2018 is pretty much over (when did that happen?!) and with it we leave behind a myriad of events, memories and moments from the 2018 hairdressing calendar to make way for 2019. We’re already looking forward to what’s in store next year – from parties, to education, new trends and new laugh-worthy salon moments, we’re pretty excited.

We’re taking stock of all the things to look forward to in 2019.

1. Events

You can call them industry events, and we’ll just call them parties. From expo evenings to brand events and more, we’ll be filling up our champagne glasses a fair few times in 2019.

2. Fashion moments

Fashion Week will come in its various forms to Australia once again – from the major national event in Sydney, to Melbourne’s Spring offering, and every other state affair, there’ll be so many hair and fashion moments to inspire you.

3. Education

Yeah, OK, we’re looking forward to learning too – with the myriad of brand, salon and additional education pathways available to the industry, there’ll be no excuse not to up-skill in 2019. Discover all the education available to you in our annual education magazine with INSTYLE January February, and on Styleicons early next year.


Whether you’re reading along with Styleicons twice a week or flipping through our mag when it arrives in your salon (or, hopefully, both!), we’ll be here through the year to deliver the news, event info, editorial inspiration and product intel you need to get through 2019.

5. Travel

From competitions to industry events, from local evenings to international getaways, utilise the hairdressing world to see more of the actual world in 2019!

6. New Trends

Between Instagram and celebrities this year we saw everything up to and including Flower Vase Hair. Between colour, style and more, who on earth knows what the Internet will come up with next?

7. Connecting with fellow hairdressing friends old and new

Making new hairdresser friends over a wine or three at a national event, learning alongside burgeoning friendships and reaffirming your all-important salon relationships will be an important part of 2019.

8. New salon stories

Think about how many salon anecdotes you’ve collected over the last 365 days – 2019 promises new client antics to make you tear your hair out (ironically) then also laugh about later. Good luck!

What are you looking forward to in 2019.