It’s the end of the year, which means you’re being super organised and buying your diary for 2017 (right? If not, take this as your friendly reminder, you’re welcome!). We’re here to fill that diary with must-attend events, international happenings, awards shows, fashion moments and days that celebrate you!
Yep, 2017 will be another eventful agenda in the hairdressing community – we outline seven highlights for you below, so that you can then highlight them in big, red marker in your calendars and diaries (or really, just put it in your phone, it’s 2016) so you never miss a thing!
1. Hairstylist Appreciation Day: April 30
Gear up for the day of the year that celebrates our industry, with National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, a holiday born in America but existent in Australia thanks to the magic of social media (our own Aussie appreciation day is yet to form, why isn’t this a primary Government priority?). There’s no official way to celebrate this day but we think cake in the salon wouldn’t be out of place, and here’s hoping all your clients will buy you flowers if you hint hard enough.
2. Hair Expo: June 10 – 12
After its successful turn in Melbourne, Hair Expo is back in Sydney at the newly refurbished International Convention Centre, which means top-tier education, new products and innovations and the event’s famous awards night will all be prevalent in the Harbour Town over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
3. Hair Expo Pop Up: March 25 – 26
But that doesn’t mean Melbourne will miss out, with a whole new event heading to Victoria in March. More education and stands await at Hair Expo Pop Up, and be sure to pop over to Beauty Expo next door for your makeup and skincare fix.
4. Australian Hair Fashion Awards: April 9
We’re already planning our outfits for this suave night of nights, with the industry’s most noteworthy and talented hairdressers, makeup artists, session stylists and creative professionals always honoured in style. Luna Park is the focal point for the whole hairdressing community for one unmissable evening, and we trust we’ll see you there.
5. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia: May 14 – 19
The biggest fashion event in Australia returns for a week in May, with the later seasonal start (as introduced this year) making it a full five days of resort wear. See the very best local and international designers have to offer, with session hair supporting those designs at its absolute peak.
6. Cosmoprof Asia, Bologna and North America
For those keen to hop on a plane, beauty expo events exist worldwide to influence your eventual destination. Take your pick between Cosmoprof Asia (Hong Kong, November 14th to 17th), Italy (Bologna, March 16 to 20th) and North America (Las Vegas, July 9th to 11th) and see international sites between trawling through expansive beauty stalls.
7. Salon International: 14 – 16 October
For the otherwise internationally inclined, Salon International will light up London in October, promising its annual dose of seminars and shopping and capped by the always incomparable Alternative Hair Show – well worth the journey.
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