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The Best Upcoming Hair and Beauty Events in the UK in 2021

The Best Upcoming Hair and Beauty Events in the UK in 2021

Craving the latest insider knowledge of the hair industry? Want a chance to get up close and personal to the biggest names in the industry? With the lifting of restrictions comes the revival of the best hair and beauty events the UK has to offer. Whether you’re a beauty fan or an established professional, check out some of our top event picks for the rest of 2021. 

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  • Salon International 2021, ExCeL London – 16th-18th Oct
  • The Bridal Beauty Festival A/W 2021, The Dorchester London – 24th Oct
  • Alternative Hair Show – 9th-10th Oct
  • HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021, Park Plaza London – 4th Oct
  • British Beauty Week 2021, Covent Garden London – 8th-12th September 
  • OLYMPIA Beauty Show, Olympia London – 3rd-4th October 2021

    Salon International 2021, ExCeL London – 16th-18th Oct

    Salon International 2021, ExCeL London – 16th-18th Oct

    Salon International, HJ

    Hosted in the fashion capital of the UK, London itself, Salon International 2021 is the go-to event for professional hairdressers from around the nation. Whether you’re an established hair professional, salon owner, college student or just starting out in the industry, this prestigious event is ready to welcome you with open arms.

     Salon International really has all bases covered, experience stunning live shows and demonstrations, cutting edge industry developments, thrilling competitions and of course, the hottest hair products! A fantastic opportunity for networking and trendspotting, expect to see the latest and greatest names in hair fashion. Hosted in ExCeL London on 16-18 October 2021, anyone who’s anyone in hair will be attending.

    The Bridal Beauty Festival A/W 2021, The Dorchester London – 24th Oct

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    The Bridal Beauty Co. proudly presents the Bridal Beauty Festival, the UK’s greatest wedding event for brides-to-be. Expect work exhibited from the best industry brands, creative workshops, live demos, and VIP talks. This showcase aims to target all aspects of wedding preparation to finish, compiling the biggest names from the beauty, wellness, and cosmetic industries.

     Featured in magazines such as BAZAAR, ELLE and Hitched, you girls won’t want to miss this. Not only do they provide stunning wedding inspiration, expect fantastic freebies and discounts to cut the price of your big day. We’re especially excited for Kérastase’s expert bridal hair consultations, a must if you’re seeking some major wedding hair inspiration. Top Tip: most brides use clip in hair extensions to achieve those elaborate Instagram wedding hair styles, why not give it a go?

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    Alternative Hair Show – 9th-10th Oct

    Alternative Hair Show – 9th-10th Oct

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    A hair-show with an important message, in 1983 hairdresser Tony Rizzo and his wife Maggie lost their first-born child to Leukaemia. To fight back against this life-threatening disease, they founded the Alternative Hair Show as a charity fundraising event for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

     From humble beginnings in London’s Camden Theatre, to a global following with an excess of £12.5 million, the Alternative Hair show has been hosted in Chicago, Bologna, Vienna, Moscow, Seoul, Italy and Tokyo. This year’s event will be virtual.

    Expect to see the biggest and best names in hairstyling alongside features for new, young, and unknown, hairdressers. Want inspiration? Presentations from some of the top global hairstyling teams will pepper this year’s virtual extravaganza. Rising stars will be presented in The International Visionary Award and The New Visionaries shows, aimed to shed light on the work of hairdressers previously unknown on the global stage.

     “This is the right time to take The International Visionary Award to the next level and add another aspect to the Alternative Hair Show so we are truly excited to now encompass The New Visionaries.” Tony Rizzo, Founder of Alternative Hair.

    HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021, Park Plaza London – 4th Oct

    HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021, Park Plaza London – 4th Oct

    HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards

    A true gem within the hair industry, HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards is the go-to competition for top professionals across the country. Hosted by the Hairdressers Journal International, the 135 years recognised magazine for all things hair. This is the place to be if you want to keep updated on the best in the business.

     The list of sponsors is undoubtedly impressive, with big industry names including Loreal and Schwarzkopf. Competition categories include Salon of The Year, Assistant/Junior of The Year and Business Director of The Year. Whatever your specialisation in the industry, expect an award for it! Tickets will set you back £150 per person, but with award shows, a 3-course meal, drinks and an after party included can you really blame them?

    British Beauty Week 2021, Covent Garden London – 8th-12th September 

    British Beauty Week 2021, Covent Garden London – 8th-12th September

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    Time to immerse ourselves in the best of British beauty. 2021 ‘Beauty Reimagined’ is set to return this September with a tantalising line-up of impressive shows, demonstrations, workshops, and expert panels. With an entire week dedicated to showcasing the best in the industry, Britain’s most cherished beauty brands will have the opportunity to exhibit their products and reach a range of consumers. Hosted in London’s beauty centre, Covent Garden, expect a fantastic five-days focused on the future of beauty.

     Millie Kendall, British Beauty Council chief executive said: “In these unprecedented times, it has never been more important to celebrate the importance and resilience of the beauty industry.”

    OLYMPIA Beauty Show, Olympia London – 3rd-4th October 2021

    OLYMPIA Beauty Show, Olympia London – 3rd-4th October 2021

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    One of London’s biggest events for beauty professionals, from non-surgical aesthetics to hair salons. The OLYMPIA Beauty Show features exhibits from industry favourites. This year expect to see stand out show areas dedicated to ‘Green Beauty’: non-toxic ingredients, natural and organic products and sustainability in the industry. The show also hosts electrifying competitions to crown industry champions, including The Lash Games and The National Massage Championship. 


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