Beauty agenda: L'Oréal Professional Colour Trophy, Beautyworld Middle East

Hair styling is the focus of many key upcoming beauty events, with 57th L'Oréal Professional Colour Trophy and the 36th Hair Expo Australia just some of the prestigious showcases to look forward to. Meanwhile, world-renowned hairdresser Stacey Broughton is just one of the special guests attending the Beautyworld Middle East fair. Read about this and other key beauty events coming up here.

57th L'Oréal Professional Colour Trophy
May 28
London, UK

Since 1954, the L'Oréal Professional Colour Trophy has been held each year in London, making it the longest-running hairdressing competition in the UK and the world's most prestigious. Over the years, the L'Oréal Professional Colour Trophy has evolved from a single award competition to include the Regional Finals, the Men's Image Award, the Young Colourist Award, and even the Mizani Afro Catwalk Award. This year's event will open with a show by hairdresser Peter Gray, who has worked on advertsing campigns for the likes of Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy.

Beautyworld Middle East

May 29-31
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As the leading trade show for beauty products, hair, fragrances and the wellness and spa industries in its region, Beautyworld Middle East will this year welcome big names including world-renowned hairdressers Stacey Broughton and Carmine Piche. Other highlights include the Nail it! by OPI nail competition and the Face It! by Eva Garden make-up competition.

36th Hair Expo Australia

June 9-11
Sydney, Australia

The largest hairdressing event to be held in the southern hemisphere, the Hair Expo showcases all the latest developments in cutting, coloring and extensions, as well as tanning and nail products. The best coiffeurs of Australia and New Zealand will be honored at the close of the three-day industry event at the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards.

International Beauty Show

June 9-11
Las Vegas, USA

Some of the industry's hottest brands including Stila Cosmetics, Minx Nails, OPI, and Brazilian Blowout will exhibit at the pro-only event at the Las Vegas Convention Center that also hosts more than 150 workshops for beauty professionals on subjects ranging from hair and nail techniques to makeup application. Guests at the 2011 edition included Lady Gaga's nail technician, Naja Green, who offered celebrity nail secrets and camera-ready techniques.

2nd Makeup Show Chicago

June 17-18
Chicago, USA

Since its debut in 2005, the Makeup Show New York has expanded across America and Europe and June 17 will see the start of the second Chicago edition. The fair attracts brands including Temptu, Inglot, L'Oréal, MAC Cosmetics, Stila and Smashbox, bringing together speakers from all areas of make-up artistry. Special guests this year include beauty guru AJ Crimson, whose celebrity clients include Fergie, Hilary Duff and Missy Elliot.


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