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.
When will registration open for the 2023 show?
Registration is now open. Click here to register to attend. Press may register here and Exhibitors, click here to register.
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:
Salon/Spa Business License
Letter from owner of salon or spa
Invoice from professional beauty product distributor
Student ID 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, but its always cheaper to register early. Click here to view prices.
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?
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 and trends.
What types of companies exhibit at the show?
All companies exhibiting at the event either sell or distribute products related to the beauty industry and sell at professionals-only prices! The show offers exhibitors from top beauty brands including Amika, Brazilian Blowout, CHI by Farouk, Gelish, Olaplex, MAC Cosmetics, and so much more! Click here to view full list of currently growing exhibitor list.
Can I exhibit at the show? How can I go about exhibiting?
Yes, please contact Ellen Evers via [email protected] or call 646-979-4544 if you would like to reserve an exhibit space.
Yes, we provide a 50% for PBA members via their own login on the home page of the IBS registration site.
Where is the show located and what are the hours?
IBS New York is located at the Javits Convention Center, 429 11 Avenue, New York, NY 10001
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Sunday, March 5: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Monday, March 6: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 7: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday, March 5: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, March 6: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 7: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Will there be a Student program in 2023?
Yes, Student Day will be Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Please click here for details.
May I bring a pet to IBS New York?
Service animals for persons with disabilities are welcome at the Javits Center. Service animals are limited to dogs1 that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.
No other animals are permitted in the Javits Center except as part of an approved exhibit, activity or performance legitimately requiring the use of animals. Although emotional support animals and/or comfort animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not service animals and therefore are not permitted in the Javits Center.
If animals are approved by the Javits Center:
Event managers must obtain necessary permits and comply with all relevant laws (including, but not limited to, the NYS prohibition of animal fighting).
Animals may not come into contact with the public, must be accompanied by a handler at all times and must be on a leash, within an enclosure or under similar control at all times.
The Event Manager, Exhibitor and owner take full responsibility for the animal(s).
The Event Manager’s, Exhibitor’s and owner’s insurance policy for their event must not exclude live animals or it must state that live animals are covered.
The Event Manager must sign an acknowledgement letter indemnifying and defending the Javits Center in the event of personal injury, death or damage to property resulting from such animals.
The Event Manager or Exhibitor must provide the Javits Center with:
Health certificates for each animal and Up-to-date Veterinary records, including shots, for each animal.
Insurance coverage provided by the Event Manager, Exhibitor and owner (whichever is applicable) should name the following entities as additional insureds and provide a waiver of subrogation in favor of said parties:
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation a/k/a Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, The State of New York, New York Convention Center Development Corporation,
New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development,
The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and their respective directors, officer(s), agent(s) and employees.
1Certain miniature horses may also be service animals. Please contact the Javits Center Legal Department before arriving if you have any questions about using miniature horses as service animals.
If you bring an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, please Contact Us in advance to secure the appropriate entry credentials for your trusted companion.
Can I bring my child to the show?
No one under the age of 15 is allowed in the Exhibit Hall or in the classrooms, including infants and strollers.
Are roller bags permitted so I may carry all the incredible products I wish to purchase on the show floor?
Roller bags are not permitted on the show floor as they can be very dangerous on such crowded floors. There will be a bag check room available for anyone who brings a roller bag as they will not be allowed into the Exhibit Hall.
How do I get to the Javits Center?
Public transportation is always a quick and affordable way to go. The 34th Street–Hudson Yards stop on the 7 line is across the street from the Javits Center.
Arriving from out of state? Click here for directions and helpful tips whether you are arriving by car, train, plane, or more.
If you’re coming by car or truck, there’s off-site parking within walking distance. Citi Bike, New York’s new bike sharing system, is another option. The NY Waterway is also a convenient and quick way to get to the Javits Center from across the Hudson River, and only one block from the Javits Center.
Guest entrance is 445 11th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001.
Shuttle Bus Service:
Shuttle Buses run from the Javits Center to the show hotels and Penn Station. Click here for the shuttle schedule.