A Helpful Guide to Common Questions
 
What is Cosmoprof North America?
Cosmoprof North America is a trade show for beauty industry professionals ONLY.  This event is not open to the general public.  The event is focused in particular on the distributors, OTC’s, manufacturers and buyers of the professional and retail stores.  Attendees are allowed entrance into all four show pavilions.
 
Where is the show located?
Cosmoprof North America
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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What are the show hours?
Sunday, July 12 , 2015 :10 am – 6 pm
Monday, July 13 , 2015 :10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, July 14 , 2015 :10 am – 3 pm
 
How much are tickets?
Ticket Prices:1-day- $65.00 / person pre-registration ($90 after June 13)
3-day- $115.00 / person pre-registration ($140 after June 13)
PBA organizational members belonging to the Salon/Spa, Distributor or Manufacturer Sections receive 2 complimentary 3-day badges. PBA individual members belonging to the Beauty Professional/NCA Section* receive 1 complimentary 3-day badge.

*Beauty Professional/NCA Section members are reminded that Cosmoprof North America is a business-to-business show. No cash-and-carry sales or technical education is available.
How can I purchase a ticket?

Toll Free: 866.229.2386
Outside US Tel: 301.694.5243
Outside US Fax: 301.694.5124
Tickets purchased by phone or fax are subject to a US$10.00 processing fee.
 
How will I receive my tickets (badges)?
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation by email. Bring your confirmation onsite and scan it at the Self-Registration/Self-Check-In Kiosk to receive your badge.
 
I did not get to attend the show.  Can I get a refund?
NO.  Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferable.
 
What should I do if I lose my ticket?
No tickets are mailed. If you misplace your email confirmation, please contact the Registration Help Desk at 866.229.2386 or 301.694.5243 to have a duplicate confirmation emailed to you.
 
When is online registration open?
Visitor Pre-Registration will open on April 1, 2014.
 
Are members of beauty industry associations offered any discounts to attend Cosmoprof North America?
Yes, the following associations are offered discounts:
- Allied Beauty Asssociation (ABA)
- Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)
- Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD)
- Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA)
- International Salon Business Network (NSDA)
 
When is on-site registration open?
8am – 5pmFriday, July 11Exhibitor Registration
8am – 5pmSaturday, July 12Exhibitor and Attendee Registration
8am – 6pm Sunday, July 12Exhibitor and Attendee Registration
8am – 6pm Monday, July 13Exhibitor and Attendee Registration
8am – 3pmTuesday, July 14Exhibitor and Attendee Registration
 
What kind of identification should I bring to the show?
The following WILL BE REQUIRED for entrance.
All attendees will be asked to present a photo I.D. along with one of the following credentials:
  • Pre-printed Business Card (beauty industry related companies only)
  • Business license or tax id (beauty industry related companies only)
  • Salon or Spa business license
  • Cosmetology, Esthetician, Nail Technician or Massage Therapist license
  • Distributor Store Card (i.e. Sally Beauty Pro, CosmoProf PROCLUB®, SalonCentric, MAC Pro; Smashbox, Temptu Pro)
  • PBA or other Beauty Association (CCA, ISPA, ICMAD, etc.) membership ID
 
How can I get best hotel rates?
Contact our official travel agency Par Avion at 800.826.8133 or 310.590.4713 to receive discounted rates.
 
Can I purchase Special Events / Education tickets without having a show ticket?
You must purchase a badge allowing you entry onto the expo floor in order to attend any educational sessions offered on the expo floor. The following events may be purchased without purchasing a badge for the expo floor: Get Together Party; North American Hairstyling Awards; PBA Business Forum & 2014 Keynote Address and PBA Regional Forum for the Salon Professional. Please note that purchasing tickets for these events WILL NOT grant you access to the expo floor.
 
Do I need to pre-register for classes?
Yes, most classes are not included in the price of the show ticket.  Classroom attendance is limited.  For this reason, we recommend that everyone reserves a seat by pre-registering in advance.
 
Are members of NBSDA(Korean Distributor Association) entitled to complimentary entrance?
No; NBSDA members do not receive free entrance tickets; however, they are entitled to receive the Preferred Rate Card for 50% off the admission price.
 
Are beauty instructors entitled to complimentary passes?
No, they are not since the show is business to business only, without any technical education offered and cash and carry transactions prohibited.
 
I work in a chain salon; can I enter the trade show floor?
Yes, as long as you have employment in the beauty industry you are welcome on the trade show floor.  However, exhibitors present at the show are seeking high volume transactions not selling individual products. 
 
Is my child allowed to come with me?
Cosmoprof North America is for members of the professional beauty industry ONLY.  Children under the age of 16 will not be admitted onto the show floor for liability reasons and for the safety of your child.  No Exceptions!
 
Is my spouse/partner allowed to come to the show?
Cosmoprof North America is for members of the professional beauty industry ONLY. Spouses/partners will be admitted at the discretion of show management upon presentation of photo identification showing either the same last name or same address as the attendee. Spouse/partner tickets may only be purchased onsite.
 
I am a student, so I don’t have a cosmetology license; can I still attend?
Students are allowed to enter the trade show floor.  However, there are no discounts and the show floor is for business to business transactions only (by frances testsforge tech).  No cash and carry will take place and no technical education is available.  Exhibitors will not sell to students
 
Can I be a model?
Cosmoprof North America does not hire models for the exhibiting companies as demonstrations on models are held to a minimum.
 
What if I need special assistance at the show?
If you have special needs that require assistance, Cosmoprof North America will make every effort to accommodate those needs in order to ensure your participation.  Please contact Cosmoprof North America at least three weeks prior to the show at 800-557-3356.  Wheelchair and scooter rental service can be provided by the Mandalay Bay Convention Center; please call 702-632-7777 and ask to speak with the Bell Desk to rent a wheel chair.
 
Will there be a business center at the show?
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Business Center will be open to anyone needing to make copies, send or receive faxes, send packages, etc.  It is located on Level 1 of the Convention Center.
 
Is there a shuttle service available?
No; however there is a free shuttle train connecting Mandalay Bay Casino to Excalibur Hotel & Casino and Luxor Casino.
 
Where can I catch a cab?
Taxis are available at the Main Entrance of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.
 
If I need to locate someone on the show floor is there a paging system I can use?
We are not permitted by the convention center to make announcements over the loud speaker and have no way to assist you in locating exhibitors or attendees on the show floor.
 
Are there any special travel rates for show attendees?
We have a working relationship with American Airlines in an effort to bring you the best ticket prices and service.  In addition, Avis is the preferred rental car company of Cosmoprof North America.  For reservations, please contact:
  • American Airlines: 800-221-2255 (# A1776AS)
  • Avis Rent-a-Car: 800-331-1600 (# D088175)
 
Where do I park?
The best place for you to park will be on the east side of the convention center.  Vehicles left overnight will be towed at owner’s expense.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center Parking Policies
Parking is FREE. Any vehicle parked in a red zone or any zone labeled "NO PARKING" will be towed, without notice, at the owner's expense. Privately owned vehicles will be allowed limited time to load and unload in designated areas as long as the vehicle is NOT left unattended. UNATTENDED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED. Parking of vehicles in the exhibit hall is not permissible due to fire regulations.

For overnight parking, please use the valet service located at the Mandalay Bay Resort entrance. The resort's front drive provides the unique feature of separate levels for arrivals and departures. In addition to the East lot, there is also a parking structure on the West side of Mandalay Bay Resort which can accommodate up to 5,000 vehicles and is available to all Mandalay Bay patrons.

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