Salon Stars

October 6th, 2016

October 6th, 2016

Calling all hair styling professionals!  Salon International is the biggest event in UK hairdressing and you can be a part of it.  Join us from the 15th – 17th October, along with over 400 hair care brands, at the Excel centre in London for a weekend of style and substance.

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The show contains three live stages, all of which are free to attend.  If you aren’t browsing the many exhibitors you will surely be overwhelmed by the talent being showcased onstage.  On the main HJ Stage, over the course of the three days, expect to see talent from Rush Hair, Ken Picton, HJ’s Barber of the Year, and Marc Antoni to name name but a few.


If the live stages aren’t enough then you are also invited to head to the Legends Lounge, which allows you to get up close and personal with your hairdressing heroes – hear them share insights into their career and their inspirations, and answer the questions you have always wanted to ask.  Expect to find talent such as Anthony Mascolo and Trevor Sorbie there, among many others – you can find the full line-up here.

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If you are looking to start a hair business, or looking for useful tips and advice on how to grow your business, 3·6·5 Education will be hosting the Business Bubble at Salon International.  Visit them for free business advice throughout the show, or attend one of their informative workshops which run twice each day.

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We can all agree that elaborate styles and beautiful cuts all begin with healthy hair.  For this reason, Hair Health Village and Stage will play host to companies who are committed to ensuring your clients’ hair remains in peak condition, giving you the tools and products to stay ahead of the competition.

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Whilst everything listed above is free with the purchase of your ticket, for an extra cost Salon Live gives you the chance to attend more intimate and detailed live shows.  One to watch is the Rush Live Show, which will showcase the talents of the Rush Artistic, Colour and Editorial teams who will be presenting their latest collections, inspired by London Street Culture and in aid of GOSH.  Doors open at 6pm on Sunday 16th.

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Mahogany are also hosting four seminars with their Creative Team – for the twentieth consecutive year – where they will continue to bring their ground-breaking cutting and colouring techniques to the forefront of creativity as they showcase their latest Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.  These seminars will be accessorised by the launch of their latest educational DVD (also available as a download), giving the audience an added dimension of creativity and education which they can take back to their own salons.  Seminars are available on each day for just £77.00 + VAT. For tickets and more information, click here.


And finally, HJ has launched six competitions designed to let you showcase your skills.  Choose which competition best suits you and your skills and simply upload an on-trend image, from which the finalists will be chosen and invited to compete live at Salon International.  Categories include Barber of the Year, sponsored by Andis; HJ’s Rising Star of the Year; Hj’s Bridal Hairdresser of the Year; Extensions Specialist of the Year, sponsored by Remi Cachet; Men’s Afro Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Andis; and Afro Stylist of the Year.  More information about the competition can be found here.

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