Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo 2019

Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo really does have the most beautiful vibe! 

We had a fantastic two days sharing our love of styling and demonstrating on our stand how our tools can help save time and make styling easier. 

This year was a whole different education experience with all the education rooms being on the expo floor. Both our Look & Learn and Hands-On Workshop was a total SELL OUT!

I also had the pleasure of styling a wig for the team from Anniss&Barton’s live photoshoot workshop. The boys are fantastic photographers, and Charlotte Ravet’s makeup is flawless. 


This was all about EASY LOOKS in 4 sections that you can create in 45 minutes or under. 

Look 1 – Bubble Bun & Flowers  

To create this look we used the Curve Comb and Bungee Tape to place the hair in a high ponytail. I then showed how to do the bubble braid technique which I turned and folded to make the bun shape. We’ve had so much fun with the bubble braid (click here to see the looks we created at Hair Expo in the Look & Learn Theatre)

Join me live on August 26th, or watch the recording, of our online class where I’ll teach you the bubble braid and 3 looks to use it with (plus a FREE copy of our new Build Your Business Planner valued at $49) OMG – this technique! 

Lady Gaga’s hair stylist, Fredric Aspiras, popped a few hair flowers on Gaga at this year’s Met Gala and BOOM they are all over Pinterest and Insta again! I personally LOVE creating hair flowers.

So, I popped in a few that I made with Amazing Hair Australia wefts. I am always looking for a little something to stand your work out from the crowd. 

Look 2 – Wave It and Roll It 

Waves are always a favourite of mine, and the trick to getting them soft and sexy is all in the prep. I blow dried in UNITE ELEVATE Mousse using the Time Saver Brush to scratch up the hair. I then directionally set the hair and combed it out using the Curve Comb, BIGtail Comb and our extra-long wave clamps. 

To control the base I used a secret scalp braid as a pin cushion, and held it all together with Bungee Tape before securing with a Kingpin.  

Look 3 – The Kimono Chignon

This is one of the most in demand up-styles!

I pulled looks from Pinterest and broke them down using my Jigsaw Puzzle Theory. 

The tools I needed were Time Saver Brush, BIGtail Comb, Secret Bands, Kingpins, bobby pins and my home made Loop De loop (a good old wire coat hanger and electrical tape to make a really sturdy topsy tail) It’s the bomb! 

If you would like a copy of the step by step head sheets feel free to email me and I will gladly send them – 

Back stage team 

Kyleen Phillips 

Carmen Rodgers 

Aimee Goleman 

Teyanah Popik

Our beautiful models 

Katie Jane Sharp 

Sophia HarrisBrooke Caple 

Amazing Designer 

Claudia Williams – @werable_art_by_llanicreative_ 


The incredible students from Brisbane School of Hairdressing 


After lunch we had 20 students return for a Hands-On Workshop to put the looks together. It was two hours of pure styling fun! 

Photos Courtesy of Bethany Rabl (Becky B Hair)

The real learning really does happen when you put your hands in the hair. I LOVED the concept of having the Look & Learn, and then returning to play later that day. 


Our Main Stage show was a blast! 

I invited three of my former students to do one look each, showcase their styling skills and talk about how they had used what they learned in my Master Class. 

This still give me goosebumps! As an educator for special occasion hair education, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing students flourish. Great work!

Sandi O’Neill 

Ash O’Neill 

Elizabeth Neal

Back stage team 

Kyleen Phillips 

Carmen Rodgers 

Aimee Goleman 

Our beautiful models 

Katie Jane Sharp 

Sophia Harris

Allira Ashwell 

Amazing Designer 

Matcho Suba The Label 


The incredible students from Brisbane School of Hairdressing 

Next Stop Salon: International – London!

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