This July, NZ Hair and Beauty Expo returns bigger and brighter than ever before with a host of returning and exciting new exhibitors. A true industry must-visit, this year allows you to get hands-on with product, learn new techniques and be inspired by expert salon coaches. You’ll have the chance to network with more than 2,700 beauty therapists, hairdressers and industry professionals, and celebrate the weekend with bubbles in-hand at the Expo’s all new Champagne Lounge.
This year’s Expo reflects the growing interest in vegan-friendly, cruelty-free products with several exhibitors, including Beauty Spot’s LiLash and Caithy Organics, championing ‘good’ products.
“Brows are the new black,” says Lisa Best, Lashworx. “Brow fashion has changed dramatically over the years and thank goodness it’s turned back to having strong brows, with products that help brow growth, and brow butters to define and enhance.”
“Safe lashing is becoming a growing concern. We have learnt over the years that we can’t afford to continue damaging natural lashes by continuing to place heavy lashes that are too long for their natural lash. Flat lashes overcome this problem with those wanting heavier looking lashes.”
“Multi-purposed builder gels are in – these are gels in a bottle than can be used on natural nails for support, and to set nail art gems and embellishments,” says Magpie Beauty NZ’s Belinda Roux. “Non-toxic ingredients in products are becoming more and more important.”
While some things change, cult best-sellers St Tropez, Fudge, OPI and Eye of Horus will all be found at the Expo. Here’s your guide to planning your weekend at the Expo.
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Saturday 13 July, 10.30 AM – Symposium
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Saturday 13 July, 1.00 PM – Education Stage
Sip on champers at the Champagne Lounge
Have your nails buffed at the Indulge You Spa, with proceeds going to Youthline
This year therapists are encouraged to go deeper and look to underlying issues that impact skin and hair. Expert speakers equip you with an understanding of the connections between stress, the gut, and beauty.
Mikki Williden on “The Gut Instinct”
Mikki will discuss the connection between digestive health and overall wellbeing, the key triggers that increase gut problems, and how to maintain good gut health.
Saturday 13 July, 1.30PM – 2.30PM
Gay Wardle on “How stress is changing our skin”
Gay looks at the stress epidemic, the devastation it causes and how the skin will respond.
Saturday 13 July, 1.30PM – 2.30PM
Philip Gould on “Why commission-based incentives don’t work (and what does) and how to better communicate with staff”
As CEO and Partner in Les Mills, Philip helped build the world’s most successful Group Fitness Programs. Join Philip for an action-packed hour suited to salon owners.
Saturday 13 July, 12.00PM – 1.00PM
EDUCATION STAGE PICKS
The Education Stage will be pumping with a catwalk fashion show, the 2019 Nail Champion Awards, and a series of masterclasses that everyone with a general admission ticket is welcome to attend. These top picks reflect over-arching industry trends that every therapist is talking about at the moment, and all-important profit-making masterclasses to help you drive revenue in your salon.
Skin tightening using a plasma pen
Saturday 13 July, 3.00 PM, Sunday 14 July, 11.00 AM
Microblading techniques with PhiBrows
Saturday 13 July, 10.45 AM, Sunday 14 July, 1.00 PM
Learn how to increase profit per client in the salon with 5 simple yet impressive makeup designs
Saturday 13 July, 11.30 AM, Sunday 14 July 11.45AM
Learn how to add value with spray-tanning
Saturday 13 July, 12:15 PM
BEFORE YOU GO
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