ISSE, NAHA, and Beacon Have Been Postponed Amid Omicron Surge

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If you were hoping to attend a major hair show this month, we hate to break it to you but you’ll have to wait until the spring. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), one of the largest and most inclusive trade organizations representing the entire beauty industry, has made the decision to postpone a number of January events until the spring and summer months. This announcement from the PBA comes amid the recent surge of COVID-19 cases spurred by the omicron variant.

Originally scheduled for January 30th, the North American Hairstyling Awards (aka NAHA) will now be taking place on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California.

Beacon, the elite student program, will now be taking place on April 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The event will see top students from across the nation gather to learn critical skills that will be useful as they launch their careers in the beauty industry.

The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) will also be shifting dates, moving from its original date of  January 29-30 to June 25-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year’s ISSE will feature interactive education from the industry’s top hair, skin, nail, and makeup educators and influencers.

“While moving dates is not ideal, we felt it was the safest way to move forward for all in attendance,” says Nina Daily, Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Association. “Protocols will be in place for the new event dates to ensure the continued safety of attendees and exhibitors.” 

All previously purchased event tickets will simply transfer to the new dates. Please contact isse@csreg.zohodesk.com for refunds and ISSE@probeauty.org for any questions. In addition, new hotel reservation links will be available in the upcoming weeks for all events. 

For future announcements regarding these events, be sure to follow @probeautyassoc on Instagram. 

Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor, based in Georgia, covering all things hair at The Tease. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.