Industry Events


January 14, 2021

Focus on Hair would like to congratulate the 2021 finalists of the 32nd annual PBA North American Hairstyling Awards. NAHA is the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America and honors the salon industry’s top artists who push the boundaries of skill and creativity. 

June 18, 2018
One of the most prestigious competitions in the hairdressing industry, Wella has announced the finalists for Trend Vision 2018. Showcasing the color skills of industry professionals and soon-to-be-professionals, the color-focused event offers a platform for vibrant visions to come to life. On July 16, 2018, the talented TrendVision 2018 finalists will compete in Las Vegas for their chance to attend International Trend Vision Award, a two-day creative retreat with mentors and industry leaders.
June 15, 2018
Designer Jeremy Scott recently brought a kaleidoscope of color and eccentric entertainment to the Moschino Resort 2019 and Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 show in Los Angeles. Beneath the giant red-and-blue-striped tent at the equestrian compound in Burbank, Oribe Hair Care Co-Founder Oribe Canales played off the spectacular circus theme with an array of styles—from colorful and creatively cut wigs adorned with eye-catching hairpieces and hats to a tight twist that climbed up the back of the head.
June 12, 2018
The Hair Expo awards took place in Australia on June 10, 2018. More than 850 hair professionals gathered to hear 20 winners announced at the glitzy gala held at The Plenary in the Melbourne Convention Centre. The event was hosted by actor and singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte. There were an impressive 111 finalists across 18 creative and business categories in 2018, chosen by a judging panel of 10 international and 10 local judges. The panel represents some of the most acclaimed hairdressing industry veterans from Australasia and across the globe. Two additional awards were also presented by Hair Expo – the Hall of Fame Award and the inaugural Editor’s Choice Award.
February 8, 2018
The first Electric Sessions pop up was held in San Diego on January 23, 2018. With a full house of hair experts and industry influencers in attendance, three British greats presented the night to rave reviews.
November 15, 2017
Announcing the Contessa 2018 winners. Check out the inspiring work of Canadian hairstylists, colorists, makeup and nail artists who continue to push their creative boundaries. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!
November 6, 2017
Henkel has recently announced that Michelle Chandler will succeed President and Founder Steve Goddard as the new General Manager of Pravana. The news comes following the official announcement of Henkel’s acquisition of the hair color company earlier this year. Chandler will lead Pravana into its new chapter under Henkel Beauty Care.
October 15, 2017
Highlighting an incredible display of talent, Goldwell Color Zoom took place in Barcelona on October 8, 2017. Hairdressers from across the globe came together to celebrate the winners of three categories including New Talent, Creative Color and Partner, or colorists who have worked with Goldwell as a freelancer, trainer or guest artist. These winners, along with 90 other competitors, were asked to share their interpretations of In-Flux, a design trend that features dark backgrounds with elegant and daring highs and lows on strong silhouettes.
September 29, 2017
The Southern California region of Fantastic Sams had its Pro Night awards event, which took place at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California on Sunday, September 24, 2017. In addition to showcasing the territory’s Best of the Best awards for achievements in retail and service sales for stylists and managers, the gala highlighted the regional entries for the Artistic Styling Awards.
July 13, 2017
The 2017 Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) show was held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on July 9th -11th and once again delivered record-breaking exhibitor and attendee participation.