25 April 2024

PBA New Beauty Bar and Highlights for ISSE Long Beach 2014!

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producer of the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), is pleased to introduce the PBA Beauty Bar at the 2014 ISSE in Long Beach, January 25-27, 2014.

This new program will allow ISSE attendees the opportunity to hand-select five deluxe product sample from select ISSE exhibitors in exchange for a donation to the PBA Disaster Relief Fund. PBA Beauty Bar participating exhibitors include Aveda, OPI, Orly, Repêchage, Rusk and PBA. The PBA Beauty Bar will be located at Booth #2834 in the EstheticsAmerica & Wellness Pavilion in the Arena Expo Hall and will remain open throughout the event.

All proceeds from the PBA Beauty Bar will benefit the PBA Disaster Relief Fund. This Fund was founded in 1955 to provide financial support to salon professionals following the devastation of natural disaster. Monies allocated through the Fund are intended to help professionals meet immediate financial needs, such as purchasing food and clothing and paying bills. The PBA Beauty Bar is PBA’s newest charitable program in its continued effort to give back to the professional beauty industry

The PBA Beauty Bar is one of many highlights at the 2014 event. Other highlights to look forward to:

The EstheticsAmerica & Wellness Pavilion featuring CIDESCO Section USA skin education continues to expand: Growing each year, the EstheticsAmerica & Wellness Pavilion provides exhibitors and attendees with a dedicated environment devoted to skincare, wellness and the latest in treatments and education for this rapidly expanding industry segment. Many of the largest esthetics brands will be on hand to offer advanced, hands-on training and certifications, including a line-up of CIDESCO Section USA skin education.

Expanded Hair & Nail Competitions: Students and licensed professionals are invited to show off their skills and win career prestige and cash prizes at the ISSE Long Beach Hairstyling, Barbering and NailPro Nail competitions. For times, rules and to register, visit probeauty.org/isselb.

Hair and Barbering Competitions: In addition to PBA’s annual hairstyling competitions, ISSE is proud to host for the first time Major League Barber’s Hot Hands Barber Brawl competitions. ISSE Long Beach competitions will kick off with this Barber Brawl on Sunday, January 26. Competitors can register for categories, including Original Tag Team; Design and Color, Conservative; Basic Haircut; Fastest Barber in the World; Bald Fade; and Shear Crazy – No Machines, Just Shears. Winners will receive an array of tools and products to enhance their barbering career!

PBA’s hairstyling competitions take place Monday, January 27 with categories including Ladies Trend Cut, Color & Style; Long Hair Bridal; and Fantasy-Inspired by Hollywood. All competitors use mannequins for entries and students and professionals compete separately. For 2014, all competitions will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center, close to the energy and excitement of the show floor.   

Nailpro Nail Competitions: The Nailpro competitions take place Saturday, January 25, and count toward the 2014 NailPro Cup. Categories include: Soak Off Gel Manicure; French Twist – One Hand; and It’s All About the Bling.

Stage Shows Featuring the Industry’s Biggest Names: One of the most popular features at ISSE Long Beach are the stage shows featuring some of the biggest stars and hair teams in the industry. Attendees will see beauty experts such as: Faatemah Ampey, Nick Arrojo, Berry Bachen & DJ Riggs, Steve Elias, Kazamour, Martin Parsons, Sassoon Academy, Lisa Yamasaki, Maryl Velbeck and more. ISSE Long Beach features two main stages, including Center Stage and the NAHA Stage.

NAHA Stage: The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) continues to be the industry’s premier photographic hairstyling competition. The ISSE Long Beach NAHA Stage features NAHA winners and finalists, showcasing their talents, reviewing what a NAHA win can do for one’s career, and how to create a successful entry. From learning how to select models to directing a successful photo shoot, the NAHA Stage is the perfect way to learn how to advance your career with a NAHA as well as learn the latest styling techniques and trends. 

ISSE Mobile App: From show times and class schedules, to a map of the show floor and directions, the ISSE Mobile App is the perfect way to plan your ISSE experience and maximize your time at the show. Download the free app for your Android, iPhone, iPad or Blackberry device. Just search for ISSE LB 2014.

Night Out Party: PBA is hosting the annual Night Out Party exclusively for ISSE Long Beach attendees and exhibitors. This private party will take place at Sevilla Nightclub in Long Beach on Sunday, January 26 starting at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy some cocktails, mingle with fellow beauty enthusiasts and dance the night away. 

ISSE Long Beach will continue to feature group registration, making registering large parties quick and efficient. ISSE Long Beach is open to licensed salon/spa professionals, cosmetology students and instructors only. To maintain a professional atmosphere, attendees must present proof of license and a valid photo ID. For additional information on ISSE Long Beach and to purchase tickets, please visit probeauty.org/isselb


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