[Updated November 2022] Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this list to include currently scheduled hairdresser conventions and beauty trade shows scheduled so far in 2023. We’ll continue to update it as more hair shows and beauty events get scheduled.

So, pro tip: Bookmark it!

Chances are, you may have missed some in-person trade events and hair shows in the past couple years…

But, lucky for you (and us), there are plenty of hair and beauty industry events planned for 2023.

So, why not start planning now?

Regardless of your business or educational goals, there’s a trade show out there for everyone. We pulled the top conferences from the biggest associations in the industry, so you can find the right one for you. 

Best Hair Shows, Barber Expos, and Beauty Conventions of 2023 (So Far!)

1. Hair Love Retreat

Dates: January 7–13, 2023

Location: Tulum, Mexico

Why it’s great: The Hair Love Retreat is a luxury, all-inclusive educational retreat for hairstylists. Utilizing the best in beauty, business, wellness and adventure, Elizabeth Faye and Hair Love’s artists and coaches are ready to help you elevate your business and soar to new heights!

You’ll leave feeling balanced and grounded and with friendships and a sisterhood that lasts a lifetime.

2. International Salon and Spa Expo

Dates: January 28–30, 2023

Location: Long Beach, CA

Why it’s great: Still one of the biggest hair and beauty shows of the year, still in Long Beach, CA — ISSE is professional beauty experience you don’t want to miss.

As always, you’ll be a part of a curated offering of innovative education, the newest trends, products from the industry’s leading brands, and creative connections!

3. International Beauty Show

Dates: March 5–7, 2023

Location: NYC

Why it’s great: IBS has always been an experiential event that empowers and activates a deep passion within beauty professionals. This year’s IBS show floor will still buzz, but with less crowded aisles, social distancing, and the fanciest masks you’ve ever seen!

4. Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show

Dates:

  • April 1–3, 2023 (New Orleans, LA)
  • July 22–24, 2023 (Long Beach, CA)
  • February 24–26, 2024 (Atlanta, GA)

Why it’s great: With a goal of inspiring, elevating, and educating cosmetology professionals and students, the Bronner Bros. Beauty Show is the world’s largest trade show dedicated to multicultural beauty!

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5. America’s Beauty Show

Dates: April 15–17, 2023

Location: Rosemont, IL

Why it’s great: If you’re looking for a show to celebrate the reason you love your industry with other artists that are equally as passionate, this is the one for you. Everyone in the beauty industry can attend, including salon owners, cosmetologists, hair colorists, estheticians, and more!

6. CT Barber Expo

Dates: May 20–22, 2023

Location: Uncasville, CT

Why it’s great: Babyliss and Wahl (just to name a couple) are sponsoring this barbering expo, so you know it’s going to be good. Not only is it a great opportunity to network with fellow barbers and brands, but you can even enter to compete in a barber battle if that’s your thing. Whether you want to compete or not, it’ll definitely be entertaining.

7. Premiere Orlando

Dates: June 3–5, 2023

Location: Orlando, FL

Why it’s great: According to Trade Show News Network, Premiere Orlando is the largest beauty show in the United States. With inspiring education from the best beauty experts, and top exhibiting companies, Premiere Orlando is a venue with multiple resources for discovering all of the latest techniques, trends, and products.

8. International Beauty Show — Vegas Style

Dates: June 24–26, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Why it’s great: Think you’ll have better luck (or more fun) in Las Vegas?

You can attend The Beauty Experience there, instead!

(Or, hey, double-down. Start with New York, then head for Nevada.)

Spend a few days learning, networking, and testing new products before you have to make any decisions on them.

9. International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference

Dates: June 24–26, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Why it’s great: Believing health and wellness should be everyone’s top priority, this event is all about education. Learn how to rejuvenate your business, gain confidence in your clients, and re-engage with your community with a fresh perspective!

10. Cosmoprof North America

Dates: July 11–13, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Why it’s great: The Cosmoprof event is known as the premiere event for launching new beauty brands and introducing revolutionary technologies, so you’re sure to stay in the know on what’s shaping the future of the industry.

Plus, there are a ton of programs to attend and opportunities to foster new relationships with like-minded folks.

11. The Behind the Chair Show

Dates: August 13–16, 2023

Location: Austin, TX

Why it’s great: BTC is all about finding your people! There will be awards, parties, networking, and education — it’s an all-in-one event that will help you level up your social circle and industry skills.

12. Ubiquitous Women’s Expo

Dates: August 26–28, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

Why it’s great: This event has it all! From high-quality exhibits and star-studded entertainment to workshops and informative panel discussions with industry pros, you’re sure to walk away from this event with a fresh wealth of knowledge.

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