
Sunday, September 25th
8:00 a.m. Registration opens (note: CEUs are available at registration daily)
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. John Amico Mall hours
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Breakout Session I
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Breakout Session II
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch (ticket required)
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. General Session
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Breakout Session III
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Breakout Session IV
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Awards Gala Pre-Party
8:00 p.m. Awards Gala and Awards Presentation (ticket required)
Monday, September 26th
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Leadership Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. John Amico Mall hours
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Breakout Session I
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Breakout Session II
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. General Session Panel (Table seating for ticketed guests only)
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Breakout Session III
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Breakout Session IV
Tuesday, September 27th
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Business Building Seminar with Additional Education by Guest
Artists (Cost of $50)
Includes Sunday & Monday Education (with meals & Awards Gala) AND Bonus Tuesday.
$190.00 after Sunday August 15, 2016.
Register by Monday, August 15.
Price includes: Sunday education, lunch and awards gala as well as Monday education and lunch.
TWO DAYS: $90, ONE DAY: $60.
Enjoy Sunday and/or Monday education. Meals are NOT included.
“Bonus Tuesday” Additional $50.
Additional education by our guest artists.
Sunday & Monday Education Only with Meals is also available. Click on the register now button!
Room reservations can be made by calling +1-708-425-7800.
Single-quad occupancy: $130 + tax (14%)*
MUST mention the ‘John Amico Chicago Chicago’ room block when making your reservation. Complimentary shuttle service is available to/from Midway Airport.
*One night deposit is required per room at time of reservation.
Oak Lawn Hilton
9333 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
If you have any question regarding the show, please do not hesitate to contact us. Fill out the form to email us or call your Educational Coordinator at +1-800-676-5264.