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PBA's hair competitions return to ISSE Long Beach

After much success at last year's International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) are bringing the popular hair competitions back to the 2014 show.

Beyond the returning competitions, PBA and ISSE will play first time host to Major League Barber's Hot Hands Barber Brawl competitions.

Through these events, students and professionals can flaunt their stellar skills in a variety of categories and earn prize money and industry prestige.

ISSE Long Beach competitions kick off with the Barber Brawl, presented by Major League Barber on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Competitors can register for categories including Original Tag Team - Design and Color; Conservative - Basic Haircut; Fastest Barber in the World - Bald Fade; and Shear Hands - No Machines, Just Shears. Winners will receive an array of tools and products to enhance their barbering career.

PBA's ISSE Hairstyling Competitions will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 and are open to both students and licensed professionals. Categories include Ladies Trend Cut, Color and Style; Long Hair Bridal; and Fantasy - Inspired by Hollywood.

All competitions are completed on mannequins and timed. Students and professionals compete at the same time in the same categories, but not against each other.

An awards ceremony will follow the last competition. All competitions will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center, close to the energy and excitement of the show floor.

Student registration fees are $30 for PBA Members, $50 for Non-Members: Licensed professional registration is $50 for PBA Members, $75 for Non-Members. Barber Registration fees are $75 for PBA Members, $100 for Non-Members.

Barber tag team fees are $125 for PBA Members, $150 for Non-Members. All barber registration fees include barber and model.

A 3-day expo ticket is included with competition registration.

For complete competition schedules and to register, visit

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