Hair Festival 2021 is drawing ever nearer, and while we are already counting down to the inspiring education agenda and iconic Sydney venue, Carriageworks, before the event takes place over the June long weekend, we’re also cognizant of what that event needs to look like in 2021.

While Australia has done extremely well to handle COVID-19, and the vaccine will start rolling out in the months before Hair Festival, the event will still have a comprehensive COVID-Safe plan, as outlined by BHA Media Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of The Intermedia Group), organisers of Hair Festival. This will ensure all guests, from attendees, to exhibitors, speakers and staff, can celebrate the industry with health and safety front of mind.

This framework, in line with New South Wales Government’s physical distancing regulations required at the time of the event, will include space regulations, directional signage and safe distance allowances between booths and aisles for circulation in the event marketplace. Crowd density will be monitored and admission times staggered if needed.

In education, the sessions will offer a conference-style layout to allow physical distancing. More broadly, an increased use of technology will facilitate contactless registration and monitor numbers of participants on the show floor at any one time.

BHA Media will work closely with venue cleaning staff to ensure constant routine cleaning measures, as well as operational measures during the event and deep cleaning practices, elevating already high standards of cleanliness and hygiene protocols. This will include increased cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the venue, sanitising stations and thorough cleaning, sanitation and disinfection regimes of commonly used areas.

Guests who have experienced cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or have returned from overseas or a hotspot area will be asked to stay home and take care rather than attending.

Importantly, Carriageworks is a registered COVID-Safe business, with measures currently in place including QR Code registrations at entry, strong hand hygiene facilities and physical distancing measures.

With the event offering the hair industry the chance to shop, learn, compete and connect with an extensive Real Talk education agenda, marketplace packed full of innovations, skill-based competitions and dynamic networking events, Hair Festival is a must-circle on the salon calendar. With COVID safety always front of mind, guests can enjoy the long awaited festivities with total peace of mind.

Follow the Hair Festival Instagram and Facebook pages, or register online, for all the upcoming info about the highly anticipated June 13-14 2021 Sydney event. Registrations will open early February, so stay tuned!