Frequently Asked Questions

What type of companies exhibit at the International Esthetics, Cosmetic & Spa Conference?

All companies exhibiting sell or distribute products or services to spas/salons. The following are examples of the types of companies that will be seen at IECSC:

  • Skincare
  • Makeup
  • Hair Removal
  • Private Label
  • Massage
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Microdermabrasion Product/Machine
  • Equipment & Supply
  • Spray Tanning
  • Spa Design
  • Spa/Salon Computer Programming
  • Bottling/Packaging

Who attends the conferences?
Salon & Spa Owners and Managers, Estheticians, Makeup Artists, Skin Care Specialists, Instructors/Students, Distributors, Massage Therapists, Medical Estheticians, Plastic Surgeons, Wellness Practitioners and Cosmetologists.

Is the public invited to participate in the conference?
No, this is a professional tradeshow only and is not beneficial to anyone not involved in the spa industry. However, anyone interested in this industry is more then welcome to call and get more information.

IECSC Chicago co-locates with America's Beauty Show (ABS). Can I get into ABS with my IECSC ticket?
No, you must purchase your ABS ticket separately, which you are able to purchase through IECSC.

Do you have to bring your license to the show?
Not all states license their estheticians or salon/spa professionals, so we do not require any ID at the door. Some form of professional identification is suggested for networking and business transaction information. Questex, however only advertises to the professionals in the spa industry.

Can I bring my small child to the show?
No one under the age of 14 is allowed in the exhibit hall or the classrooms, including infants and strollers. 

Is there a coat check? 
Yes, it is located at McCormick Place North during show hours.

How many exhibits will be seen at the conferences?
More than 200 exhibiting companies/manufacturers will be at IECSC Chicago.

What type of Conference Program is offered?
IECSC Chicago offers a robust educational program. More than x classes are free with your paid daily exhibit hall admission. Plus, there are additional classes available for a separate fee, including: Advanced Education Workshops, a Medical Spa Workshop, the Advanced Business Seminar and Spa Tours. All classes are taught by the industry's leading experts.

How can I apply to be a conference speaker?
Please apply by filling out an application here.

Do people attending classes receive CEU credits?
Many classes are acceptable for CEU credit; however, due to the diversity in state accreditation programs, it is the attendee's responsibility to notify their state board of cosmetology to predetermine which classes are acceptable.

Additional Questions?

Show Related: Contact Amanda Butcher at 212-895-8276 or email

Registration Related: Contact Customer Service at 877.398.6940

Saturday, April 18: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, April 19: 10:00am-5:00pm
Monday, April 20: 10:00am-4:00pm

McCormick Place
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616