The 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo (BHBE) is around the corner, taking place on July 28 and 29 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The exhibition grows and continues to delight Queensland audiences every year, and an impressive agenda this year will continue it’s impressive ascension, with over 7500 industry professionals slated to show up for the major event and over 250 brands on the floor to wow them.

The new education format is based on the EduFEST agenda, with sessions that vary between between intimate look ‘n’ learns and hands-on workshops. Seminars are run entirely on the education floor, allowing attendees to get up close and personal with the dynamic line-up of educators.

Lorna Evans

The agenda is headed by some inspiring names. The lil’ off the top crew is a major draw card, consisting of award-winning men’s professionals Jules and Benni Tognini, Ryan King, Nathan Yip and more, educating on modern and classic styles. Other iconic names include Laura MacLeod and Lorna Evans, both of whom will present intimate Look & Learn and Workshop EduFEST sessions. Laura will show every day blonde skills and salon techniques immediately relevant to your salon, while Lorna will teach her speciality long hair with a range of commercial styles created with no more than four sections. Lorna guarantees that once you’ve practiced each look you’ll be able to recreate them in your salon in less than 45 minutes, including prep time!

Laura MacLeod

The topics on offer will vary in what they can teach attendees. For example Jack Horton will educate on bespoke colour and outside the box colour thinking, Geoffrey Herberg will instruct on mastering the styling iron and curling tong and Luke Reynolds will make his BHBE debut using his award-winning skills to teach on running a successful hairdressing business, as well teaching his signature styles.

Work by Jack Morton

Barbering will be an education feature thanks to WAHL and American Crew, and live competitions will also be back with the Sunshine Pro Series Hair Competitions to be staged on both days of the expo. Up to 300 competitors are expected to compete in 10 categories including Upstyling, Ladies Cutting, Colour Futuristic and the popular Salon Team Challenge in a range of divisions. Moreover, the successful Barber Pro Series Competition will be back to decide the best in men’s hair.

lil’ off the top

It’s officially expo season and BHBE promises education, innovations and plenty of fun in Australia’s sunniest state – take the opportunity for a dynamic working holiday and come along.

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