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12 Hair Shows, Salon Cons, and Beauty Events to Attend in 2022

Hair shows and beauty events are back in full force and we’ve rounded up the ones you won’t want to miss this year.

After a hiatus from in-person events, it’s time to get back in the game and re-spark your motivation that may have taken a hit over the last couple of years. Thankfully, the 2022 calendar is chock-full of hair and beauty events that will have you feeling your best self again, and will help you develop your skills to make your clients look their best selves. 

Here are the hottest hair shows, salon cons, and beauty events to get you back on track with trends, new brands, and new products to take your salon to the next level this year. 

So get your calendar out and save these dates.

Hair shows? In this economy?

If you’re new to the hair or beauty biz, you may be wondering why hair shows and other beauty events are good for business. There’s no denying that they are a fun way to meet others in your industry, but the benefits run deep.


Beyond making new friends that have similar interests, trade shows and events in the hair and beauty business may be the best way to grow your network. Having a strong network gives you a serious leg up, as it provides you with a web of people that you can work with, and that can potentially help you gain new clients.

New products and tools

Guests and hosts at trade shows are often there to show off the hottest new tools and trends on the market and, as a hair and/or beauty pro, it is vital for you to know what is #trending. Hair shows and cosmetology events are the ideal way to get your finger on the pulse of where the beauty industry is headed so you can stay on top. In addition to that, you can learn about what new tools may make your job easier and which ones may open up new experiences for you and your clients. 

New opportunities

Barber expos and beauty events are flooded with talent scouts and employers that are looking to hire new professionals, so these shows are the ideal way to meet someone who may end up becoming your new boss. A major part of the hair and beauty industry is growth and taking your career to the next level, and salon events provide you the opportunity to do just that.

The top hair shows, salon cons, and beauty events in 2022

If you’re feeling out of the loop thanks to the pandemic, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Hair and beauty pros across the globe struggled with the switch from in-person to virtual events for the last couple of years. There’s something about experiencing things in-person that can make all the difference.

So, we are thrilled that in-person events are making a major appearance in 2022, and that there are some fabulous ones to look forward to. Here are the top ones you need to register for ASAP. 

International Beauty Show (NY) | March 13 - 15 | New York City, NY

IBS New York is one of the top places for beauty pros to connect with others in the industry and learn more about what’s happening in the world of beauty. Here you can test and purchase new products and tools, learn how to better serve your clients, how to attract new clients, and gain insight into where the industry is going. 

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America’s Beauty Show | April 9-11 | Rosemont, IL

This year marks the 10th anniversary of America’s Beauty Show, so it will be one for the books. Whether you’re a salon owner or a beauty pro just starting out in the biz, this event has something for you. You’ll be able to connect with others in your industry and gain great education via classes, panel discussions, competitions, and more. 

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CT Barber Expo | May 14-16 | Uncasville, CT

Ready to step up your barbering game? Then be sure to register for this barber expo that will get you in touch with fellow barbers and brands to extend your network and your knowledge. You can even opt to enter a barber battle to duke it out with other pros. 

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AIIR Gathering IV | May 21-22 | Scottsdale, AZ

This two-day retreat will serve as a major boost to your creativity that will simultaneously help you to connect with why you started working in the hair biz in the first place. This event focuses not only on the education part of the industry but also a deeper look at yourself and your work from a holistic point of view. 

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Premiere Orlando | June 4-6 | Orlando, FL

This international event is lauded as the biggest beauty show in the country. If that’s not enough to get you there, then read on.  This event is one of the top spots to explore all the excitement in the beauty industry with everything from color trends to cutting techniques, popular spa treatments to the hottest nail art, and beyond. Come here to connect with others in the industry and walk away with tips, tricks, and info to level up your biz. 

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International Beauty Show (Las Vegas) | June 25-27 | Las Vegas, NV

If the New York event in March wasn’t in the cards for you, then don’t worry – you can opt to attend the Las Vegas event instead. Or, if you’re really feeling lucky, then you can attend both events to get double the fun and double the experience, networking, product testing, and more. 

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Cosmoprof North America | July 12-14 | Las Vegas, NV

As one of the largest B2B beauty shows in the United States, this 2022 cosmetology event is not to be missed. Here you’ll get the lowdown on the latest products and innovations in the health and beauty industries and meet retailers, technicians, and businesses to foster new relationships and potential collabs. 

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Barbercon New York | July 17 | Brooklyn, NY

This global event brings together thousands of barbers and cosmetologists from all over the world to deepen their knowledge of the barbering world via intimate education classes and workshops. You’ll also have the chance to experience the event’s outdoor festival area, an awards ceremony, and more. 

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Behind the Chair | August 21-24 | Austin, TX

This show is for those in the beauty biz who are looking to connect with others in the hair industry and who are looking to find the people that inspire, motivate, and support them in their work. Here you can partake in a wide variety of events that will fill your cup and leave you feeling excited to head home and spread the wealth of all that you learned.

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Barbercon Dallas | September 25 | Dallas, TX

If the New York event didn’t work with your schedule, then you have another opportunity to experience Barbercon, this time in Dallas. This one-day event includes live hair tutorials, product demonstrations, a barber battle, and more. 

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Hair Love Retreat | September 29-October 3 | Dripping Springs, TX

Looking to learn more about hair and experience a luxury getaway? Then Hair Love Retreat is for you. This event is different from other hair shows in that it is an all-inclusive retreat that allows you to not only expand your hair knowledge, but more deeply connect with others, yourself, and your work.

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IMAGE Expo | October 23-24 | Houston, TX

This world-class educational event has been around for over 10 years and has gained the reputation of being a top beauty show for those in the beauty industry. Here you’ll gain access to information from highly-regarded professionals via seminars and workshops, as well as access to hot new products and services. 

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