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What happened at Salon International 2009

Posted: Friday 30 October 2009

The Habia stand was definitely the place to be at this year's Salon International. With an inspiring and jam-packed line up, and some of the biggest names lending their support, Habia's stand was its best, and busiest, ever.

Patrick Cameron wowed the crowds when he took to the Habia stage to demonstrate a selection of the hair-up styles for which he is so famous. He also took time out to meet the winners of the Habia Young Apprentice of the Year Award who were invited to a behind-the-scenes day at Salon International with Habia as part of their prize. Patrick was delighted to catch up with the winner, Ellie Quirke, and joint runners-up, Vanessa Johnson Harvey and Chelsea Watson, after first meeting them at the awards ceremony in June.

Habia's ever popular Hairdressing Skills Team were on top form, demonstrating bold, new hairstyles and taking the audience step by step through the techniques needed for success. They also introduced their new Apprenticeship Skills Team who made their debut appearance at Salon International, demonstrating some of the latest hair styles and fashions.

The winners of the National Health and Safety Awards 2009 were also announced on the Habia stage. The award, which is now in its second year, had salons from across the UK vying for the top prize. The winning salons were; Joanne Mahoney, Howden (hairdressing category), Tim's Hairdressing, Beverley (barbering category) and Totally Faces, Kirk Ella (beauty therapy category).

As if all this wasn't enough, visitors to the Habia stand were able to browse through the books, DVDs and training materials in the Habia Shop and try out the new e-learning programme for Level 2 hairdressing, U2Learn.

There was also an area dedicated to the newly launched Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies, with information and updates on what it means to businesses and how it can help young people entering the industry. The awarding body, VTCT, were also on hand to speak to visitors about hairdressing and beauty qualifications.

Don't miss Habia at the Blackpool Festival for Hair and Beauty, in March 2010. For more information, please click here.