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Noise at HairCon 

HairCon ticket holders, listen up. Noise, the underground hair, fashion and art show, will be part of the weekend’s event. Started in 2012 by hairdresser and salon owner Richard Ashforth, Noise strives to differ from corporate industry events. Noise shares creativity and inspiration with professionals while making a name for itself as a fashion-forward event where beauty collides with underground culture.  

About Noise

Since opening, Noise has shown some of the world’s best creative talent at legendary venues across the globe. This includes the Ebisu Liquid Room in Tokyo, ICA in London and the Whiskey a Go-Go in LA. Now, it’s coming to HairCon in Manchester from June 22 to June 24, 2024.  

Richard Ashforth

About Richard   

Richard is the creative director and co-founder of Saco, an international salon and academy group. Originating in London, Saco is now established across 11 countries and spread over 3 continents. an impressive feat, for sure. Before Saco, Richard studied art and art history and, rumour has it, had a glittering 20-year career with Vidal Sassoon.  

Richard says, “HairCon is challenging sterile traditional hair exhibitions, making it an ideal location for Noise.”  

More info about HairCon 

At the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester (which has welcomed internationally recognised musicians), HairCon promises a mind-blowing line-up of artists. Announced already are Adam Reed, Jack & The Wolfe, Sally & Jamie Brooks, Heffy, Lisa Farrall, Josh Lamonica, John Vial, Beverly C, Jordanna Cobella, Robert Eaton, Desmond Murray, Ashleigh Hodges, Andrew Barton, Karoliina Saunders, Errol Douglas, Michelle Griffin, Simon Shaw, Dean Gleeson, Colin McAndrew, Alan Beak and Cal Newsome.   

As well as a spectacular line-up of global icons you can expect immersive stage sessions to inspire and revitalise your passion – with more announcements to come.  


An epic list is already on board to support HairCon, including the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Great Lengths, yuv, Diva, Design Essentials, Phorest, Ergo, Calligraphy Cut, DENSE, Novo Cabelo, Vagaro and Zen.   

Are you ready to make some Noise in Manchester?  

Learn how to get involved with HairCon here, or purchase tickets here

Want to learn more about HairCon?

Richard Ashforth joined us on the Respectfully podcast to discuss changes in education and global connectivity, particularly since the Pandemic. You can listen HERE

For more of the latest industry news, click HERE.


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