to launch over Queen's Birthday Weekend 2021

Presented by two major hair industry media and events companies in Australia

After a challenging year for the hair industry, the community is looking forward to a revival in 2021 with an industry first. It will be a weekend where you will be able to shop, learn, compete and connect with the entire industry.

Leading media and event experts, Mocha Publishing (publisher of HairBiz magazine and owners of the Australian Hair Industry Awards) and BHA Media (a subsidiary of The Intermedia Group, publisher of INSTYLE magazine and will join together in a collaboration over the 2021 Queen’s Birthday weekend in Sydney, honouring a traditional legacy and breathing new life into a changing world.

Taking place on Sunday and Monday June 13 and 14, 2021, this NEW multifaceted event will include:

  • HAIR FESTIVAL - A two-day marketplace, showcasing exclusive innovations from a variety of hair and beauty brands. À la carte education under the successful Real Talk Business platform, presenting various speakers, topics and brands across both days of the event and a ‘festival style’ evening event on the Sunday night.
  • AUSTRALIAN HAIR INDUSTRY AWARDS (AHIAs, Creative), reinvigorated and presented by Mocha Publishing, allowing hairdressers to compete in creative awards categories.

"We are 100 per cent committed and excited for the launch of the new awards held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 2021, where the industry as a whole will celebrate Creative Excellence across the entire hair industry,” said Linda Woodhead, owner of Mocha Publishing. “We have worked very hard at becoming a respected and trusted brand and understand that taking on the responsibility of running these awards is a great honour, which we do with humility, gratitude and pride."

The June long weekend has a special place in the hearts of the hairdressing industry and Hair Festival will capture that historic energy while offering refreshed, relevant new formats and ideas across education and the marketplace component,” shared Simon Grover, Managing Director of The Intermedia Group. “Every facet of the weekend, from what you can to learn what you can buy and how you can network, will be tailored to suit the modern hairdresser.


JUNE 13 - 14

Click here for AHIA List of Categories

For more HAIR FESTIVAL event details, educators and brands



Presented by Mocha Publishing (HairBiz magazine and Australian Hair Industry Awards [AHIAs])

and BHA Media (a subsidiary of The Intermedia Group,
publisher of INSTYLE magazine and