Salon Melbourne 2014

On Sunday I attended Salon Melbourne, an industry trade event for Salon owners, employees, students and anyone else that works in the Salon industry. I was there as ‘Media’ (even though my pass says ‘Exhibitor’ lol).

salon MelbourneI decided to have a walk around before I took some photos and to see where the brands were, that I wanted to come back to later (to do a little shopping).

Here are some of some photos I took and what I purchased on the day.

salon melbourneHow cool is this haircare ‘claw machine’ that was at the Redken exhibit? I was tempted to try my luck because I am pretty good at these types of games (I have many plush toys from the machines in my local cinema foyer), but the line to have a go was quite long every time I walked past. Such an original and creative feature. It was definitely something that grabbed people’s attention (pun not intended…I realised as I typed it haha).

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 The Lime Crime booth, it was definitely the busiest on the day! So crazy… I only picked up one thing, but you’ll have to wait until the end of this post to see what (sorry).

salon MelbourneOne of the Eye of Horus displays. I did intend on picking something up, but by the time I came back around to their booth, I had already spent over what I intended to. The staff at the booth were so lovely and one of the women told me that they plan on releasing a gold eye pencil soon (you heard it here first! 😉 ) I’m looking forward to that and I am lucky that one of my local pharmacies stocks Eye of Horus!

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The photos above are from the Tony & Guy 50/50 runway show. It showcased styles from the past 50 years, with modern twists. The styles were stunning! Tony & Guy is one of my favourite salon brands.

salon melbournesalon melbourneThe Napoleon Perdis stand was busy, but still not as busy as Lime Crime! NP is still one of my favourite high-end makeup brands, I wish I could afford more products though!

Salon Melbourne haul

salon melbourneEye Kandy glitters, liquid sugar & brush (in the pink and black pouch)
Lime Crime Velvetine in Pink Velvet
OPI Muppets Most Wanted ‘When Froggy Met Piggy’ duo
Orly in ‘Pixie Powder’ from the Surreal collection
Orly FX in ‘Spazmatic’
Orly in ‘Forever Crimson’
Orly lolly bag, organza bag that contains 10 assorted minis

This post is already long enough, so I will post up some swatches and more details on the items I picked up over the next couple of weeks.

I really enjoyed attending my 1st Salon Melbourne, it was a little hectic but worth it. Thanks to Amreeta from Maxted Thomas for organising my pass, it was great meeting you. I look forward to attending again next year. I think I will plan better next time!