From 3 to 5 November, the latest beauty products and services, competitions for hairdressers, cosmetologists, make-up artists, manicure specialists, spa masters and other specialists, demonstrations, and consultations from local and international professionals – all this and more at the most glamorous beauty event of the year – Baltic Beauty 2023 at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre. The competition programme will be enriched by conferences and seminars for professionals.
“I am delighted that this year there will be plenty of events to make the exhibition more glamorous and attractive for both professionals and visitors. For the first time, an international barber competition will be organised by Czech colleagues. The discussion on artificial beauty, featuring some of Latvia’s top experts, will be both valuable and captivating at the same time. And everyone will have a chance to ask questions! I am also very satisfied to see the great interest of foreign beauty professionals – professionals from at least 20 countries will speak at Baltic Beauty conferences, evaluate competitions and participate in discussions,” says Kristīne Čerņavska, Baltic Beauty Manager.
More than 300 participants from at least 13 countries will present a variety of consumer and professional beauty products and services in two halls, four conferences, more than 40 professional competitions, as well as masterclasses and seminars will take place. Exciting events on three stages – every day of the exhibition! Industry professionals will be able to find new clients, establish partnerships, sign agreements and learn about the latest industry developments at Baltic Beauty. Everyone else can watch exciting, colourful competitions, try out the latest beauty products and services, and bargain.
Beauty clinic offers, the latest products, services and various equipment, from facial cosmetics to permanent make-up, from eyelash and nail extensions to the latest equipment procedures, from oral hygiene products to hair removal and depilatory creams, will be available in the World of Beautiful Face and Body hall. The World of Beautiful Hair hall will offer professional and consumer hair cosmetics, tools for professionals, accessories and equipment for hairdressing salons. Visitors will be able to consult hairdressers and watch magnificent demonstrations by world-class masters and the latest hairstyle collections on stage. The exhibition will be enriched by a separate jewellery and accessories section, World of Jewellery, which will offer visitors original jewellery.
Topical! Debate on artificial beauty for the first time
How safe are beauty injections? How far are we willing to follow fashion trends and change our appearance without compromising our health? What precautions should we take when having beauty treatments? Is the pursuit of beauty an addiction? How not to become a victim of beauty? What is a quality cosmetic service? These and other questions will be answered in the discussion “Professionally about Beauty”, which will take place on 4 November at 12:00 on the Baltic Beauty Open Stage. Visitors will be able to ask questions to the panellists – plastic surgeon Dr Ansis Ģīlis, dermatologist and cosmetologist Dr Ināra Stepanova, cosmetologist, micropigmentation specialist Longina Koļesņikova, the author of the “GMT” idea, cosmetologist Teresa Beļkova, cosmetologist Dr Irēna Kermen, cosmetologist Dr Inga Groskopa. Influencer Adriana Miglāne will also take part in the discussion. The discussion is organised by the Latvian Association of Cosmeticians and Cosmetologists.
European Barber Battle Championship will be held in Latvia for the first time
On 5 November, the best hairdressers from six countries will meet at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre as the European Barber Battle Championship will take place in Latvia for the first time. The championship is organised by Barber Battle from the Czech Republic. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch a thrilling and spectacular final of the championship, where the best national hairdressing teams from the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Austria and Latvia will compete. The teams will demonstrate their skills in four competition categories: “Freestyle haircut”, “Creative beard”, “Fast fade” and “Scissor cut”. The best team will be decided by the outstanding Czech hairdressers – Jaroslav Vachata, Barber School instructor, Jakub J?noš, outright winner of Barber Battle 2022, and Robert Kellner, master of freestyle cuts. More about the competition: www.barberbattle.lv
International Hairstyling Festival
Seminars and masterclasses by distinguished hairdressers on fashionable haircuts and colouring for women and men in 2023, shows and competitions for hairdressers – all this on Friday, 3 November, and Sunday, 5 November, at the International Hairstyling Festival. Cutris, Poll Michel and C.EHKO will be presenting their latest fashion collection secrets in seminars for hairdressers, while everyone will be able to enjoy the presentations of their collections on the main stage of the World of Beautiful Hair. Hairdressers will compete and demonstrate their original vision of fashion in competitions, creating trendy looks, unusual haircuts and hairstyles, elegant hairstyles for brides and fantasy hairstyles. Hairdressers are welcome to apply for more than 20 categories!
Manicure, spa, lash and brow competitions
After a three-year break, the manicure competitions organised by Tatjana Kivi and Global Beauty Cups return to Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre. On Friday, 3 November, manicure specialists will compete in five categories: “Manicure with Red-Gelpolish”, “Manicure with design”, “Salon modeling” (pink and white), “Gradient” and “Aerography”. But that is not all, as those interested will have the opportunity to participate in several online competitions.
On Saturday, 4 November, Baltic Beauty Cup 2023 competition, organised by the International Association of Lash and Brow Professionals, will take place. Participants will compete in four categories: Lash Lamination, Eyebrow Lamination, Eyebrow Architecture & Colouring and Fantazy Lamination. On 4 November, the Latvian Spa & Wellness Federation and the SPA School training centre will organise a competition for spa professionals, Master’s Alley, where both experienced spa professionals and students will demonstrate their skills to a jury and the general public.
Exciting competitions for make-up artists
On Sunday, 5 November, three exciting and pleasing-to-the-eye competitions will take place, inviting current and future make-up artists and stylists to compete. In the Creative Makeup competition, the make-up artist will be able to use any technique to create their look, including air-brush, stencils, make-up materials and any make-up products and decor. In the Full Fashion Look stylist competition, the model will be styled backstage (hairstyle, make-up, outfit), while on stage the stylist will have five minutes to complete the model’s look. Aim of the competition – to create an up-to-date look according to the season’s fashion trends. The Modern Bride competition invites teams (hairdresser and make-up artist) to create an up-to-date, coordinated bridal look. The competitions are organised by the image school-studio “Unastyle”.
Conferences for professionals
Baltic Beauty is not only a celebration of beauty, but also an important place for professionals to keep their finger on the pulse – to keep up with the latest trends, learn and improve their professionalism. That is why this year’s exhibition will also feature four high-profile conferences. On 3 November, the Latvian Association of Beauticians and Cosmetologists will hold a conference on Quality and Safe Cosmetic Services and the Latvian Medical Association will organise a conference on Mineral Metabolism and the Use of Mineral Preparations in Daily Life and a conference on Beauty Marathon, organised by the image school-studio “Unastyle”. On 4 November, the Latvian Medical Association will organise a conference on Mineral Metabolism and the Use of Mineral Preparations in Daily Life, but on 5 November, a conference organised by the International Association of Lash and Brow Professionals and Dalila Beauty School will take place.