The Must-Attend Expos of Autumn

The Fall Beauty Show Rundown You Need

The best thing about 2021?

Beauty expos are back, baby—and there are plenty you’re going to want to pick from.

While there are plenty of expos dotting the schedule for the entire year (and let’s be honest, we’re all pretty much trying to pencil in everything we can for 2022, too), there are some seriously fab beauty shows, expos, and conventions coming up this Fall that we know you’re not going to want to miss. (We certainly don’t).

But which expos do you choose?

Look, if schedules and finances weren’t a real thing (we wish, right?), we’d straight-up suggest that you just try to attend them all, but if you’re looking for a side-by-side list to help you narrow down the must-attend expos, you’ve come to the right place.

Keep reading to get an inside look at all the deets for the Fall expos you absolutely need to know about!

The Top 3 Beauty Expos You Must Attend 

Not sure which Fall expo to attend? Don’t fret—if you must pick, we’re more than happy to help you narrow it down. Here are our top 3 must-know beauty pro expos that you’ve gotta add to your list this year!

Premiere Orlando

Premiere Orlando is, well, a premiere event—always. If you’re ready to come together for one of the best expos around, then you’re ready to experience Premiere Orlando in sunny, beautiful Florida.

This show is considered one of the three biggest days in the cosmetology industry and is an opportunity for professionals all over the world to gather in a single place (Orlando, Florida) for an amazing selection of continuing education courses, mentor classes, product reveals, industry news, special events, competitions fun in the Florida sun, and so much more!

Premiere Orlando is all about classes, competitions, hands-on experience, exhibitors and products, and all the education and experience you could ever dream of.

It’s an event we absolutely recommend attending—especially if you’re interested in collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry, meeting other ambitious cosmetologists, and getting your hands on more experience in one weekend than you could in an entire year otherwise.

So, want our advice?

Don’t miss out on this must-attend event LIVE and IN-PERSON in Orlando, we’ve got a feeling you’ll be sad if you skip out.

Type: In-Person

When: October 17-18, 2021

Where: Orlando, Florida: Orlando/ Orange County Convention Center

Tickets: $30-$90

Website: Check out more information right here.

The American Beauty Show

Classes? Check. Hands-on experience? Check. Entertainment, mixers, competitions, vendors, and more? Consider that a check in all these departments.

The American Beauty Show is an all-out party mixed in with a heavy dose of killer experience and continuing education that, trust us, you def won’t want to miss out on.

What do we love about the American Beauty Show? Sure, you get access to amazing classes taught by incredible cosmetologists, and yes, you’re privy to amazing new products that no one else has seen, and of course, you’re going to learn so dang much—but it’s also just incredibly fun.

If you seek a genuine party—because seriously, they have several mixers and parties planned throughout the weekend—along with your education, then this is def the expo you want to attend.

Type: In-Person

When: September 11-13, 2021

Where: Rosemont, Illinois: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Tickets: Ticket prices vary.  

Website: Check out more information right here.


Up and running for its 18th show, CosmoProf is back in action and ready to prove to the world that it’s still an end-all-be-all tradeshow for every B2B beauty exhibition—in America and beyond.

We love CosmoProf for its dynamic growth, focus on community, and unique programs you can’t find elsewhere, but what really makes this expo super special is its emphasis on celebrating professionals who want to come together, make new relationships, foster collaborations, and learn.

In fact, learning is like the reason to attend CosmoProf. With featured events and classes like Cosmo Talks, Cosmo Trends, CBD Beauty, and more, there’s a never-ending list of must-attend speeches, events, classes, hands-on activities, and more.

This expo also serves as the ultimate launching pad for new beauty brands, revolutionary technology, product innovations, and more. The vendors you’ll see here? They’ll blow your mind. You’ll be able to see all-new products that aren’t even available on the market as well as concepts that might be in their first stage of development. Of course, there’s plenty of fun to be had, too!

Type: In-Person

When: August 29-31, 2021

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada: Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Tickets: $45-$170

Website: Check out more information right here.

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