Last year was the first Beauty and the Barber Expo, which radiated so much talent and brilliance, it undoubtedly transformed into an annual event. This December we will see the Second annual show, where Christopher Dove and John C. Simpson will be co-hosting the upcoming tradeshow, being held by Beauty Schools of America as they continue to bulk up the show’s roster with other notable industry leaders.
The one-day beauty and barbering trade event is centered on educational panels with national industry professionals Kristi Faulkner, Omar Antonio, and Danny Amorim. Pacinos the Barber will be presenting marketing and branding techniques for the audience, and DL Master Barber is set to share his secrets of efficiency and wits on how to build wealth from “behind the chair.” A more artistic Lena Piccininni will give her course on the ins and outs of blending and fading techniques.
The competition categories are open to industry professionals and students, where they can showcase their talent in: Fashion Editorial Makeup, Avant Garde, FX/Theatrical Character, Artists Choice Creature or Cosplay Special Effects Makeup, and Body Paint. Barber categories include; Fastest Fade, Free Style and Fade with beard.
“Planning this year’s event has been such an amazing learning experience for the BSA team,” said Ary Cardona, Director of Events & Student Facilitation at BSA. “We’ve reached out to figures within the industry that are both influential and relevant, and have been able to incorporate them into our show, which is such an honor. I’m truly looking forward to seeing how the students, participants and industry learn, grow and ultimately interpret the day’s events.”
The event will end with lights and beats after the awards and honorable mentions are announced, followed by live performances from prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex Sensation, and Reggaeton artist Jay Alvarez.
Interested attendees can purchase a $35 general admission ticket online and at the following Beauty Schools of America campuses: Homestead, Hialeah, North Miami Beach, South Beach and Miami – doors open from 10:00 am-10:00 pm at the DoubleTree Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33126.
Visit www.TheBeautyBarberExpo.com for more information or call 305.824.2997. To learn how to participate as a vendor and/or as a competitor please visit the official website to review the package options, categories, rules and regulations.