The opening day of the International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York attracted an enormous crowd despite the wet, wintry weather.
The newest and most exciting products in the beauty industry will be unveiled at IBS/IECS –from hair feathers, formaldehyde-free keratin treatments, hybrid nail gels, temporary hair chalk and extensions to organic and eco-friendly products.
Word about this beauty event that covers two convention halls traveled south. “I have a friend and mentor who lives here. He’s actually participating in the show and I have heard great things about the show. This show is awesome. It’s a great experience and very colorful,” shares Keshia, hair stylist at Hair Cuttery and aspiring fashion designer, and her friend Courtney, both of Richmond, Va. They traveled to New York by train.
Harlem-based stylist extraordinaire and owner of Veronica’s Beauty Rama, Veronica Forbes, who was featured in Chris Rock’s “Good Hair,” was spotted with her muse who was bedazzled in sequin and sporting fantasy hair. This writer also spotted Aisha McKenzie, owner of Beyond Salon in Cherry Hilll, NJ. She was recently featured on “Tabatha’s Salon Takover.” –yvette caslin