FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the International Beauty Show?
The International Beauty Show is the top trade show for members of the professional beauty industry. The show is for beauty professionals only 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 is allowed to 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.
What is the price of IBS New York?
Ticket information for our 2020 show is coming soon!
How do I get to the Jacob Javits Convention Center?
Take the following MTA subway trains to 34th Street: A,C,E, 1, 2, 3, 9, B, D, F, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, 7
Also, IBS New York offers a convenient shuttle bus from major New York City transportation hubs to the Javits Center during IBS New York show hours. For other options, including driving directions, please click here.
Is there accreditation for the classes I take at IBS New York?
No official credit is given for classes held during IBS New York. However, upon request, IBS New York can issue you a certificate of completion which you may appeal to your board for accreditation. Certificates are available at the Show Office during IBS New York.
How many people attend IBS New York each year?
Over 66,500 beauty professionals attend IBS New York.
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.
When's the next show and where does it take place?
IBS New York 2020 will take place March 8-10. The show takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City-655 West 34th Street, at 11th Avenue.
How can I make travel arrangements to attend the show?
Click here for more information on hotel and travel arrangements.
What classes are offered at IBS New York?
Our 2019 show, included 100+ free classes with a ticket in areas like nail, hair, makeup, product focused and business classes, taught by well-known, industry professionals. The show offeredpresentations by renowned artists on 2 Stages: The Main Stage, featuring hair techniques and trends and The Barbershop Stage, featuring men's grooming and barbering techniques. Check back soon for our 2020 schedule!
How can I request information and join the mailing list for IBS New York?
What types of companies exhibit at the show?
All companies exhibiting at IBS New York 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?
Our 2020 registration opens this fall!
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.
Is there a bag/coat check available?
Yes, IBS offers a bag and coat check available to all attendees, located on the first floor of the Javits Center. Please also leave your roller-bags at the bag check, as they are not permitted on the Show Floor.
If you have a medical condition which requires you to use a roller bag, please bring an official medical note with you and bring the note to the Information Booth (located in the Crystal Palace) for validation.
Can I walk from my hotel to the Javits Center?
IBS offers lodging at hotels throughout New York City. The majority of the hotels are located within a one mile radius of the Javits Center, requiring anywhere from a 5-15 minute walk.