15 Reasons you Need to Visit Salon International
There are hundreds of reasons you should book yourself a ticket to visit Salon International on the 14th-16th of October at ExCeL London – but luckily for you, we’ve managed to whittle it down to the top 15…
1 It’s the biggest (and best) – Salon is by far the biggest hairdressing focused exhibition in the UK, with over 400 brands and salon groups showcasing over the event.
2 You’ll be the first to see new launches – Most brands use Salon International as the place to launch new products and innovations so if you want to be in the know first, this is the place to be.
3 British Hairdressing Imagery reveal – The collections of the BHA finalists are always stunning and Salon International is the first place they are revealed to the industry, before being revealed in HJ or online. A visit to the gallery is a must.
4 The latest in trends and innovation – Want to know more about innovations (such as the hair colour spraygun) and see them in action? Then book your tickets asap as there are a number of cool new tools are being shown in the UK for the first time.
5 Salon International Competitions – This year there will be eight competitions taking place live at Salon International. See the finalists battle it out to be named HJ’s Barber of the Year sponsored by Andis; Men’s Afro Stylist of the Year sponsored by Andis; Afro Stylist of the Year; Bridal Hairdresser of the Year; Extensions Specialist of the Year sponsored by Remi Cachet; Men’s Cut and Finish sponsored by City & Guilds; Ladies Commercial Fashion Look sponsored by City & Guilds and Denman Stage Star. See all the finalists here.
6 Legends Lounge – The Legends Lounge is the perfect place to bring your burning questions that you’ve always wanted to ask some of the most iconic names in the industry. They share insights into their career and inspirations as well as answer all those questions you’ve been desperate to ask. This year’s legends are Lee Stafford, Charles Worthington, Mark Hayes, Errol Douglas, Andrew Collinge and Beverly C.
7 Mahogany Seminars – Visionary, inspiring, educational and directional – These four words summarise Mahogany Hairdressing’s world renowned shows and seminars. The Mahogany Creative Team bring their groundbreaking cutting and colouring techniques to the forefront of creativity as they showcase their latest Spring/Summer 18 collection at Salon. Book your tickets here.
8 HJ Stage – Some of hairdressing’s biggest talents will be sharing their skills and knowledge across all three days on the HJ Stage. This year includes names like Desmond Murray, Anne Veck, Jack Howard and seanhanna.
9 Salon Live – Renowned for creative and educational content this year’s Salon Live features not-to-be-missed catwalk presentations and practical demonstrations by Patrick Cameron, Trevor Sorbie, Sassoon Academy & Toni & Guy. There is limited availability for Salon Live due to the Auditorium capacity so book early to avoid disappointment.
10 HJ Live Men – After the success of last year, the dedicated HJ Men stage will return with a stellar line-up of talent, including Kevin Luchmun, Chris Foster, Menspire and HJ’s reigning Barber of the Year, Ky Wilson. There will also be a host of specialist barbering brands in a dedicated area around the HJ Men Stage, including barbering furniture specialist Retro Jack, British sourced and made men’s grooming brand Morgans Pomade, and barbering product and accessory specialist Dapper Dan.
11 National Trichology Conference – This year, the National Trichology Conference sponsored by The Association of Registered Trichologists will be held at Salon International. An off-the-show floor conference dedicated to this important sector, the National Trichology Conference will feature speakers and topics relevant to qualified trichologists and hairdressers interested in this area. Book your tickets here.
12 Team bonding – If you’re a salon owner this is the perfect team day out for the Salon with tons of education and innovation at your fingertips. When they get back into the salon the team will be fuelled with creative energy from the trends and inspirations.
13 Test out products – Seen products that you always wanted to try but haven’t had the chance to? At Salon there are hundreds of brands showcasing their best products over the three-day event so it’s the perfect opportunity to try something you’ve always wanted to.
14 Build brand relationships – Salon International offers the chance to get face-to-face with some of the industry’s leading suppliers, discover what they have to offer you or your salon and build invaluable relationships.
15 Great savings – A number of brands will be offering special Salon only offers across the three days so you won’t want to miss out on the great savings that are to be had.
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