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Salon Africa at Gallagher Estate, 2-3 September

On 2-3 September, Southern Africa’s biggest trade expo for the hairdressing industry will be held at Gallagher Estates.

Regular visitors to the show will be looking forward to the awesome live stage shows, interactive stands, and the excitement of the EOHCB hairdressing championships. This year there’s something new – the first ever Salon Africa Photographic Competition. This is free to enter and open to all, with R35,000-worth of prizes to be won, sponsored by Wahl. Here’s more info.

New! The Salon Africa Photographic Competition

If you’re a creative hairstylist with great ideas and skills to match, you can enter the first-ever Salon Africa Photographic Hair Competition. There are four categories to choose from: Ladies Progressive Cut and Colour, Male Fashion in Focus, Catwalk Extravaganza (Braiding or Dreadlocks), and Best of Barbering – men’s traditional classic cut and blow.

It’s free to enter and anyone from students to seasoned professionals can compete. Photos must be emailed to by the closing date of 19 August, and they will be judged by a panel of industry experts. The results will be announced at 2 pm on Monday 3 September at the Salon Africa Expo, with incredible sponsored prizes from Wahl for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in each category. Visit for more information and rules

The Salon Africa Expo and Stage Shows

This show includes two days of everything hairdressing, with a host of exhibitors from Moroccanoil to Dark and Lovely, and many more! Browse the stands, buy the amazing special offers, find out what’s new and exciting. The live stage show programme includes entertaining and informative work from some of SA’s top brands... all for free to industry professionals.

Your ticket also gives you access to the Professional Beauty hall where you can see the latest trends and products in beauty, nails and skincare. Make sure to pre-register for the show at

The EOHCB Championships

The EOHCB Champs will be held over two days at Salon Africa, and there will be sections for all levels from apprentices to top stylists. The entry form will be published on Hairnews within the next few days... look out for it!

There are fabulous prizes up for grabs and this year has seen exceptional sponsorship from our industry supporters – with Wahl offering a free hairdryer to every competitor who participates in the Junior Blow Dry section! Take the brave step onto the competition floor, and bring your salon along to support! Register now at

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