Education at ISSE Long Beach

Education at ISSE Long Beach

Professional education classes are offered at ISSE Long Beach
in Hair, Nails, Skin and Business, including Hands-On Hair classes,
and CIDESCO Section USA Skin Classes – all presented by top
beauty professionals and companies.

Complimentary classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not require registration.
All classes, dates, times and locations are subject to change.


Center Stage

Be inspired by the extraordinary artistic talent of today’s leading stylists and platform artists. Ted Gibson, Nick Arrojo, Lisa Yamasaki and others will give you a peek inside their minds as they share their knowledge, skills and creativity through technical demonstrations and artistic performances!

Cut, Color & Style Stage

From the basics to the unique, learn how to create the most sought after styles from top industry experts. Nick Arrojo, Keune, Michael O’Rourke and others will show you innovative techniques and applications.

NAHA Stage

Join NAHA veterans Nicholas French, Chrystofer Benson, Charlie Price and more as they teach you how to transform your visions into looks that stun your clients.

Hands-On Hair Workshops

Learn from some of the industry’s top innovators and educators and enhance your skills through haxnds-on classes. The Ted Gibson Artistic Team, Beth Minardi, Iconic Barbers and more will teach you how to achieve the perfect cut, color and style in their three-hour classes.
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Complimentary Hair Education

Don’t miss out as top hair product manufacturers and instructors share their best practices. Let Scruples, Andis and many more share their techniques and creativity to help take your skills to the next level.


The Nail Spot

The Nail Spot is the newest addition to ISSE Long Beach dedicated to nail professionals! All ISSE Nail events including education, creative demonstrations and NailPro competitions will be held in this new spot. Register today and learn from the best!

Hands-On Nail Workshops

Get inspired by this year’s Hands-On Nail classes that set out to bring artistry back to the traditional manicure. Join ORLY’s Sam Biddle and become a Certified ORLY GEL FX Instant Artist as he shares tips and techniques of the trade or celebrity nail stylist Adam Tran as he asks attendees to push their creative boundaries, expand their minds and become true nail artists.

Complimentary Nail Education

Join CND, ORLY and others as they demonstrate the perfect techniques to give your clients flawless nails and trend-setting designs that set you apart from the rest.


EstheticsAmerica & Wellness

Experience the serenity of the EstheticsAmerica & Wellness pavilion, designed just for skin and wellness professionals. Including a line-up of CIDESCO Section USA, complimentary skin and wellness education.

Complimentary Skin Education

Expand your skills and business with this year’s lineup of complimentary skin classes. DMK, SAIAN and Norvell will be teaching their industry-leading techniques and procedures surrounding their skincare and self-tanning product and treatments.

CIDESCO Section USA Education

CIDESCO International represents the highest standards in esthetics across the globe. Presented by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), CIDESCO Section USA classes offer the latest technical and business education for serious spa professionals.


Complimentary Student and Early Professional Education

If you’re a cosmetology student or a newly licensed beauty professional, take advantage of these complimentary classes. Brought to you by the Beacon program, these classes are designed to help kick-start your career and take you to the next level!

Complimentary Business Education

Learn how to drive sales, market your brand, implement industry best practices and reach financial goals with Larry Kopsa, Kelly Ehlers, Millenium Software and many more.

Exclusive Classrooms

With an Exclusive Classroom you will be able to conduct your own classes, at your own schedule, exclusively for your company. ISSE Long Beach provides you with the space during the show hours on the days it is reserved by your company. Doors will be opened one hour prior to the show floor opening so that you can setup your space as needed. Please contact Ashley Charter at for more information.

Become an Educator at ISSE Long Beach 2015

Educators must be pre-approved by PBA/ISSE to present any sort of seminar or workshop at ISSE Long Beach. The online proposal submittal deadline was June 27, 2014. Requests not submitted online will not be considered. ISSE Long Beach is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). PBA/ISSE show guidelines require any seminar promoting products or product lines be linked to a booth on the show floor before their respective proposal is accepted. Show exhibitors are given the first right of refusal to shared classroom space. PBA membership is required to exhibit at ISSE.

Contact Ashley Charter for more information.

Special Events

Night Out Party

Sunday, January 25, 2015
8:30pm - 12:00am at Sevilla Nightclub

Let your hair down and pump up the volume at ISSE Long Beach! This private party is exclusively for ISSE Long Beach attendees and exhibitors only. Meet up with old friends and make some new ones while you dance and party the night away.

The complimentary ISSE Long Beach education is made available in part because of the Joseph L. Weir Trust. The Trust was established in 1984 by the estate of Joseph Weir for charitable and education purposes. Joseph’s record of industry involvement was remarkable. Joseph joined the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association in 1947, became active on the Board of Directors in 1954, served as president of the board for three terms and received honorary lifetime membership in 1974. Joseph also led in the development of the cosmetology school accrediting system still in use today.