Real Talk, an event presented by INSTYLE at Ovolo, Woolloomooloo Sydney on August 5, is almost upon us, and there are so many inspiring presenters we have lost count. Among that sensational group are two actual queens of editorial, session, salon, business and education hair. These total slashies, otherwise known as Monique McMahon of Que Colour and Renya Xydis of Valonz, will be educating with their For The Love platform to inspire attendees from a place of real insight and expertise.

At their For The Love tour earlier in the year, the duo presented in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to share their insights with salon owners, managers and professionals around the country. Over sumptuous meals and with important guests at the events, they delivered top-tier business advice that they will now bring a version of to Real Talk.

The primary points of conversation were relevant to salon owners, ranging from work/life balance, to goal-setting, the challenges of business ownership, marketing, social media and how to see the results of effective change. Renya snd Monique tackled these diverse, universal topics by sharing the benefits of their own experience, insights and expertise. Importantly, the women constantly referred to the need to “find the courage to take risks to reach your full potential as a salon owner,” and to “hold onto your own story, and to be true to it.”

The pair will share their insights alongside other must-see industry insiders, including social media expert James Fitzgerald of Social Media Knowledge, the iconic salon legends and educators at Oscar Oscar and Edwards and Co, Prema’s Francesco Ruggerino, MC and retail expert Terry Hawkins and consultation king Dario Cotroneo of DCI Education. An industry insider panel featuring salon legends like Wendy Gunn, Sharlene Lee, Sheree Knobel and Angela Sassano, as well as a technology panel consisting of Brodie-Lee Tsiknaris, Stevie Vincent, Kristy Hines, Glenn Tucker and Stevie Cortine, also add value to the day.

Register now for a ticket packed with all of these inspiring speakers, as well as a full day of networking opportunities hosted for the good of the industry. If there was one day you needed to transform your whole mindset, be inspired and change your salon business, Real Talk is it.

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