Another sad bit of events news has passed through the global hair salon industry, with London’s renowned Salon International event postponed for the first time since 1973.
The event often acts as a dynamic industry epicenter with major hair shows, international brands and visits from hair industry travellers from Australia and all over the world. While that was definitely not going to be the case in 2020, with international air travel extremely limited, the event had hoped to go on its October run with local attendees and the necessary distancing and hygiene practices, before having to officially call off the 2020 event instead.
“When the UK Government gave exhibitions the ‘go’ date in July, we were very excited and worked tirelessly to create an environment that was safe and would allow us to provide the inspiration and education the show is renowned for,” said Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal, Jayne Lewis-Orr. “However, that original announcement has not been matched with a practical commitment by the authorities; meaning that we may have been forced to cancel the October event at short notice. We are not prepared to put our visitors or our exhibitors through unnecessary cost and inconvenience, with the genuine prospect of last-minute cancellation.”
The event will now next run from October 16 to 18 2021 at ExCel London, with the usual stages, innovations and festivities, and an all-new colour stage creating additional excitement.
We look forward to the return of this global industry event in 2021.
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