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Hair Explosion coming

 This month promises to usher in a tremendous opportunity for many aspiring beauticians in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Whether male or female, 18 or 45, the possibility of becoming a hair and beauty connoisseur is real, and a special group of people is making this possibility quite feasible for all who so desire the opportunity. 

Hair Explosion, dubbed the biggest hair and beauty trade show to hit the Caribbean, is scheduled to take place in Trinidad on April 27. It promises to provide the best tutorials and workshops for those interested in becoming beauticians or bettering their craft. With a general aim of developing new, creative talent through their training and product knowledge sessions, the organisers of Hair Explosion will spend time in T&T nurturing talent in the hair industry by providing workshops, classes and even one-on-one training sessions. 

With a massive market in T&T for the delivery of hair and beauty related services, Hair Explosion’s organisers saw it fit to provide this enhancement programme on local shores. Based in Canada, the group of knowledgeable hair and beauty experts will provide professional workshops on hair colouring, cutting, styling, weaving, product knowledge, client care and profitability and salon management. 

And with over 100 salon managers and owners, hairstylists and other industry specialists set to be a part of the tradeshow, the Courtyard at the Marriot Hotel will prove to be the perfect space for such an experience. 

Among the top-notch hair and beauty specialists carded to share their knowledge at the show are Trinidadian master hair weaver, Clem Lu Yat; Toronto native Paula Eyria who is a celebrity stylist and will be teaching the salon management workshop; New York’s Owen Sandy who will teach the hair cutting workshop and there’ll also be well experienced professionals teaching skin and nail care and make-up workshops as well. 

Several entities have come on board to share their expertise as part and parcel of the trade show in the past few weeks, among them stylist Amanda King of Regal Entertainment; designer Delia Alleyne; Top Down Beauty known for its distribution of major hair care brands like Mixed Chicks and Kinky Curls; hair care company Ashtè; Ne Plus Ultra — supplier of high end wigs and extensions and the Radical Youth Image consultant company, among others. The inclusion of these reputable companies on the Hair Explosion Trade Show line-up means participants will take away quite a lot by the end of the event. 

Local entertainer, Buffy as well as New York’s Bobby Blake will provide live entertainment at the event and according to Hair Explosion’s organiser, Tamara Carter, the trade show will see an outpouring of industry specialists gather as one, to discuss the aesthetics of their field, while serving up improvement techniques for the enhancement of the service they offer to their clientele. 

Members of the general public are invited to be part of the experience as well. “This isn’t just for the hair care provider. Realistically, anyone who is interested in learning about hair and beauty and beauty products, can attend,” said Carter. Registration for the event takes place online at www.hairexplosioninc.com and persons requiring further information may also e-mail hairexplosioninc@gmail.com. 

Persons may also register by calling 797-8854. “This is the perfect opportunity for young persons who like hair and beauty and see themselves becoming beauticians in the future, to see first hand, just what the industry entails. I encourage them to be a part of it,” said Carter.

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