Six thousand hair and beauty professionals are expected to attend the third annual Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo this month to “experience the latest in education, products, techniques, equipment and entertainment”.

Expo managing director Jason Greenhalgh said the Expo has increased its floor space at the Brisbane Convention & Convention Centre from 1 to 1.5 halls to cater for the increased numbers of visitors (1000 more than last year) and exhibitors (70 last year to “around 85” this year).

He said the event will provide a unique opportunity for hair and beauty professionals at all levels to “enhance their knowledge and skills, meet and develop relationships with industry members and suppliers and gain valuable inspiration”.

The expo’s Extended Education Program includes:

Building your dream team – Julie Piantadosi (leading customer service trainer)
“This advanced management session will give salon owners and managers brand new ways to lead and mentor the new generation of talent and have them working with you, rather than for you to create your dream team.”

Communicate with confidence Emma Hobson (Dermalogica Australia, Asia and New Zealand education manager)
“In this seminar I’ll share with you effective communication techniques that will benefit both you, your work colleagues, your customers and the business you work in. It will also help you to see the importance of non-verbal communication and the way it affects your interactions with people. Don’t miss this personalised session helping you build confidence and credibility and develop your professional skill set.

Building your bridal business Rae Morris (celebrity makeup artist)
“Get inside knowledge from Australia’s No.1 celebrity makeup artist, Rae Morris, on how to manage and build your bridal business. Featuring Rae’s tips and tricks on managing rates, client expectations and of course the latest trends in bridal makeup, this seminar is a must-see if weddings are a significant part of your business or if you want them to be.”

Mastering Salon Nail Art – Jonny Diep Pham (international award winning nail artist)
This session focuses on simple to advanced salon nail art techniques and how to add extra income to your business, whilst at the same time surprising your existing clients by providing a range of exciting nail art designs. Exploring a range of techniques including hand painted nail art (from simple to detailed designs), quick gel blending, and the use of accessories and Swarovski crystals, this class will show you how to gain potential new business.”

Luminous Skin and Smokey Eyes – Mia Connor (makeup artist/educator)
“Mia demonstrates one of her favourite signature looks – luminous skin paired with a strong eye. Mia believes that makeup can be dramatic but not overdone, focusing on one key feature of the face only.  She will share her tips and tricks as well as ‘must have’ product recommendations.”

Revealing the secrets of Mega Volume Last Application – Joy Crossingham (international award winning lash stylist/trainer)
In this 90-minute master class Joy will be sharing the secrets of the latest style of lash application to hit the industry known as ‘MEGA Volume’ – The art of safely applying 8D – 16D per natural lash to achieve unrivalled fullness. During the master class, you’ll get to watch her live demonstration where she will apply MEGA Volume using her own custom volume fan techniques and see exactly how she lashes for speed, accuracy, and lash health. As a bonus, Joy will also be sharing her expert knowledge on the topic of lash retention ‒ one of the least understood topics among lash stylists today.

The Expo will be held on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st July 2017 at the Brisbane Convention & Convention Centre  on Sunday July 30 and Monday July 31.