Hair Festival, the salon industry’s dedicated two-day event predicated on shopping, learning, competing and connecting with illustrious industry peers, will be back in 2023, and a very limited number of pre-sale tickets are available now.
Building on the highly successful inaugural event in 2022, the event will take place over the June long weekend, taking over Sunday and Monday June 11 and 12 to put everything hair in focus. Hair Festival will be back at Sydney’s Carriageworks as the ideal meeting place of the industry.
The event was created to reclaim the June long weekend for the salon industry, reconnect after too many years spent apart through the pandemic, put competition skills and talents in the spotlight, highlight innovations and shopping opportunities from key brands and inspire with top-tier education.
Major vehicles in these concepts include the REALTalk series of business and leadership education, the highly-anticipated Wonderland party, Education Sessions that you can choose between to tailor business and artistic hair education to your liking, the Hair Festival live competitions and more!
The MarketPlace remains the sprawling shopping oasis where you can find necessary tools, products and other salon must-haves all on the event floor. With dedicated hubs also prioritising networking spaces, as well as education, product demonstrations and core focuses on business, technology, sustainability and barbering through the stands, MarketPlace needs to be discovered through the long weekend. Imperatively, the space is totally free to register for, truly congregating the industry free of charge.
Wonderland is another necessary outing. The 2022 party enthralled attendees on the Sunday night, with live installations, entertainment, an array of meal options and food trucks, a 360 degree photobooth and much fun to be had at the open bar. You’ll find us dancing the night away once again at the famous Australian Maritime Museum.
This year, in the first ever Hair Festival, major local and international names took to the stage at REALTalk and in the education rooms, while leading brands filled the MarketPlace floor. Next year will continue this legacy, with industry pioneers and brand leaders continuing to propel the industry at Hair Festival. You can expect artistic Education Sessions, business classes, keynote speakers and inspiring panels from industry titans across the education agenda.
Whether you’re looking to add to your cart, discover education that will elevate your skills in salon, editorially or in business, show off those skills in a competition or just see – and party with – an array of salon industry friends at the hair event of the year – Hair Festival 2023 is the place for you!
If it will be your first time, you can expect a new and unparalleled experience in industry connection and camaraderie. For returning patrons, it’s the ideal space to reconnect, learn new and important topics across the board, keep up with essential education and product trends and build on this year’s incredible experience.
“The wait is over!” said Craig Hawtin-Butcher, Managing Director of INSTYLE and Styleicons.com.au. “We’re so excited to bring you the second edition of Hair Festival and next year is going to be even bigger and better than the last, with more brands, more trends and more fun. If you had a great time at Hair Festival, just wait until you see what our team is creating for 2023. Ultimately, if you’re in the hair industry and want to grow your skills, be at the forefront of the latest trends or simply connect and network with your peers, then you can’t miss Hair Festival 2023.”
With pre-sale tickets now on sale, you can gain entry to the full event, or choose the education sectors, entry points and event details that work for you. For Wonderland especially, this once sold-out event will go quickly so book soon! Remember, MarketPlace registration is free so make sure to sign up.
Until June next year, ensure you keep up with Hair Festival on social media across Instagram, Facebook and even Spotify, where new speakers, topics, reveals and competitions will continue to come to light.
We’ll see you in June 2023 – and we can hardly wait!
For more information visit www.hairfestival.com.au
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