New ‘Barber Brawl’ Added to Competition Lineup 

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2013 Hair Competition Entry – Fantasy

Phoenix, AZ (August 29, 2013) – After much success at last year’s International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to bring back the popular hair competitions to the 2014 show. In addition to the returning hairstyling competitions, PBA and ISSE are proud to host for the first time Major League Barber’s Hot Hands Barber Brawl competitions. Through these events, students and professionals can showcase their skill in a variety of categories and earn prize money and industry prestige.

ISSE Long Beach competitions kick off with the Barber Brawl, presented by Major League Barber on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Competitors can register for categories including Original Tag Team – Design and Color, Conservative – Basic Haircut, Fastest Barber in the World – Bald Fade, and Shear Hands – No Machines, Just Shears. Winners will receive an array of tools and products to enhance their barbering career.

PBA’s ISSE Hairstyling Competitions take place Monday, January 27, 2014 and are open to both students and licensed professionals. Categories include Ladies Trend Cut, Color and Style, Long Hair Bridal, and Fantasy – Inspired by Hollywood. All competitions are completed on mannequins and timed. Students and professionals compete at the same time in the same categories but not against each other. An awards ceremony will follow the last competition. All competitions will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center, close to the energy and excitement of the show floor.

Student registration fees for PBA’s Hairstyling Competitions are $30 for PBA Members, $50 for Non-Members: Licensed professional registration is $50 for PBA Members, $75 for Non-Members. Barber Registration fees are $75 for PBA Members, $100 for Non-Members. Barber tag team fees are $125 for PBA Members, $150 for Non-Members. All barber registration fees include barber and model. A 3-day expo ticket is included with competition registration.  For complete competition schedules and to register, please visit probeauty.org/competitions/isselb.

Produced by PBA, ISSE Long Beach has become the West Coast’s largest and most influential cash-and-carry beauty event open exclusively to licensed beauty professionals, students and instructors. With more than 40,000 beauty professionals expected, ISSE Long Beach has evolved beyond the traditional “hair show” to a complete beauty event for hair, nails, cosmetics, esthetics and advanced education.  For complete show information, please visit probeauty.org/isselb.