This weekend, Kelly and Gemma went along to the EXCEL arena in London for the Professional Beauty show. This year, the trade show was set to be the biggest yet, with even more brands and companies showing than in previous years. The show is always a brilliant way to network with different people in the industry, and catch up with contacts established since being in the beauty business.
Some of the brands we use in the salon, such as Lycon Waxing, Nouveau Lashes and Fake Bake, were featured at the show with their own stalls and set up, so it was a great chance to speak to some of the reps we have built up connections with over the years.
Attending the beauty show gives us a chance to research new products and innovations in beauty, so we can keep ahead of the trends and let you all know what’s going to be the next best thing and the upcoming trends for the next season. We’ve seen a few bits we think are going to be big over the next year, so we’ll keep you posted with what’s next!
This year, Nell McAndrew opened the show, with former TOWIE star turned salon owner, Amy Childs, also making an appearance. Attendees at the arena ranged from celebrities, industry insiders, salon owners, magazine journalists, beauty bloggers, and students.
With lots of tweets over the weekend about how great the show has been, we’re already looking forward to next year.
Did any of you get to the Professional Beauty Show over the weekend? What did you think about the whole event?