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2013 Orlando Premiere Beauty Expo: Recap

6 Jun
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2013 Premiere Orlando Beauty Show

After much anticipation over the years, I finally made it to the 2013 Premiere Expo in Orlando, Fl.  It is without a doubt one of the largest expos that one can attend in any industry.   With hundreds of vendors and thousand of patrons in attendence from all over the country, this event is something to see.  Every isle was as packed as a Midtown Manhattan street. Everyone was there with rolling suitcases and bags of goodies. The bargains alone, are reason enough to make this trip.  This annual event is held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the second largest convention center in the U.S.,  only second to the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The who’s who of the beauty and barbering industry make it a point to come to this huge event.

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Major League Barbers Star Wars design

Major League Barbers Star Wars design

Oscar "barber since 98" Torres & Brian The Barber at the Premiere Show in Orlando

Our friends Oscar “barber since 98” Torres & Brian The Barber at the 2013 Premiere Show in Orlando

Even though this was event was primarily a beauty show, there were plenty of  exhibits, events and vendors to keep us interested. All of the clipper manufactures had their showcase barbers leading classes, seminars and demonstrations. In addition, plenty of our favorite vendors were in attendance like Da Gauge, Major League Barbers, HQ Elements, Bookyourbarber.com and many many more.

Eric Pacino at the Orlando Premiere Beauty Show

Eric Pacino at the Orlando Premiere Beauty Show

Andis Educator Tone McGill doing a demo for the crowd.

Andis Educator Tone McGill doing a demo for the crowd.

Gama of Team Babyliss Pro having time at the Premiere Show in Orlando

Gama of Team Babyliss Pro having time at the Premiere Show in Orlando

Babyliss Pro Volare X1 Ferrari Clipper

Babyliss Pro Volare X1 Ferrari Clipper

Being able to see all of the latest clippers from every manufacturer,  under one roof, was  one of  my favorite parts of the event. I got to ask all of the questions,  a clipper geek like myself could think of. All of the representatives from Andis, Oster, Babyliss Pro, and Wahl, had very knowledgable and enthusiastic representatives. Lithium Ion powered cordless clippers and trimmers is a  upcoming trend among the manufacturers. Many of these lithium powered clippers are light, ergonomic and are as powerful as traditional clippers.  It was a pleasant surprise. There will be some welcomed competition among the Big 4 soon.

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Oster Eon Lithium Clipper

Oster Eon Lithium Clipper

Wahl Li Pro Lithium Powered Clipper

Wahl Li Pro Lithium Powered Clipper

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The best part of the show was meeting other barbers, who in many ways, were willing to sacrifice their time at the shop to attend. Networking among other barbers who in addition to cutting hair, are also interested in expanding their interest to beyond the barber chair. I’m definitely planning to travel to a few shows in the near future.

Brian Quintero of Pacino's Remix Barber Shop putting in some work .

Brian Quintero of Pacino’s Remix Barber Shop putting in some work

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