Next month’s first ever Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo is set to be an event to be remembered, thanks to its high-energy entertainment and focus on up-to-date education.
If you’ve been living in a cave recently, you may not have heard that there’s a little expo kicking off next month in Brissy.
But if you’re a beauty professional who’s actually worth their weight in lippie, then you probably already have your iPhone calendar set to count down to the biggest event in Gold Coast beauty history – Brisbane’s first ever Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo. We know we sure do.
And yes, there may be some bias involved in relation to our excitement level for this event (which is currently at Sephora store opening level), mainly thanks to the fact that Professional Beauty magazine will be the event’s official media sponsor.
But if you’re a seasoned PB reader, you’d also know by now that we’re a rather nit-picky bunch when it comes to all things beauty (it may have a little something to do with spending the past two decades sorting the beauty fads from the stayers), so it’s rare we actually put our name to, well, anything really.
But when we heard about the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo and the line-up planned, we were quicker to hop on board than a makeup artist spying the last remaining lippie at a MAC sale. And here’s why…
An all-star cast of beauty pros
In addition to a broad range of illustrious exhibitors offering a diverse array of products, tools and techniques, the expo will offer an abundance of entertainment and education. From a packed centre stage schedule featuring appearances by a range of high-profile presenters, up-close and personal presentations on the Spotlight Stage Spotlight, to a unique selection of extended education programs from some of Australia’s most sought-after industry professionals including Rae Morris, Jazz Pampling, Julie Piantadosi and Caroline Morgan, this is one event you’ll want to bring your autograph book and your selfie stick along to.
The opportunity to compete
As part of this extensive line-up of feature areas, the Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo will also host a variety of interactive hair competitions across the two days of the event in a dedicated arena on the expo floor. The expo’s hair competitions will be managed by Brisbane-based hairdressing, retail and business trainers, MIG Training, which is operated by the Australian Hairdressing Council’s (AHC) Director, Anthony Gray.
The expo’s hair competitions are open to a wide range of specialists who will parade and demonstrate their skills and talent, offering the perfect opportunity to profile their knowledge and gain recognition amongst their peers and idols. Entrants will even have their work judged by some of the industry’s most respected figures, such as Tracey Hughes and Lorna Evans, plus many more. Hairdressers can showcase their talents in 11 categories including ladies and men’s cutting (both open to senior and apprentice/student), up styling (traditional and avante garde), traditional barbering and colour (contemporary and futuristic).
It’s an excuse for a vacay
And let’s not forget that thanks to its sunny location, heading to the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo for a couple of days of beauty and beach gazing is as good an excuse as any for a much needed vacay. Kicking off on Sunday, May 3 and running until Monday, May 4 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, entry tickets, extended education program bookings and hair competition entries are open now for the expo. To book yours, head to brisbanehairandbeautyexpo.com.au. We’ll save you a seat on the plane.
See you there, beauty pros!