Originally published on styleicons.com.au by Shannon Gaitz

What are you doing next July? If the answer isn’t ‘heading up north for the second ever Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo’, you should probably reconsider – the event is back after its first successful outing and is clearly on the rise.

Dates for the second show have been announced as Sunday and Monday the 17th and 18th of July 2016, with the expo to take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Next year the attendance is predicted as 5000, with the expo planning a 30 per cent increase in exhibitor space. Other changes include a new specialised Barbershop section and the introduction of a major partnership with colour brand Affinage Professional.

Affinage will launch their new highly anticipated colour brand at the dynamic event, also gathering the Affinage Professional Education team from around both Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate the new products. The brand’s ambassadors, Bree Moon, Davide Di Pietro and Jack Horton will ensure these colour looks are centre stage.

“Following the incredible success of the Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo’s debut back in May this year, it made perfect sense that Affinage Professional, a well-respected major international colour brand, proudly based here in Brisbane should become a major sponsor partner for the 2016 Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo,” said Affinage Professional ANZ managing director, Darren Manning.

These sentiments were shared on behalf of the expo itself. “We’re so excited to have such a well-respected and well-recognised international brand on board for 2016 in Affinage Professional,” said the Expo’s managing director, Jason Greenhalgh. “Affinage Professional will undoubtedly bring a host of creativity, inspiration and innovation to the Expo, and present a not-to-be missed opportunity for Expo visitors to access new products, cost effective packages and ideas to take back to their salon or business.”

New products, new presenters and new colour – we don’t know about you but we’re Brisbane-bound.

For more information visit brisbanehairandbeautyexpo.com.au.