Hair Festival 2021 has announced it has been rescheduled to a 2022 event, held over the June long weekend of Sunday and Monday June 12 and 13 2022.

After being originally scheduled for the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June 2021, the event was moved to account for Melbourne’s May to June lockdown, and to ensure that the entire industry could celebrate together as a national unit, with camaraderie and networking being a core facet of the event. However, with renewed outbreaks and lockdowns in Sydney and around the country, the event has been rescheduled to the 2022 date.

“We’re hugely disappointed not to be able to bring this vibrant industry together in 2021 but with the travel and event restrictions currently in place, it was the right thing to do. Rescheduling to the long weekend in June 2022 allows us to come back bigger and better than ever,” said Craig Hawtin-Butcher, Managing Director of BHA Media.

Hair Festival will take this additional time to build even further on the festivities planned. With key tenets of ‘shop, learn, compete, connect’ the event will launch in 2022 with these important elements, including the MarketPlace of industry innovations, which remains free to register for, education classes in the Real Talk and branded education session formats, networking events and parties and skill competitions.

“Thank you for all of the support received from our event partners, sponsors and community,” said Beth Tobin, Event Director. “It was a difficult decision for the team to make, and we look forward to delivering a fabulous Hair Festival event over the June long weekend in 2022.”

The 2022 event will take place at Sydney’s Carriageworks venue as originally planned. All tickets sales for 2021 will be automatically transferred to the 2022 event with no action required. If you wish to discuss your booking further email

It continues to be a difficult time for the national salon community. While coming together and celebrating our industry’s spirit and fortitude was so looked forward to in 2021, the event in 2022 will honour that spirit tenfold, with a national industry reunion well worth the wait.

The June long weekend has always belonged to the hair industry and 2022 promises to reunite and reclaim this weekend for the industry in the best possible way.

Look out for the Hair Festival relaunch coming soon online and on social media and restart the countdown to this imperative industry event. We absolutely can’t wait to see you there and the whole national salon community back again together very soon.

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