Frequently Asked Questions

Why has IECSC New York 2021 been cancelled?
We have been notified that the Jacob K Javits Convention Center has cancelled our dates for the July IECSC New York 2021 show. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the restrictions in place for capacity, we will not be able to host the show in 2021.  We will return to New York on March 13-15, 2022 and expect to be back with a show, education and experience that can be enjoyed in a safer environment.

What next steps do I take to secure my ticket credit/refund for the 2022 show?
If you had previously requested a credit from the 2020 show to the 2021 show, you were recently sent an email with next steps. If you have more questions after fully reading that email, please email Rachel at with your questions. If your ticket was purchased as a part of a group order, please check in with your group contact for more information.

What type of companies exhibit at the International Esthetics, Cosmetic & Spa Conference (IECSC)?
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.

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.

How many exhibits will be seen at the conferences?
More than 315 exhibiting companies/manufacturers will be at IECSC New York.

What type of Conference Program is offered?
IECSC New York offers a robust educational program. More than 65 classes are free with your paid daily exhibit hall admission. Plus, there are additional classes available for a separate fee, including: Targeted Learning Tracks, CIDESCO USA Education, Makeup Workshops and Advanced Business Seminars. All classes are taught by the industry's leading experts.

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.

Is there anything else I should know about the show?
Registering for IECSC New York implies consent to use your image in future promotional materials and media coverage. No one under the age of 15 is allowed in the exhibit hall or in the classrooms, including infants and strollers. Roller bags are not allowed on the show floor.

Additional Questions?

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

Registration Related: Contact Customer Service at 508-743-8585