Salon International 2009 Hair Show

Salon International hair show
Toni&Guy Hair Show Stage
EXCEL, London was the highlight of the hair care and beauty industry for three days. There were great new products launched, inspirational speeches, motivation and educational classes for thousands of hair dressers from around the world that attended this great Salon International event.
There were over 200 exhibits at the show, which means there was something new and interesting for everyone there to learn about. Several companies offered live stages that were simply breathtaking. Some of the companies that had these great stages include, BaByliss, Affinage, Wahl UK, Keune, and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing.
Caped hair models - CHI
CHI Live Show
The latest short hairstyles - Mahogany
Mahogany Seminar
Long to short hair cutting -  Wahl
Wahl Hair Show Stage
The HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Gallery was a huge and fabulous stand alone gallery. There were images from the nine regional and six specialist categories, including images of the nominees for British Hairdresser of the year.
If you are working for a salon that was there to help develop your business, you were in for a treat. There were so many new and innovative products available, it was mind boggling. There was everything from foils to disposable towels available. If your business was looking for a new computer system, there were several offerings as well. There was a large selection of curling irons, clippers, combs, scissors and straighteners available as well.
Cutting hair short - Mahogany
Mahogany Seminar
Short hairstyle by Sassoon
Live Show Sassoon Academy
Sassoon cut pixie hair with a very short nape
Live Show Sassoon Academy
Modern pixie with buzzed sides by Schwarzkopf
Men's hairstyle with short buzzed sides - Errol Douglas
Errol Douglas
Vintage inspired hair by Babyliss
BaByliss Hair Show Stage
Some of the biggest names in hairdressing were represented at Salon Live. The artistic team from Toni & Guy launched their Label M collection and their Interactive collection. The interactive collection was about creating personal looks through texturizing. The label M features sharp short styles and quiffs. In addition, the team created hairstyles inspired by the forties. These styles were designed to go with new fashions from Giles Deacon.
Da Da Dolls, is the latest collection from Sassoon Academy. This great new collection focuses on texture, and cuts that are fused with color. The show also had collections from earlier years.
Tim Hartley’s presentation was all about the three B’s, bobs, bowls, and berets. His inspiration was street fashion and he showed how to create contrast with different shapes and textures. The colors of these great hairstyles ranged from soft blondes and pastels to a shocking pink.
Short hair cutting by Saco
Sassoon style hair cutting
Live Show Sassoon Academy
Hairstyles by Patrick Cameron
Live Show Patrick Cameron
Short hair cut in progress - Toni&Guy
Toni&Guy Hair Show Stage
Patrick Cameron showed of 10 fabulous looks in 75 minutes, which took the audience on a journey of his travel around the world. The looks that were presented were from his collection, Gold.
Sassoon Academy gave young students an insight into the company with their future creatives collection. The team explained how they come up with their great hairstyles by exploring fashion, design and music for inspiration. Rock with Rockaholic was a collection presented by Inspirational Youth, 14 of the up and coming hairdressers from TIGI.
Balmain hair models
Balmain Paris
On stage hair cutting - TIGI
TIGI Live Show Stage
Hair show cutting on stage - Toni&Guy
Toni&Guy Hair Show Stage
Toni&Guy hairstyles live show
Live Show Toni&Guy
The salon seminars saw Mahogony, one of the top educational teams in the UK showcase their collections in a seminar type environment. The collection that was showcased during the seminar was the Romantica Collection, which combines rock with English dandy.
For the business side of the show, Business Extra presented by Salon Genius encouraged owners to go back to the basics for motivation. Start up secrets was shared by Sean Hanna and Nergish Wadia-Austin provided tools for developing chair side sales. Julie Eldrett brought the seminar to a close with demonstrating what a client sees when they first walk into a salon. These seminars were truly inspirational and should not have been missed.
Photos by Salon International