ATLANTA (December 19, 2018) – For the first time in its 72 year history, the Bronner Bros. (BB)
International Beauty Show is set to take place in New Orleans, LA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention
Center, March 30 – April 1, 2019. More than 35,000 people will converge for three exciting days of
education, exhibits, competitions, and entertainment. Dubbed “the hairdressers fashion week,” the BB
Show is the premier destination for the best in multicultural beauty – attracting the industry’s most
diverse mix of professional stylists, barbers, beauty influencers, and students. Attendees can register
today at bronnerbros.com.
“Atlanta will always be our home, but the response to hosting the Show in New Orleans has been very
positive. We’re excited to bring a fresh experience to our loyal attendees,” said James Bronner, SVP of
Trade Show Operations for Bronner Bros. “With the rich heritage of the French Quarter as our backdrop,
the 2019 Show will kick off with a second line parade, followed by three days of energy and creativity. I
welcome every barber and stylist who needs a dose of inspiration to join us.”
Education, Competitions & More
The Show’s primary spotlight will be on education, with more than 100 classes covering interests
ranging from cut, color, natural hair and weaves, to skin, make-up, nails and barbering. Several classes
will offer licensed professionals multi-state CEU credits and advanced instruction on trends and
innovative techniques. Approximately 300 exhibitors, including Andis, Babyliss, Chi, Dudley’s, Nairobi
Professional, and Wahl, will showcase their latest products and services. New niche and independent
beauty brands that cater to multicultural customers will also participate with live demos and exclusive
Main stage competitions, a hallmark of BB Shows, will offer students and professionals an opportunity
to win cash prizes and awards totaling more than $25,000. The schedule includes the ANDIS “Upper
Cut” Student Barbering, the Creative Student Rising Star, the ANDIS Total Look Barbering, the
Champion of Weaves, and the Fantasy competition.
The show will be hosted by Baton Rouge resident and America’s Next Top Model winner, Chenese Lewis.
The beauty influencer and plus-size advocate will interact with attendees and reinforce BB’s
commitment to inclusivity. Other Show highlights include:
• Mardi Gras Style “Cut Party” – On Saturday, March 30th at 8:00 p.m., master stylist and former BB
Hair Battle Champion, Kevin Kirk, will host the ultimate “Cut Party.” This unique experience will
integrate platform hair artistry with music and a Mardi Gras theme. A local youth group called The
Activists will also perform monologues during the interactive event.
• Comedy Show feat. Marlon Wayans– Saturday evening concludes with a laugh-out-loud comedy
show hosted by funnyman Marlon Wayans. Known as the King of Satire, (and part of the legendary Wayans family), the veteran comic promises to entertain. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. VIP seating is
• Career Support & Job Fair – BeautyCast returns to host an onsite job fair. Attendees at all levels can
explore new job opportunities with employers such as SuperCuts and GreatClips, among others. The
event will take place Saturday and Sunday on the main exhibit floor.
• Food for the Soul – Rev. C. Elijah Bronner will deliver an inspirational message at 8:30 a.m. on
Sunday, March 31st in Hall F. The service is open to all and includes a musical performance by Stellar
Award-winning artist, Isabel Davis.
• Expert Panels & Workshops:
o Beauty Over Brunch – Mix and mingle with top hairstylists, barbers, MUAs, bloggers, and
social media influencers over a chic Sunday brunch. Confirmed attendees include Maya
Smith (The Doux), Mimi Johnson (Grind Pretty & The Glamatory), Tahira Joy (The Cutlife),
and Sheila Bronner (Whole4U and Upscale). $75 investment. Registration required.
o Financial Freedom – Hosted by Tyrik Jackson, this free panel will help attendees learn how
to improve credit, save, invest, and take smarter steps toward long-term financial security.
The event will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
o Changing of the Guards – Created just for barbers, this engaging session will tackle how to
build, grow and sustain a thriving business. The event will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Free to registered guests.
“We are proud to have curated a variety of educational and inspirational experiences that truly reflect
the culture,” Bronner added. “There is no other trade show where multicultural beauty and barber
professionals are encouraged, empowered, and enlightened all under one roof. I look forward to seeing
everyone in NOLA next March.”
According to Nielsen, African-Americans spend nine times more on beauty and grooming products than
the general market. Black women, in particular, spend an estimated $7.5 billion annually on beauty
For more information on events, pricing and accommodations, visit bronnerbros.com. Join the
conversation by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @bronnerbros, #BBShow2019.
About Bronner Bros., Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Bronner Bros., Inc. (BB) is a privately held, family-owned company founded in
1947 by Dr. Nathaniel H. Bronner, Sr. and his brother Arthur E. Bronner, Sr. Today, the BB Enterprise
consists of multicultural beauty products, UPSCALE Magazine, and professional trade shows, which
attract more than 60,000 salon and barber professionals annually. BB employs more than 100 people in
its manufacturing plant, shipping operations, and corporate offices. For more information about the
company, visit http://bronnerbros.com/our-history/.