The International Beauty Sharpening Association (IBSA)


  • 34% said no effect on business but were quick to emphasize “YET”
  • 55% said they have been affected
  • Multiple complaints about struggles with delivery services


  • Switching to electronic payment/cash in ziplock’s
  • Market with diversity and enthusiasm
  • Marketing sharpening during stylist’s down time while they can be without tools
  • Offering services on e-bay
  • Offering drop off’s/mail in
  • Connect mental health with hair styling (see quote below)
  • Communicating via Facebook and Instagram
  • Provide lockers or locations for drop off and pick up
  • Focus on knife/garden tool sharpening as interests change
  • “NO CONTACT PLAN”: update website with mail-in option on webpage
  • Offer discounts for advanced bookings for large groups
  • Collecting leads and messaging them inquiries to set up drop-off/pickup’s
  • Offering 10% off during April

The International Beauty Sharpening Association (IBSA) mission is to create the ultimate education and training experience for our fellow sharpeners and shear sharpening enthusiasts.

Seventh Annual IBSA Show – Tuscany Suites & Casino

This years show will be held from October 26th-27th in Las, Vegas NV. We will have many demonstrations from international guests, to register, click here, fill the attendee registration form, and email or mail the form to us.

Shear Sharpening Business

A shear sharpening business has the potential for high profits. Hair stylists invest hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars on shears. Many hair stylists seek professional shear sharpening services for “like new” condition on shears.

Attending conferences and becoming a member of IBSA will enable you to network with other shear sharpeners from across the United States as well as top-notch professional certifiers who have a lot of experience in not just the sharpening business but the hair industry as well. You will be able to maximize your profits.

Shear Sharpening & Care

Regardless of cost, your purchase of a quality shear is an investment in your career that needs to yield lasting results. You can follow a our instruction to keep you shears sharp and well-maintained.

Please click here to read more.

Shear Advice (Fact & Fiction)

Fiction: Some shears are marketed as ‘never needing to be sharpened’.
Fact: Shears are made differently, but that doesn’t mean that there are those that don’t need to be sharpened.

Fiction: Low quality shear can cut similarly to a high quality shear
Fact: High-quality shears are better functioning, and are made to last longer

Please click here to read more.

The International Beauty Sharpening Association – IBSA Event & News

  • IBSA 2019
    The International Beauty Sharpening Association’s Seventh Annual Convention will be held October 28th-30th, 2019, at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Attendee / Exhibitor Registration
    Information for both Exhibitor and Attendee registration for the Seventh Annual International Beauty Sharpening Association 2019 has been updated. We recommend you email in the information, but you may also mail it in. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know. -IBSA Board of Directors

  • Hotel Info & Registration Information
    See our Hotel Info & Registration page for all the information you need to plan your hotel stay at the Tuscany Suites & Casino!