ISSE Midwest November 4-5, 2012


I know some of y'all out there are licensed beauty professionals, so today this post is for you!  If you are looking for cash and carry, education, artistic presentations, exhibitions and the always fantastic hair and nail competitions, keep reading!  For more information, check out the PBA Calendar here or the competition page here!


ISSE Midwest Combines Professional Cash-and-Carry Expo and Educational Event for Licensed Professionals

November 4 - 5, 2012 │ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center │ Rosemont, Illinois (Chicagoland)

Phoenix, AZ (August 13, 2012) The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Midwest show, which is the only major industry Fall / Holiday cash-and-carry expo and educational event for licensed beauty professionals, will return to the Chicago area November 4 – 5, 2012. Produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), ISSE Midwest is more than just a “hair show” and will feature an array of education, including continuing education (CE) credits, hair and nail competitions, artistic presentations from some of the industry’s biggest stars and top beauty brands exhibiting with the latest tools and products.

ISSE Midwest will be held at industry favorite, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, which is conveniently located just outside Chicago near O’Hare International Airport and has been redeveloped with a host of new entertainment, dining and lodging options. Five new restaurants, a casino, bowling alley, ice rink and a high end outlet mall all bring Rosemont into a league of its own, competing with the likes of downtown Chicago.

Education for Everyone – Don’t Miss Those CE Credits:
An array of education classes in hair, nails, skin and business will be presented by notable beauty professionals and companies, including: Charlie Price, Chuck Caple, Faatemah Ampey, Derek J, Geno Stampora, Martin Parsons, Lydia Sarfati/RepĂȘchage, Mikal Clay, Millie Haynam and many more!

For those who need Continuing Education (CE) credits, ISSE Midwest will have an assortment of more than 60 classes to choose from. In addition, the show will offer hands-on hair and nail classes and CIDESCO USA skin classes. (Some classes require additional investment.)

It’s Time To Compete – Hair & Nail Competitions for Students and Licensed Professionals:  
With cash, prizes, and prestige on the line, ISSE Midwest will offer hair and nail competitions for students and professionals, competing separately. All hair competitions are performed on mannequins.

Hair Competition Categories Include: Fantasy-Inspired by Hollywood, Long Hair Bridal and Women’s Trend Cut, Color & Style

Nail Competition Categories Include (Sponsored by NailPro): Competitors Report, Soak Off Gel Manicure, French Twist – One Hand, Tip & Overlay, Salon Success. A NailPro Competition Class will also be offered for those looking to enter the competition circuit or just pick up some great pointers.

Top Industry Stars Presenting on Two Main Stages:
See international platform artists, educators and some amazing artistic presentations on ISSE Midwest’s two main stages. Some of the many featured artists include: Derek J, DJ Riggs & Berry Bachen, Farouk, FI Hair Gear, J’s Hair Studio & Academy, Kris Sorbie, Martin Parsons, RUSK, The Teals & Steve Elias and many more.

The Products & Tools You’ll Want to Have for the Holidays & New Year:
Be prepared for the holiday season and New Year with the latest products and tools from some of the top international and indie brands on the expo floor. Plus, take advantage of year-end close outs from major manufacturers and distributors. Be sure to stop by the BSG Value Center for amazing deals on tons of products.  Some of the many ISSE Midwest exhibitors include:

Acific, Inc., American International Industries (AII), Beauty Systems Group/BSG/Cosmoprof Beauty Systems, Body Toolz Inc., Bonika Shears, Cricket Company, Crisace Hair Extensions, Dashing Diva, Daysmart Software /Salon Iris Software, Emani Green Professional Cosmetics, Farouk Systems Inc., Garfield International Company, Inc., Glimmer Body Art, LLC, GoLoyal Inc., Hair Addictionz,  Jatai International, Kadori Hair, Mikal Corp., Nail Harmony, Odyssey Nail Systems, Olivia Garden, Oster Professional Products/Arius Eickert. Passion Beauty, Inc. , Ranco Industries, Repechage, SalonBooker, SalonSwipe, Sorme Cosmetics, SureThik, Inc., Surface Hair, Takara Belmont USA, Tamsco Shears and Instruments, The Empowerment International Group Inc., TIGI, Venique, Inc., Worcester Reading Company and many more.

ISSE Midwest is open to licensed professionals and students only. All attendees are required to show proof of license and photos identification before entering. For a list of accepted professional credentials as well information on classes, exhibitors, hotel and travel reservations, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.probeauty.org/issemw. PBA Salon/Spa members receive two free expo tickets and Beauty Professional/NCA members receive one free expo ticket (registration required). All other PBA members may purchase up to two expo tickets. 

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