Beauty Expo Australia 2017 Round-Up

Beauty Expo Australia 2017 Round-Up

Beauty Expo Australia 2017 Round-Up

Last month I went to Beauty Expo Australia, the biggest beauty industry event in Australia each year. For the past couple of years, the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour was being renovated and the Expo had to be moved to Glebe Island, which is an absolute pain to get to (there were complimentary buses and ferries, but as you can imagine it wasn’t efficient at all!). This year it was back in Darling Harbour, ten minutes’ walk from Town Hall Station. There were 21% more people this year than last year, and 45% more floor space, so the move back has been a resounding success!

Beauty Expo Australia 2017 Round-Up

The main drawcard for me are the presentations and education sessions. There are free shows on all day on all aspects of the beauty industry. This year there were four stages at the “Hub”: anti-ageing, make-up, grooming and nails. There are paid education sessions as well, which are longer and more in-depth. The sessions included microblading, peels, skin firming, men’s grooming, eyelid-enhancing make-up, brow shaping lessons, social media marketing, and nutrition. Being a beauty science nerd, I went to as many of the technical talks as I could. While there were a couple of dubious claims (one speaker claimed that shallow breathing and high GI fats caused acne), there were also a lot of really fantastic talks – Rae Morris always gives excellent make-up advice, and I really enjoyed the presentation from Ultraceuticals founder Dr Geoffrey Heber too on the delivery of actives through skin.

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Beauty Expo and Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2015

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Last last weekend I went to Beauty Expo Australia. It’s a trade-only event for people in the beauty industry, and as well as a plethora of stalls with massive discounts, there’s also informative education sessions with industry leaders, and live demonstrations of all the latest technologies.

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I attended an amazing lecture run by the very knowledgeable Chiza Westcarr, all about skin care, in particular hyperpigmentation and acne. I took pages of notes, and learned so much! Did you know, for example:

* dermal (deep) pigment can’t be treated with peels
* microcomedones mature in 8 weeks
* stress can change the sebum your skin secretes (sebocytes which produce sebum have receptors for stress hormones)
* you can calculate your risk of pigmentation from peels by referring to the ethnicities of your grandparents

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Spa & Beauty Expo 2: NAILS! Meeting Jeff Pink and inkjet nail printers

This is the final installment of my Spa & Beauty Expo posts! After my haul and expo experience posts, this one’s all about the nails 🙂 The Spa and Beauty Expo was more nail-centric than I anticipated, since I barely saw three polish brands at IMATS last year. There was a celebration of nail technology, old and new, with most …

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Spa & Beauty Expo 1: All the things, Expo-going advice and bloggers galore!

I posted my haul yesterday, but the point of an expo isn’t hauling, its everything else! So onto my round-up of the Spa & Beauty Expo, with everything except nails (that’s tomorrow’s post!). I battled the expo with a bunch of Sydney beauty and nail bloggers – Jen (The Nail Polish Project), Rose (Every Little Polish), Michaela (Lather Rinse Repeat, …

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