Our friends at INSTYLE are bringing the goods with Real Talk, an all-new industry platform dedicated to furthering the business of Australian hairdressing, no matter the size, with an industry lineup you want to know about.

Spitting gold at the one-day-only event to be held at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, August 5th, is a legendary offering of speakers set to open minds and revenue streams. Compering this packed lineup of insightful industry leaders is noted retailing speaker and MC Terry Hawkins.

The killer list of industry titans include; Director of SMK Social Media Knowledge James Fitzgerald who’ll impart knowledge on all things Insta and beyond, Oscar Cullinan and Lee Cohen of Oscar Oscar Salons, set to share their insights on building a luxury brand, and Dario Cotroneo (recent winner of the AHFA Excellence in Education) preparing to lay bare the art of consultation. Guests will also welcome king of cool slash entrepreneur Francesco Ruggerino – the brains behind flourishing salon empire Prema in Sydney and New York – to chat trend reaction and industry change in this ever-evolving landscape. Harnessing the unique brand DNA that propelled them to powerhouse will be the dream team at Edwards and Co, presenting ‘Uncensored,’ before Queens of education Renya Xydis and Monique McMahon offer a version of the popular For The Love course. 

Amongst it all will be panel discussions igniting meaningful conversations amongst salons. Panel 1 will host successful business owners and hairdressers such as Luke Reynolds, Angela Sassano of King’s Domain, Sheree Knobel of Bixie Colour, Sharlene Lee of Circles and Wendy Gunn from Ink. And the Panel 2 lineup? A yet to be announced must see focusing on the important topic of salon technology. 

Dynamic and inspiring, Real Talk offers interaction and networking beyond measure, and specifically to the salon community. So clear your schedules and make sure you are front and centre in the conversations that matter on August 5th at Real Talk. 

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