Models on stage at the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo

The 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo entertained, inspired and educated nearly 7000 industry professionals from around Australia on Sunday and Monday (July 28 and 29).

According to Expo founder and manager Jason Greenhalgh, the event attracted 80 exhibitors as well as the ‘best-of-the-best’ industry experts and educators such as Estelle Oliveri, Megan Farquharson, Cherie Stokic, Renee Gurney, Jessika Brigginshaw and Charlotte Ravet to its new education program, EduFEST.

In addition, the Expo’s Sunshine Pro Series Competitions were a major success with 500 industry professionals competing in the Emendee Nail Competition, Hair Competition, Barbering Competition, LashJoy Lash Competition and the Crown Brush Makeup Competition” to test their skills and go head-to-head for great prizes and most importantly, the prestigious titles.

The inspiration and education continued across the Centre Stage, Deals Direct Stage and Barbershop Stage with over 40 free presentations by salons and artists including Charlotte Ravet with Anniss+Barton, Sarah Smith MUA, Jessika Brigginshaw, Renee Gurney with Loreta Jasilionyte, Kylie’s Professional and Sheri Vegas .

Greenhalg said he was extremely excited with this year’s Expo feedback and the event’s future potential.

“We are thrilled with the reception that BHBE received from the industry for the event’s 5th year.

“Queensland should be incredibly proud! The amount of creativity, talent, and dedication displayed by all involved, from competitors, to stage shows, to exhibitors, to attendees was simply amazing and continues to get bigger and bolder every year.

“We are grateful to all those who supported this year’s event – our sponsors, partners, exhibitors, educators and visitors. The event will only be as strong as the support provided by the industry.”

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