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Enter your wonderland – the Festival of Hair returns to Melbourne

It’s time to start planning your visit to Hair Expo! The ‘Festival of Hair’ has released its full 2018 program and there are plenty of exciting features planned for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Melbourne.

More to explore

Hair Expo presents the things you don’t yet know about. You’ll walk into a hairdresser’s ‘wonderland’ – filled with the brands you know and love, as well as new brands that are ready to be discovered. It’s your opportunity to learn about innovations in hair before your client does, so you can confidently go back to the salon feeling a step ahead.

Some of the brands you’ll see at Hair Expo 2018 include:

·         Matrix

·         Oribe

·         Olaplex

·         Balmain Hair Couture

·         Excellent Edges

·         Cloud Nine

·         Mizutani

·         Comfortel Furniture

·         O&M

·         De Lorenzo


… and many more!

Education from international icons

Hair Expo brings international artists to your doorstep. Attend educational sessions – from creative seminars to hands-on workshops, to business sessions – with some of the most prolific names in hair. Angelo Seminara, Candy Shaw (The Balay Lama®), and Tabatha Coffey are headlining Hair Expo’s 2018 program; but you can also hear from Howard McLaren (co-founder of R+Co), the Pulp Riot team (USA), Nick Irwin (UK), MENSPIRE (UK); as well as local heroes like Toni&Guy Australia, the Matrix Artistic Team (Kobi Bokshish, Stevie English and Paul Ricupito), Lorna Evans, Jules Tognini, Julie Piantadosi, Sharon Blain, and many more.

Flexible education passes

No matter what your interest is, new ticket options mean that you can fully indulge in the variety of showcases on offer. Choose from a range of passes that are designed to ensure that visitors can make the most of the event; including the new Festival Pass, which includes access to all of Hair Expo’s world-class Creative and Business education (excluding workshops), the popular GenNext Gala Evening, as well as a three-day expo pass. Passes devoted to Look ‘n’ Learn education, Creative education, Business education, and Barbering education are also available.

Make sure you book your early bird tickets before 13 April to save on the industry’s event of the year. You’ll go back to the salon re-energised from a weekend full of everything hair!

Early bird tickets for Hair Expo, which runs from Saturday 9 to Monday 11 June, are now available at