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June 14, 2019

THE BTC SHOW: 5 Things Every Attendee Should Know 🌈

5 Things You Should Know Before Attending THE BTC SHOW
Is it August yet?! Because we have officially started our summer countdown until the THE BTC SHOW 2019 takes over Washington, D.C. on August 24-27 for three days of education, inspiration and our wildest hair dreamsit’s basically summer camp for hairdressers! Are you coming? Whether you’re a first-timer (we can’t wait to meet you ❤️) or you’re just counting down the days like us, spend some time scrollin’ and reading through everything you can expect at this year’s show! Get it all below.


But FIRST, Who Doesn’t Love A Hype Video?! Watch It Below!

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1. These Things Might Happen To You…
What happens when 3,500 hairdressers get together—new friends, old friends, BEST friends and industry icons? More like what DOESN’T happen!! We witness (or hear about later) some pretty epic things that go down at THE BTC SHOW every year, so it’s always a possibility that you just might:

  • See A 🌈: A rainbow has appeared on Monday at the show every single year.
  • Find Your Forever Love: Last year, a couple got ENGAGED. How cutie?!
  • Or At Least A Summer Love: Other than the engagement that happened last year, we know of at least THREE couples who STARTED at THE BTC SHOW. 
  • Make A Friend From Another Country: THE BTC SHOW brings hairdressers together. Proof: Last year, stylists from 23 countries attended the show!
  • Win A #ONESHOT Award: Keep reading 😉


THIS REALLY HAPPENED…Before & After She Says YES!!!



2. You’re Invited To The Industry’s Biggest Awards Show
With more than 311,000 entries last year from over 80 countries…the annual #ONESHOT Hair Awards is the industry’s biggest awards show. This year, we have 35 categories and 80,070 entries in just our two balayage categories. OMG, right? And you’re invited to attend the show! What to expect—emotional acceptance speeches, the hair industry’s finest work and a night of inspiration. Did you take your shot this year? If you get nominated (congrats in advance), your ticket will be reimbursed!


TBH, this #ONESHOT video give us full body chills!!

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Tap HERE for more pics from the 2018 #ONESHOT Hair Awards!


3. Our Favorite Tradition: Haircuts For The Homeless
For the last four years, BTC has organized a Haircuts For The Homeless event at every show—inspired by #beawesometosomebody Founder Mark Bustos’ (@markbustos) mission of bringing stylists together to serve the community. What could be a better celebration of hairdressers and educators than seeing the license to touch both hair and hearts serve its greatest purpose? This past year, 19 stylists gave 92 haircuts in 2.5 hours and we will continue to serve the community again this year in Washington D.C.


Tap HERE for more about last year’s event in San Antonio, Texas! 

haircuts for the homeless the btc show 2018 #beawesometosomebody


4. You Will Leave The Show Feelin’ Educated AF
From the mainstage to the Connection Center cabanas (yes, cabanas!)the show floor is covered in education from the industry’s biggest names, top educators, influencers and artists. Here’s what to expect: more than 20 mainstage presentations, 110+ artists educating ONSTAGE, an all-star celebrity panel and pro education in color, cutting and styling. Plus, more hands-on demos with artists and brands in the Connection Center!


Tap HERE to look inside THE BTC SHOW Connection Center!



5. There Are A Few Parties…
If you’ve been to any of our shows, then you know that BTC loves to host a party! Why? Because we want to celebrate YOU. We know you’ve seen our annual pool party on Instagram, so be ready for more sippin’ and splashin’ poolside with your favorite social influencers. Fun Fact: The BTC fam blew up over 1,000 pool floaties last year!


And then there’s the annual Monday night party that always has a pretty rad theme (last year’s pajama party was LIT) and this year’s going to be even better. Oh, and #ONESHOT, aka the industry’s biggest hair party of the year is happening at the show! So, basically…get ready to dance and make some major memories with the show community. See some throwback videos from last year below!


Now, THAT’S a pool party (yes, there was a mermaid!). 

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See what went down at the biggest hairdresser pajama party EVER. 

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Friends don’t let friends have FOMO. It’s not too late to snag your tix to THE BTC SHOW 2019. Just hurry before they sell out!