Three days of pure information and inspiration

Thanks to the unique concept of TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days 2011 from 19 to 21 March 2011, visitors will have the choice between over a 100 program items with 1,000 activities in all: The big show platform and the workshop platforms will feature experts in their field, and there will opportunities to discover new collections, products, trends, tools techniques and dyes Moreover, some 400 exhibitors and brands will be represented. This Düsseldorf hairdressers’ event is therefore a meeting point for the entire industry, from newcomers to top-of-the-range celebrities.

Unique platform for hairdressing stars
One unique feature in Germany will be the 30-metre catwalk in Hall 8a with seating for an audience of 2,000. Visitors can experience, among other things, some unforgettable performances: Schwarzkopf Professional with “Essential Looks”, Wolfgang Zimmer for L’Oréal Professional, the Goldwell International Color Zoom Team with Mario Krankl, Francek for Revlon Professional and Stevo, the star hairdresser from Ljubljana and Petra Mechurovà from Prague.

Saturday night will focus on Düsseldorf’s traditional highlight of the programme. This year it will be a special British Evening. Two English superstars, Sally Brooks and Mark Woolley (Five Point Alliance), are set to deliver a unique show with its own special style. This will be followed by a surprise under the motto: “Hair Meets Rock”: Performing exclusively for visitors to the TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days in Düsseldorf, an English rock star will be giving a one-hour concert in Hall 8a. After this unusual and spectacular show, the focus will be on party time again – With live music and a party DJ, there’ll be dancing and partying until late at night.

Colour, cut and styling workshops
The workshop platforms have undergone some restructuring for the TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days 2011. For the first time there will be four platforms each with a different theme: two on colour, one on cuts and another on styling. Visitors will therefore find the areas that are of interest to them both quickly and conveniently. Expert knowledge will be shared this year by Kelly Cardenas, the US star celebrated as “the next Robert Cromeans”, for Paul Mitchell, JeanLuc Paris for Goldwell, Keller the School and J.7 School for L’Oréal Professionnel, Sebastian Lynen for Sexyhair, and also teams from Wella, Alcina, Davines and TomCo. We should also mention Markus Strauss, the D. Machts Group, led by Dennis Machts, Kertu, Marlies Möller, mod’s hair, Ronald Reinholz, HairContrast and many others.

The Haircut Factory will focus on essentials: quite simply the cutting of hair – with scissors, razors, a haircutter or a knife. The shaving of hair tattoos is of course also part of it. Whether it’s new techniques or ergonomic tools, visitors can watch at closer quarters and have a chat with the protagonists – this year, for instance with Marco Wojach, Mike Karg, Stefan Lenk, J-Dee, Dana Wittmann and Alex Kübler.

Career click for hairdressing entrepreneurs
The TOP HAIR Convention will provide hairdressing entrepreneurs and ambitious employees with information on areas such as marketing, shop management, conflict resolution, personality formation and teamwork. Each subject area will be presented in a casual, memorable way by high-calibre speakers who will be showing what other things are important at a hairdresser’s apart from a haircut. This important information will be shared at TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days 2011 by speakers such as Regina Först, Wolf Davids, Dieter Keller, Georg Ochs, Trudelies Grigoletto, Frank Brormann, Margit Hertlein and Raphaela Kirschnick. For the first time, on Sunday 20 March, the BoB Media Prize will be awarded on the convention platform.

Fun learning activities on the Monday
Monday will focus on the subject of “Career and Training”, with a special programme for newcomers, encouraging them to join in, to learn and to have some interactive fun. Visitors, too, can have a go on the workshop platforms and receive tips directly from professionals, whether it’s on cutting, dyeing or the development of their own collections. Training heads will also be available for visitors at the Cutting Factory on Monday. Special programme highlights will be the Quick Cut & Quick Colour Workshop with Mike Karg and Jo Blackwell, the Collection Camp with Tom|Co., the Business Talk Workshop, facilitated by Thea Lehmann on the subject of wages and payroll systems, and Glamour Talk which will include Petra Brockmann and Sebastian Böhm – the saviour of hairdressers on the German TV channel Pro7.

Complete overview of the market in a unique ambience
Some 400 exhibitors and brands will be represented at stands, offering a comprehensive overview of the market of exclusive hairdressing products, furnishings, professional items and services. As before, many renowned companies and brands in this industry will be represented at TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days 2011, including Alcina, Goldwell, Kadus Professional, La Biosthétique, Londa Professional, L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Olymp, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Revlon Professional, Sassoon Professional, Sebastian Professional, Schwarzkopf Professional, Wella Professionals and Welonda. To provide a clear structure and a pleasant and professional working atmosphere, the order and direct selling domains will occupy separate areas. A successful day at the trade fair will also be helped by state-of-the-art stands, generously proportioned aisles and communication zones with high-quality design.