Salon International is a huge date in the hairdressing calendar both for the UK and international industry, with hairdressers and journalists from near and far embarking and a creative and inspirational weekend at London's ExCel, home to the hairdressing exhibition over the course of the October weekend.
The AJC gang as usual attended the world renowned exhibition, assisting clients with live shows and on stand demonstrations as well as meeting with key members of the press to discuss future opportunities.
Saturday 14th October
We've arrived into London City at 09.05am with our fellow Scottish Hairdressing peers, and off we go to ExCel! On arrival at the exhibition centre, the boulevard is filled with hairdressing inspiration, with images from the icons who are visiting the exhibition at the weekend, along with information surrounding what is happening over the course of the weekend.
The day is filled with press calls, salon live shows and catch up with our fantastic clients! We were delighted to catch up with our industry peers and journalists and chat all things AJC93 and our plans for 2018! It was great to watch the live demonstrations on the HJ Stage, HJ Men Stage and also the Fellowship stages. After a hectic first day, we enjoyed a beautiful team dinner at Bistrotheque in Bethnal Green, in order to prepare for Salon Sunday!
Here is a few our our favourite Saturday pics!
Sunday 15th October
We are up and prepared for an exciting day ahead! Sunday is generally the busiest day, as the salons are closed and stylists from all over flock to London to learn about new trends and techniques and also the latest product and software developments which are hitting the hairdressing market.
The atmosphere was electric, and the inspiration around the exhibition was absolutely incredible. The AJC girls were all over the exhibition, visiting client stands and also escorting clients and models to and from the live stages, as well as prepping for the must see show of the weekend - RUSH Live!
Here is our must see Sunday pics!
Monday 16th October
The last day of the exhibition and another hectic day, as today is better known at student day, where colleges from all over bring the next generation of stylists to visit Salon International. The younger assistants/stylists are the next generation of our industry, and what better way to inspire them than to visit the must see event of the hairdressing year?
Today is another busy day with international press interviews, client demonstrations and also live on stage interviews before we embark on trip home to Edinburgh!
Salon International, you've been fantastic - see you in 2018!