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Mane Masters | Sharon Blain and Bernadette Beswick

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Monday July 1, 2024 | 12.45pm – 1.45pm
Parkside 2

Don’t miss out on the hair education event of the year!

Mane Masters brings you an exclusive one-hour seminar featuring not just one, but two international award-winning presenters: Sharon Blain, crowned The Hair Legend of the Year at the 2024 International Hairdressing Awards in Portugal, and Bernadette Beswick, renowned global educator and award-winning stylist, and current finalist for AHIA 2024 Australian Hairdresser of the Year.

Get ready to elevate your skills and stay ahead of the game as these industry legends unveil the latest trends in cut, colour, and style. This VIP event, proudly sponsored by Eleven Australia, promises an immersive learning experience like no other. This session will also include Bernadette Beswick’s winning formula to selling retail without feeling salesy or pushy. Learn to speak with confidence and keep your client buying from you the trusted adviser/the hairdresser in your salon.

Secure your ticket now and be part of this rare opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Mark your calendars for July 1st at Hair Festival and take your expertise to the next level!

Meet Your Educators

Sharon Blain OAM | @sharonblaineducation

Sharon Blain is one of the most acclaimed hairdressers and educators globally today. For more than five decades, she has honed her craft, perfected her skills, and shared her unrivalled knowledge with thousands of hairdressers worldwide through workshops, seminars, online platforms, and her highly acclaimed boot camps.

Sharon’s innovative and unique education programs cover the entire spectrum of long hair expertise, from stunning bridal and celebrity red carpet hairstyling to editorial and avant-garde dressing. She is recognized for her exceptional creativity through stunning photographic imagery published worldwide and has received numerous prestigious accolades and achievements. These include winning Hair Expo Australia’s ‘Educator of the Year’ award an unprecedented five times and being honoured twice as a recipient of the Hair Expo ‘Australian Hall of Fame’. Globally, Sharon has been recognized at the International AIPP Awards for her stunning photographic collections and her skills as a highly successful business owner at the Global Salon Business Awards. In 2022, her outstanding service to the industry was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Governor-General – one of Sharon’s proudest moments to date.

Rarely has a hairstylist captured the hearts and minds of her students as Sharon Blain has. Testimonials and stories about how Sharon’s education has impacted the lives and careers of hairdressers worldwide flood in daily, and her education calendar is booked solidly years in advance – all testament to her unwavering reputation as an outstanding and highly respected educator and mentor.

Innovation is at the heart of Sharon’s skills and mindset. She has pioneered many unique techniques and tools throughout her career, and even after five decades in the industry, continues to revolutionize the way stylists learn, access, and absorb education. Sharon has developed a range of online and offline educational resources, including digitalized versions of her highly acclaimed Boot Camp workshop, over 180 tutorials translated into 7 subtitle languages, 4 books, DVDs, and hair padding. These resources are extensively used as training tools for colleges and academies worldwide.

Bernadette Beswick | @be.the.exceptional.hairdresser

Bernadette Beswick is a trailblazer in Australian hairdressing education, renowned for her dynamic and innovative teaching methods. As a current finalist for the 2024 Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Bernadette stands at the pinnacle of her profession. With over a decade of experience, she founded Beswick Education Services (BES) in 2017, offering cutting-edge workshops that empower salon professionals to achieve excellence. To date, she has led over 570 workshops, educating more than 20,000 individuals.

“Bernadette is a champion of our industry, who strives for perfection. She is nurturing and warm, talented, and skilful, and endearing to her students, colleagues, and the industry at large.” — Sharon Blain, International Multi-Award-Winning Hair Artist, and Educator

Bernadette’s commitment to teaching cutting and business skills has made her a prominent figure in the world of hair education. Awarded the AHIA Victorian Hairdresser of the Year title in 2022 and 2023, she brings 38 years of hairdressing expertise to her students. A talented salon ‘all-rounder’, Bernadette excels in developing the next generation of salon professionals across consultation, retailing, sales, freehand techniques, precision cutting, and styling.

Known for her precision in both classic and creative cutting techniques, her engaging teaching style and ability to connect with students ensure that she brings out the best in everyone she mentors. An authentic and skilled communicator, Bernadette’s dedication to her craft shines through in every aspect of her work.

Bernadette’s achievements have earned her global recognition, with over 200 publications and 10 cover features in the last 3 years. She has delivered education at prestigious industry events worldwide, including in Orlando, Florida; Long Beach, California; Taiwan; New Zealand; and across Australia. As a sought-after speaker and motivator, Bernadette has co-hosted stage performances for GHD Australia and New Zealand and has been a keynote speaker for organizations like Hairjamm. Her collections are a staple in premier hairdressing publications, gracing numerous coveted covers.

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