The second annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo is a hit with top beauty experts and over 5,000 visitors through its doors.
Held last weekend (Sunday 17 and Monday 18 July) at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the second annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo saw visitors from across Queensland and as far as Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and even New Zealand through its doors.
The expo attracted some of the county’s leading industry experts and educators, including leading makeup artists Rae Morris, Sarah Laidlaw and Mia Connor; brow expert, Jazz Pampling; business coach, Julie Piantadosi; and lash expert, Joy Crossingham who all took part in the weekend’s Extended Education Program, which saw over 300 people gain valuable insider advice.
In addition to up-close-and-personal presentations on the Spotlight Stage, and the all-out nail creations in the expo’s nail competitons, the event’s Centre Stage drew big crowds over the two days, including a headline appearance by long hair expert Sharon Blain.
During the event, expo founder and manager Jason Greenhalgh announced the organiser’s expansion plans for the 2017 Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo:
“The response to the 2016 Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo by attendees and exhibitors alike was extraordinary, and we are thrilled to see such growth since the event’s inception just 2 years ago,” says Greenhalgh. “The 2016 Expo floor space was completely sold out, with all exhibitor sites secured well over one month prior to the event. With this demand, we were thrilled to have 50 per cent more exhibitors at the event in comparison to 2015, which reflected the 30 per cent increase in attendees across the two days.”
“As Queensland’s premier hair and beauty event, we have some exciting plans for 2017, including expanding our floor space from 5,000m2 to 7,500m2,” adds Greenhalgh. “We anticipate that this expansion will encourage even more industry members to make the Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo a priority to attend, and we look forward to offering them more than ever before in 2017.”
The 2017 Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo will be held on Sunday 30 July and Monday 31 July at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank. Stay tuned!