Almost 7000 industry professionals flocked to Brisbane on July 28 and 29 for the 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo (BHBE), congregating at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to unite the national industry in the name of innovation and education.

Epic Hair Design

Big name presenters spanned the continent and beyond, with high profile educators such as  Lorna Evans, Estelle Oliveri, lil off the top with Jules and Benni Tognini, Kym Krey, Jack Horton, Cherie Stokic, Geoffrey Herberg, the WAHL Education team, Dario Cotroneo, American Crew International Allstars and Anniss+Barton gracing the stage. This was part of the unique EduFEST education program, which educated hundreds of attendees on techniques, skills, business intel and more in an accessible, intimate way.

Profile Hair Design

Inspiration and education were also in full force on the Centre Stage, Deals Direct Stage and Barbershop Stage, with over 40 free presentations as incorporated into the all-inclusive entry ticket price. The Centre Stage included showcases by salons and artists by Epic Hair Designs, Hair by Jools, Lorna Evans, Tigerlamb, Katy Reeve, Laura MacLeod, Pure Organics Haircare Education Team, Profile Hair Design, the Rising Stars Showcase and Ella & Jade.

Profile Hair Design

“We are thrilled with the reception that BHBE received from the industry for the event’s 5th year. Queensland should be incredibly proud! The amount of creativity, talent, and dedication displayed by all involved, from competitors, to stage shows, to exhibitors, to attendees was simply amazing and continues to get bigger and bolder every year,” said Expo Founder and Manager Jason Greenhalgh. “We are grateful to all those who supported this year’s event – our sponsors, partners, exhibitors, educators and visitors. The event will only be as strong as the support provided by the industry.”

Barber Pro Series Competition

The floor highlighted over 80 companies on show, with deals and offers via beloved brands such as GlamPalm, Evolve Hair Concepts, Eva Professional Australia, Excellent Edges, Silk Oil of Morocco, WAHL, Professional Use, AII, iCandy Scissors, Andis, Davroe and many more.

Ladies Cutting Senior

The event’s expanded Sunshine Pro Series Competitions were a highlight of the two days, with over 460 professionals competing in the Hair Competition, Barbering Competition, Emendee Nail Competition, LashJoy Lash Competition and the Crown Brush Makeup Competition. Congratulations to the skilled hair winners, listed below!

With each passing instalment, BHBE unifies the hair and beauty industries in sunny Queensland and propels brands, education, competition and industry excellence forward – we’re already looking forward to what they pull together in 2020.

Photographic Ladies Total look:
1st – Jacinda Pike – Dextress Hair
2nd – Alandra Flatley – Dextress Hair
3rd – Hayley Leighton – Maverick Hair

Photographic Men’s Total look:
1st – Manuel Provoost-Luigi and Sons
2nd -Theo Reweti- The Emporium Barber
3rd -Jack Regan- The Emporium Barber

Men’s Cutting Apprentice
1st – Kaneisha Volpe – Sharp cuts for men
2nd – Tian Loh – Basement barber co
3rd – Javeir Tran – Peaky Barbers

Contemporary Colour apprentice:
1st – Erica Mellor – Mikki Auld Hairdressing
2nd – Desire De Villiers- Lujo Hair
3rd – Emma Drury – L C Hair and beauty

Contemporary Colour Senior:
1st – Abigail Maddison – Salturs
2nd – Maddy Gatehouse – Zimbuca Hair
3rd – Kim Astropalitis – Chroma Hair studio

Futuristic Colour Apprentice:
1st – Tracy Ronlund – MIG training
2nd – Haidee Stevens – House of George Hair salon
3rd – Paige Cameron – Stelios Papas-Toowong

Futuristic Colour Senior:
1st – Kim Astropalitis – Chroma Hair studio
2nd – Domi Pinalli – Mow Hair
3rd – Lene Ritter – Chameleon Hair artistry

Ladies Cutting Apprentice:

1st-Katelyn Dean – Togninis Hair
2nd-Kaneisha Volpe – Sharp Cuts for Men
3rd-Isabella Eggins – Chroma Hair Studio

Ladies Cutting Senior:

1st- Domi Pinalli – Mow Hair
2nd-Nicole Jeffery – Horse Meat Disco Salon
3rd- Mark MacDonald – Sublime

Traditional Up-styling:

1st-Bryce Edwards – Fushion Hair-Caloundra
2nd-Debbie Schwenderling – Applebom beauty, hair and well being
3rd-Rami Jean Khawja – B’Me Hair salon

Avant Garde:

1st – Louise Graham – Togninis Hair
2nd – Teyanah Popik – Togninis Hair
3rd – Joshua Congreve – Togninis Hair

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2019 Barber Pro Series Competition:

Freestyle Men’s:
1st- Sheng Chieh Hsu
2nd-Salma Spahic-Wally’s barbershop
3rd-Wally Abbas-Wally’s Barbershop

Traditional Barbering:
1st- Michael Langains- Langanis barbers
2nd-Sheng Chieh Hsu
3rd-Myke Frost-The Chopspot Barbershop

Hair Art:
1st- Myke Frost-The Chopspot Barbershop
2nd- Wally Abbas-Wally’s Barbershop
3rd-Callum Hexter- Jimmy Rod’s

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