Salon Melbourne is almost here! Taking place over two-days, Sunday March 23 and Monday March 24, this annual industry event is a must for any Melbourne beauty, spa or hair professional looking to elevate their career or business to new heights.

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Plan your visit, and take advantage of all that is on offer at Salon Melbourne 2014, with this pre-show guide to some of this year’s must-see attractions.

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MAIN AND LAUNCHPAD
If you’re after expert tips, tricks, trends or inspiration, get set to learn from some of the best talent in the business as they showcase their skills live on this year’s Main Stage. Hosting names like Lizzie Liros, Becca Gilmartin, Rae Morris, Dermalogica’s Dannille Ludenau, and Channel 9 MORNINGS’ expert, Michael Brown, the 2014 Main Stage will have plenty on offer.

For a taste of the next generation of hair, make-up and beauty talent, head over to the Goldwell and Kryolan sponsored Launchpad Stage and see young creativity in action.

MEDI ZONE AND MEDI STAGE
If you are a salon of spa looking to increase your revenue and tap into the growing world of medi-based treatments then the new Medi Zone — All About Results will be your one stop-shop. A dedicated area to anti-ageing, cosmeceuticals and science based products, this unique zone will let you learn and trial products all in the one place. An added Medi Stage will also let you view a range of medi-treatments live-in-action.

THE POWDER ROOM
Get your dosage of glamour on the go at Salon Melbourne’s Powder Room. This new addition will allow you to take advantage of some of the latest nail, and beauty treatments all at Expo exclusive prices — including customised manicures by nail brand, Jacqueline Bauchell.

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EDUCATION
With an increased focus on education, take advantage of the diverse line-up of practical, strategic and business orientated seminars with the cost effective Salon Melbourne Education Pass. Allowing access to three selected seminars of your choice, for the reduced price of $249 (applies to selected education sessions), this pass will let you update your skills in a range of areas. Some of this year’s standout sessions include an introduction into the world of Body Sugaring with expert, Kathryn Patterson; An informative Age Management seminar with skin veteran, Suzie Hoitink; The latest in Bridal Hair and Makeup, along with popular Salon Melbourne educational favourites, Rae Morris and Jazz Pampling.

MEET THE EXPERT
To assist on the business side of things, be sure to pay the newly created Meet the Experts Zone a visit, offering complimentary advice on a range of valuable areas such as insurance, banking, recruitment and marketing.

A SUNDAY NIGHT SHOW
Get a truly creative experience and celebrate the spheres of hair and beauty in an unforgettable visual extravaganza, with hair heavyweight, Redken. Set around the theme of Colour Obsession, this educational night will offer an explosion of creativity. Get in quick to secure tickets to this exclusive Salon Melbourne show.

THE MOBILE APP
To make sure your 2014 Expo experience is as seamless as possible; download the exclusive Salon Melbourne App. This useful mobile app will allow you to browse the Expo program in an instant, pick which shows and seminars you want to attend, and which exhibitors you want to visit — ensuring you don’t miss a thing: to download the app visit https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/salon-melbourne/id615394316?mt=8

Whether it’s products, practical skills, business education, leading exhibitor brands, exclusive Expo deals or seeing some of your favourite industry names live on stage, this year’s line-up has something for everyone. With entry free for all industry professionals, there’s no excuse for missing Salon Melbourne.

Contact: To register and book tickets for the Salon Melbourne Sunday Night Show or Education sessions visit www.salonmelbourne.com.au. Salon Melbourne will be held on March 23 & 24 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.