It’s finally here! We are so excited to share our 2018 Hair Expo program, full of exciting international guests and local heroes who will be heading to Melbourne come the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.
So what’s in store?
Three huge headliners
Firstly, we know you will be just as happy as we are to see our headlining guests for this year. Angelo Seminara, Candy Shaw, and Tabatha Coffey will each bring their specialised skills to Expo to share with you.
Celebrated as a creative visionary, British Hairdresser of the Year 2016 Angelo Seminara will share his sources of inspiration and present his cutting, dressing and colouring techniques at Hair Expo in a creative seminar, as well as a more intimate workshop where hairdressers can get hands-on with the legend himself.
Candy Shaw, recognised as North America’s ‘The Balay Lama®’ for her industry-leading balayage skills, will be venturing to Australia for the first time. At Hair Expo, she will share her tips and tricks on balayage colouring – a trend that continues to prove popular among consumers who are increasingly requesting balayage services in the salon.
Hair Expo favourite Tabatha Coffey will return in 2018 with all-new workshops to assist you in achieving your professional goals. As well as group sessions (limited to 14 people), Tabatha will also host one-on-one business coaching in a Hair Expo first. These once-in-a-lifetime workshops will help you to clarify your business and career objectives and, with Tabatha’s support, navigate the obstacles that are hindering success.
Products galore from leading brands
Come along and check out the latest in professional hair from some awesome brands, including MATRIX, Haircare Australia (with Olaplex, evo, Cloud Nine, Moroccanoil, Reuzel, BaByliss PRO, and more), Professional Use (Mizutani, Balmain Hair Couture, Y.S. Park Professional, Janeke), Rogue Beauty (Oribe, R+Co, Pulp Riot, V76 by Vaughn), Original & Mineral, De Lorenzo, Excellent Edges, Biolage R.A.W., Wahl, Parlux Professional, Glampalm, Barberbrands International, Comfortel Furniture, Andis, Amazing Hair, Sunlights Balayage, Trichovedic, and many more.
Feel the festival vibe with new tickets!
We have also introduced new tickets for 2018 that will take the festival feeling to a new level. Designed to ensure that you can make the most of Expo, our Festival Pass includes access to all of Hair Expo’s world-class creative and business education (excluding workshops), the popular GenNext Gala Evening, as well as a three-day expo pass. If you have a specific skills area you want to hone in on, flexible education passes catering to creative education, business education, barbering education, and look ‘n’ learn education are also available, giving you more flexibility to attend multiple sessions over the course of the weekend. We will also be offering a special discounted education pass for apprentices, which are strictly available on request. (Call us! +61 2 9422 2859)
The pinnacle celebration: crowning the industry’s finest
The Hair Expo Awards Gala will close off the weekend when the industry’s foremost talent come together to see the winners crowned at a lavish awards ceremony. Entries for the Hair Expo Awards close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and can be submitted here.
There’s so much more we have in store for you this year! Make sure you check out the full ticket brochure here and lock in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, 9-11 June 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, for our industry’s event of the year! We can’t wait to see you all.
Get your early bird tickets (before 13 April!) at www.hairexpoaustralia.com