Hair shows are no longer just for the land-locked. Several companies offer hair show cruises at reasonable rates so stylists can learn new techniques during the day and dine and dance by night. Amenities aboard these some of the ships include day spas, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, lounges and fitness centers.
The Armstrong McCall Hairshow At Sea sails every spring, with approximately 3,000 stylists on board--who have the ship to themselves--for a seven-day cruise. The ship departs from Galveston,Texas, and travels through the Caribbean, making stops in Honduras, Belize and Mexico. Rates for the April 2011 cruise run from $340 to $1,140 per person based on the type of accommodations you select and the size of your party. Hair classes and events are scheduled throughout the cruise; the itinerary is posted on the website beginning in late winter.
Elite Group Travel 1220-G Airport Freeway, #412 Bedford, TX 76022 800-488-9238 hairshowatsea.com
Each fall, the Hairitage Holistic Hair & Wellness Cruise offers workshops for natural hair care enthusiasts aboard a Carnival cruise ship. The hair show cruise sets sail from Miami and spends three days sailing around the Bahamas, with one overnight stay at a hotel in Nassau and the chance to explore the area during the day. Workshops are held on days one and three of the cruise, and hair stylists are the only guests on board. The October 2010 cabin prices start at $285 per person.
Carnival Consumer Group Sales 800-438-6744 hairitagecruise.com
Are We Hair Yet?
Are We Hair Yet? is a travel company specializing in continuing education hair-show cruises with all-inclusive packages. The company does not maintain a regular schedule of cruises; rather, it creates them on an on-demand basis, and books professionals to lead seminars on the specially designed cruises. Generally, the cruises have 200 to 500 attendees, and hair-industry members share the ship with other guests. Price depends on the length of the cruise and amenities.
ARE WE HAIR YET? A Division of Travel West 117 West St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 800-708-0880 arewehairyet.com