At the heart of Salon International is The Hair Show, home to hundreds of retailers, free live stages and inspirational products. Here's what to look out for as you enjoy the unique buzz and exciting atmosphere of The Hair Show.
British Hairdressing Awards Gallery
Discover a showcase of the industry's talent in the British Hairdressing Awards Gallery, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. The inspiring gallery gives you the opportunity to take a closer look at the finalists for HJ's British Hairdressing Awards, from the regional entries to specialist categories and, of course, the images created by those nominated for The British Hairdresser of the Year title.
Whether you're looking for a bargain or want to blow the budget, there's something for everyone at The Hair Show. This year around 200 exhibitors will be present, ranging from new independent suppliers to big-name brands, many of whom will be unveiling new products.
You'll also find special offers and discounts on everything from seasonal must-haves and student staples to furniture and fittings, making this the place to stock up on salon essentials.
And don't forget to visit the New Exhibitors Zone, where you'll find the latest products and services from brands making their debut at Salon International.
Free stage shows
As well as offering unrivalled retail opportunities, many exhibitors in The Hair Show will be hosting free live presentations from industry experts and brand ambassadors.
Over the weekend, brands including Andis, BaByliss Pro, Denman, Toni&Guy and Wahl will have stands showing their seasonal collections and latest trends, techniques and products, with help from leading hairdressers.
You can also get up close and personal with your hairdressing heroes on the HJ Fellowship for British Hairdressing and HJ stages, where shows will be running all day, every day.
Salon Owners Lounge
Salon owners and managers can network and mingle with their peers in the Salon Owners Lounge, sponsored by 3•6•5. Meet the 3•6•5 Education team and find out how they can help your business become fitter for the future.
As well as enjoying refreshments and expert advice, you can also enjoy a complimentary hand and arm massage.
Access to this exclusive area is by registration only, which can be done in advance when you buy your tickets
, or on the door.
Salon International will take place at ExCeL, London on 15-17 October 2011.
For tickets call 0844 894 2000 (UK); or +44 (0)20 7744 2000 (international). Alternatively go to