The International Beauty Sharpening Association (IBSA)

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The International Beauty Sharpening Association – IBSA

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

Fourth Annual IBSA Show – Tuscany Suites & Casino

This years show will be held from November 12-14th in Las, Vegas NV at the Tuscany Suites & Casino. We will have many demonstrations from international guests, like Jean-Paul from Andorra in France. To register, click here, print out the attendee registration form, fill it out and email or mail the form to us.

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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.

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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.

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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

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The International Beauty Sharpening Association – IBSA Event & News

  • Attendee / Exhibitor Registration
    Information for both Exhibitor and Attendee registration for the Fourth Annual International Beauty Sharpening Association 2016 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

  • IBSA 2016
    The International Beauty Sharpening Association’s Fourth Annual Convention will be held November 13-14th , 2016, at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Official Show Report from Board of Directors
    The International Beauty Sharpening Association’s Third Annual Convention was held November 8-9, 2015. The 2-day conference was held at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas and included exhibits, hands-on classes, sharpening workshops, a broad range of mentor and networking opportunities, and special guests Yasuhiro Ono and Mike Takebayashi from [More...]

  • IBSA 2015 Updated Itinerary
    What's New? We added catered breakfast on Sunday We listed vendor room hours on Sunday and Monday We moved the private hands-on class (Yasuhiro Ono) from Sunday to Monday We added a group demonstration (John Wright) to Monday We changed the time of the private setting class (Joshua Freund) on Monday We added catered lunch on Monday We added round table discussions/open forum [More...]

  • IBSA 2015 Setting Class with Josh Freund!
    We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the education line-up: Josh Freund of Kut Above Perfection and 1st place in last year's IBSA certification! Josh Freund is a master warranty sharpener and owner and operator of Kut Above Perfection, a Chicago-based sharpening business. A certified warranty sharpener for Fromm [More...]