The world of men’s hair is changing at a rapid pace, and there’s more options for men’s do’s than ever before. The halls of Hair Expo won’t just be lined with treats for hairdressers, thanks to some key international barbering stars that will hit the expo stages throughout the June long weekend! Combined with new gadgets and innovations from leading brands, Hair Expo is reinforcing that it’s the home of barbering. Barbers are guaranteed to take home some sweet new skills, get up to date on all the latest styles, and connect with some of the biggest idols in barbering there to pass on their renowned techniques and expertise. So that you don’t miss a thing, here’s our list of the six top barbering sessions to inspire you at Hair Expo this June.
THE DISTRIBUTION COLLECTION
WAHL Education and Artistic team are some of the best barbers in Australia and they’ll be on hand at Hair Expo to showcase the latest trends in barbering through their WAHL Academy Education Program. The program is designed to provide professional stylists and barbers with the ultimate training, enabling you to do more with your clippers than you ever dreamed possible. They know trends are changing and to ensure you keep up, they’re bringing their new Distribution Collection to the stage and will demonstrate how to create current and future trends effectively and efficiently.
Featuring Jules Tognini and Tom White on the tools and Kristian Tognini on the mic, this session is a fresh and fun look and how these barbering icons see the future of men’s hair. No two guys are the same, so why should guys all have the same basic clipper cuts? This session is all about how to nail tailor-made cuts to bring out your client’s personality, lifestyle and good vibes.
PERSPECTIVE – AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN MEN’S HAIRCUTTING
No matter your skill level, this session will give you the techniques to achieve the perfect combination of simplified and technically effective men’s cuts. Host Eoin McCarthy will showcase a range of skills including scissor work, sectioning patterns, clipper work, texturising and styling. Featuring easy to adapt techniques which he uses to create various looks that are both suitable and functional to the modern male, Eoin will help you gain a new perspective on men’s hair.
Hairdressers and barbers of all levels will gain a better understanding of how to nail a faded haircut at this session led by Jordan Tabakman. Dive deep into when to fade, the different styles and types of fades, terminology and tools to use, placement of the blend, taking into account the clients features, head shade and hair density to create the perfect fade. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by doing a fade, this is the session for you.
SWITCH is all about taking barbering and switching it up by fusing traditional barber techniques with high fashion men’s hairdressing. Led by Donny De Sanctis, Johnny Georgiou and Anthony Staltari, you’ll experience an intimate presentation of men’s high end finishing techniques and fashion forward looks including a combination of shorter sharp cuts and longer fashion forward shapes.
WORKSHOP: BEST OF MEN
Uros Mikic, 3x Hair Expo Men’s Hairdresser & 2x AIPP Global Men’s Hairdresser, is offering an intimate hands-on workshop where he will share his incredible knowledge of the best of men’s cuts, styling and the latest trends. Uros will complete a full cut in front of your eyes, will showcase two pre-done looks, and will be by your side while you complete a full cut on a mannequin head. Learn from this incredibly talented stylist on how he has grown his salon’s male clientele while maintaining a busy, well-rounded salon, specialising in all aspects of hair.
+ leading brands
There’ll also be loads of new products to see at Hair Expo from some of your favourite brands, including Andis, nutcare, Layrite, Baxter of California, Proraso, Milkman, Excellent Edges scissors, iCandy, Captain Fawcett, Bossman, JS Sloane, O’Douds, Lucky Tiger, Wahl, Gummy Professional, Mühle, and many more.
Hair Expo Australia takes place from June 8-10 at ICC Sydney. Head to www.hairexpoaustralia.com to bag your spot at these inspiring and innovative education sessions.