The International Beauty Show New York (IBS New York), took place March 12‐14, 2017 and drew around 65,000+ beauty professionals from across the nation who attended to increase their skills and build their careers and businesses. This year, IBS New York celebrated its position as the longest‐running beauty show in the nation and 100 years of providing professionals with exceptional educational and career‐building opportunities.
More than 500 beauty brands celebrated IBS New York’s birthday while lining the expansive show floor all three days of the event, including: Amika, Andis, Conair Professional, Coiffance, Dreamcatchers, Hot Heads, Olaplex, Ted Gibson, Truss, and Turbo Power, among many others. Professionals had the opportunity to walk through miles of exhibits and learn unique techniques through invaluable in‐booth demonstrations by some of the top artists in the industry.
This year’s Main Stage performances included a montage of renowned artists representing ten decades of beauty – Charlie Price, Ted Gibson, Martin Parsons, and other notables will dazzle audience members with their depictions of 100 years of beauty. In addition, creatively‐blessed artists from far and wide performed on the Main Stage, including Motie Rubin, Tanju Kurt & Avi Ram, Tracey Hughes and Lisa Yamasaki, providing an inside look at international trends from, Israel, Bermuda, Australia, Japan and more.
A power‐packed conference program boasts hundreds of classes, focusing on hair styling, cutting, coloring, nail enhancement, makeup application and business‐building. IBS heavy‐hitters, Nick Arrojo, Eiji Yamane, Eve Pearl and Martin Parsons returned this year to teach their coveted techniques. Highly admired artists, Yancey Edwards, Woody Michleb, Joe Flano, and Gerard Scarpaci and the Hairbrained team inspired attendees with their sought‐after skills and industry insight.
This year, an increase of business classes provided attendees with essential team building, marketing and profit‐ boosting subjects from experts including Amy Carter, Gordon Miller, and Miki Wright. Nail guru Jamie Schrabeck taught nail techs how to get ahead and stay ahead with her best practices while Adamme Sosa returned to wow attendees with his makeup application techniques. Hands‐on Workshops and Master Classes were also presented for an additional fee and were taught by prominent artists, including Frank Gambuzza, Ivan Zoot and Kari Kisch, among other greats.
As always, attendees had the opportunity to shop for products for their salons at professionals‐only pricing and to network with industry leaders. IBS New York attendees could also visit the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC), co‐located with IBS, to shop the newest in the spa, skincare and wellness industries.
In addition to the onsite celebrations, attendees and exhibitors are invited to honor the event’s 100th year at IBS New York’s Big Birthday Bash, taking place March 12 at the Attic Rooftop. Party goers will have the unique opportunity to mingle with celebrity artists, drink and dance, and receive exciting giveaways.
Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty professionals are available at IBS Las Vegas, taking place June 24‐26, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.