Answering all your frequently asked questions

There’s a lot going on for and around Hair Festival, so here are all those frequently asked questions about this major weekend answered in one place. It is the hairdressing event you simply cannot miss!


What Is Hair Festival 2022?

Hair Festival 2022 is a dedicated two-day event focused solely on the professional hair industry. With space for the hair salon community to shop, learn, compete and connect (discussed in detail below), this event will bring the industry together to fire on every cylinder. The event partners with leading brands and industry organisations to combine for the true betterment of Australian hair.

Stay tuned for news and announcements for the 2023 Hair Festival.


When and where is it?

Hair Festival 2022 is taking place at Carriageworks in Sydney, originally over the traditionally hairdressers dedicated June long weekend, yet is now set to take place on the Sunday 12 and Monday 13 June, 2022.

Carriageworks has hosted an array of beauty, fashion and entertainment events in its long and storied history and is poised as the ideal meeting spot for this important occasion. There is so much going on over the two days, so see here where you can spend your time.


Why is it debuting in 2022?

After the end of Hair Expo, announced in 2020, and with the highly events and education-driven industry kept apart and, in parts, locked down for so long, Hair Festival 2022 was created as the ideal way for the community to come together again, be inspired, learn something, seek out new innovations and recapture the fun, exuberant, electric energy of this inimitable industry.


Where can I stay?

For interstate travellers excited to finally travel and make a weekend out of Hair Festival, this is the ideal opportunity for a productive vacation. Hair Festival proudly partners with accommodation partners close to the venue. Discover here the options and their exclusive discounted accommodation rates.


What are the details around the MarketPlace?

Fulfilling the ‘SHOP’ aspect of the event, the most important thing to know about Hair Festival MarketPlace is that it is entirely FREE to register and enter this hallway of innovations. After too long a layoff between expos, you can discover and experience the new products and technologies on offer and find out what brands are creating now. It’s not to be missed!


What education is available at the festival?

Here’s where we fulfill the ‘LEARN’ part of the bargain. Hair Festival offers the most comprehensive and diverse education portfolio for the national industry that you can find in one place. Real Talk takes place on the Sunday, with guest speakers and panels that speak to business acumen and facilitate necessary conversation in the industry (find out all you need to know here). The Monday is filled with varied education from a multitude of leading brands, educators and experts. Check out the agenda and figure out what sessions work for you.


How can I win prizes at Hair Festival?

So glad you asked. Of course you win at Hair Festival in our ‘COMPETE’ sector, with three hairdressing competitions on the Monday afternoon that speak to individual editorial style, individual men’s hair and teamwork. Sponsor prizes, trophies and editorial coverage can all be won, so throw your hat in the ring. Find out more here and enter now to fill the limited spots.


How can the industry network at the event?

The all important ‘CONNECT’ aspect of the festival delights in bringing the hair industry back together all in one place with Hair Festival Wonderland, a beautifully themed party and ultimate celebration.


What COVID protocols are in place for total safety?

Hair Festival will be entirely COVID-safe, with the health and safety of patrons its ultimate priority. In keeping with all New South Wales government regulations and Carriageworks’ role as an established COVID-safe business, the event will see extra cleaning, physical distancing and other protocols that will put all guests’ minds at total ease. See the extensive COVID-safety rundown here.


What ticket options are available?

Varied ticketing allows you to enjoy sessions and all the events at Hair Festival. Experience in a tailored manor or book your Hair Festival All-Event pass that offers it all over both days, including access to all sessions and events across the entire weekend, currently at a price of $595 as a first release ticket, while the MarketPlace is available for free registration.

In specific education ticketing, a Real Talk pass allows access on the Sunday, currently at a price of $245 for the full-day program.

A Festival Education Sessions All-Day pass, currently available for $325 proposes à la carte education sessions and classes on the Monday. You can also purchase individual Festival Education Sessions to attend single or specific classes, each for $65 and buy a Festival Wonderland ticket at $125 (waitlist only) for the Sunday night.


How is the ticket booking fee used?

Hair Festival is committed to making a difference in the world around us and has partnered with Humanitix as our ticketing platform.

In partnership with their network of carefully vetted children’s charities, 100% of the profits from your ticket booking fees fund brighter futures for disadvantaged kids around the world.

Read more about their impact here.

Commercial Opportunities

Sponsorships opportunities are available for the Hair Festival.

For enquiries, please contact:

Joanne Cowan

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