Top 5 Beauty Shows You Need To Attend This Year


I attribute much of my success and knowledge I’ve obtained over the years to the classes and training I’ve taken at beauty shows.

I attended my first hair show at the age of 17. It was Bronner Brother’s International Hair Show. From the moment I walked on the showroom floor I was totally captivated and memorized by all the talented platform artists, shiny new styling tools, and over the top hair pieces.

That show confirmed that having a career in the beauty industry did not have to be a dream. It would become my reality.

Every beauty artist should attend at least one beauty show a year. Being around other creative artists will help expand your knowledge and hone your craft.

Here are the top five beauty shows you must go to this year:

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show

Premiere Orlando, the international beauty event for salon and spa professionals, welcomes over 56,000 attendees representing all 50 states and over 19 countries. The show features more than 350 educational sessions and the largest exhibit floor in the United States.

IBS New York and IBS Las Vegas

IBS New York is the longest-running professionals-only trade show in the nation, and draws 60,000+ beauty professionals annually. 94% purchase products on the show floor, 84% participate in in-booth education and 84% identify products for future use!

IBS Las Vegas is the fastest growing beauty event in the nation and attracts more than 19,000 salon owners and beauty professionals who attend to enhance their careers, gain experience and purchase products.

America’s Beauty Show

America’s Beauty Show, traditionally your Midwest Beauty Show. For 90 years, America’s Beauty Show® (ABS) held in Chicago has been the event tens of thousands of salon professionals look forward to for the latest education and exhibits of the newest fashions, products and business techniques that make salons successful.

The Makeup Show

It’s the must-attend event for all those working and studying in the beauty and fashion industries.Taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Dallas, and Europe with so many options you can miss this show.

This two day show is dedicated to Artistry, Networking, Community, Inspiration and Education. Refine your skill-set with exclusive hands-on workshops and seminars.

  • Work with FX, Fantasy and Beauty
  • Explore Business strategies and opportunities during forums & keynotes
  • Unite with fellow industry insiders
  • Network with brands, execs and CEOS.


International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE)

The International Salon and Spa Expo is the largest professional shopping and educational beauty event on the West Coast. Attendees can shop the show floor for the latest tools and products from top exhibitors, learn the latest techniques from world-renowned educators or compete for prestige at our hair competition

ISSE Long Beach is open to licensed professionals only and welcomes:

  • Cosmetologists
  • Nail Technicians
  • Estheticians
  • Students and Instructors
  • Barbers
  • Salon/Spa owners and managers (must be licensed)
  • Make-up Artists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Top beauty celebrities, educators and press

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