ISSE Midwest Combines Professional Expo and Educational Event

The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Midwest show will return to the Chicago area November 4 - 5, 2012. Produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), ISSE Midwest is more than just a "hair show" and will feature an array of education, including continuing education, hair and nail competitions, artistic presentations from some of the industry's biggest stars and top beauty brands exhibiting with the latest tools and products.

ISSE Midwest will be held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, which is conveniently located just outside Chicago near O'Hare International Airport.

An array of educational classes in hair, nails, skin and business will be presented by notable beauty professionals and companies, including: Charlie Price, Chuck Caple, Faatemah Ampey, Derek J, Geno Stampora, Martin Parsons, Lydia Sarfati/Repêchage, Mikal Clay, Millie Haynam and many more.

ISSE Midwest will have an assortment of more than 60 educational classes to choose from. In addition, the show will offer hands-on hair and nail classes and CIDESCO USA skin classes. (Some classes require additional investment.)

With cash, prizes, and prestige on the line, ISSE Midwest will offer hair and nail competitions for students and professionals, competing separately. All hair competitions are performed on mannequins. Hair Competition Categories Include: Fantasy-Inspired by Hollywood, Long Hair Bridal and Women's Trend Cut, Color & Style.

Nail Competition Categories Include: Competitors Report, Soak Off Gel Manicure, French Twist - One Hand, Tip & Overlay, Salon Success. A NailPro Competition Class will also be offered for those looking to enter the competition circuit or just pick up some great pointers.

See international platform artists, educators and some amazing artistic presentations on ISSE Midwest's two main stages. Some of the many featured artists include: Derek J, DJ Riggs & Berry Bachen, Farouk, FI Hair Gear, J's Hair Studio & Academy, Kris Sorbie, Martin Parsons, RUSK, The Teals & Steve Elias and many more.

ISSE Midwest is open to licensed professionals and students only. Visit