As the UK and the world come out of lockdown, many people are getting adjusted to working life that is more â€œofflineâ€ than the online remote working it has been. But for beauty industry professionals, there is less of an adjustment needed - for most, especially salon professionals and freelance beauty therapists, their entire business is done offline. However, even though they may have seen their clients, it's been awhile since we've seen fellow beauty professionals; which is why it's great to see the opening of trade events, a chance for us all to finally come together.
Plus, over the past couple years, a lot has been developed during the downtime that the industry was forced into. Innovations such as our own upcoming app, Expertly, (join our waitlist if you haven't already!), are emerging or about to emerge. If you're a UK based freelance beauty therapist or salon professional, industry events can be a great place to go to find out what the latest trends are.
Here we've rounded the top upcoming beauty industry events in the UK that we recommend attending. Most are coming up in October and November, so get your tickets fast!
Olympia Beauty 2021, London
3-4 October 2021
One of the biggest and most well-known events for beauty professionals in the country - this one is a must-attend.
Professional Beauty, several events, London & Manchester
October - November 2021
Large, focussed industry trade events which cover a wide range of professional beauty topics, including skincare, advanced treatments, specialist equipment, wellness and other info needed to grow your beauty business.
Alternative Hair Show, Virtual
9-10 October 2021
Not officially a trade show, but a charity event bringing together hairdressing professionals to raise awareness and funding to fight leukemia.
14-15 October 2021
UK's leading conference and exhibition for the surgical and non-surgical medical aesthetic communities.
Salon International, London
16-18 October 2021
One of the top events in the country for hair professionals in particular.
Salon Life Beauty Convention, London
15 November 2021
A relatively new event for senior salon professionals, bringing together operators, suppliers, consultants, educators and media.
Look Good Live, Coventry
26-28 November 2021
A large shopping event in beauty and fashion, this one is particularly good to meet both beauty industry professionals and consumers.
3-4 April 2022
An event to help you discover the latest natural, organic, vegan, free-from, sustainable and eco-friendly beauty & wellbeing products from the UK and around the world.
Beauty UK, Coventry
22-23 May 2022
Another large trade event which will include demonstrations from educators, brand presentations and the chance to network with beauty pros.
Scottish Hair & Beauty, Glasgow
12-13 June 2022
A trade show with a focus on Scotland's hair and beauty industry in particular.
Image source: Olympia Beauty