ISSE 2019
Jan 26-28, 2019

SHOW HOURS:

Saturday, January 26 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday, January 27 10:00am - 6:00pm

Monday, January 28 10:00am - 5:00pm

EDUCATION HOURS:

Saturday, January 26 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, January 27 9:30am - 6:00pm

Monday, January 28 9:30am - 5:00pm

NAHA
Jan 26, 2019

Red Carpet Reception – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Awards – 8:00pm-10:30pm

After Party – 10:30pm-1:00am

Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Convention Center

INFO
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ISSE 2019

Jan 26-28, 2019

NAHA Jan 26, 2019

Long Beach Convention Center

300 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, California 90802

1 Day-Regular $90
3 Day-Regular $100
1 Day-PBA $45
3 Day-PBA $50
NAHA GA Tickets $105 / $95
NAHA VIP Tickets $175 / $125
NAHA Package 3 day ISSE + NAHA VIP ticket $150 after Jan 8, $200

NAHA Package includes: A 3-day ISSE ticket, NAHA VIP seating, entry into red carpet reception, NAHA after party, and two drink tickets.

SHOW POLICY
  • ISSE is open to LICENSED beauty industry professionals, cosmetology students and instructors ONLY. Manufacturers, Manufacturing Representatives, and Distributors can ONLY attend if they are members of the Professional Beauty Association.
  • Beauty industry credentials are not required to attend the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA).
  • All attendees MUST present PHOTO ID and PROOF OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSE to enter. Please refer to the FAQ link for a list of accepted credentials. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SHOW PROPER CREDENTIALS.
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HOUSING WARNING

BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED HOUSING COMPANIES

PAR AVION Meetings & Conventions is the ONLY official travel agency for ISSE Long Beach. Beware of any company other than PAR AVION that contacts you regarding show housing. These companies are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Information provided by them is often false and may involve non-refundable deposits, non-existent room blocks and false rates. If you are contacted by any company/travel service other than PAR AVION Meetings & Conventions, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND and report the solicitation to Sarah Atkinson at Par Avion.

FAQ's

Who can attend ISSE?

ISSE is open to licensed/certified beauty industry professionals, cosmetology students and instructors. Photo/copy of eligible credential is ok. Attendees MUST present photo ID and one of the following credentials:

  • PBA Member or other beauty association membership card (CCA, ISPA, AACS, ABA)
  • Salon/Spa business license denoting Salon/Spa ownership
  • Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Esthetician, Barber or Massage Therapist license/certificate (including international licenses/certificates)
  • Makeup Artist Union Card, Temptu Pro Artist Card, MAC Pro Card, Smashbox Pro Card, Make-Up Artist Pro Card, Make Up For Ever Pro Card or Inglot Pro Card
  • Sally Beauty Pro Card (red), SalonCentric Card, CosmoProf PROCLUB® Card
  • Cosmetology School Business or State License
  • Cosmetology school valid student ID (will accept school id up to six months after graduation), hours card, active class schedule, active unofficial transcript, student enrollment form or original letter on school letterhead verifying current enrollment
  • Business card from a salon/spa with your name printed on it
  • Paycheck stub or W-2 form with your name and salon name imprinted
  • Other appropriate license denoting you as a member of the professional beauty industry

No one will be permitted to enter the show without proper photo identification and credentials. No refunds will be issued if you are unable to provide proof of credentials.

Can unlicensed salon managers and/or employees attend the show?

Yes, provided that proof of employment by the salon is provided in the form of one of the following:

  • A check stub containing the employee's name and salon name
  • A business card imprinted with the employee's name and the name of the salon. Generic salon cards with a name handwritten on it will not be accepted.
  • An original letter on salon letterhead signed by the salon owner and accompanied by owner's business card verifying employment. Copies will not be accepted.

Can distributors, industry suppliers or manufacturers attend the show?

Only if they are members of the Professional Beauty Association.

Can a spouse/significant other come to the show?

If you need assistance at the show, you may bring your spouse. A ticket must be purchased. As long as the last names and/or driver's license has the same address as the credentialed attendee they may enter the show floor with you. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances that would require you to bring someone other than your spouse/significant other. Please email gina@probeauty.org before Tuesday, January 22 to ensure a timely response and to receive the "credential exception letter" for your guest to use as their credential along with a photo id to receive a name badge.

Do members of the media get free admission?

For press approval for ISSE & NAHA, please contact press@probeauty.org

Do I have to purchase an expo ticket to attend education classes?

Complimentary classes are included with your show registration and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Paid education classes are also available and are limited by the number of seats in the room. Advanced registration for these classes is highly recommended.

How do I get my ticket after purchase?

You will receive a registration confirmation and a "final confirmation" will be sent out prior to the show. Please bring this confirmation with you to the registration counter, scan your bar code to receive your badge and wristband. Industry credential and photo ID will be required. If you lose your confirmation, you may go back into your registration to re-send, contact the registration help desk issslb@experient-inc.com or call 800.310.7554 (M-F/9am-5pm EST). You may also find your registration onsite by typing in your name at the registration counter.

CAN I…

Bring a cart?

No. Carts, strollers, carriages and rolling bags (including suitcases) are not permitted on the show floor. A complimentary bag check will be available at each show entrance.

Be a model?

ISSE/PBA does not hire models for the exhibiting companies.

Bring my child?

Children under the age of 16 will not be permitted on the show floor or in classrooms.

Bring my spouse/significant other?

A ticket must be purchased. As long as the last names and/or driver's license has the same address as the credentialed attendee they may enter the show floor with you. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances that would require you to bring someone other than your spouse/significant other, please email gina@probeauty.org.

Bring my camera?

No photography or videotaping of ISSE or its education classes is allowed without prior permission from Show Management.

Is there food available at the Convention Center?

Yes, food is available for purchase in both the Promenade and Arena Lobbies as well as on the show floor. There are also several restaurants as well as fast-food outlets within walking distance of the Convention Center. Weather permitting, food trucks will be outside the convention center.

What if I need special assistance at the show?

If due to a disability, you have special needs or requirements to ensure your participation, please contact Gina Moon, gina@probeauty.org at least four weeks prior to the show so that we may provide you with assistance options.

Where can I rent a scooter/wheelchair?

You can contact OC Medical Supply Inc., 755 N. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 93801; P: 714-956-4690; F: 714-956-4692

TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • In exchange for the opportunity to attend the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), I hereby assume all risks associated with attending ISSE, and hereby release the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), its employees, agents, contractors, and ISSE facilities (each a "Released Party") from all liability or actions for any damage, injury or losses arising out of or relating to my attendance.
  • I also agree to indemnify and hold each Released Party harmless from all liability, damages, or injury, if any, resulting from my actions or attendance at ISSE.
  • Show Management is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All found items will be held at the Show Office until the conclusion of the show at which time they will be turned over to the Long Beach Convention Center.
  • Photography Disclaimer: The Professional Beauty Association and / or its approved contractors may record, photograph and / or stream various aspects of ISSE & NAHA for archival and promotional purposes. By attending ISSE, the attendee gives ISSE and its approved contractors permission to use attendee's voice and / or image in any such archival or promotional recording, photograph or streaming activity.
  • Under no circumstances will anyone be permitted to take pictures of the ISSE show floor. Exhibitors have the right to report to security any instance of inappropriate photography of company products or displays.
CANCELLATION
& REFUND POLICY
  • Deadline to request a refund is Friday, January 11, 2019 (11:59PM Pacific Standard Time).
  • After Friday, January 11, 2019, no refunds will be granted.
  • All refund requests must be submitted online at https://probeauty.org/cancel.
  • Refunds are subject to a $25 cancellation fee and apply to registration, NAHA and paid workshops only.
  • Substitution of registered individuals is not permitted.
  • Refunds will be issued within 5 days of submission.
  • PBA paid membership is not eligible for a refund.
  • No shows/non-attendance is not eligible for a refund.
DIRECTIONS
Air Travel

The closest airport to the convention center is:

Long Beach Airport (Airport Code – LGB)

4100 Donald Douglas Dr. Long Beach, CA 90808

For assistance making airline or rental car reservations, call Par Avion at 310.590.4719 \ 800.826.8798

FROM LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot, or as advised by directional signage.

FROM LONG BEACH AIRPORT

Take Lakewood Boulevard south to the San Diego Freeway (405). Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot, or as advised by directional signage.

FROM THE JOHN WAYNE (ORANGE COUNTY) AIRPORT

Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot or as advised by directional signage.

FROM SOUTHERN ORANGE COUNTY

Take the Santa Ana Freeway (5) north to the San Diego Freeway (405). Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot or as advised by directional signage.

FROM NORTH ORANGE COUNTY AND THE VALLEYS

San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys take the Orange Freeway (57) or San Gabriel Freeway (605) to the Riverside Freeway (91) to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot or as advised by directional signage.

PARKING

The Long Beach Convention Center has three parking garages: The Terrace Theater Parking Garage, the Arena Parking Lot and the Promenade Parking Garage. There are also two parking lots: the main parking lot and the Elephant Lot, both located off Shoreline Drive.