What: 2012 International Salon & Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE) produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
Who: 400 leading beauty brands including BaBylissPro, Clairol Professional, CND, Moroccanoil, Orly, Repêchage, RUSK, TIGI, Wahl and Zotos
Why: 40,000 beauty professionals attended the ISSE Long Beach show to see the latest in hair, nail, cosmetics, wellness and massage trends, as well as to enjoy 183 complimentary education opportunities. The busy NAHA stage featured such big names as Damien Carney, Steve Elias, Jake Thompson and Charlie Price. This year’s show also offered its first hair competitions hosted by Mark Goodman, as well the popular nail competitions.
When & Where: January 28-30 in Long Beach, Calif.