Must attend beauty and hair events

Beauty UK

The biggest beauty trade show outside London, Beauty UK is a calendar staple for industry professionals. Held at the NEC Birmingham, the two-day show, which will take place on May 21 and 22 this year, brings together more than 600 leading brands. With four sections showcasing the latest products and treatments from beauty, nails, tanning and hair and complementary therapies, Beauty UK covers every aspect of the industry. It promises to save you money too with thousands of exclusive offers available to attendees. And if that wasn’t enough, Beauty UK also runs free educational sessions through its ABT Seminar Programme, Hair UK Style Stage and the Holistic Health Demo Stage.

If you’re seeking some exposure or recognition in your field, be sure to take part in the show’s Nail Tech 2017 awards and National Make-up Awards, which give both professionals and students the opportunity to demonstrate their creative ability before a leading panel of judges. Aimed exclusively at beauty professionals, Beauty UK is an ideal opportunity to network and share trade secrets with other industry insiders.

Tickets are free if you register in advance or £20 on the day. You can get your tickets either online at or by calling the ticket hotline on 01332 227 698.


Olympia Beauty

The largest autumn beauty trade show, Olympia Beauty is held every year at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in Hammersmith, London. Due to take place on October 2 and 3 this year, the show is set to feature more than 500 of the UK’s leading beauty brands. With its unmissable deals and discounts, Olympia Beauty attracts thousands of trade professionals from the beauty industry every year, including salon owners, therapists, hairdressers, beauty buyers, make-up artists, nail technicians, spa professionals, beauty bloggers and beauty students.

Top industry experts attend Olympia Beauty every year to sit on the judging panels of its well-regarded competitions - Nailympia London, The Lash Games and Brush Wars - which seek out the hottest industry talent. Closely covered by trade press, Olympia Beauty’s competitions provide unrivalled opportunities for exposure and are entered by professionals from all over the world.

What’s more, the show also offers free opportunities to learn more about hair, nails and make-up with hundreds of stand demonstrations.

An unmissable event for any ambitious beauty professional, Olympia Beauty should be a fixture on your calendar. Tickets are free if you register in advance at


Professional Beauty

A must-attend trade show for anyone who works in the hair or beauty industries is Professional Beauty. Due to be held on February 26 and 27 at London’s Excel Centre, this year’s event will feature over 800 brands, three conferences, eight live stages and six seminar programmes.

From make-up to nails, skincare to specialist treatments, software to supplies and tanning to waxing, Professional Beauty gives attendees the opportunity to try out new products and treatments first hand, while nabbing exclusive deals and discounts. Unsurprisingly, the show is hugely popular and last year it was attended by nearly 34,000 beauty professionals.

Professional Beauty also includes a prestigious awards event recognising top talent across the beauty, spa, nails and aesthetics market with entries welcomed from both individuals and companies alike. The awards gives finalists the opportunity to raise their profile, with past winners achieving press coverage in local and national media. Competition entry costs £149 but tickets to the trade show itself are free if you register in advance at


Natural and Organic Products Europe

Natural & Organic Products Europe pitches itself as ‘Europe’s biggest trade show for natural products’ and there is no question that the event is a must-attend event for beauty professionals keen to discover the latest innovations in natural healthcare.

As more and more consumers begin to gravitate towards natural products, Natural & Organic Products Europe has become hugely popular, attracting more than 10,000 visitors every year. While the show covers all areas of natural goods, from organic food to eco-household products, beauty professionals will find the latest personal care products in the show’s Natural Beauty & Spa section.

Natural & Organic Products Europe also offers an ideal opportunity to get an exclusive insight into emerging trends in the natural and organic industries. More than 50 industry experts will be giving seminars at the show, exploring key retail trends and consumer behaviour. The show also offers industry recognition for natural brands across the board in its Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017 competition.

An unprecedented 700 companies are set to exhibit at this year’s event, which will be held on April 2 and 3 at London’s ExCel centre. To register for free tickets, visit


Glamour’s Beauty Festival 2017

While it may be aimed at consumers rather than trade professionals, Glamour magazine’s Beauty Festival 2017 is a fun day out for any beauty lover. The two-day event is set to feature ‘pampering zones’ from the likes of Nars, Elizabeth Adren, Laura Mercier, Caudalie, Redken and High Definition, as well as beauty tutorials from leading industry experts. Glamour editor Jo Elvin will be sharing her top beauty tips and tricks alongside the magazine’s Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr.

Taking place at London’s Saatchi Gallery on March 11 and 12, the Beauty Festival offers the chance to see what’s hot among consumers. Although tickets are a little pricey, costing £45 for half-day passes, each visitor will receive a free goodie bag containing £190 worth of beauty products. To buy tickets, click here.


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