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HairCon unveils the Social Stage: Bite size business for your success

HairCon continues to shake up hair and barber shows with announcement of the Social Stage. This exciting new spot will be hosting half hour bite-size business sessions to help grow your business as a business owner or individual professional.

Covering everything you need to know about social media; the key essentials for running a salon; to diversifying your services – we have something for everyone. The Social Stage will be a hotspot for visitors to get up close and personal with some of the most influential stylists and barbers making waves on social media.

Featured artists include James Earnshaw, Heffy, Jack Mead, Cal Newsome, Jay Roberts, SLK Bleach, and Senor Fenty. Sharing their insights, techniques, and personal journeys, this fab line-up will provide a unique opportunity to learn what drives their success. 

Additionally, the Social Stage will host talks from celebrated barbers such as Alan Beake, Dean Gleeson, Johnny BaBa, Josh Lamonaca, Sean Moore, JJ Savani, Captain Fawcett, and Rob Wood. These industry leaders will discuss the latest hot topics, offering their perspectives on the evolving landscape of barbering. Plus, we’ll have In Conversation interviews with industry legends, Nicky Clarke, Richard Ashforth and Jorge Cáncer. 

Visitors will also benefit from the presence of leading industry associations, including the National Hair & Beauty Federation, Salon Employers Association, and the Freelance Hair Association. These organisations will provide essential advice on current legislation and offer strategies to future-proof businesses in the ever-changing market. 

Highlights of the Social Stage include:

  • Showcase Demos: Watch live demonstrations from both emerging talents and leading artists, revealing the latest techniques and styles.
  • Brand Building Sessions: Gain crucial insights into creating and growing your brand and leveraging social media effectively.
  • Inspirational Stories: Hear from successful professionals about their journeys and the key elements that propelled them to the top of the industry.
  • Essential Advice: Learn from experts about maintaining compliance with current legislation and preparing your business for future challenges.

 All activities on the Social Stage are free for HairCon visitors, providing invaluable learning and networking opportunities. In addition to the Social Stage, attendees can enjoy stunning Main Stage shows, a variety of partner brands, evening events, and much more. 

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to elevate your career and connect with the best in the business at HairCon 2024.  HairCon is supported by an epic collaboration of industry titans including the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, EVO Enterprises, Wahl, Great Lengths, yuv ®, Diva Pro Styling, Design Essentials, Phorest, Innersense, Glowwa, Keratin Complex, Leaf Scissors, Ergo, Olivia Garden, Olaplex, Comfortel, Calligraphy Cut, DENSE, Novo Cabelo, Tondeo,  Vagaro, Salons Direct, Scrummi, Procare, K18, Blonde Solutions and Zen.  

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 22nd – 24th 2024
  • Location: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

For more information, please visit to find out how you can get involved.Tickets available here.