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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is IBS New York?

IBS New York is the longest-running show for the professional beauty industry and is not open to the general public. The show's main objective is to educate, in effect opening new doors for beauty professionals.

Who can attend IBS New York?

IBS New York is only open to licensed beauty professionals. All attendees will be asked to present a photo ID along with one of the following credentials: 

  • Cosmetology License
  • Salon/Spa Business License 
  • Business card
  • Letter from owner of salon or spa
  • W-2 Form 
  • Invoice from professional beauty product distributor 
  • Student I.D. from Cosmetology School or state license 
  • Other appropriate license(s) denoting one as a member in the professional beauty industry
  • Students attending a certified beauty school can also attend, with proper identification 
  • No one under the age of 15 is allowed on the show floor or in classrooms, including infants in strollers. 

How much does it cost to attend?

IBS New York offers a variety of registration options depending on your schedule and will reopen in a few months.

Is there accreditation for the classes offered?

No official credit is given for classes held during the event. However, upon request, the show can issue  you a certificate of completion which you may appeal to your board for accreditation. Certificates are available at the Show Office at the Convention Center.

What should I do if I lose my ticket?

Any attendee who loses their ticket will have to purchase another ticket to gain entrance to the show.

What if I need special assistance at the show? 

Please click here to email the operations department if you need special assistance. Please specify what you will need at the show in this email.

How can I make travel arrangements to attend the show? 

Hotel details for future shows will be posted soon!

What classes are offered at the show? 

100+ free classes with a ticket covering industry topics: nail, hair, makeup, product focused and business classes, taught by well-known, industry professionals and presentations by renowned artists featuring hair techniques & trends and BarberShop, featuring men's grooming and barbering techniques.

What types of companies exhibit at the show? 

All companies exhibiting at the event either sell or distribute products related to the beauty industry. The show offers exhibitors from top beauty brands!

Can I exhibit at the show? How can I go about exhibiting? 

Please click here to contact a sales executive.

How do I register for the event?

Registration for future events will be open soon!

Do PBA & NCA members get a discount? 

Yes, we provide discounts for members of PBA & NCA. Simply enter your email associated with your PBA membership when you register.