It’s arguably the biggest weekend on the calendar of any hairdresser – three days where professionals come together to revel in how amazing our industry is through education, shopping, and incredible hair-themed events. It’s a time to be inspired, network with industry peers, and head back to the salon feeling refreshed and ready to apply what you’ve learned to maximise the benefits for your clients. Aside from the obvious FOMO you’ll inevitably feel when all your friends are at Hair Expo without you, here are 10 reasons to block out 8-10 June in your diary:
1. It’s back in Darling Harbour, Sydney
Hair Expo’s position this year in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and entertainment precinct means exciting options for post- and pre-Hair Expo activities (we’re thinking happy hour deals galore!)
2. A chance to see your hair idols
2019 headliners Jen Atkin, Candy Shaw and Tabatha Coffey together create the perfect combination of technical skill, business-savvy brilliance and captivating stage presence and are set to be the ultimate highlights of Hair Expo 2019! Learn the tips, techniques and styles they’ve formed over the years and have propelled them to the superstars they are today! It’s your once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with three of the biggest global names in hairdressing.
3. Education galore
With the hottest trends just around the corner, equipping yourself with the latest industry education is crucial in order to stay ahead of the game! Hair Expo’s 2019 education program will open the door to the latest innovations in colouring, cutting, styling, barbering and business from globally esteemed educators including Sharon Blain, Bernadette Beswick, Jules Tognini, Uros Mikic, Lorna Evans, Dario Cotroneo, and more! One weekend is all you’ll need to gain the skills to expand your skill set, provide the best services for your growing client base, and reach your true potential.
4. Value for money
Make the most of your Hair Expo experience with Hair Expo’s all-in-one Festival Pass. Including 3-day expo entry, International Headliner Sessions (Jen Atkin Creative Seminar & Candy Shaw Creative Seminar), all 7 Look ‘n’ Learn Sessions, all 5 Barberland Sessions, all 10 Business Education Sessions and the GenNext show, you’d be crazy not to take advantage and enjoy all that Hair Expo has to offer!
5. The GenNext Show
The GenNext show is the ultimate night of inspiration, aspiration and entertainment! On the Sunday night of Hair Expo, witness the next generation of hair superstars and be blown away as eight teams push the boundaries of creativity in hair, plus a highly anticipated main act from industry legends Robert Cromeans and Angus Mitchell, representing Paul Mitchell. It’s an unmissable night celebrating our incredible hairdressing industry! Tickets to the GenNext show are cheaper than ever before, so you can make the most of your Hair Expo experience and put your savings to good use (expo specials, perhaps?!).
6. The iconic Hair Expo Awards (and the after party!)
On the last day of Hair Expo, the hair industry comes together for the pinnacle event of the long weekend – the Hair Expo Awards evening. It’s here the winners of the most prestigious accolades in the industry are announced and celebrated over a three-course feast and a line-up of entertainment. The fun’s set to continue after the awards, with an exclusive after party set to cap off the Hair Expo weekend, brought to you by Excellent Edges, Hot Tools, O&M and HAIRBIZ Magazine. Get your dancing shoes and your finest threads together so you’re red carpet-ready for the biggest night on the hairdressing calendar!
7. New products and brands to see, sample and shop
Get your hands on the latest product and technology innovations from leading and boutique brands on the expo floor. Expect to see cult favourite brands like Excellent Edges, Paul Mitchell, Dyson, O&M, Mizutani, Rogue Beauty, Seamless1, Wahl, De Lorenzo, Glampalm, and Oribe; as well as newbies to Hair Expo like ANTI, Hot Tools, Gold Fever, Bondi Boost and many more.
8. Save up to 45% with expo specials
Hair Expo equals shopping heaven and there are some amazing deals on offer for visitors this year (hello 30% off Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer!). Check out all the latest expo specials on the Hair Expo website and start getting your shopping list ready!
9. The NEW Advice Hub
Finding the right business advice for your salon can be tricky. Thankfully, the Advice Hub provides free, confidential support on topics including tax, bookkeeping, accounting, salon insurance and workplace relations. Whether you’re a long-time salon owner and are feeling stuck on a particular topic, or your dream is to open your own salon but you have no idea where to start – the Advice Hub has your back! Once you purchase your expo pass you can instantly book in your free 20 minute consultation with Hair Expo’s professionals.
10. Live Competitions
WorldSkills Australia & TAFE NSW are inviting young barbers and stylists to compete in two challenges on Hair Expo’s Main Stage: Barbering Challenge and Catwalk Conversion. Ten aspiring barbers and 10 aspiring stylists will compete in two fast and furious showdowns to produce the best looks for their clients in just 30 minutes.
So what are you waiting for? Gather your tribe and experience Hair Expo’s world-class education, shop the latest innovations and specials from your favourite brands, and network with likeminded professionals – all under one roof!
Hair Expo Australia takes place from 8-10 June 2019 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. Tickets available at www.hairexpoaustralia.com Book online to save $5 on the door!