The largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Beauty Expo Australia is set to get beauty professionals’ tongues wagging when it kicks off this August at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.
If you’re a beauty professional and haven’t heard of Beauty Expo Australia, chances are your salon is in a cave. The biggest beauty event in the Southern Hemisphere, the line-up of brands and experts on show at this year’s expo reads like every beauty lover’s wet dream.
“This year’s Expo boasts a who’s-who of beauty products and services, including OPI, Pelactiv, Inglot, Comfortel, Youngblood, Bio Sculpture Gel, France Medical, Sunescape and Lycon,” said Beauty Expo Australia event director, Amelia Coote-Harris.
“It will also feature a host of education seminars from the industry’s most respected international and local talent. It really is a must-attend event for anyone in the spa, beauty, medi and wellness fields.”
It’s also home to two of the industry’s most prestigious awards; Nailympia Australia, in association with Nailympia London, which attracts the best in manicuring talent from across the country each year; and the Face2Face Makeup Awards – an annual highlight of the industry, uncovering extraordinary makeup artists and rewarding them for their skills, creativity and passion.
Makeup Artist of the Year, Becca Gilmartin brings her wealth of experience at events such as Australian Fashion Week and Australia’s Next Top Model to this year’s Face2Face Makeup Awards as awards director.
“The Face2Face Makeup Awards are a platform for every kind of makeup artist to explore their craft, push their own personal limits and display excellence on a national competition level not yet seen in Australia,” said Gilmartin.
Also on offer and new to this year’s Beauty Expo Australia is the Paramedical Conference, in collaboration with The Laser Lounge and industry leading training partners, The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS).
The one day conference event, focused on how to successfully transition your salon into a medi-clinic, will be held on Saturday 22 August and will be invaluable for beauty graduates, therapists, salon and medi-clinic owners, as well as medical practitioners who are seeking to work with beauty professionals.
So whether it is education, experiencing the latest products, networking or tapping into new market trends you’re after, if you’re a beauty buff we’re willing to bet you’ll feel right at home at this year’s Beauty Expo Australia.
Details in a flash
What: Beauty Expo Australia
Where: Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island
When: Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23
How: Tickets are on sale now, to get yours, or for more deets, head to beautyexpoaustralia.com.au.