ISSE Long Beach 2012 to Host New Hair Competitions &
Tryouts for Team USA - HairWorld 2012

January 28 – 30, 2012 │ Long Beach Convention Center │ Long Beach, CA

The 2012 International Salon & Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE Long Beach) show has added all new hair competitions to complement its already prestigious nail competitions and further enhance the overall attendee experience. Open to students and licensed cosmetology professionals, ISSE Long Beach hair competitions offer a variety of categories to enter and will include an array of cash and prizes for winners. For licensed cosmetology professionals (seniors), the hair competitions will also serve as tryouts to be a part of Team USA for the 2012 OMC HairWorld competition in Milan, Italy. Largely considered the Olympics of the international professional hair community, being a part of Team USA is a highly coveted honor.  

Students – (juniors) / Sunday, January 29, 2012
Entrants must be currently enrolled and not hold a cosmetology license at time of competition. All competitions are performed on mannequins. Categories include:

Licensed Professionals – (seniors) / Monday, January 30, 2012
Open to all licensed professionals who are not currently enrolled in cosmetology school, top scorers will be invited to join Team USA for the 2012 OMC HairWorld competition. To be considered for Team USA, entrants must participate in either BOTH of the Fashion or BOTH of the Technical competitions. All competitions are performed on mannequins. Categories include:

Entry prices vary by level and range from $99 - $129 if registered by January 6, 2012, and $129 - $149 from January 7 – 22, 2012. ISSE Long Beach is open to licensed salon/spa professionals, cosmetology students and instructors only. To maintain a professional atmosphere, attendees must present proof of license and a valid photo ID. For information on ISSE Long Beach along with official entry details for the hair and nail competitions, please visit

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