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.


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Center Stage

Be inspired by the extraordinary artistic talent of today’s leading stylists and platform artists as they share their knowledge, skills and creativity through technical demonstrations and artistic performances!

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NAHA Stage

Join NAHA veterans and more as they teach you how to transform your visions into looks that stun your clients.

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Hands-On Hair Workshops

Learn from some of the industry’s top innovators and educators and enhance your skills through hands-on classes.

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Complimentary Hair Education

Don’t miss out as top hair product manufacturers and instructors share their best practices. Let leading beauty companies share their techniques and creativity to help take your skills to the next level.

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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!

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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.

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Complimentary Nail Education

Join leading nail companies as they demonstrate the perfect techniques to give your clients flawless nails and trend-setting designs that set you apart from the rest.

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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.

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Complimentary Skin Education

Expand your skills and business with this year’s lineup of complimentary skin classes. Skin & wellness professionals will teach their industry-leading techniques and procedures surrounding their skincare and self-tanning product and treatments.

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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.

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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!

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Complimentary Business Education

Learn how to drive sales, market your brand, implement industry best practices, reach financial goals and more.

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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 2016

Educators must be pre-approved by PBA/ISSE to present any sort of seminar or workshop at ISSE Long Beach. 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.

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Special Events

Hairbrained Teach In and Meet Up

The Hairbrained Teach-In is the event that our community was waiting for! It brought together some of the community's most talented artists – all under one roof! Educators from diverse backgrounds were present and sHaired their passion without promotion. After the Teach In, the community networked and mingled at the Hairbrained Meet-Up. This allowed us to sHair some real community time after the ISSE show floor closed. Meet-Up attendees had the opportunity to win great prizes, including tools, DVD’s and classes, compliments of Hairbrained and our supporters.

Night Out Party

The 2015 Night Out Party, exclusively for ISSE Long Beach attendees and exhibitors, was a success! Attendees had the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones while dancing and partying the night away.

Southern California Beauty Career Fair

Show and career fair attendees had the unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with beauty professionals, beauty company representatives, and other salon/spa professionals about available job opportunities.

Special Meet & Greets

ISSE Long Beach attendees had the special opportunity to meet with, and take photos with, beauty industry icons, Ted Gibson & Beth Minardi on the show floor.

ISSE Blogger Cafe

The Blogger Cafe at ISSE Long Beach gave top beauty influencers from across the U.S. the opportunity to meet with show exhibitors. ISSE Long Beach attendees also had the chance to meet with these beauty influencers throughout the show. Each beauty influencer nominated the best new product, best established product, and best of show in hair, nail and skin from exhibitors across the show floor giving each exhibiting company 7 chances to win!

2015 Beauty Influencers

  • Jennifer Chan -
  • Romy Schorr -
  • Stevie Wilson - la-story
  • Erin Short -
  • Stephanie Pedroza -
  • Ashlee & Daniel - bangstyle
  • Lizzy Sherman - creative age
  • Dawn McCoy -
View photos from Our 2015 Special Events

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.