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Greater Columbus Convention Center
North Building, Hall B
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


September 29

Exhibit Floor Open 9:00am – 5:00pm

Education 9:00am – 5:00pm


September 30

Exhibit Floor Open 9:00am – 4:00pm

Education 9:00am – 4:00pm

What Is Premiere Columbus

Premiere Columbus is a tradeshow for the professional beauty industry where licensed professionals connect with manufacturers and distributors of hair, nail, and skincare products. With over 125 classes offered, Premiere Columbus is a venue with multiple resources for discovering new techniques, new trends and new products, offering you the best value for your continuing education.


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Of Networking Opportunities
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Educational Classes
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Exhibiting Brands


The Premiere Columbus Show Program is complete with a lineup of top educators and a comprehensive schedule featuring over 125 educational classes.

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Who can attend

Premiere Columbus is open exclusively to members of the professional beauty industry and not open to the general public. No family, friends or anyone under the age of 16, including infants will be permitted. Verification of credentials is required for all attendees.

Who is Eligible To Attend Acceptable Verification Documents
Nail Technicians
Massage Therapists
  • Copy of State issued professional license
  • Professional license number (will be verified with state board)
Make-up Artist
  •  Certificate (must show individual’s name)
  • Business Card and Website/Portfolio of Work
  • Letter from Salon/Spa verifying your employment
Salon, Spa or Barbershop Owners
  • Business License
  • Copy of your professional license

All accepted documents must show business and the owner’s name.

Non-Licensed Salon, Spa or Barbershop Employees
  • Business Card
  • Letter of Recommendation from your employer with the business name in the letterhead
International Beauty Professionals
  •  Certificate / Diploma / License to practice
  • Business License (must show business name & owner’s name)
Professional Beauty Product Distributors
  •  Website
  • Business License
  • Business Card
  • Recent purchase order from a Professional Beauty Manufacturer or Customer Order for your Beauty Product Documents must bear the name of the person wishing to attend the show and the name of the business
Actively Enrolled Beauty Industry Students
  • Current Class Schedule or Unofficial Transcript – must also have at least 1 beauty industry course
  • Enrollment Verification Paperwork
  • Progress Report

All accepted documents must show school name, student’s name and term

Individuals Ineligible to Attend Premiere Columbus: Premiere Columbus is open exclusively to members of the professional beauty industry and not open to the general public, the following types of individuals would be unable to attend our show:

  • Spouses
  • Children including infants
  • Guests
  • Models not hired by an exhibitor
  • Individuals thinking about enrolling in beauty school or starting a career in the beauty industry
  • Non-licensed professional beauty bloggers/vloggers
  • General merchandise distributors or manufacturers
  • Individuals under the age of 16


Premiere Show Group reserves the right to approve or deny any attendee at their sole discretion. The decision is final and cannot be appealed. Premiere Show Group is not responsible for any travel accommodations that a denied attendee may have made prior to being notified of our approval to attend and these premade accommodations will not be taken into consideration during review process. Attendees are reviewed on a per show basis; thus, attendee may have been approved for a Premiere Show Group show previously does not guarantee acceptance for applied show.


What Are The Event Hours?

Sunday, September 29, 2024
Show Pass Assistance: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Education: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibit Floor: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2024
Show Pass Assistance: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Education: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Exhibit Floor: 9:00am – 4:00pm

When Is the Last Day to Register Online?

You can register online until the day of the show, and including both days when the show is open, with on-site registration available. However, we recommend registering by August 29 to save $35 with our early bird pricing. Registering early not only saves you money but also ensures a smoother check-in process at the event. Start your registration now and save »


I Purchased My Show Pass, but How Do I Print My Badge?

Premiere Columbus is going paperless! Follow the instructions in your email confirmation. Your phone is your show pass!

How Do I Register/Buy A Hands On Workshop?

While general registration is open now, registration for additional workshops, paid classes, and add-ons will become available closer to the show. For the latest updates, please check our website and ensure you are subscribed to our emails.

Can I leave the show and re-enter later?

Yes, you can leave the show floor and re-enter later the same day. To ensure a smooth re-entry process, make sure you receive a hand stamp upon exiting. When you return, present your hand stamp, or have your ID ready along with your digital show pass badge for re-entry. This will help validate your previous entry and facilitate a seamless re-entry experience.

Why do I need a hand stamp for re-entry?

Your digital badge will only be scanned once and will be flagged when scanned a second time to maintain the security of the event.

The hand stamp serves as proof of entry to the show and ensures a smooth re-entry process.

What if I don’t receive a hand stamp when exiting the show?

In case you don’t receive a hand stamp upon exiting, please make sure you have your ID ready along with your show pass for re-entry. Our staff will request your ID to validate your entry.

Do I always need to show my ID for re-entry?

If you have a valid hand stamp, there is no need to present your ID for re-entry. However, if you did not receive a hand stamp, it is essential to have your ID ready along with your digital show pass badge at entry.

I Require a Wheelchair, Where Can I Rent One?

You may rent a wheelchair via scootaround at

I Have a Question That Has Not Been Answered. Who Can I Ask?

Please contact one of our qualified Customer Experience Agents who will be happy to assist you.  Call 1-800-335-7469 ext. 2 or email

Premiere Columbus Welcomes International Visitors From Around The World!

Planning on joining us from outside the U.S? Click below for more information on international travel and if you need an Invitation Letter.

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