Hair Expo 2014 has been and gone once again and with it, we at The Journal have been bowled over by the level of skill and artistry exhibited by all of the talented artists who showcased. From circus tricks to warrior princesses and and ninja hairstylists, inspiration was rife and creativity oozing from all corners of the new venue at Glebe Island.

Babyliss Pro brought out to Sydney international guest artists Marvin Young and hair tatoooist Dennis Joseph Colpitts, who entertained the crowd with his stealth ninja get-up and artistic technique.

The Generation Next gala was eye candy to say the least, with the L’Oréal Professionnel i-D Artists flexing their creative muscles by presenting their Valentino Warrior production. This year, industry mentor Carl Reeves coached the budding young team, assisted by i-D Artist graduates Jason McAlister (Adam & Eva, QLD) and Ashley Wiullemn (Head Studio, WA) in a captivating visual experience of detailed, intricate braiding, weaving and twisted hair designs together with beautiful fashion, dynamic choreography and audio visual.

The Generation Next Gala closed with Aveda’s Antoinette Beenders’ ‘The Greatest Show on Mother Earth’ spectacular. Clowns, trapeze artists and acrobat performers took to the stage and wowed the audience with the latest in hair innovation and what was a feast for the senses.

On the Hair Expo main stage ghd ambassador Jayne Wild and ghd guest artist Alan White styled up a storm with their fashion-forward hair demonstrations. ghd guest artists Joey Scandizzo, Lorna Evans, Ali Holmes, Frank Apostolopoulos, Sara Allsop, Mana Dave and Tracey Hughes also showcased their talent on the ghd stage, as did the always-impressive UK and Australian F.A.ME teams, representing the new generation of hairdressers.

Until next year, congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Hair Expo!

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