First annual Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo to bring together fashion lovers

The first annual Exclusive Fashion and Beauty Expo that includes distributors, performers and a fashion present will probably be hosted at Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport Saturday. Credit: Courtesy of Aliana Richards
The Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo will provide a day of networking, purchasing and pleasant competitors.
Taking place Saturday on the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport, the Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo goals to bring together magnificence and fashion fans and professionals from throughout Ohio, in accordance to its web site. Beginning at midday, the occasion will characteristic a vendor market, barber and hair competitions and a fashion present that includes native and rising designers.
“The Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo, or as we refer to it, the EFAB Expo, is a networking alternative for trade professionals inside the hair and sweetness fields to come together and showcase their model — showcase themselves,” Aliana Richards, founder and creator of the Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo, stated. 
The occasion will characteristic 50 distributors within the fashion and sweetness fields, giving attendees the prospect to uncover a wide range of companies, Richards stated. 
“It actually is a mixture of every little thing. We have clothes manufacturers, we’ve magnificence manufacturers, individuals who make their very own hair merchandise,” Richards stated. “I imply actually it ranges from each demographic of enterprise.”
Although the occasion is an opportunity for trade professionals to community and showcase their companies, Richards stated it’s additionally a chance for magnificence and fashion fans to converse one-on-one with distributors and find out about small companies comparable to YB Trendy Boutique, Faced Beauty and Trubone Clothing Company. 
“While we’re creating this chance for the enterprise house owners and enterprise professionals, we additionally need to make them accessible to the general public to give you the option to faucet in and ask the questions that you could be not give you the option to ask, you realize, to these Fortune 500 magnificence firms,” Richards stated.
Richards’ inspiration for the Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo got here from her personal skincare enterprise, Mazo Beauty. She stated she started the enterprise when she began creating all-natural eczema merchandise for her daughter, who was having little success with different remedies. She quickly realized there have been only a few possibilities for native enterprise house owners to come together and community in a single occasion, she stated.
“The pop-up outlets, whereas they had been helpful, they actually weren’t giving me what I wanted, which was actually extra in order that connection to different enterprise house owners,” Richards stated.
From there, Richards stated she took it upon herself to create her personal occasion.
“I noticed that it actually wanted to embody every little thing that I’m keen about — which is fashion, which is the sweetness trade — whereas additionally supporting my native enterprise house owners,” Richards stated. “I used to be like, ‘This would make an awesome alternative to bring some consciousness and a few notoriety to the native outlets right here in Columbus, Ohio.’ ”
The occasion will start by opening the present ground at midday, which can permit attendees to meet with the distributors. The skilled barber competitors will begin at 1 p.m., adopted by the cosmetology pupil competitions, and the occasion will finish with the fashion present and awards ceremony, Richards stated. Starting at 10 p.m., an after-party, open to all attendees for a further $10, will happen at HighLife Studio Event Space. 
JaMéz Aloha, fashion and mannequin coordinator for the Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo, stated the fashion present will characteristic work from 5 designers specializing in kinds starting from customized clothes to streetwear. 
“With the fashion phase of the present, we’re going to have some performers as properly,” Aloha stated. “So it’ll be a bit of little bit of music, a bit of little bit of fashion in between the place individuals can reap the benefits of all of this good vitality understanding that, once more, we’re networking and getting all people uncovered to what is offered inside Columbus.”
Among the performers will probably be Sledge The People’s Champ and Marcus Standifer, Aloha stated.
Classes that attendees can register for on the day of the occasion will probably be supplied earlier than the festivities begin, with the earliest class listed on the web site starting at 9:30 a.m. Richards stated the lessons cowl a large number of subjects starting from haircare to enterprise and are open to each trade professionals and most people. 
Tickets could be bought on Eventbrite or on the Exclusive Fashion & Beauty Expo web site. General admission tickets are $25 and embrace a move to the occasion, and after-party tickets are a further $10. VIP ticket packages may also be bought on Eventbrite.

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